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Stock Valuation: Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON)

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Monsanto Company trades as part of the agriculture industry and trades as part of the basic materials sector. The company CEO is Hugh Grant. Monsanto Co is an agricultural company company. The company with its subsidiary provides agricultural products for farmers. Its products includes seeds, data science products and crop protection and agricultural biologicals products.

Previous Intraday Trading Performance:

The MON stock showed a previous change of 0.02% with an open at 127.92 and a close of 127.95. It reached an intraday high of 127.97 and a low of 127.92.

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Liquidity:

The stock has a market cap of $56.5b with 441.3m shares outstanding, of which the float is 439.1m shares. Trading volume reached 34,384,051 shares compared to its average volume of 4,648,719 shares. Based on the current average volume and close price, the trading liquidity is good.

Historical Trading Performance:

Over the last five trading days, Monsanto Company shares returned 0.38% and in the past 30 trading days it returned 2.62%. Over three months, it changed 4.55%. In one year it has changed 10.67% and within that year its 52-week high was 127.97 and its 52-week low was 114.19. MON stock is 12.05% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 119.83 and a 50 day moving average of 124.21. Currently MON stock is trading 6.78% above its 200 day moving average.

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Earnings:

The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at 5.09 that ended on 2017-08-31, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 25.14. Based on 4 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 0.38. The TTM EPS is 5.73, which comes to a TTM PE of 22.33. Historically, the PE high was 40.90 and the PE low was 17.10. If the stock reached its PE low, that would represent a price of 97.98, which is a decrease of -23.42%.

The following are the last four quarter reported earnings per share:
02-28-2018:  3.22
11-30-2017:  0.41
08-31-2017:  0.20
05-31-2017:  1.93

The dividend per share is currently 2.16, which is a dividend yield of 1.69%. Also, the payout ratio is 37.70%, therefore the dividend is safe according to our calculations.

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 70.42, which means it may be overvalued by -81.70%

Indicators to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 67.30% of institutional ownership. Short-interest is 6,785,016, which is 1.54% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio is 2.37. This stock has some short interest, but it may be normal and no cause for concern if long the position.

The current calculated beta is 0.96

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Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company's return on equity is 35.22%, return on assets is 10.52%, profit margin is 15.67%, price-to-sales is 5.45 and price-to-book is 7.28.

Company Scores:

All scores are out of six:
 0  :Valuation Score
 4  :Past Performance Score
 4  :Financial Strength Score
 2  :Future Growth Score
 5  :Dividend Score
 3  :Overall Score

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John Jones
Worked for several Wall Street firms: Salomon Smith Barney, UBS, and Charles Schwab. Has developed skills and gained extensive experience over the years that is used today to uncover winning penny stocks. Also was an attorney for small businesses in Scottsdale, Arizona. That experience and understanding of law provides a unique perspective and edge in discovering quality companies in various industries.

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