Monsanto Company (
) will begin trading ex-dividend on April 02, 2014. A cash dividend
payment of $0.43 per share is scheduled to be paid on April 25,
2014. Shareholders who purchased MON stock prior to the ex-dividend
date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 3rd
quarter that MON has paid the same dividend. At the current stock
price of $113.77, the dividend yield is 1.51%.
The previous trading day's last sale of MON was $113.77,
representing a -3.17% decrease from the 52 week high of $117.50 and
a 21.03% increase over the 52 week low of $94.
MON is a part of the Basic Industries sector, which includes
companies such as Syngenta AG (
) and Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc. (
). MON's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's
profitability, is $4.64. Zacks Investment Research reports MON's
forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as 15.15%, compared to an
industry average of 6.6%.
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Interested in gaining exposure to MON through an Exchange
Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have MON as a top-10 holding:
- iShares Dow Jones U.S. Basic Materials Index (
- Market Vectors Agribusiness ETF (
- Vanguard Materials ETF (
- iShares MSCI Agriculture Producers Fund (
- Select Sector SPDR Fund - Basic Industries (
The top-performing ETF of this group is XLB with an increase of
7.82% over the last 100 days. IYM has the highest percent weighting
of MON at 9.22%.