Monsanto Company (
) will begin trading ex-dividend on April 03, 2013. A cash dividend
payment of $0.375 per share is scheduled to be paid on April 26,
2013. 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 $105.79, the dividend yield is 1.42%.
The previous trading day's last sale of MON was $105.79,
representing a -0.77% decrease from the 52 week high of $106.61 and
a 51.78% increase over the 52 week low of $69.70.
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 $4.19. Zacks Investment Research reports MON's
forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 22.94%, compared to an
industry average of 4.2%.
For more information on the declaration, record and payment
dates, visit the
Interested in gaining exposure to MON through an Exchange
Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have MON as a top-10 holding:
- PowerShares Global Agriculture Portfolio (
- Market Vectors Agribusiness ETF (
- Vanguard Mega Cap 300 Value (
- iShares MSCI Agriculture Producers Fund (
- Select Sector SPDR Fund - Basic Industries (
The top-performing ETF of this group is MGV with an increase of
11% over the last 100 days. PAGG has the highest percent weighting
of MON at 8.8%.