Monsanto Company (MON) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for April 03, 2013


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Monsanto Company ( MON ) 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 ( SYT ) and Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc. ( POT ). 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 MON Dividend History page.

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 ( PAGG )
  • Market Vectors Agribusiness ETF ( MOO )
  • Vanguard Mega Cap 300 Value ( MGV )
  • iShares MSCI Agriculture Producers Fund ( VEGI )
  • Select Sector SPDR Fund - Basic Industries ( XLB ).

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%.

The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc.

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