Monsanto Company (
) has announced an ex-dividend date of January 02, 2013 and a cash
dividend payment of $0.375 per share scheduled for January 25,
2013. Shareholders who purchased MON stock prior to the ex-dividend
date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an
25% increase over the same period a year ago.
The previous trading day's last sale of MON was $93.99,
representing a -0.47% decrease from the 52 week high of $94.43 and
a 35.75% increase over the 52 week low of $69.24.
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 $3.79. Zacks Investment Research reports MON's
forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 18.48%, compared to an
industry average of -3.9%.
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:
- Market Vectors Agribusiness ETF (
- PowerShares Global Agriculture Portfolio (
- Jefferies TR/J CRB Global Commodity Equity Index Fund (
- iShares MSCI Agriculture Producers Fund (
- Select Sector SPDR Fund - Basic Industries (
The top-performing ETF of this group is VEGI with an increase of
8.63% over the last 100 days. MOO has the highest percent weighting
of MON at 8.37%.