Monsanto Company (
) will begin trading ex-dividend on January 08, 2014. A cash
dividend payment of $0.43 per share is scheduled to be paid on
January 31, 2014. Shareholders who purchased MON stock prior to the
ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This
represents an 14.67% increase over the same period a year ago.
The previous trading day's last sale of MON was $115.68,
representing a -1.55% decrease from the 52 week high of $117.50 and
a 23.06% 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 $4.58. Zacks Investment Research reports MON's
forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as 15.13%, compared to an
industry average of 18.9%.
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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 IYM with an increase of
10.37% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent
weighting of MON at 9.47%.