Monsanto Company (MON) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for July 02, 2013

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Monsanto Company ( MON ) will begin trading ex-dividend on July 02, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.375 per share is scheduled to be paid on July 26, 2013. Shareholders who purchased MON stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 4th quarter that MON has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $98.8, the dividend yield is 1.52%.

The previous trading day's last sale of MON was $98.8, representing a -9.63% decrease from the 52 week high of $109.33 and a 21.9% increase over the 52 week low of $81.05.

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 $4.63. Zacks Investment Research reports MON's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 23.98%, compared to an industry average of 17.7%.

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:

  • Vanguard Materials ETF ( VAW )
  • PowerShares Global Agriculture Portfolio ( PAGG )
  • iShares MSCI Agriculture Producers Fund ( VEGI )
  • Select Sector SPDR Fund - Basic Industries ( XLB )
  • iShares Dow Jones U.S. Basic Materials Index ( IYM ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is VAW with an decrease of -1.78% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of MON at 8.55%.



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



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