Monsanto Company (
) will begin trading ex-dividend on October 02, 2013. A cash
dividend payment of $0.43 per share is scheduled to be paid on
October 25, 2013. 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 prior quarter. At the
current stock price of $104.37, the dividend yield is 1.65%.
The previous trading day's last sale of MON was $104.37,
representing a -4.54% decrease from the 52 week high of $109.33 and
a 26.2% increase over the 52 week low of $82.70.
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 $4.63. Zacks Investment Research reports MON's
forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 23.77%, compared to an
industry average of 11%.
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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 (
- Vanguard Materials ETF (
- Market Vectors Agribusiness ETF (
- iShares MSCI Agriculture Producers Fund (
- Select Sector SPDR Fund - Basic Industries (
The top-performing ETF of this group is VAW with an increase of
4.42% over the last 100 days. IYM has the highest percent weighting
of MON at 9.34%.