Monsanto Company (MON) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for October 02, 2013
Monsanto Company ( MON ) 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 ( 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 23.77%, compared to an industry average of 11%.
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 ( IYM )
- Vanguard Materials ETF ( VAW )
- Market Vectors Agribusiness ETF ( MOO )
- iShares MSCI Agriculture Producers Fund ( VEGI )
- Select Sector SPDR Fund - Basic Industries ( XLB ).
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%.