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

Monsanto Company ( MON ) 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 ( SYT ) and Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc. ( POT ). 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 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:

  • Market Vectors Agribusiness ETF ( MOO )
  • PowerShares Global Agriculture Portfolio ( PAGG )
  • Jefferies TR/J CRB Global Commodity Equity Index Fund ( CRBQ )
  • iShares MSCI Agriculture Producers Fund ( VEGI )
  • Select Sector SPDR Fund - Basic Industries ( XLB ).

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%.

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


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

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