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Monsanto Company (MON) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for October 08, 2014

Monsanto Company ( MON ) will begin trading ex-dividend on October 08, 2014. A cash dividend payment of $0.49 per share is scheduled to be paid on October 31, 2014. Shareholders who purchased MON stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 13.95% increase over the prior quarter. At the current stock price of $110.46, the dividend yield is 1.77%.

The previous trading day's last sale of MON was $110.46, representing a -14.23% decrease from the 52 week high of $128.79 and a 7.37% increase over the 52 week low of $102.88.

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 $4.99. Zacks Investment Research reports MON's forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as 14.44%, compared to an industry average of 7.9%.

For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the MON Dividend History page. Our Dividend Calendar has the full list of stocks that have an ex-dividend today.

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 )
  • Market Vectors Agribusiness ETF ( MOO )
  • Global Commodity Equity ETF ( CRBQ )
  • iShares MSCI Agriculture Producers Fund ( VEGI )
  • Select Sector SPDR Fund - Basic Industries ( XLB ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is XLB with an increase of 0.04% over the last 100 days. IYM has the highest percent weighting of MON at 9.31%.

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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