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%.
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%.