Analysts See $3.39 EPS for Monsanto Company (MON)

March 15, 2018 - By Peter Erickson

 Analysts See $3.39 EPS for Monsanto Company (MON)
Investors sentiment decreased to 0.84 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.14, from 0.98 in 2017Q2. It worsened, as 48 investors sold Monsanto Company shares while 342 reduced holdings. 84 funds opened positions while 244 raised stakes. 321.42 million shares or 4.04% more from 308.94 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported.
Sandy Spring National Bank has 28,340 shares. Segall Bryant And Hamill Ltd owns 0.03% invested in Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) for 10,034 shares. Moreover, State Of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D has 0.2% invested in Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON). Susquehanna Grp Inc Llp reported 1.17 million shares. Cetera Advisor Limited Co holds 0.03% or 6,268 shares in its portfolio. Lagoda Inv Mgmt L P reported 1.48% stake. Moreover, Smith Asset Mgmt Lp has 0.27% invested in Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON). Hutchin Hill Cap Ltd Partnership invested in 138,285 shares or 0.63% of the stock. Burt Wealth Advsrs holds 0.04% of its portfolio in Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) for 450 shares. Cornerstone Advisors Inc owns 0.24% invested in Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) for 17,000 shares. Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Management reported 33,853 shares. Fdx Advisors Incorporated invested in 0.05% or 15,344 shares. Wealthtrust has invested 0.02% in Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON). Cohen Klingenstein Limited Liability Com holds 1.08% or 59,656 shares in its portfolio. The Belgium-based Kbc Grp Nv has invested 0.1% in Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON).

Since September 25, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 6 selling transactions for $6.90 million activity. Shares for $1.38 million were sold by MIZELL STEVEN. 2,860 Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) shares with value of $343,200 were sold by Narain Duraiswami. $2.72 million worth of Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) was sold by BEGEMANN BRETT D on Monday, September 25. Ringenberg Nicole M also sold $964,553 worth of Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) shares.

Analysts expect Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) to report $3.39 EPS on April, 4.They anticipate $0.20 EPS change or 6.27 % from last quarter’s $3.19 EPS. MON’s profit would be $1.49B giving it 9.08 P/E if the $3.39 EPS is correct. After having $0.41 EPS previously, Monsanto Company’s analysts see 726.83 % EPS growth. The stock decreased 0.36% or $0.44 during the last trading session, reaching $123.15. About 3.51 million shares traded or 10.50% up from the average. Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) has risen 15.46% since March 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 1.24% the S&P500.

Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) Ratings Coverage

Among 23 analysts covering Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON), 12 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 11 Hold. Therefore 52% are positive. Monsanto Company had 61 analyst reports since August 25, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, October 17 by Jefferies. Wells Fargo maintained it with “Hold” rating and $128.0 target in Wednesday, January 17 report. The firm has “Overweight” rating given on Wednesday, September 21 by JP Morgan. The firm has “Sector Perform” rating given on Thursday, February 23 by RBC Capital Markets. The rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity on Thursday, August 27 with “Buy”. On Monday, November 13 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Hold”. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Friday, May 27 by Atlantic Securities. On Monday, March 14 the stock rating was downgraded by Citigroup to “Hold”. The stock of Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, May 25 by Jefferies. RBC Capital Markets maintained Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) rating on Tuesday, September 5. RBC Capital Markets has “Hold” rating and $128.0 target.

Monsanto Company, together with its subsidiaries, provides agricultural products for farmers worldwide. The company has market cap of $54.29 billion. It operates in two divisions, Seeds and Genomics, and Agricultural Productivity. It has a 22.85 P/E ratio. The Seeds and Genomics segment produces row crop seeds, including corn, soybean, cotton, and canola seeds under the DEKALB, Channel, Asgrow, and Deltapine brands; and vegetable seeds, such as tomato, pepper, melon, cucumber, squash, beans, broccoli, onions, lettuce, and others under the Seminis and De Ruiter brands.

More notable recent Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) news were published by: which released: “Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) Stock Consolidating” on March 14, 2018, also with their article: “India cuts Monsanto’s GM cotton seed royalty, may trigger another row” published on March 13, 2018, published: “Monsanto Judge Pictures Weed Killer Showers Amid Cancer Debate” on March 14, 2018. More interesting news about Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) were released by: and their article: “Monsanto Company (MON) a Buy at $123.02” published on March 12, 2018 as well as‘s news article titled: “Judge criticizes much expert testimony against Monsanto’s Roundup” with publication date: March 14, 2018.

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