Analyst Ratings for Monsanto Co. (MON)

Updated: 2017-07-28

Shares of Monsanto Co. (NYSE:MON) have received a consensus rating of Overweight from Wall Street analysts. A consensus rating of Overweight was previously issued for MON last month.

A buy rating was issued by 9 analysts, 0 issued an overweight rating, 9 issued a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 0 gave a sell rating. Compared to three months ago, there has been an decrease of 3 in the number of analysts with a positive outlook on the stock. During this time, the number of analysts bearish on the stock has increased by 0.

A number of analysts gave price targets for MON. The highest price target was 128, which equates to a potential upside of 9.03 percent. The lowest price target was 107.5, implying potential capital losses of -8.43 percent. Many analysts are not unbiased in their coverage of stocks, including price targets and stock ratings, so care must be taken in interpreting numbers released by them.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates downwards for this quarter, by about -60.61 percent on average, compared to last month. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -74.07 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 0.53 percent. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 0.11 percent in FY estimates.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 6 analysts revised their estimates downwards. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, compared to 2 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

The growth rate of MON's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 6.99 percent. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. MON has a PEG ratio of 3.63.

In the last 52-weeks, MON has achieved a high of 118.97 and a low of 97.35. Currently the stock is 20.6 percent higher than its low, and 1.32 percent below the high. MON has a price/earnings ratio of 25.4. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The MON value stock report compares MON to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of MON is $51.62 billion. MON will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.