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 most optimistic price target was 128, implying a possible profit of 9.03 percent. The lowest price target was 107.5, implying a possible loss of -8.43 percent. One must be careful with overanalyzing price targets and ratings due to possible conflicts of interest among the analysts releasing them.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates downwards for this quarter, by about -60.61 percent on average, compared to last month. That number becomes -74.07 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 0.53 percent, compared to last month. 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. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 6 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, compared to 2 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

MON has an estimated earnings growth rate of 6.99 percent as forecasted by analysts. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. 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. The PEG ratio of MON is 3.63.

MON has a 52-week high of 118.97 and a 52-week low of 97.35. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 20.6 percent, and 1.32 percent below the high. MON has a P/E 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 is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.