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.

Many analysts weighed in on 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. Some investors take price targets and stock ratings with a grain of salt, knowing that some analysts can have indirect business with the stocks they cover.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates downwards by an average of -60.61 percent. That number becomes -74.07 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 0.53 percent, as compared to a month ago. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 0.11 percent.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, which can be compared to the 6 analysts that decreased their estimates. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 2 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

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. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, 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, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. The PEG ratio of MON is 3.63.

MON has traded between a high of 118.97 and a low of 97.35 over the past year. Currently the stock is 20.6 percent higher than its low, and below the high by 1.32 percent. 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 stock has a market capitalization of $51.62 billion. MON will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.