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 maximum price target given was 128, implying a possible profit of 9.03 percent. The lowest price target was 107.5, which equates to a potential downside of -8.43 percent. It is crucial to not blindly accept any price targets or stock ratings, because many analysts have it in their best interest to give positive coverage of certain stocks.
Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of -60.61 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -74.07 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 0.53 percent, compared to last month. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 0.11 percent.
People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their 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, while 2 analysts decreased their 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, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. 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. Today's price is 20.6 percent above the 52-week low, and below the high by 1.32 percent. 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 stock has a market capitalization of $51.62 billion. MON will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.