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.
Investment analysts gave a few price targets for MON. The maximum price target given was 128, implying potential capital gains of 9.03 percent. The lowest price target was 107.5, implying potential capital losses of -8.43 percent. Note that investment analysts can be biased in their reporting on companies's ratings and price targets.
In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates downwards by an average of -60.61 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -74.07 percent. 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.
Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 0 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 6 analysts made negative revisions. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, 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. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. MON has a PEG ratio of 3.63.
In the trailing 52-weeks, MON hit 118.97 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 97.35. Today's price is 20.6 percent above the 52-week low, and 1.32 percent lower than its 52-week 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 stock has a market capitalization of $51.62 billion. MON's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.