Company Shares of Monsanto Company Rally 0.14%

Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) has climbed 0.14% in the past week and advanced 7.71% in the last 4 weeks. In the past week, the company has outperformed the S&P 500 by 1.34% and the outperformance has advanced to 6.73% for the last 4 weeks period.

Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON): During Fridays trading session, Bulls were in full control of the stock right from the opening. The stock opened at $108.56 and $108.17 proved to be the low of the day. Continuous buying at higher levels pushed the stock towards an intraday high of $109.71. The buying momentum continued till the end and the stock did not give up its gains. It closed at $109.35, notching a gain of 0.41% for the day. The total traded volume was 3,497,991 . The stock had closed at $108.90 on the previous day.

The company shares have dropped -4.36% from its 1 Year high price. On Jun 23, 2015, the shares registered one year high at $114.70 and the one year low was seen on Sep 24, 2015. The 50-Day Moving Average price is $102.63 and the 200 Day Moving Average price is recorded at $94.45.

On the companys insider trading activities, Poste George, director of Monsanto Co /New/, unloaded 1,136 shares at an average price of $91.93 on April 19, 2016. The total amount of the transaction was worth $104,432, according to the disclosed information with the Securities and Exchange Commission in a Form 4 filing.

Many analysts have stated their opinion on the company shares. In the latest statement by the brokerage house, UBS maintains its outlook on Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON). The current rating of the shares is Buy, according to the research report released by the firm. The brokerage firm raises the price target from $97 per share to $122 per share. The rating by the firm was issued on June 14, 2016. Currently the company Insiders own 0.88% of Monsanto Company shares according to the proxy statements. In the past twelve weeks, the net percent change held by company insiders has changed by -6.63% . Institutional Investors own 82.18% of Monsanto Company shares. During last six month period, the net percent change held by insiders has seen a change of -6.63%.

Monsanto Company (Monsanto) is a provider of agricultural products for farmers. The Companys seeds, biotechnology trait products, and herbicides provide farmers with solutions that improve productivity, reduce the costs of farming, and produce better foods for consumers and better feed for animals. It manages business in two segments: Seeds and Genomics, and Agricultural Productivity. Through its Seeds and Genomics segment, it produces seed brands, including DEKALB, Asgrow, Deltapine, Seminis and De Ruiter, and it develops biotechnology traits that assist farmers in controlling insects and weeds. Through its Agricultural Productivity segment, it manufactures Roundup brand herbicides and other herbicides and provides lawn-and-garden herbicide products for the residential market.

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