MON : Analysis & Opinions

  1. Report: Bayer, Monsanto Might Have Deal in 2 Weeks

    August 24, 2016
    It seems Monsanto (NYSE: MON) might become absorbed by Germany-based multinational Bayer sooner rather than later. According ...
  2. Monsanto, Bayer Said to Be Inching Closer to Deal

    August 23, 2016
    Don't be the last man standing. That seems to be the impetus driving negotiations between Bayer and Monsanto (NYSE: MON), ...
  3. ChemChina Bid for Syngenta Wins Key U.S. Approval

    August 22, 2016
    The potentially record-setting acquisition of Switzerland-based agribusiness major Syngenta (NYSE: SYT) by China National ...
  4. Monsanto Rejects Bayer Offer, but Willing to Deal

    July 19, 2016
    Although Monsanto (NYSE: MON) has officially rejected Bayer's sweetened takeover offer of $125 per share, the two are still ...
  5. Bayer Sweetens Its Bid for Monsanto

    July 14, 2016
    Clearly determined to win its prize, Bayer has upped the price it's bidding for agribusiness giant Monsanto (NYSE: MON). ...
  6. Monsanto Stock Trades Ex-Dividend Wednesday (MON)

    July 5, 2016
    Monsanto will send its dividend payment on July 29 to shareholders of record as of July 8.
  7. Monsanto Suffers 37% Decline in Q3 Profits (MON, BAYRY)

    July 1, 2016
    With both revenue and profits falling sharply from a year ago, Monsanto's merger options might diminish as the negotiations ...
  8. Monsanto Stock Declines Ahead of Q3 Earnings (MON)

    June 28, 2016
    Wall Street expects the genetically modified seed company to deliver a decline in revenue, while profits are expected to ...
  9. Bayer: We Don't Need Investors' OK to Buy Monsanto

    June 23, 2016
    Bayer's new CEO, Werner Baumann, is certainly doing nothing to endear himself to his shareholders. After seemingly abandoning ...
  10. Monsanto to Bayer: To See Our Books, Up Your Bid

    June 13, 2016
    Giant agricorporation Monsanto (NYSE: MON) hasn't told Bayer to go pound salt, but if the German biotech wants more detailed ...
  11. The Share Buyback Report: The Materials Sector (MON, LYB)

    May 29, 2016
    Analyze share repurchase data for the materials sector to determine which factors influence buybacks. Examine trends, and ...
  12. Will the ECB Bankroll Bayer's Bid for Monsanto?

    May 27, 2016
    Most analysts agree that German agri-pharma giant Bayer doesn't have the financial wherewithal to increase its bid for Monsanto ...
  13. Monsanto Stock Rises After Rejecting Bayer Offer (MON, BAYRY)

    May 26, 2016
    Monsanto, for now, believes it is better left alone to operate as a standalone entity.
  14. 3 ETFs to Hedge Against the Food Shortage Risk

    May 24, 2016
    Learn about a possible global food shortage. Discover three exchange-traded funds that can be used to gain exposure to this ...
  15. Bayer Takes the Wraps Off Its Bid for Monsanto

    May 23, 2016
    A potential blockbuster merger in the agribusiness sector now has a price tag. Several days after Bayer and Monsanto (NYSE: ...
  16. The Market In 5 Minutes: National Send A Nude Day?

    May 20, 2016
    Below is a tool used by the Benzinga News Desk each trading day -- it's a look at everything happening in the market, in ...
  17. Monsanto: The Hunter Becomes the Hunted

    May 19, 2016
    Agribusiness giant Monsanto (NYSE: MON) might very well be acquired in the near future. Germany-based chemical and pharmaceutical ...
  18. Monsanto Stock Rises on Bayer Merger Talks (MON, BAYRY)

    May 13, 2016
    Consolidation is now seemingly the new growth strategy within the agriculture sector.
  19. Bayer Considers Buying Monsanto (MON)

    May 12, 2016
    Shares of Monsanto were up 11.0% to $100.30 at Thursday's open on a Bloomberg report that Bayer is exploring a bid for the ...
  20. Legal Risk Study: XLB, How Much Fines Have Component Companies ...

    May 10, 2016
    Discover three component companies in the Materials Select Sector SPDR Fund that have had fines imposed, and learn why the ...
  21. The Debt Report: The Materials Sector

    April 20, 2016
    Find out why the U.S. materials sector has accumulated more and more debt each year between 2011 and 2015, outstripping valuation ...
  22. The 3 Largest Materials ETFs (XLB, VAW)

    April 15, 2016
    Find out which three exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are the largest in the basic materials sector, and how they are performing ...
  23. Earnings May Not Be as Bad as the Analysts Think (WBA, AYI)

    April 11, 2016
    Analysts have donned their sackcloth and are wailing in the Street, but perhaps they shouldn't be so pessimistic.
  24. (VAW) Vanguard Materials ETF: Top 5 Holdings

    March 19, 2016
    Identify the top five holdings in the Vanguard Materials exchange-traded fund (ETF), and evaluate each company's fundamentals ...
  25. (XLB) Materials SPDR ETF: Top 5 Holdings

    March 15, 2016
    Learn about the Materials Select Sector SPDR Fund and its top five holdings, including DuPont, Dow Chemical, Monstanto, LyondellBasell ...
  26. Agricultural Stocks May Head Even Lower (POT, MON)

    March 3, 2016
    Agricultural chemical companies may resume major downtrends after working off oversold technical conditions.
  27. The 3 Best Stocks Retirees Should Consider in 2016

    February 16, 2016
    Discover the three best stocks for a 2016 retirement portfolio with strong competitive positions and viable financial positions ...
  28. Watch Out for Agricultural Stocks

    January 12, 2016
    All eyes are on metals and energy. Based on the charts in this article, now could be the time to watch out for agriculture ...
  29. Monsanto Loss Narrows, but Seeds of Doubt Emerge

    January 6, 2016
    With Monsanto stock priced at just 14 times consensus fiscal 2017 EPS, there's opportunity for patient investors.
  30. Barron's Recap: The New Microsoft (And How It Could Rise 30% ...

    December 21, 2015
    The cover story in this weekend's Barron's offers a look at the outcome of cultural changes in Satya Nadella's Microsoft. ...
  31. Top 3 Companies Owned By Monsanto

    December 14, 2015
    Discover the three main divisions the Monsanto Company has created through years of successful innovations and acquisitions ...
  32. Three Agriculture Startups Disrupting Monsanto

    December 10, 2015
    Even as technology startups have disrupted other industries, agriculture has remained immune to its effect. But that is about ...
  33. If You Had Invested Right After Monsanto’s IPO

    December 2, 2015
    Discover how Monsanto has overcome challenges since its founding in 1901 and provided almost a 16% compound annual growth ...
  34. Monsanto Seeks Growth in New Kind of GMO Corn

    October 28, 2015
    Although there are still more regulatory hurdles to get over, Monsanto (NYSE: MON) has won key approval from the U.S. Agriculture ...
  35. Syngenta CEO Quits, Monsanto to Renew Buyout Bid?

    October 21, 2015
    Europe-based agribusiness major Syngenta (NYSE: SYT) will soon have a new CEO. The transition begs the question of whether ...
  36. Is The Internet of Things a Good Investment?

    October 20, 2015
    Investing in the Internet of Things in a targeted way means picking individual stocks. So be prepared: It's a high-risk, ...
  37. The Short-Term Rallies May Be Over In These Stocks (TRN, IP)

    October 19, 2015
    These stocks are in longer-term downtrends but have rallied recently. Don't be fooled though; they still face major hurdles.
  38. How Profits Will Be Made As The Globe Heats Up (MON, RDS-A)

    September 22, 2015
    Climate change will harm earth and its inhabitants in various ways, but certain industries will see increased profits as ...
  39. How To Invest In Farming Without Owning a Farm

    September 16, 2015
    Investors have a number of ways to get exposure to the agriculture and farming sector besides actually having to buy a farm.
  40. These 3 Charts Suggest That Commodities Are Headed Lower

    September 15, 2015
    We’ll take a look at several commodity-related assets and determine whether a rebound is in the cards or if the selloff is ...
  41. These Companies Are Poised for Growth as Global Population Growth ...

    September 10, 2015
    While there are many concerns about population growth putting pressure on natural resources such as water and energy, these ...
  42. Syngenta May Seek Tie-Up After Monsanto Withdrawal

    September 1, 2015
    Following last week's retreat by tenacious would-be acquirer Monsanto (NYSE: MON), Syngenta (NYSE: SYT) chairman Michel ...
  43. Monsanto Ends Pursuit of Syngenta

    August 28, 2015
    The long courtship is over, and it won't end in marriage. Monsanto (NYSE: MON) has officially dropped its bid for Switzerland-based ...
  44. 10 Reasons The Stock Market Rebounded Two Mornings After Black ...

    August 26, 2015
    After the famed – yet infamous – Black Monday market selloff, indices have started to recuperate. The Dow Jones Industrial ...
  45. 5 Companies With Hot Summer Earnings

    August 18, 2015
    Some companies have strong earnings year round, while others see a seasonal spike in revenue during different times of the ...
  46. Monsanto Raises Dividend by 10%

    August 10, 2015
    Agribusiness giant Monsanto (NYSE: MON) is putting a few more seeds into the hands of its shareholders. The company has ...
  47. BASF Secures Financing for Syngenta Bid (MON, SYT)

    August 6, 2015
    There is apparently a new player in the ongoing Monsanto (NYSE: MON) takeover play for Syngenta (NYSE: SYT). According to ...
  48. The Top 3 ETFs For Investing in Agriculture (DBA, MOO)

    August 3, 2015
    Learn about some the best available exchange-traded funds for profiting from exposure to the agricultural sector through ...
  49. The Top 3 ETFs For Investing in Grains (JJG, GRU)

    August 3, 2015
    Learn about how investors can use exchange-traded funds (ETFs) and exchange-traded notes (ETNs) to obtain exposure to potential ...
  50. Monsanto Says Syngenta Earnings Prove Its Point

    July 30, 2015
    Swiss biotech Syngenta (NYSE: SYT) reported first half 2015 results on last week, showing that even though it beat analyst ...
  51. CF Industries Continues Its Shopping Spree

    July 22, 2015
    Just weeks after acquiring U.K.-based nitrogen producer GrowHow, fertilizer producer CF Industries (NYSE: CF) is looking ...
  52. Monsanto Fights Back Against Roundup Health Claims

    July 17, 2015
    Monsanto (NYSE: MON) is fighting back against charges that its best-selling herbicide, Roundup, is a likely carcinogen. ...
  53. Hedge Fund Backs Monsanto Bid for Syngenta

    July 15, 2015
    Billionaire hedge fund manager John Paulson is reportedly building a significant stake in Swiss biotech Syngenta (NYSE: ...
  54. 4 Top Dividend-Paying Agriculture Stocks (MON, TNH)

    April 23, 2015
    Here are four different ways to play dividend-paying agro stocks.
  55. Are These 3 Agriculture Stocks Headed Higher?

    February 19, 2015
    Strong momentum across the agriculture sector is causing many traders to take a closer look at farming chemicals via the ...
  56. Who are Monsanto's main competitors?

    December 3, 2014
    Learn about Monsanto Company's two main operating divisions and its main competitors within each sector, including The Mosaic ...
  57. The Best Investment For The Fight Against Ebola

    August 8, 2014
    It’s beginning to sound like something from a Hollywood disaster movie. The World Health Organization (WHO) says the ...
  58. Earnings Expectations For The Week Of January 6: Alcoa And More

    January 5, 2014
    Quarterly reports from Alcoa (NASDAQ: AA) have long been considered the kickoff to a new earnings season, though its role ...
  59. Why Is Monsanto Evil, But DuPont Isn't?

    June 19, 2013
    Monsanto is perhaps the most-hated company, but competitors like DuPont behave in very similar ways
  60. A Powerful Triple Play In Irrigation

    April 15, 2013
    Water use for agriculture continues to rise at extreme levels, but which companies are the top plays for this trend?
  61. 5 Agriculture Stocks With Dividends

    June 29, 2012
    Food prices will likely continue to rise as our population grows and biofuel development gains popularity. As a result, the ...
  62. Basic Materials Stocks Making Big Moves on June 27, 2012

    June 27, 2012
    The Nasdaq is trading up 0.7%, the S&P 500 has climbed 0.7% and the Dow has increased 0.6% on a good day for the market ...
  63. Choosing An Agriculture ETF

    April 6, 2012
    Each of three ag-related ETFs offers exposure to specific areas the others do not.
  64. 3 Ways To Play Kubota

    February 29, 2012
    The appreciation of the yen has hurt Japanese exporters, but Kubota is one company taking steps to deal with this issue.
  65. Fertilizer Industry Will Yield Super Gains

    January 3, 2012
    Good economy or bad, the world will need more food, and, thus, more fertilizer.
  66. A Lot To Like About Fertilizer Companies

    July 4, 2011
    Agriculture stocks are long-term plays that are becoming more attractive during the market selloff.
  67. 'High Touch' Equals High Return (MON, MMM, ECL)

    September 20, 2007
    We examine three companies responding to the backlash against hi-tech, computer-driven sales by adding the human touch.
  68. Taking a Closer Look at Chemical Companies

    December 6, 2005
    The chemical sector may be painted with an outdated brush there might be a lot more opportunity here than many investors ...
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