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  1. Monsanto, Bayer CEOs Pitch $57B M&A Deal to Trump

    January 12, 2017
    The CEOs of both companies met with Trump in New York to pitch the benefits of their planned deal.
  2. Monsanto Tops Q1 Earnings, Revenue Estimates

    January 5, 2017
    Monsanto shares are up Thursday after the company reported first quarter 2017 results that beat analysts' estimates.
  3. Monsanto Stock Trades Ex-Dividend Wednesday

    January 4, 2017
    Monsanto will send its dividend payment on Jan. 27 to shareholders of record as of Jan. 6.
  4. What Drives Monsanto Stock in 2017

    January 3, 2017
    While the company trailed the broader index, it's tough to ignore that Monsanto navigated a tough agriculture industry.
  5. Mega Deals: Why the Outlook Is Uncertain

    January 2, 2017
    The global M&A landscape could change in 2017 as new policies could hinder deal making.
  6. Monsanto Shareholders Back Bayer Deal (MON, BAYRY)

    December 14, 2016
    The U.S. seed giant secured an overwhelming vote in favor of the $66 billion sale to Bayer, but big doubts remain.
  7. Monsanto Shareholders Approve Bayer Buyout

    December 14, 2016
    Monsanto (NYSE: MON) shareholders may have overwhelmingly approved the merger with German diversified conglomerate Bayer, ...
  8. Who are Monsanto's main competitors?

    December 13, 2016
    Learn about Monsanto Company's two main operating divisions and its main competitors within each sector, including The Mosaic ...
  9. Robin Hood Conference Brings News from Einhorn and Bayer (MON, ...

    December 9, 2016
    Speaking at the Robin Hood Investors Conference, billionaire David Einhorn clarified his plans regarding Bayer.
  10. Monsanto Declares 54-Cent Cash Dividend (MON)

    December 6, 2016
    On Monday, the agriculture giant declared 54-cent per share dividend that is payable Jan. 27, 2017, to shareholders of record ...
  11. Monsanto's New Seeds Coated with Fungi (MON)

    December 6, 2016
    Monsanto said it is working on a new type of genetically modified seed that will boost crop yields and is better for the ...
  12. Inside the SPDR S&P 500 ETF: Monsanto (MON, SPY)

    November 28, 2016
    Investors seeking exposure to Monsanto can own the SPY, which also limits the downside risk associated with the Bayer deal ...
  13. Monsanto Buys European Farm Software Firm (MON, BAYRY)

    November 22, 2016
    The companies say that the VitalFields team will join Climate's operations, which marks Climate's first step into the European ...
  14. Trump's AG Pick Boosts Odds of Monsanto, Bayer Deal (MON, BAYRY)

    November 21, 2016
    Trump's pick of Senator Jeff Sessions for the role of Attorney General suggest that the heavy regulatory scrutiny could soon ...
  15. Bayer to Issue Convertible Notes for Monsanto (BAYRY, MON)

    November 16, 2016
    German company Bayer continues to operate in manner that suggests it expects its $66 billion acquisition of Monsanto to close ...
  16. Monsanto Receives EPA Approval for Herbicide (MON, BAYRY)

    November 11, 2016
    Monsanto announced that the Environmental Protection Agency has approved its XtendiMaxTM herbicide, the company's new dicamba-based ...
  17. Why Monsanto Trades 23% Below Bayer Offer Price (MON, BAYRY)

    November 4, 2016
    Monsanto needs the official word from regulators that the deal won't happen, and it has to show that it can grow organically ...
  18. EU Regulators Delay Multiple Agrochemicals Mergers (SYT, DOW)

    October 27, 2016
    Several agrochemical mergers face delays into 2017 as the EU closely scrutinizes their potential impacts on consumers and ...
  19. Morgan Stanley Big Winner in Monsanto, Bayer Deal (MS, MON)

    October 24, 2016
    Morgan Stanley stands to earn $120 million in fees from the merger, which would be the second-largest M&A fee on record for ...
  20. Why the Monsanto, Bayer Merger Will Close (MON, BAYRY)

    October 19, 2016
    The deal, which valued Monsanto at $128 per share, will be decided upon by federal and European regulators sometime in 2 ...
  21. Can Monsanto Stock Grow Organically? (MON, BAYRY)

    October 17, 2016
    Can Monsanto stock grow organically or without external factors?
  22. Deere Challenges Regulatory Block of Monsanto Deal (DE, MON)

    October 14, 2016
    Deere is challenging the Justice Department's attempt to block the deal with Monsanto.
  23. Bayer Seals $57B Monsanto Bridge Loan Syndication (BAYRY, MON)

    October 12, 2016
    German company Bayer has finalized the syndication of a $57 billion bridge loan, secured to fund its $66 billion acquisition ...
  24. Bayer Won't Force GM Seeds on Europeans (BAYRY, MON)

    October 11, 2016
    German pharmaceutical company Bayer wants to project a positive image in European markets, promises to not force GMO crops ...
  25. What Drives Monsanto From Here? (MON, BAYRY)

    October 10, 2016
    Shares of Monsanto Company ended last week in positive territory, reaching a high of $103.89 on Friday.
  26. Monsanto Unexpectedly Posts a Quarterly Profit

    October 6, 2016
    In what is almost certain to be one of its last earnings reports as an independent company, agribusiness giant Monsanto ...
  27. Monsanto Tops Q4 Earnings, Revenue Estimates (MON, BAYRY)

    October 6, 2016
    Monsanto reported fourth quarter fiscal 2016 earnings results that topped Wall Street's estimates on both the top and bottom ...
  28. Monsanto Earnings Coming Up: What to Expect? (MON, BAYRY)

    October 4, 2016
    Wall Street expects the St. Louis-based company to deliver a per-share loss of 2 cents on revenue of $2.36 billion, according ...
  29. Assessing Monsanto Stock Valuation (MON, BAYRY)

    September 29, 2016
    Investors may prefer that Monsanto is left alone, but the stock would likely drop 13% to 18% if the Bayer deal were taken ...
  30. Monsanto Deal Puts Bayer Stock in the Weeds (BAYRY, MON)

    September 29, 2016
    Bayer stock has gotten punished in 2016, falling some 20% year-to-date and 22% in 12 months
  31. Monsanto Stock Upgraded at Goldman Sachs (MON, BAYRY)

    September 28, 2016
    For a second straight day, Monsanto shares were upgraded by a prominent Wall Street firm.
  32. Monsanto Stock Upgraded at Bernstein (MON, BAYRY)

    September 27, 2016
    It appears Wall Street sentiment has begun to shift toward the positive side for Monsanto Company.
  33. See Something, Say Something: The SEC's Whistleblower Program

    September 26, 2016
    Part of the impetus was the SEC's failure to act on tips going back to 1999 that Bernie Madoff's wealth management business ...
  34. Top 5 Farming Stocks of 2016 (MON, DE)

    September 23, 2016
    The agricultural industry is likely to experience long-term growth as the world’s population increases. These top farming ...
  35. Monsanto Stock Upgraded at JPMorgan (MON, BAYRY)

    September 22, 2016
    Analysts at JPMorgan displayed plenty of conviction Wednesday by endorsing Monsanto stock.
  36. Bayer Might Drop Monsanto's Toxic Name

    September 21, 2016
    Few companies generate as much intense ire as seed and chemical giant Monsanto (NYSE: MON). For products ranging from genetically ...
  37. Monsanto Name Becomes Headache for Bayer (MON, BAYRY)

    September 20, 2016
    What's in a name? Apparently, plenty of potential headaches for Bayer, the maker of Aspirin.
  38. Regulatory Scrutiny to Hit Monsanto, Bayer (MON, BAYRY)

    September 19, 2016
    Bayer agreed to pay Monsanto a break-up fee of $2 billion should the deal not receive regulatory approval.
  39. Top 5 Wheat Stocks of 2016 (ADM, MON)

    September 19, 2016
    There is limited exposure to pure plays in wheat for stock investors, but here are the top five wheat-market-related equities ...
  40. Monsanto Had No Choice But to Accept Bayer Deal (MON, BAYRY)

    September 18, 2016
    Monsanto stock, which closed Friday at $103.45, ended the week down 3.12%, or more than 19% below Bayer's $128 per share ...
  41. Monsanto Stock Falls Below Bayer's Offer Price (MON, BAYRY)

    September 15, 2016
    Pessimism that the landmark deal will ever pass the regulatory smell test has taken over Monsanto stock.
  42. Bayer and Monsanto Agree at Last on Buyout Price

    September 14, 2016
    Third time's the charm, they say, and that seems to be the case with Bayer's pursuit of Monsanto (NYSE: MON): After it re-raised ...
  43. Bayer Accepts Monsanto's $66 Billion Offer (MON, BAYRY)

    September 13, 2016
    U.S. agriculture giant Monsanto Company has accepted the $66 billion offer put forward by Germany's Bayer AG, according to ...
  44. Will Bayer's New Bid Close Monsanto Deal? (MON, BAYRY)

    September 12, 2016
    The negotiations for the deal that would create the world's largest producer of seeds and pesticides have been on for nearly ...
  45. Top 5 Shareholders of Monsanto (MON)

    September 10, 2016
    Monsanto shareholders make up a mix of individuals, mutual funds and institutions, with institutions holding the bulk of ...
  46. Will Bayer's Latest Monsanto Bid Seal the Deal?

    September 6, 2016
    After Bayer raised the amount it's willing to pay to buy Monsanto (NYSE: MON) once again, the two are closer than ever to ...
  47. Bayer Raises Monsanto Bid (MON, BAYN.DE)

    September 5, 2016
    Monsanto confirmed that it has received the new non-binding proposal and is currently in the process of reviewing it.
  48. Why Justice Is Suing to Block Monsanto-Deere Deal

    September 2, 2016
    Farming today ain't like what it used to be for grandpa: Technology continues to overtake what was once a very labor-intensive ...
  49. How Zika Can Hurt U.S. Exporters (DD, MON)

    August 28, 2016
    China has put in place new regulations to deal with Zika. They might affect bottom lines for U.S. exporters.
  50. Monsanto’s India Problem (MON, BAYN.DE)

    August 25, 2016
    Monsanto has to negotiate its terms with countries not fully sold on intellectual property rights when it comes to GMO seeds.
  51. Top 5 Pesticide Companies in the World (SYT, DOW)

    August 25, 2016
    Discover the top pesticide companies in the world and explore the merger and acquisition activity that may concentrate food ...
  52. 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 ...
  53. 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), ...
  54. 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 ...
  55. 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 ...
  56. 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). ...
  57. 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.
  58. 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 ...
  59. 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 ...
  60. 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 ...
  61. 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 ...
  62. 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 ...
  63. 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 ...
  64. 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.
  65. 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 ...
  66. 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: ...
  67. 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 ...
  68. Monsanto Stock Rises on Bayer Merger Talks (MON, BAYRY)

    May 13, 2016
    Consolidation is now seemingly the new growth strategy within the agriculture sector.
  69. 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 ...
  70. 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 ...
  71. 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 ...
  72. 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 ...
  73. 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.
  74. (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 ...
  75. (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 ...
  76. Agricultural Stocks May Head Even Lower (POT, MON)

    March 3, 2016
    Agricultural chemical companies may resume major downtrends after working off oversold technical conditions.
  77. 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 ...
  78. 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 ...
  79. 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.
  80. 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 ...
  81. 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 ...
  82. 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 ...
  83. 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 ...
  84. 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 ...
  85. 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, ...
  86. 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.
  87. 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 ...
  88. 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.
  89. 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 ...
  90. 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 ...
  91. 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 ...
  92. 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 ...
  93. 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 ...
  94. 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 ...
  95. 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 ...
  96. 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 ...
  97. 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 ...
  98. 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 ...
  99. 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 ...
  100. 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. ...
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