MON : Analysis & Opinions

  1. 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 ...
  2. 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 ...
  3. 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 ...
  4. Carnival Passes CEO Baton to Donald - Analyst Blog

    June 27, 2013
    Carnival recently announced a massive management shuffle.
  5. Earnings Expectations for the Week of June 24

    June 23, 2013
    Quarterly reports from Nike (NYSE: BBRY) will be among the highlights on the earnings front this week. Here is a quick look ...
  6. 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
  7. DuPont's Cyclicality Seems Overpriced

    April 23, 2013
    Investors should be wary of paying a big premium for DuPont's cyclicality.
  8. 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?
  9. Monsanto Looks A Bit Vulnerable At Current Levels

    April 3, 2013
    Monsanto beat expectations, but they could have done better.
  10. Lindsay Corp Still Reaping The Benefits Of The Drought

    March 28, 2013
    Lindsay is still seeing significant drought-related growth, but how much longer can it last?
  11. The Winners And Losers Of QE3

    November 15, 2012
    The market is a mix of winners and losers. When one side profits, the other side suffers.
  12. Weak Volumes Knock The Wind Out Of DuPont

    October 25, 2012
    DuPont's third quarter rattled investors, with a big shortfall in volume, revenue and earnings.
  13. Basic Materials Sector's Biggest Movers for July 23, 2012: SYT ...

    July 23, 2012
    On a bad day for the market, the Nasdaq is trading down 1.9%, the S&P 500 has declined 1.3% and the Dow has fallen 1.1%. ...
  14. Monsanto Has Bloomed, But Summer Won't Last Forever

    July 3, 2012
    Monsanto is thriving today, but the harvest can't last forever and long-term holders ought to go over the numbers carefully ...
  15. 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 ...
  16. 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 ...
  17. The Grains Thrive In The Hot Weather

    June 25, 2012
    With weather and supply problems facing the grains complex once again, this summer could see a repeat of higher prices. For ...
  18. 5 Agriculture Stocks To Buy

    May 31, 2012
    Food prices will likely continue to rise as our population grows and biofuel development gains popularity. As a result, the ...
  19. DuPont On The Upswing

    April 24, 2012
    Over the past three years, DuPont's sales are up less than 7% annually, but profits have jumped at a nearly 19% annual average ...
  20. Choosing An Agriculture ETF

    April 6, 2012
    Each of three ag-related ETFs offers exposure to specific areas the others do not.
  21. 8 Ways to Grab Emerging-Market Growth

    March 31, 2012
    RDM Financial CEO Ron Weiner explains why he advises individuals to use ETFs and mutual funds for emerging-world exposure. ...
  22. 5 Agriculture Stocks To Grow With

    March 30, 2012
    Food prices will likely continue to rise as our population grows and biofuel development gains popularity. As a result, the ...
  23. 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. ...
  24. Stocks Ready To Buy Today

    February 23, 2012
    Monsanto and Flotek are just two of the stocks that are sitting on buy levels this week.
  25. Fertilizer Industry Will Yield Super Gains

    January 3, 2012
    Good economy or bad, the world will need more food, and, thus, more fertilizer.
  26. 2011 Look Back At Agriculture

    December 26, 2011
    Mediocre performance from agricultural stocks in 2011 will likely not be repeated in 2012.
  27. 5 Agriculture Stocks With Dividends

    December 15, 2011
    Food prices will likely continue to rise as our population grows and biofuel development gains popularity. As a result, the ...
  28. 5 Agriculture Stocks That Pay Dividends

    November 4, 2011
    Food prices will likely continue to rise as our population grows and biofuel development gains popularity. As a result, the ...
  29. Farming Profits

    October 17, 2011
    Food production is a guaranteed winner as population and consumption increase. Agricultural related stock valuations should ...
  30. Don't Dismiss Fertilizer

    October 6, 2011
    No matter how hard times get in this economy, society needs food and food needs fertilizer. This demand is helping to keep ...
  31. 5 Agriculture Stocks That Pay Dividends

    September 29, 2011
    Food prices will likely continue to rise as our population grows and biofuel development gains popularity. As a result, the ...
  32. Bullish News For Agriculture

    August 16, 2011
    The recent USDA crop report highlights the long-term potential for ag-related equities.
  33. Syngenta's Growth Strategy

    July 14, 2011
    Seed-maker Syngenta merged its two major divisions in an effort to boost growth. The market is not yet sure how well this ...
  34. 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.
  35. Agriculture ETFs For Everyone

    June 15, 2011
    Whatever turn the economy takes, the demand for food may be the most certain aspect of an otherwise uncertain global economy. ...
  36. 5 Agriculture Stocks That Pay Dividends

    April 15, 2011
    Food prices will likely continue to rise as our population grows and biofuel development gains popularity. As a result, the ...
  37. Sector Expectations Weigh Monsanto Down

    April 8, 2011
    Seed and agricultural giant Monsanto turned in a fairly good second quarter, but the market was looking for even more direction ...
  38. 4 Stocks That Billionaires Are Selling

    February 18, 2011
    Find out what legendary investors like Buffett, Soros and Icahn are dumping from their portfolios.
  39. Soros' Top Picks

    January 12, 2011
    We take a peek at some of Soros Fund Management's top holdings to see what stocks George Soros has selected.
  40. Large Cap Agriculture Stocks For 2011 (MON, DE, CAT, BG)

    January 7, 2011
    Agriculture stocks have long been ignored by casual investors - but that may soon change.
  41. There's Value In Bunge

    January 4, 2011
    Agricultural commodity company Bunge, like many of the ag stocks, is rebounding from its cyclical lows.
  42. Big Gains In Grains

    December 10, 2010
    The recent weather and supply problems within the wheat sector highlight the need for adding agriculture to a portfolio. ...
  43. Monsanto Plants Seeds Of Growth

    October 8, 2010
    Monsanto posted weaker than expected fourth quarter earnings, and fiscal year earnings that were less than last year's.
  44. Turnaround Story Underway For Fertilizer Stocks?

    July 19, 2010
    Fertilizer and ag chemical stocks have been on fire for the last few days. Is this a fluke, or the beginning of a real recovery? ...
  45. Getting Into Grains

    July 14, 2010
    While over the short term, grain pricing is affected by numerous factors such as weather; over the long term demand from ...
  46. Monsanto Earnings: Seeds Of Doubt Or Opportunity?

    July 6, 2010
    Monsanto earnings were hit hard by poor sales of its Roundup weed killer, as well as flat demand for its gentically altered ...
  47. Is Market Correction Creating Opportunity?

    July 5, 2010
    The stock market correction is grinding on and has moved some stocks to below levels reached when the market hit bottom in ...
  48. Mosaic Shares: The Price Is Right

    June 14, 2010
    The market pullback has made Mosaic shares look tempting, especially when combined with Mosaic's fertile future.
  49. Hard Assets Still Make Sense

    May 24, 2010
    The current Euro Crisis has given investors a chance to add commodity producers to their portfolios at cheap prices. Here ...
  50. Investing in Earth Day

    April 30, 2010
    As Earth Day passes, understanding how to invest in an earth-friendly manner is sometimes not always clear.
  51. Fertilizer Wars Come To An End

    March 16, 2010
    The silver lining for investors is that all the merger mania suggests that the fertilizer industry is due for a nice rebound. ...
  52. 4 Top-Down Stocks For Your Portfolio

    February 17, 2010
    These four stocks anticipate growing and lasting trends in the global economy.
  53. 5 Active Stocks To Watch On October 2

    October 2, 2008
    The liquidity crunch is creating opportunity for investors with an eye to the future. We explore Warren Buffett's GE stake. ...
  54. Monsanto's Double-Bottom Doubles The Fun

    April 8, 2008
    Sometimes a technical trend is so prominent it's impossible to ignore. Monsanto's double-bottom chart could point to a new ...
  55. Monsanto Building Momentum (MON)

    October 16, 2007
    The seed producer had a tough quater but a great year - Monsanto just keeps getting better.
  56. '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.
  57. Agriculture: Growth For The Long Term (BG)

    May 21, 2007
    With a rapidly expanding global population, long-term agriculture prospects are blistering for bulls.
  58. 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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