Seed Stock

DEFINITION of 'Seed Stock'

An investment security that is based on shares of a publicly traded, agriculture-based company that is involved in plant research and development. A seed stock is any stock that represents a company that researches and produces seeds for planting crops and develops new seed products to increase farmers' yields or otherwise improve seed performance.

BREAKING DOWN 'Seed Stock'

Some seed companies are more involved with traditional agriculture, while others seek to develop new seed technology and are therefore in the crop-biotechnology industry. Examples of seed stocks include Monsanto Company, Origin Agritch Limited and Syngenta AG.

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