Monsanto

  • 5 Good Reasons Not to Invest in Monsanto

    By Brenda Johnson - June 6, 2013 | Tickers: DE, MON, WFM

    With a market cap of $56 billion and a one year stock price growth of around 40%, Monsanto (NYSE: MON) looks like a wonderful investment.  Having squeezed most other agribusinesses out of the market, Monsanto also has no real competitors.  A cash position of $4.7 billion and a total quarterly revenue of over $3 billion makes this stock even more attractive.

    So what's the buzz (all puns intended more »

  • Billionaire Jeffrey Vinik’s Favorite Stocks May Surprise You

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - May 31, 2013 | Tickers: ABX, BBY, LEN, MON, HOT

    Each quarter, hedge funds, such as Jeffrey Vinik’s Vinik Asset Management, file 13F forms with the SEC. These 13F forms disclose many of the positions held in the fund’s equity portfolio during the quarter. Jeffrey Vinik was the manager of Fidelity’s Magellan Fund from 1992 to 1996, generating an average return of 17% per year. He launched his own hedge fund, Vinik Asset Management, after leaving Fidelity more »

  • The Two Sides of the GMO Debate

    By Leo Sun - May 30, 2013 | Tickers: DD, MON, SYT | Editor's Choice

    Last week, over 2 million protesters in 436 cities across 52 countries rallied against agricultural giant Monsanto (NYSE: MON) and genetically modified crops. While I haven’t been a big fan of some of Monsanto’s business practices, as I have outlined in the past, I believe that these protests have sent the wrong message regarding GMOs (genetically modified organisms) and the genetically modified seeds industry in general.

    Despite the more »

  • Will Food Labeling of GMOs Impact These Companies?

    By Eileen Rojas - May 23, 2013 | Tickers: DD, MON, DOW

    The movement surrounding the labeling of food products containing genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, is gaining momentum. Groups that support the labeling of products are holding rallies across the country to give voice to this issue. They also scored a recent victory in the state of Vermont, where a bill that requires labeling of genetically modified products passed in the house.

    A U.S. congressional bill has also been introduced more »

  • Tiger Management Makes Bold but Unwise Decision

    By Brian Nichols - May 17, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL, DNKN, HRB, MHFI, MON

    Currently, Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) is trading with losses of 4% at a price of $426.00 after news that Tiger Management’s Julian Robertson unloaded its remaining 42,000-shares stake in the company, down from 101,000 shares in Q4--thus eliminating a $100 million stake the firm had owned for many years. However, the firm also initiated new positions, with what appears to be the money from its stake in more »

  • Tiger Management to Regret these Investment Choices

    By Brian Nichols - May 15, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL, DNKN, HRB, MHFI, MON

    Currently, Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) is trading with losses of 4% at a price of $426.00 after news that Tiger Management’s Julian Robertson unloaded its remaining 42,000 share stake in the company, down from 101,000 shares in Q4. Thus eliminating a $100 million stake the firm had owned for many years. However, the firm also initiated new positions, in what appears to be with money from its more »

  • A Good Company With Great Growth Prospects

    By Piyush Arora - May 10, 2013 | Tickers: AGU, CF, MON

    Agriculture is one of the oldest industries in the world and is considered to be one of the most consistent and stable sectors, yielding steady returns over time. Last year’s drought in the U.S wreaked havoc on its crop yields, which led to the stellar financial performance of most agricultural companies. The weatherman is predicting that the dry spell isn’t over yet, which suggests that agriculture companies more »

  • 3 Agricultural Giants: Which One Would You Buy?

    By Victor Selva - May 3, 2013 | Tickers: MON, POT, MOS

    Editor's Note: This article has been updated to reflect Potash's correct dividend yield.

    In the growing agricultural products market, there are some companies which just can't be ignored. As emerging economies, especially India and China, demand growing volumes, we will look into the growth prospects of the main players: Monsanto (NYSE: MON), PotashCorp (NYSE: POT)and Mosaic (NYSE: MOS).

    The leader 

    Monsanto is a global agricultural product more »

  • Pointing at Agriculture

    By Victor Lai - May 2, 2013 | Tickers: CF, MON, POT

    Some well known investors, including Jim Rogers, George Soros, Marc Faber, and Jeremy Grantham, have been pointing out the opportunities they see in agriculture.  As intelligent as these gurus are, it doesn't take genius to understand what they're getting at. 

    Population

    Consider the world population.   As early as the 1800s, scholars like Thomas Malthus were already writing about how population growth would outpace the world's ability to more »

  • When You Shouldn’t Believe Everything That Management Says

    By Neha Chamaria - May 1, 2013 | Tickers: DD, MON, RIO, DOW

    When I initially sifted through DuPont’s (NYSE: DD) first-quarter earnings release, I was happy. The company had mustered better-than-expected earnings, strengthened its balance sheet, reiterated its outlook, and even increased dividend by 5%. Good enough to tag DuPont a buy, or so I thought till I dug deeper into the numbers. It’s not as rosy as it appears.

    Beneath the surface

    The markets were abuzz with news of more »

  • Should You Invest in This Evolving Chemicals Giant?

    By Leo Sun - April 24, 2013 | Tickers: DD, MON, SYT

    Chemicals giant E.I. Du Pont de Nemours and Company (NYSE: DD) recently reported first quarter earnings that reflected robust growth in its agricultural business of genetically modified seeds, which offset major weakness in its chemicals business. How did 210-year old DuPont evolve from a chemicals company into an industry peer of agricultural giant Monsanto (NYSE: MON), and what does this shift in business strategies mean for long-term investors?

    First more »

  • Harvard Sees Opportunity in Food Demand

    By Reuben Brewer - April 24, 2013 | Tickers: DD, MON, SYT

    The head of Harvard University's endowment recently told a Thomson Reuters sponsored conference that increased demand for food is an interesting investment theme. You can get exposure by buying Monsanto (NYSE: MON), DuPont (NYSE: DD), and Syngenta (NYSE: SYT).

    A good record

    According to Reuters: “Over the last two decades, Harvard's $31 billion endowment, the nation's largest, has delivered annualized returns of 12.5 percent...” That's more »

  • Will a Good Earnings Report Turbocharge This Stock?

    By Neha Chamaria - April 18, 2013 | Tickers: DD, HUN, MON, DOW

    DuPont (NYSE: DD) investors have been a disappointed lot lately. The stock has lost 7% over the past year, and is still finding it hard to move up even as the Dow rallies to new highs. A major announcement some weeks back couldn't give its shares a much needed fillip, though the event is largely in DuPont's favor.

    The chemical maker will be put to another test next more »

  • Will a Good Earnings Report Turbocharge This Stock?

    By Neha Chamaria - April 17, 2013 | Tickers: DD, HUN, MON, DOW

    DuPont (NYSE: DD) investors have been a disappointed lot lately. The stock has lost 7% over the past one year, and is still finding it hard to move up even as the Dow rallies to new highs. A major announcement some weeks back couldn't give its shares the much needed fillip, though the event is largely in DuPont's favor.

    The chemical maker will be put to another test more »

  • Is the Doomsday Buzz About This Stock Really True?

    By Neha Chamaria - April 17, 2013 | Tickers: DD, MON, SYT, DOW

    Not many are complaining about Monsanto (NYSE: MON). Superb quarterly numbers, better guidance, and great stock run up – it’s an investor’s delight. Or is it? For all the euphoria, there’s an uneasiness brewing about the company. It’s not about the stock prices or company financials--it’s about the product that’s also Monsanto’s bread and butter.

    Punch in ‘GMO news’ on your Google search box more »

  • Is the Doomsday Buzz About This Stock Really True?

    By Neha Chamaria - April 17, 2013 | Tickers: DD, MON, SYT, DOW

    Not many are complaining about Monsanto (NYSE: MON). Superb quarterly numbers, better guidance, and great stock run up – it’s an investor’s delight. Or is it? For all the euphoria, there’s an uneasiness brewing about the company. It’s not about the stock prices or company financials--it’s about the product that’s also Monsanto’s bread and butter.

    Punch in ‘GMO news’ on your Google search box more »

  • This Sector Is Making Profits

    By Shas Dey - April 16, 2013 | Tickers: DD, MON, SYT

    As the agriculture sector fights against the misconception of being an unprofitable sector with no/low margins, there are a number of large companies which are deriving profits in this sector. One of them is Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON), whose share price has galloped from a low of $69 to a high of $104 in the last one year.

    Providing some background, Monsanto provides agricultural products to farmers. Its main more »

  • This Sector Is Making Profits

    By Shas Dey - April 16, 2013 | Tickers: DD, MON, SYT

    As the agriculture sector fights against the misconception of being an unprofitable sector with no/low margins, there are a number of large companies which are deriving profits in this sector. One of them is Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON), whose share price has galloped from a low of $69 to a high of $104 in the last one year.

    Providing some background, Monsanto provides agricultural products to farmers. Its main more »

  • Buy Into This Golden Opportunity Before It Slips Away!

    By Neha Chamaria - April 16, 2013 | Tickers: CF, MON, POT, RNF, MOS

    CF Industries(NYSE: CF) shares have lost 17% value in the past three months. I can sense only one reason behind the bloodbath – rising natural gas prices. Gas prices are sitting pretty at a 20-month high currently. Why should CF investors worry? Well, natural gas is also the key input for nitrogen nutrient which in turn is CF’s bread and butter. Naturally, rising input costs can never be good more »

  • Buy Into This Golden Opportunity Before It Slips Away!

    By Neha Chamaria - April 16, 2013 | Tickers: CF, MON, POT, RNF, MOS

    CF Industries(NYSE: CF) shares have lost 17% value in the past three months. I can sense only one reason behind the bloodbath – rising natural gas prices. Gas prices are sitting pretty at a 20-month high currently. Why should CF investors worry? Well, natural gas is also the key input for nitrogen nutrient which in turn is CF’s bread and butter. Naturally, rising input costs can never be good more »