Monsanto Company (MON): Analyzing Basic Trading Data

In the past 52-week period, shares of Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) have moved within the range of $97.35 to $122.79. On the stock’s most recent trading day, the company’s shares ended the regular session at $119.54, which is 2.65% lower than its 52-week high.

Monsanto Company (MON) has demonstrated a 20-day simple moving average (SMA) of -1.37%, and a 50-day SMA of -0.07%. This public company’s current market capitalization stands at $52.87 billion.

Analyzing Consensus Estimates, Sales Revenue and Net Income

Gauging the level of enthusiasm that Wall Street analysts have for a particular stock is important when considering an investment. According to the latest data, the consensus recommendation for Monsanto Company (MON) is Outperform.

When it comes to reporting sales figures, public companies typically post earnings and revenue that fall above or below the average Wall Street forecast. In the most recent quarterly financial report, for the quarter ending Aug. 2017, Monsanto Company (MON) delivered a 5.97% surprise with its net revenue. Sales reached $2.69 billion during the three-month period, compared to the average analyst estimate of $2.53 billion.

Meanwhile, during the same quarter Monsanto Company (MON) delivered a -148.86% earnings surprise. Net earnings for the quarter were posted at $0.20 per share, whereas Wall Street had forecast -$0.41 per share.

Ownership at Monsanto Company (MON), According to Most Recent SEC Filings

A publicly-traded company’s most recent 13F filings give us important details about the organization’s institutional ownership. Monsanto Company (MON) has 0.44 billion shares outstanding currently, 75.19% of which belong to institutional investors. Those institutional holdings amount to $39.56 billion.

Additionally, according to the most recent 13F filing from Monsanto Company (MON), there were 86 new positions totaling 9,002,474 shares of the company’s stock. There were 74 sold out positions, on the other hand, totaling 7,576,055 shares.

Short, Medium and Long Term Indicators

Taking a look at a stock’s average volume – in the long, medium and short terms – is helpful for understanding investor sentiment and trading activity. Monsanto Company (MON) has had a 20-day average volume of 2,479,685 shares, with an average of 40% of short term indicators pointed at Sell.

The stock’s 50-day average volume has been 2,168,752 shares, with an average of 25% of medium term indicators pointing toward Sell. Finally, its 100-day average volume is 1,921,133 shares with 67% of long-term indicators pointing to Buy.