Thursday, April 7, 2011

Stock Idea: Monsanto Co. (MON, $69.00)

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Monsanto Co. (MON) produces agricultural products for farmers. "We think investors should use today’s ~6% pullback as a buying opportunity." -- Citi Investment Research and Analysis, 04/07/11

Projected consensus earnings per share (EPS) growth is 18.7%, 18.2% and 12.7% for fiscal years 2011 through 2013. The PE is 24 and the dividend is 1.6%.

The stock has recently traded in the $66-$75 area. With the strength in the earnings projections, I anticipate the stock returning to a former, longer-term trading range of $69 to $90. Based on the likelihood of the stock repeating these trading ranges, Monsant0 presents an opportunity for short-term traders and for medium-term growth investors.

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