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  • uploads///FebSoybeanTChart
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    Soybean Prices Might Continue on the Downward Channel

    March soybean futures contracts were trading near the support level of $8.70 per bushel on February 23. Prices fell for the second consecutive trading day.

    By Sean Brown
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    Earnings Report

    Monsanto Pleased with Shareholders’ Approval of Bayer Merger

    Often, it’s the company that innovates the fastest that dominates the market. Monsanto’s merger with Bayer could help both companies do just that.

    By Adam Jones
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    12-Month Analyst Recommendations and Price Targets for Monsanto

    Of the 19 analysts surveyed by Reuters, 11 of them have given Monsanto “strong buy” to “buy” recommendations. Seven have given it “hold” recommendations.

    By Adam Jones
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    Monsanto Is Dropped from TPG-Axon’s Portfolio

    Monsanto’s net sales for fiscal 2Q15 fell 11% on a year-over-year basis to $5.19 billion.

    By Stuart McKenzie
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    Valuation Multiples for Agricultural Chemicals after Brexit

    In this part of the series, we’ll look at agricultural fertilizer producers’ valuations from their historical standpoints. Over the long run, valuation multiples impact a company’s share price.

    By Adam Jones
  • Company & Industry Overviews

    The Invesco European Growth Fund’s Top Sectors Fired in 2015

    The Invesco European Growth Fund – Class A (AEDAX) fell 1.1% in December 2015 from the previous month.

    By David Ashworth
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    What Hurdles Could Monsanto-Bayer Deal Face?

    A few days ago, Monsanto (MON) agreed to Bayer’s takeover offer of $128 per share for a total deal value of $66 billion.

    By Adam Jones
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    Corn, Soybean, and Wheat Prices Fall in August, but Why?

    On August 13, the crop index stood at 89.9. It rose by 1% following the USDA’s latest stock-to-use ratio, which was published on August 12.

    By Adam Jones
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    Why Monsanto Stock Popped Yesterday

    Monsanto (MON) stock surged on April 9, 2018, following news that the U.S. Department of Justice approved the merger with Bayer.

    By Adam Jones
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    Bayer-Monsanto Deal Receives European Union Approval

    On March 21, the pending merger between Monsanto (MON) and Bayer inched a step closer to closure.

    By Adam Jones
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    The Bayer-Monsanto Merger Concerns

    Some anti-trust agencies have pushed back their merger approval deadlines over anti-competitive concerns the deal will likely create.

    By Adam Jones
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    The Bayer-Monsanto Merger Deal: An Update

    On September 14, 2016, Bayer signed an agreement with Monsanto (MON) to acquire it for $66 billion, or $128 per share. The offer represented a 44% premium over Monsanto’s stock price.

    By Adam Jones
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    Understanding the Tax Rate of Agricultural Chemical Companies outside the US

    Not everyone believes that Trump’s plan to cut the corporate tax rate from 35% to 20% would have a desirable effect.

    By Adam Jones
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    Monsanto’s 4Q17 Gross Margins by Segment

    The Seed and Genomics segment’s gross margins expanded from 34.0% in 4Q16 to 41.4% in 4Q17.

    By Adam Jones
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    Earnings Report

    An Update on Monsanto’s Merger with Bayer

    Monsanto’s (MON) merger with Bayer AG is expected to be completed by 2H18. However, the merger depends on regulators’ approval.

    By Adam Jones
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    Earnings Report

    Monsanto’s Operating Margins Projected to Expand in Fiscal 2017

    For the upcoming 3Q17, Wall Street analysts are estimating that Monsanto’s EBITDA will be $1.3 billion compared to $1.5 billion in 3Q16.

    By Adam Jones
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    Corn Prices Have Risen This June on Lower Inventory

    For most of 2016, corn prices were relatively low compared to the trailing-five-year period. Let’s look at how corn prices have fared so far in 2017.

    By Adam Jones
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    Your June 2017 Corn, Wheat, and Soybean Crop Index Update

    The USDA (U.S. Department of Agriculture) issued its monthly World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates Report for agricultural commodities on June 9, 2017.

    By Adam Jones
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    Analysts’ Latest Recommendations for Deere

    About 39.0% of these analysts have recommended a “buy” for the stock, while 43.0% have recommended a “hold.”

    By Peter Neil
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    Why Analysts Are Expecting Deere’s Earnings Per Share to Rise

    As of May 15, 2017, Wall Street analysts are expecting Deere (DE) to post EPS of $1.67 in fiscal 2Q17. That would be a 7.0% rise year-over-year.

    By Peter Neil
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    What Boosted DuPont’s Electronics & Communications Segment

    DuPont’s Electronics & Communications segment DuPont’s (DD) Electronics & Communications segment, its fifth-largest revenue contributor, accounted for 6.6% of its revenue in 1Q17. The segment reported revenue of $510 million in 1Q17, representing a 3.4% increase YoY (year-over-year). The segment’s revenue grew primarily due to improved demand in the consumer electronics and semiconductor markets, which resulted in […]

    By Peter Neil
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    Earnings Report

    What Could Drive Up Dow Chemical’s Operating Earnings per Share?

    As of April 18, 2017, Wall Street analysts expect Dow Chemical (DOW) to post operating EPS (earnings per share) of $0.98 in 1Q17 compared to $0.89 in 1Q16.

    By Peter Neil
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    Earnings Report

    Why Analysts Expect DuPont’s Revenues to Turn Around in 1Q17

    Analysts expect DuPont’s (DD) revenue to rise on a year-over-year (or YOY) basis in 1Q17.

    By Peter Neil
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    Earnings Report

    The Monsanto-Bayer Merger: Can This Seed Take Root?

    Monsanto’s (MON) proposed merger with Bayer is expected to be completed by the 2Q18—but only if it gets the green light from antitrust authorities.

    By Adam Jones
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    Earnings Report

    Behind Monsanto’s Margin Growth in Fiscal 2Q17

    In fiscal 2Q17, Monsanto’s (MON) overall company margin, from both segments combined, grew from 57.33% to 58.18% YoY (year-over-year).

    By Adam Jones
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    Separation Cost to Impact Deere’s Earnings per Share in 1Q17

    As of February 13, Wall Street analysts expect Deere to post EPS of $0.53 in 1Q17—a decrease of 33.8% year-over-year compared to $0.80 in 1Q16.

    By Peter Neil
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    How Soybean Prices Moved in January 2017

    In its January report, the USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) said that the world’s ending stock for soybeans fell slightly to 82.3 million metric tons from 82.9 million metric tons in December.

    By Adam Jones
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    Earnings Report

    Why Monsanto’s Operating Margins Improved in 1Q17

    Monsanto reported operating income or EBIT of $247 million, which rose from -$272 million in fiscal 1Q16.

    By Adam Jones
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Monsanto’s Stock Has Tracked Its Historical Price-to-Earnings

    The price-to-earnings ratio is a popular multiple investors use to determine the value of their investments in companies such as Monsanto (MON).

    By Adam Jones
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Company Overview: A Look at Monsanto’s Key Executives

    In 2016, Monsanto (MOO) had 21,000 employees. Let’s take a look at some of the company’s key executives.

    By Adam Jones
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Geographic Segments Contribute to Monsanto’s Sales?

    Including the United States, Mexico, and Canada, Monsanto’s total North American sales contribution stood close to 68% of its 2016 sales.

    By Adam Jones
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    This Segment Has Become Important for Monsanto in the Last Decade

    Monsanto (MON) conducts its global sales through two broad segments known as the Seeds & Genomics and Agricultural Productivity segments.

    By Adam Jones
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Monsanto Has a Huge Presence in Over 150 Countries

    For over 100 years, Monsanto (MON) has been spread across several countries, with some of its brands being sold and used in over 150 countries.

    By Adam Jones
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Monsanto’s History Dates Back to 1901

    In 1964, Monsanto introduced its first herbicide by the name of Ramrod. Four years later, in 1968, the company commercialized an herbicide called Lasso.

    By Adam Jones
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Monsanto Company: A 2016 Review

    So far in 2016, Monsanto has returned 6.8%, failing to beat the S&P 500’s current return of 10.1%. However, over its life, Monsanto has easily beaten the S&P 500.

    By Adam Jones
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    Miscellaneous

    Inside the Soybean Inventory Rise in December

    The global soybean stock-to-use ratio for soybeans rose to ~25.1% in December 2016, as compared to 24.8% in November 2016.

    By Adam Jones
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    Miscellaneous

    Global Corn Inventory Rises in December

    The latest global stock-to-use ratio for corn in the December 2016 report stood at 21.7%—slightly above the ratio of 21.4% in November 2016.

    By Adam Jones
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    Earnings Report

    Can Monsanto Report Earnings Growth in Fiscal 1Q17?

    For 2017, Wall Street analysts are estimating that Monsanto (MON) could report EPS of $4.70, which would translate into earnings growth of 5.3% year-over-year.

    By Adam Jones
  • uploads///MONs YTD Performence versus Benchmark
    Company & Industry Overviews

    At What Valuation Is the Market Investing in Monsanto?

    Monsanto’s (MON) forward PE valuation multiple has recently trended higher, and so has the price of its stock.

    By Adam Jones
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What’s in Store for Monsanto’s Profitability in 2017?

    For fiscal 2017, Wall Street analysts are estimating that Monsanto will report $7.3 billion in gross income, resulting in a gross margin of 53.0%.

    By Adam Jones
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Much Is Monsanto’s Revenue Expected to Rise in 2017?

    For fiscal 2017, the Wall Street consensus estimate for Monsanto’s total sales is $13.9 billion. That would translate to a rise of 2.9% year-over-year.

    By Adam Jones
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    Miscellaneous

    Soybean’s Stock-to-Use Ratio Rose with the Inventory

    Unlike corn, the global soybean stock-to-use ratio is lower compared to the global stock-to-use ratio of 26.5% last year.

    By Adam Jones
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    Miscellaneous

    Analyzing Corn’s November Stock-to-Use Ratio

    Corn’s latest global stock-to-use ratio in November 2016 stood at 21.6%—just slightly below the ratio of 21.5% in October.

    By Adam Jones
  • uploads///Agriums Retail Segments Gross Profit and Margins
    Earnings Report

    Agrium Successful in Expanding Retail Gross Margins in 3Q16

    In 3Q16, the Retail segment’s gross margin expanded YoY to 26% from 25% in 3Q15.

    By Adam Jones
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    Miscellaneous

    Why Did Soybean Prices Fall in October?

    In October, soybean prices continue to trend lower. On October 12, soybean prices stood at $9.5 per bushel—compared to $9.8 per bushel in September.

    By Adam Jones
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    Miscellaneous

    Soybean’s Stock-to-Use Ratio Rose in October

    The global stock-to-use ratio for soybeans rose 1.6% to ~23.5% in October—compared to 22% in September. Soybean’s ratio is lower than last year.

    By Adam Jones
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    Miscellaneous

    Why Did Corn’s Stock-to-Use Ratio Fall in October?

    The global corn stock-to-use ratio in October fell slightly due to a fall in the global corn inventory. The inventory fell 1.2% to ~217 million metric tons.

    By Adam Jones
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    Miscellaneous

    Performance of PotashCorp, Agrium Stocks since Merger News

    Almost a week has passed since PotashCorp (POT) and Agrium (AGU) announced a merger, and the market hasn’t responded positively to the news.

    By Adam Jones
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    Miscellaneous

    Why Is Monsanto Trading at a 25% Discount to Bayer’s Offer?

    Almost a week after the announcement of a merger deal between Monsanto and Bayer, Monsanto shares are trading at nearly a 25% discount to the offer price.

    By Adam Jones
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    Bayer Pays $128 per Share to Seal the Deal with Monsanto

    The Monsanto–Bayer merger, which is valued at $66 billion, is expected to create synergies of ~$1.5 billion after three years.

    By Peter Neil
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    Consumer

    Bunge Consistently Returns Value to Shareholders

    On May 24, Bunge announced that its board of directors approved a 10.5% increase in the company’s regular quarterly common share cash dividend.

    By Sushree Mohanty
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    Miscellaneous

    What Could Explain Soybeans’ Low Stock-to-Use Ratio?

    In June 2016, the global soybean stock-to-use ratio stood at 20.2%, which was at its lowest point compared to the past four years.

    By Adam Jones
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Bunge Returns Value to Shareholders

    Bunge (BG) paid $549 million to shareholders through dividends and share repurchases in 2015.

    By Sushree Mohanty
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Is Bunge’s Sustainable Expansion Strategy?

    To maximize its returns, Bunge (BG) expands its operations through mergers and acquisitions, reinvests in its business, and returns value to shareholders.

    By Sushree Mohanty
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    Miscellaneous

    Last Week’s DAP Fertilizer Price Trends: Must-Knows

    Ammonia is used to make phosphate fertilizers like DAP (diammonium phosphate) and MAP (monoammonium phosphate).

    By Adam Jones
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    Earnings Report

    Understanding the Key Economic Indicators in Construction and Energy

    Deere (DE) now expects its Construction & Forestry segmental sales to drop 13% in fiscal 2016, as compared to its previous forecast of an 11% decline.

    By Shannon Black
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    Miscellaneous

    How Monsanto’s Business Fits into Bayer’s Portfolio

    What’s in it for Bayer when it comes to acquiring Monsanto (MON)? The answer lies in Bayer’s business segments and geographic reach.

    By Adam Jones
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    Miscellaneous

    Diammonium Phosphate: Where Are Prices Headed?

    Ammonia is used to make phosphate fertilizers such as DAP (diammonium phosphate) and MAP (monoammonium phosphate).

    By Adam Jones
  • Company & Industry Overviews

    Industrials and Discretionary Helped AEDAX in 1Q16

    AEDAX fell 0.9% in 1Q16. But it still ranked second best among the 12 funds in this review.

    By David Ashworth
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    Earnings Report

    What’s Monsanto’s Outlook for the Next 12 Months?

    For fiscal 2Q16, Monsanto reported EBITDA (earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, and amortization) of $1.8 billion.

    By Adam Jones
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    Miscellaneous

    Prospective Plantings Report: Effect on Seed and Fertilizer

    Six key companies in the seed and fertilizer industry have reacted to the Prospective Planting report over the past four years. The recent report made most of the stocks fall.

    By Adam Jones
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    What’s in Store for Monsanto in Fiscal 2Q16?

    Monsanto is set to release its fiscal 2Q16 quarter earnings on April 6. YTD, Monsanto has returned -8.9%, with the stock closing at $90.10 on March 24.

    By Adam Jones
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    UMBWX’s Volatility Is Low, but Other Key Metrics Are Shaky

    The Scout International Fund (UMBWX) is invested in stocks of companies like Syngenta (SYT), Aflac (AFL), ABB (ABB), Barclays (BCS), and Novartis (NVS).

    By David Ashworth
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    Earnings Report

    Why Agrium’s Wholesale Shipments Increased Significantly in 4Q15

    Agrium (AGU) earns about 37% of its revenue and 35% of its gross profit from its Wholesale business. The company sells all three primary NPK (nitrogen, phosphate, and potassium) fertilizers.

    By Adam Jones
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    Earnings Report

    What Is Agrium’s View of Its Earnings Guidance for 2016?

    Agrium’s (AGU) management guidance for 2016 EPS (earnings per share) stands between $5.50–$7.00, which compares with its EPS of $7.25 in 2015.

    By Adam Jones
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    Earnings Report

    Why Did Agrium’s Wholesale Segment’s Gross Margin Spike?

    Agrium’s Wholesale segment’s gross margins significantly increased from 14% in 4Q14 to 36% in 4Q15. This was primarily driven by an increase in gross margins in the Potash segment.

    By Adam Jones
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    Earnings Report

    Monsanto’s Sales Growth Tells a Grim Tale of Agricultural Sector

    About 63% of Monsanto’s net sales comes from its seed and genomics segment while the rest comes from the agricultural productivity segment.

    By Adam Jones
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    Miscellaneous

    How Will Monsanto Improve Its Product Mix and Cost Structure?

    Monsanto is a large agricultural seed player, with a total global market share of 26% in the global seed industry. It generated 68% of sales from seeds.

    By Steve Ariel
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    Miscellaneous

    Why Has the Chemical Industry Started to Consolidate?

    Recently, the global chemical industry has witnessed a few M&A deals and started consolidating as the big chemical players were involved in the deals.

    By Steve Ariel
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    Miscellaneous

    Will Monsanto Have a Healthy Balance Sheet after the Acquisition?

    If Monsanto goes for a 50:50 cash and stock deal, it will have to raise around $20 billion. As a result, its net debt-to-EBITDA ratio would rise to 4.0x.

    By Steve Ariel
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    Introducting the Mega Deal between Monsanto and Syngenta

    Recently, Syngenta AG, the world’s largest pesticide company, started talking about deals with global agrochemical players such as Monsanto and ChemsChina.

    By Steve Ariel
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    Will DowDuPont Be Financially Sound?

    DowDuPont is a financially sound company. On the basis of the financials in 2014, the merged company will have revenue of more than $80 billion.

    By Steve Ariel
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    DowDuPont Will Spin Off into 3 Independent Public Companies

    After the merger, DowDuPont will spin off into three independent and public companies—agriculture, material science, and specialty products.

    By Steve Ariel
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    Will the Dow Chemical and DuPont Merger Have Operational Synergy?

    With corporate changes, the combined company is expected to generate total cost savings of $3 billion over the next two years after the merger.

    By Steve Ariel
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    What’s the Merger Rationale for Dow Chemical and DuPont?

    After the merger, the combined company would become the world’s second-largest chemical company and the largest seed and pesticides company.

    By Steve Ariel
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Basics about the Fidelity Diversified International Fund (FDIVX)

    According to the fund, the Fidelity Diversified International Fund (FDIVX) intends to attain capital appreciation by “normally investing primarily in non-U.S. securities.”

    By David Ashworth
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    Bunge Reported Strong Margins in a Challenging Environment

    Bunge’s 3Q15 revenue fell to $10.8 billion from $13.7 billion in 3Q14, below analysts’ estimates for $12.7 billion.

    By Sushree Mohanty
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    Earnings Report

    How Did Bunge’s Stock React to Its Earnings Release?

    On October 29, 2015, Bunge (BG) reported its third quarter results for fiscal 2015. The company’s stock is down almost 13% this year.

    By Sushree Mohanty
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    Earnings Report

    Why Did Monsanto Stumble in 4Q15 and Fiscal 2015?

    Technically, Monsanto Company has broken all major support and is trading below all moving day averages.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Earnings Report

    Seeds and Genomics Contributed 53.2% to Net Sales for 4Q15

    For Monsanto’s (MON) Seeds and Genomics segment, the sales in 4Q15 were recorded at $1.3 billion. For fiscal 2015, the segment sales were $10.2 billion.

    By Sushree Mohanty
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    Earnings Report

    Why Monsanto’s Bid to Acquire Syngenta Fell Apart

    Monsanto’s (MON) bid to acquire Syngenta (SYT) was intended to combine the R&D (research and development) capabilities of both companies.

    By Adam Jones
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    Earnings Report

    Earnings Preview: Headwinds Impacted Monsanto in 4Q15

    Monsanto has struggled due to falling crop prices, concerns from environmental agencies, currency headwinds, and the recent failure to acquire Syngenta.

    By Adam Jones
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    Earnings Report

    Will Monsanto’s 4Q15 Earnings Meet Expectations?

    Monsanto (MON) is set to release its 4Q15 results on October 7. So far, 2015 has been one of the worst years for the company with a year-to-date return of -28.17%.

    By Adam Jones
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