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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 Now Awaits Approval from US and Russia

    The Bayer-Monsanto (MON) deal is still under review for antitrust issues in the US due to concerns that the two companies combined could harm the competitive environment.

    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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    Monsanto’s 1Q18 Profitability and Outlook

    Monsanto’s adjusted EBITDA margins expanded YoY from 8% to 12.8% YoY. The company’s net margins rose from 3.4% to 6.9% during the same period.

    By Adam Jones
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    Analyzing Monsanto’s 1Q18 Gross Margin Performance

    During 1Q18, Monsanto’s overall gross margins expanded to 49.4%. The Seed & Genomics segment contributed the most towards the margins.

    By Adam Jones
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    Russia Pushes Back Deadline on Bayer-Monsanto Merger

    Last month, Russia pushed back its deadline by three months to approve the Bayer-Monsanto (MON) proposed merger.

    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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    Monsanto Reports 4Q17 Earnings: Stock Unchanged

    On October 4, 2017, Monsanto (MON) reported its fiscal 4Q17 and fiscal 2017 earnings. It delivered EPS of $0.05, which was better than a loss of $0.44 in 4Q16.

    By Adam Jones
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    Earnings Report

    Monsanto’s Earnings per Share Expectations for 4Q17

    Earnings per share So far in this series, we’ve looked at analysts’ mean estimates for Monsanto’s (MON) sales, gross, and EBITDA (earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, and amortization) margins. In this part, we’ll look at EPS (earnings per share) expectations, a critical aspect to consider when assessing a company’s performance. Analysts’ estimates In 4Q17, analysts […]

    By Adam Jones
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    What Analysts Expect for Monsanto’s Earnings Margins

    Expectations for 4Q17 Earlier in this series, we saw that analysts expect Monsanto’s (MON) gross income to grow slower than its sales over the next four quarters. In this part, we’ll look at what analysts expect for the company’s operating cost structure in 4Q17. Monsanto’s earnings In 4Q17, analysts expect Monsanto’s EBITDA (earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, and amortization) […]

    By Adam Jones
  • uploads///Geographical Synergies
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    Monsanto-Bayer Deal Completion Will Be Delayed

    This week, Bayer stated that it expects the Monsanto (MON) acquisition to be delayed. Bayer asked for an extension to January 22.

    By Adam Jones
  • uploads///American Vanguard Corp Adjusted EPS and Stock Price
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    American Vanguard: A Top 10 Agricultural Chemicals Stock

    Over the past ten-year period, American Vanguard has risen 22.0% and significantly underperformed the S&P 500 Index’s rise of 69.2% over the same period.

    By Adam Jones
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    Monsanto: A Top 10 Agricultural Chemicals Stock

    Over the past ten-year period, Monsanto has risen 83.3% and outperformed the S&P 500 Index’s rise of 69.2% for the same period.

    By Adam Jones
  • uploads///Cotton Price Movements
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    How Cotton Prices Moved in Week Ending June 30

    The overall prices for cotton moved higher for the week ended June 30 compared to levels during the previous week.

    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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    Will Monsanto’s Soybean Seed and Traits Drive Its Profit?

    Monsanto’s (MON) Soybean Seed and Traits segment is the second-largest subsegment under the Seeds and Genomics segment.

    By Adam Jones
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    Monsanto’s Corn Seed and Traits Will Drive Its Profit

    The Corn Seed and Traits segment is one of the strongest segments for Monsanto (MON). More than one-third of Monsanto’s sales come from the segment.

    By Adam Jones
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    Following the Thread: Cotton Futures for the Week Ended June 23

    On average, cotton futures traded lower week-over-week for the week ended June 23, 2017.

    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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    Monsanto’s Sales Expectation: There’s a Ray of Hope

    For the upcoming 3Q17, analysts’ consensus sales estimate for Monsanto (MON) is $4.17 billion, which will be a slight fall from $4.2 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 Soybean Price Update for June 2017

    For most of 1H16, soybean prices were trading at their lowest levels in the past four years. However, soybean prices rose in 2H16.

    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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    Can Deere Surprise Analysts by Surpassing Revenue Estimates?

    Analysts are expecting Deere (DE) to post revenue of $7.3 billion in 2Q17, a 2.6% rise year-over-year compared to $7.1 billion in 2Q16.

    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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    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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    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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    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
  • uploads///Monsantos Gross Margins by Segments
    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
  • uploads///Monsantos Valuation Multiple versus Peers Median
    Earnings Report

    How Monsanto’s Valuation Compares to Its Peers

    Monsanto (MON) is currently trading at a forward PE multiple of 23.9x, which is higher than the peer median of 22.6x.

    By Adam Jones
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    Earnings Report

    Why Monsanto’s EBITDA Margins May Expand in Fiscal 2Q17

    Wall Street analysts estimate that Monsanto (MON) could report EBITDA of $1.9 billion in fiscal 2Q17, which would mean an EBITDA margin of 40.7%.

    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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    How Crop Prices Have Moved in January 2017

    The crop index stood at 87.5 on January 20, 2017, up from 84.1 on December 20, 2016.

    By Adam Jones
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What’s Driving Food Consumption?

    Most of the increase in food requirement will take place in developing countries because the standard of living is expected to improve in those countries.

    By Adam Jones
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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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    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

    Why Is Deere Trading at a Discount to Caterpillar?

    As of December 30, 2016, Deere (DE) was trading at a one-year forward PE multiple of 22.6x compared to Caterpillar’s (CAT) of 30.6x.

    By Peter Neil
  • uploads///MONs Stock versus Forward PE
    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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    Overview: Monsanto’s Merger with Bayer in 2016

    If Monsanto and Bayer merge, they’ll become the largest global pesticide and seed company. Monsanto’s business is the best fit for Bayer’s Crop Science segment.

    By Adam Jones
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    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
  • uploads///Monsantos Profitability versus Industry
    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Monsanto’s Profitability Compares to Its Peers’

    A discussion on margins is incomplete without looking at where a company’s industry peers stand in comparison.

    By Adam Jones
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Digging into Monsanto’s Cost of Doing Business

    Monsanto’s intellectual property on different crops and traits gives it the ability to charge a premium. Let’s have a look at Monsanto’s cost structure.

    By Adam Jones
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    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

    How Monsanto’s Sales Have Trended over the Past Decade

    Since Monsanto’s (MON) beginnings in 1901, the company has evolved, undergoing technological innovations in the agricultural seed and traits business.

    By Adam Jones
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    What’s Monsanto’s Digitally Integrated Solution?

    Farmers (MOO) and the companies that serve them are becoming more efficient in their operations. Monsanto (MON) is one such company.

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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///Next  Month Target and Recommendation for MON
    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
  • 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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    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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    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
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What 2016 Election Means for MON, POT, ADM, and Agribusiness

    In this series, we’ll discuss the importance of the US presidential election in 2016 for the stock market in general and agribusiness stocks in particular.

    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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    Monsanto, Bayer: How They’re Performing 1 Month after Merger Deal

    It’s been a month since Bayer and Monsanto (MON) announced they would merge to become one of the largest agribusiness companies. Bayer and Monsanto stocks have both fallen.

    By Adam Jones
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    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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    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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    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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    Crop Prices Start to Rise: Positives for Monsanto and Others

    Each month, the USDA issues a report on the global stock-to-use ratios for key crops such as corn, soybeans, and wheat. The latest report was on October 12.

    By Adam Jones
  • uploads///Seed and Fertilizer Stocks Performance During Election Year
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    Why Agribusiness Companies May Not Be Impacted by the Election

    US presidential elections do bring uncertainty over policies. But companies that serve basic needs such as agriculture seem to be impacted less.

    By Adam Jones
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    Monsanto’s Fiscal 4Q16 Earnings: Giving the Market a Lift

    On October 5, Monsanto (MON) reported its fiscal 4Q16 and fiscal 2016 earnings before the market opened. Following the opening bell, the stock drifted to a low of $101.90, but it rebounded on positive cues from its earnings.

    By Adam Jones
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    A Quick Peek into the 4Q16 Starts of DOW, DD, and MON

    Dow Chemical (DOW) and DuPont (DD) started 4Q16 on a positive note, with their stocks rising 1.1% and 1.3%, respectively, compared to their closes on September 30, 2016.

    By Adam Jones
  • uploads///How Stocks Performed Since Merger Announcement
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    Analysts’ Price Targets for Agribusiness Companies

    Over the past two weeks, the market saw the agricultural chemical industry moving toward further consolidation. On Tuesday, September 20, executives of major agricultural companies (MOO) testified in defense of these mergers to US lawmakers.

    By Adam Jones
  • uploads///POTs and AGUs YTD Performance versus Benchmarks
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    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
  • uploads///Monsanto Shares Slide Down Further
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    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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    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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    Monsanto and Bayer Ink a Merger Deal, but It’s Not Over Yet

    On September 14, Bayer and Monsanto (MON) signed a definitive merger agreement. The deal states that Bayer will acquire Monsanto for $57 billion in an all-cash transaction.

    By Adam Jones
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    How September Soybean Prices Compare with Their 5-Year Trend

    Soybean prices in September trended lower after reaching a high of $11.80 per bushel in June 2016.

    By Adam Jones
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    Why the Soybean Stock-to-Use Ratio Rose in September

    Month-over-month, soybean inventory in September 2016 rose to 72 million metric tons from 71 million metric tons in August 2016, according to the USDA.

    By Adam Jones
  • uploads///Crop Index Shows Signs of Recovery
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    Why the Near-Term Outlook for Agricultural Chemicals Looks Cloudy

    The monthly USDA crop index stood at 86.4 on September 12. The index is significantly below its peak of slightly above 115 in June 2016.

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

    What Boosted Agrium’s Retail Gross Margin?

    In 2Q16, the Retail segment’s gross margin increased to 22% from 20.5% 2Q15. The gross margin in crop nutrients increased from 17% to 20%.

    By Adam Jones
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    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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    How Are Soybean Prices Trading in July 2016?

    On July 13, soybean prices stood at $11.2 per bushel—compared to the low of ~$11.03 per bushel in June. The prices are on the lower end of the price band.

    By Adam Jones
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    Monsanto Reports Fiscal 3Q16 Earnings: It’s a Negative Surprise

    In this series, we’ll look at Monsanto’s 3Q16 earnings results and analyze what factors influenced them the most. We’ll also look at management’s guidance for the rest of the year.

    By Adam Jones
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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
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    Why Are Soybean Prices Rising?

    On June 26, 2016, soybean prices stood at $11 per bushel, compared to ~$10 per bushel on June 26, 2015.

    By Adam Jones
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    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
  • uploads///Monsantos Valuation Multiple versus Median
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    Valuation: How Does Monsanto Compare to Peers?

    With Monsanto’s (MON) fiscal 2Q16 earnings release around the corner, let’s look at the company’s current valuation multiple and how it’s trended over the years.

    By Adam Jones
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    How Did DAP Prices Move in the Week Ending June 17?

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

    By Adam Jones
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    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
  • uploads///Bunges Fertilizer Segments Quarterly Revenue
    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Improved Farm Economics Could Help Bunge’s Fertilizer Segment

    Bunge’s (BG) smallest operating segment is its Fertilizer segment, which has operations in Argentina.

    By Sushree Mohanty
  • uploads///Bunges Sugar Bioenergys Quarterly Revenue
    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Will the Surge in Sugar Prices Affect Bunge?

    Sugar is the third largest contributor to Bunge’s total revenue.

    By Sushree Mohanty
  • uploads///DAP Prices
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    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
  • uploads///Exploiting Geographical Synergies
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    Why a Monsanto Deal Would Help Bayer’s Geographical Synergies

    We believe Monsanto’s acquisition will also help Bayer expand its geographic reach.

    By Adam Jones
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    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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