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Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) is due to report earnings before the opening bell on October 5, 2011.

Overview
MON trades an average of 5.3 million shares per day..

52 Week High: $77.09
52 Week Low: $47.60
Book Value: $22.18
Float Short: 1.85%

On average, 10 analysts are expecting a drop of $-1.53 in earnings per share compared to last quarter's results of $1.26. The reporting quarter's estimated mean earnings are $-0.27 per share. Analyst estimates range between $-0.31 and $-0.2 per share.

The current trailing twelve months (ttm) P/E ratio is 21.9 The forward P/E ratio is 21.1.
In the last month, the stock has decreased in price -8.75%, with a one year change of 25.27%.
Compared to the S&P 500, the year to date difference is -4.17%.

Revenue year-over-year has decreased to $10.50 billion for 2010 vs. $11.72 billion for 2009. The bottom line has falling earnings year-over-year of $1.11 billion for 2010 vs. $2.11 billion for 2009. The company's earnings before income and taxes are falling with an EBIT year-over-year of $1.61 billion for 2010 vs. $3.10 billion for 2009.



Gross reported revenue compared to the mean estimate (rounded).

Fiscal Quarter Ending Month-Year Revenue Estimates Actual $ Difference Difference %
May-11$ 3.36 B$ 3.59 B$ 227.60 M6.77%
Feb-11$ 4.15 B$ 4.13 B$ -21.32 M-0.51%
Nov-10$ 1.79 B$ 1.83 B$ 35.95 M2%
Aug-10$ 1.81 B$ 1.95 B$ 145.50 M8.05%
May-10$ 3.16 B$ 2.96 B$ -198.74 M-6.29%

M = millions, B = billions

Differences are rounded. (Some onetime items are often excluded in reported EPS)

Reported earnings per share compared to the mean estimate. Differences are rounded.



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Source: Earnings Preview: Monsanto Company Reports 4Q Results Wednesday