Barclays Sticks to Their Hold Rating for Monsanto

By Austin Angelo

In a report released today, Duffy Fischer from Barclays reiterated a Hold rating on Monsanto (NYSE: MON), with a price target of $120. The company’s shares opened today at $118.40, close to its 52-week high of $118.87.

According to, Fischer is a 5-star analyst with an average return of 21.9% and a 67.4% success rate. Fischer covers the Consumer Goods sector, focusing on stocks such as Platform Specialty Products, Air Products and Chemicals, and Sherwin-Williams Company.

Currently, the analyst consensus on Monsanto is Moderate Buy and the average price target is $126.40, representing a 6.8% upside.

In a report issued on June 27, Susquehanna also downgraded the stock to Hold.

The company has a one year high of $118.87 and a one year low of $97.35. Currently, Monsanto has an average volume of 1.82M.

Based on the recent corporate insider activity of 102 insiders, corporate insider sentiment is negative on the stock. Most recently, in April 2017, Steven Mizell, the Exec. VP Human Resources of MON sold 13,700 shares for a total of $1,590,707.

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Monsanto Co. engages in the provision of agricultural products to farmers. The company operates its business through the following business segments: Seeds & Genomics and Agricultural Productivity.