Monsanto Company (MON) continued its downward trend with the stock declining -0.21% or $-0.23 to close the day at $107.34 on light trading volume of 1.49M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.95M. The St. Louis Missouri 63167 based company has been outperforming the agricultural chemicals group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 19.67%, compared to the industry which has advanced 23.98% over the same period. With RSI of 46.78, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $120.5, making it a hold for now.
Monsanto Company, together with its subsidiaries, provides agricultural products for farmers worldwide. It operates in two segments, Seeds and Genomics, and Agricultural Productivity. The Seeds and Genomics segment produces row crop seeds, including corn, soybean, cotton, and canola seeds under the DEKALB, Channel, Asgrow, and Deltapine brands; and vegetable seeds, such as tomato, pepper, melon, cucumber, squash, beans, broccoli, onions, lettuce, and others under the Seminis and De Ruiter brands. It also develops biotechnology traits that assist farmers in controlling insects and weeds in corn, soybean, cotton, and canola crops under the SmartStax, YieldGard, YieldGard VT Triple, VT Triple PRO, and VT Double PRO brands; Intacta RR2 PRO brand; Bollgard and Bollgard II brands; Roundup Ready, Roundup Ready 2 Yield, and Genuity brands; and Roundup Ready 2 Xtend and Bollgard II XtendFlex brands. This segment also licenses a range of germplasm and trait technologies to large and small seed companies. The Agricultural Productivity segment manufactures and sells herbicides for agricultural, industrial, ornamental, turf, and residential lawn and garden applications for weed control, as well as for control of preemergent annual grass and small seeded broadleaf weeds in corn and other crops under the Roundup and Harness brands. The company markets its products through distributors, independent retailers and dealers, agricultural cooperatives, plant raisers, and agents, as well as directly to farmers. Monsanto Company has a collaborative agreement with Novozymes to discover, develop, and produce microbial solutions. The company was formerly known as Monsanto Ag Company and changed its name to Monsanto Company in March 2000. Monsanto Company was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri.
Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (RCL) retreated with the stock falling -0.06% or $-0.06 to close at $94.97 on light trading volume of 1.49M compared its three months average trading volume of 1.85M. The Miami Florida 33132 based company operating under the Resorts & Casinos industry has been trending up for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now 42.79% up for the period and up by 15.76% so far this year. With price target of $105.41 and a 51.26% rebound from 52-week low, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.
Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. operates as a cruise company. The company operates cruises under the Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises, Pullmantur, Azamara Club Cruises, CDF Croisières de France, and TUI Cruises brand names. The Royal Caribbean International brand provides cruise itineraries ranging from 2 to 24 nights with options for onboard dining, entertainment, and other onboard activities to various destinations. The Celebrity Cruises brand offers cruise itineraries ranging from 2 to 18 nights to various destinations; and operates onboard upscale ships that offer accommodations, fine dining, personalized services, and spa facilities. The Azamara Club Cruises brand offers cruise itineraries ranging from 3 to 20 nights that serve the up-market segment of the North American, the United Kingdom, and Australian markets. The Pullmantur brand provides cruise itineraries ranging from 2 to 15 nights with food and entertainment options for families and couples. The CDF Croisières de France brand offers seasonal itineraries to the Mediterranean, Europe, and Caribbean markets. The TUI Cruises brand provides onboard activities, services, shore excursions, and menu offerings for the German cruise market. As of December 31, 2015, the company operated 44 ships with itineraries ranging from 2 to 24 nights on approximately 490 destinations worldwide. Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. was founded in 1968 and is headquartered in Miami, Florida.
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (TMO) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 0.32% or $0.49 to close the day at $153.5 on lower than average trading volume of 1.47M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 2.09M. The Waltham Massachusetts 02451 based company has been outperforming the medical laboratories & research companies by 1.16% for last three months and its recent gains have pushed the stock slightly up 8.79% YTD, versus the medical laboratories & research industry which is up 6.74% for the same period. The RSI of 67.79 indicates the stock is neither overvalued nor undervalued at the current levels, hold for now.
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. provides analytical instruments, equipment, reagents and consumables, software, and services for research, manufacturing, analysis, discovery, and diagnostics worldwide. Its Life Sciences Solutions segment offers reagents, instruments, and consumables used in biological and medical research, discovery, and production of new drugs and vaccines, as well as diagnosis of diseases. This segment serves pharmaceutical, biotechnology, agricultural, clinical, academic, and government markets. The company’s Analytical Instruments segment provides instruments, consumables, software, and services for applications in the laboratory, on the production line, and in the field. This segment serves pharmaceutical, biotechnology, academic, government, environmental, and other research and industrial markets, as well as clinical laboratories. Its Specialty Diagnostics segment offers liquid, ready-to-use, and lyophilized immunodiagnostic reagent kits, calibrators, controls, and calibration verification fluids; blood-test systems to support the clinical diagnosis and monitoring of allergy, asthma, and autoimmune diseases; dehydrated and prepared culture media, collection and transport systems, instrumentation, and consumables; products for cancer diagnosis and medical research in histology, cytology, and hematology; and human leukocyte antigen typing and testing for the organ transplant market. This segment serves healthcare, clinical, pharmaceutical, industrial, and food safety laboratories. The company’s Laboratory Products and Services segment offers sample preparation, storage, and preservation equipment; controlled temperature technology products; centrifugation products and biological safety cabinets; water analysis instruments and laboratory equipment; laboratory consumables; chemicals; research and safety market channel services; and biopharma services. Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. was founded in 1956 and is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts.