Monsanto Company (MON) has 3,934,874 shares of shorts outstanding as on August 15, 2016, with 2 days left to cover or roll them over. On Jul 29, 2016, the open interest of short positions was 4,390,461 shares. The stock has a decent trading volume of 2,074,183 shares daily. The marginal decrease in the short positions is by -10.4%, which amounts to -455,587 shares. Short positions are 0.9% of the available float. The short interest information was released on Wednesday Aug 24th after the market close.
Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON): The stock opened at $107.87 on Wednesday but the bulls could not build on the opening and the stock topped out at $107.87 for the day. The stock traded down to $106.80 during the day, due to lack of any buying support eventually closed down at $107.00 with a loss of -0.09% for the day. The stock had closed at $107.10 on the previous day. The total traded volume was 3,587,055 shares.
In a related news, The officer (VP, CEO – Climate), of Monsanto Co /New/, Stern Michael K had unloaded 12,797 shares at $101.77 per share in a transaction on July 13, 2016. The total value of transaction was $1,302,351. The Insider information was revealed by the Securities and Exchange Commission in a Form 4 filing.
Monsanto Company (Monsanto) is a provider of agricultural products for farmers. The Companys seeds, biotechnology trait products, and herbicides provide farmers with solutions that improve productivity, reduce the costs of farming, and produce better foods for consumers and better feed for animals. It manages business in two segments: Seeds and Genomics, and Agricultural Productivity. Through its Seeds and Genomics segment, it produces seed brands, including DEKALB, Asgrow, Deltapine, Seminis and De Ruiter, and it develops biotechnology traits that assist farmers in controlling insects and weeds. Through its Agricultural Productivity segment, it manufactures Roundup brand herbicides and other herbicides and provides lawn-and-garden herbicide products for the residential market.