The seed company has angered consumers with perceived unfair pricing tactics, but investors have little to complain about. Monsanto projects to approach $130 in the next 12 to 18 months.
Drought and other pressures in the agriculture sector haven't hurt these companies.
In the race to harness the torrents of information, several clear favorites are emerging.
CAG has broken critical support and it is an avoid.
Geopolitical concerns remain in focus as investors are set to examine several economic reports ahead of Friday's payroll data.
Qihoo 360 is upgraded to 'buy' at 2 firms, and DISH is initiated with an 'underperform.'
Sorry to be so prosaic about this, but as long oil's not shooting through the roof, investors need to take very little action.
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The company is scrambling to protect its equities arm, which could face declining volume and revenue as competitors close the gap.
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Breaking up big banks is an untested solution to the too big to fail problem that attempts to isolate and dismantle large, troubled institutions while protecting the rest of the economy.
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