Key Developments: Monsanto Co (MON.N)

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Monsanto Co gives FY 2015 EPS guidance below analysts' estimates
Wednesday, 8 Oct 2014 08:00am EDT 

Monsanto Co:Expects to achieve EPS of $5.75 to $6.00 for FY 2015.FY 2015 EPS of $6.03 - Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.  Full Article

Monsanto approves increase in quarterly dividend to 49 cents per share
Tuesday, 5 Aug 2014 04:40pm EDT 

Monsanto Co:Declares a quarterly dividend on its common stock of 49 cents per share.Payable on Oct. 31, to shareowners of record on Oct. 10.  Full Article

Monsanto Co announces $6 billion accelerated share repurchase
Tuesday, 1 Jul 2014 05:29pm EDT 

Monsanto Co:Enters into accelerated share repurchase (ASR) agreements with JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. and Goldman, Sachs & Co. to repurchase an aggregate of $6 bln of the company's common stock.Says July 1st's ASR is part of Monsanto's share repurchase programs under which an additional $10 bln of authority was recently announced on June 25, 2014.Under terms of ASR agreements, Monsanto will repurchase $3 bln of its common stock from each of JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. and Goldman, Sachs & Co., with an aggregate initial delivery of about 38.6 mln shares based on current market prices.Final number of shares to be repurchased will be based on Monsanto's volume-weighted average stock price during the term of the transaction, less a discount.Program is expected to be completed in up to nine months.Company is funding the ASR with proceeds from its previously announced debt offering and from issuance of commercial paper, and cash on hand.  Full Article

Monsanto Co announces $4.5 billion debt issue
Thursday, 26 Jun 2014 09:00pm EDT 

Monsanto Co:Announced the pricing of $4.5 billion aggregate principal amount of fixed rate senior notes consisting.$500 million in senior notes that mature in 2017 and bear interest at a rate of 1.150 pct.$500 million in senior notes that mature in 2019 and bear interest at a rate of 2.125 pct.$500 million in senior notes that mature in 2021 and bear interest at a rate of 2.750 pct.$750 million in senior notes that mature in 2024 and bear interest at a rate of 3.375 pct.$500 million in senior notes that mature in 2034 and bear interest at a rate of 4.200 pct.$1 billion in senior notes that mature in 2044 and bear interest at a rate of 4.400 pct. and $750 million in senior notes that mature in 2064 and bear interest at a rate of 4.700 pct.Says the company indicated that it expects to use the proceeds from the offering, proceeds from the issuance of up to about $1.2 billion of commercial paper.Says available cash, to fund the $6 billion accelerated portion of its share repurchase programs and for other general corporate purposes.  Full Article

Monsanto Co announces intention to begin debt offering
Wednesday, 25 Jun 2014 09:00am EDT 

Monsanto Co:Intends to begin a public offering of senior notes in the near term, subject to market and business conditions and other prevailing factors.Intends to use net proceeds from debt offering to repurchase its common shares and to extent there are any remaining proceeds for other general corporate purposes.  Full Article

Monsanto Co raises upper end of prior FY 2014 guidance; gives long term EPS guidance; announces $10 bln share repurchase authorization
Wednesday, 25 Jun 2014 08:19am EDT 

Monsanto Co:Raised FY 2014 guidance to the upper end of its previous guidance ranges.Expects FY 2014 ongoing EPS guidance of $5.10 to $5.20.Expects FY 2014 EPS an as-reported basis is expected in the range of $5.12 to $5.22 per share.Says it target to at least double full year ongoing EPS by the end of FY 2019 based on its core business and the transformational potential of its new platforms.Announces a new $10 bln share repurchase authorization.FY 2014 EPS of $5.25 - Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.FY 2015 EPS of $6.02 - Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.FY 2016 EPS of $6.70 - Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.FY 2017 EPS of $7.45 - Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.FY 2018 EPS of $8.20 - Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.  Full Article

Monsanto Co approves dividend of 43 cents per share
Friday, 6 Jun 2014 01:37pm EDT 

Monsanto Co:Declared a quarterly dividend on its common stock of 43 cents per share.Payable on July 25 to shareowners of record on July 3.  Full Article

Monsanto Co reaffirms FY 2014 earnings guidance - Conference Call
Wednesday, 2 Apr 2014 09:30am EDT 

Monsanto Co:Reconfirms guidance for FY 2014 ongoing EPS in the range of $5 to $5.20 and ongoing EBITDA growth in the mid to high teens.Reported EBITDA of $4.075 billion in FY 2013.FY 2014 EBITDA of $4.823 billion - Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.  Full Article

Novozymes and Monsanto complete closing of The BioAg Alliance
Monday, 10 Feb 2014 12:53pm EST 

Novozymes A/S:Says Monsanto and the company complete closing of The BioAg Alliance.Says the BioAg Alliance will discover, develop and sell microbial solutions that enable farmers worldwide to increase crop yields with less input Copenhagen, Denmark, and St. Louis, the United States.Says the announcement follows the satisfaction of relevant closing conditions and the receipt of required regulatory approvals.Says both companies will now focus on implementing the long-term strategic alliance.  Full Article

Monsanto Co approves dividend of $0.43 per share
Tuesday, 28 Jan 2014 05:18pm EST 

Monsanto Co:Says it has declared a quarterly dividend on its common stock of $0.43 per share.Says dividend is payable on Apr. 25, to shareowners of record on Apr. 4.  Full Article

RPT-Chinese citizens sue government over transparency on Monsanto herbicide

BEIJING, April 8 - Three Chinese citizens are taking China's Ministry of Agriculture to court in a bid to make public a toxicology report supporting the approval of Monsanto's popular weedkiller, Roundup, 27 years ago.

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