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Highest P/E Ratio in the Fertilizers & Agricultural Chemicals Industry Detected in Shares of American Vanguard (AVD, FMC, MON, SMG, MOS)

By James Quinn

Below are the three companies in the Fertilizers & Agricultural Chemicals industry with the highest price to earnings (P/E) ratios. P/E is an important valuation tool when comparing companies in the same industry. A higher P/E ratio means that investors are paying more for each unit of net income, so the stock is more expensive compared to one with a lower P/E ratio.

American Vanguard ranks highest with a a P/E ratio of 44.88. FMC is next with a a P/E ratio of 26.80. Monsanto ranks third highest with a a P/E ratio of 23.86.

Scotts Miracle-Gro follows with a a P/E ratio of 20.58, and Mosaic rounds out the top five with a a P/E ratio of 20.32.

SmarTrend recommended that its subscribers protect gains by selling shares of Mosaic on March 2nd, 2017 by issuing a Downtrend alert when the shares were trading at $30.79. Since that call, shares of Mosaic have fallen 23.6%. We are now looking for when a new Uptrend will commence and will alert SmarTrend subscribers in real time.

Keywords: highest p/e ratio american vanguard Monsanto scotts miracle-gro Mosaic

Ticker(s): AVD FMC MON SMG MOS