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Lowest Projected Earnings Growth in the Fertilizers & Agricultural Chemicals Industry Detected in Shares of Monsanto (MON, SMG, FMC, MOS, AVD)

By David Diaz

Below are the three companies in the Fertilizers & Agricultural Chemicals industry with the lowest projected earnings growth. The growth of earnings per share (current fiscal year estimated vs. last year actual) is important to gauge future profitability and relative value. Higher EPS growth generally justifies higher earnings multiples.

Monsanto ranks lowest with a projected earnings growth of 5.4%. Following is Scotts Miracle-Gro with a projected earnings growth of 14.7%. FMC ranks third lowest with a projected earnings growth of 20.2%.

Mosaic follows with a projected earnings growth of 25.4%, and American Vanguard rounds out the bottom five with a projected earnings growth of 86.1%.

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 25.6%. We are now looking for when a new Uptrend will commence and will alert SmarTrend subscribers in real time.

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Ticker(s): MON SMG FMC MOS AVD