"A ‘frustrated’ Monsanto makes its case for Syngenta to the world"
Is the problem for Monsanto is being "up the creek" on Roundup causing Cancer?
Is that why it is so desperate to take over Syngenta (to obtain their weedkiller)?
If so, what happens if Syngenta weedkiller is also banned?
Monsanto said it plans to spin off Syngenta seed business if it takes over Syngenta.
The problem with that is Monsanto becomes even more dependent on chemicals that it is now.
Note: I hold positions in Syngenta (SYT). Watching.
Wed, May 20, 2015:
"Scotts Miracle-Gro paying $300 million to extend Roundup deal at American City Business Journals.
"Sunday, June 14, 2015
"French minister asks shops to stop selling Monsanto Roundup weedkiller"
Does Scotts have any recourse if Roundup is banned worldwide due to Cancer?
"recall of weed-and-feed variety after flood of grass-killing complaints"
Do these weed killers and insecticides present a risk to children and ... adults touching the grass too soon after application?
I wouldn't worry about glyphosate on crops because it is being handled by professionals.
I would worry more about insecticides and weed killers embedded in lawn fertilizers due to high risk of incorrect applications, runoff into the watershed, children or even adults touching the lawns / turf too soon after application. Very high risk of cancer result.
Long term debt rose.
Accounts receivable dropped.
Accounts payable rose.
But, as you stated, so long as they do not decrease the dividend.... and as someone else said you have a long term horizon /holding period, should be o.k.
Yes. In this "risk off" market since October 2014, the safest ways to proceed include:
a. Wait until earnings on higher risk / overpriced stocks and decide after 24 hours to see what the market REALLY thinks (such as when SSYS dropped 25% on last weeks earnings).
b. Use fundamentals including price/sales under 5 and PEG under 1.5 (and balance sheet data).
c. Wait until a "low risk", fundamentally sound, large cap, 100 year dividend stock gets whacked and buy for the long term return (eg: applies to companies like SYT (agriculture / seeds).
On Z, good company.
On Z, I'm waiting to see.
There are thousands of great companies out there, hundreds with fast growth and great fundamentals. Z has fast growth. Z has no real fundamentals.
On Z, when a company decides not to have an earnings conference call, it is because they do not want to answer questions.