Monsanto: A Bumper Crop of Profit

Shares hit a new 52-week high Monday after the agricultural-science giant raised its earnings outlook for the year

Seeds to plant corn for ethanol and herbicides are in strong demand, giving a healthy boost to Monsanto Company's (MON) sales and profits. When the Kansas City (Mo.) company raised its profit outlook for this year on Sept. 17, its shares perked up to a new 52-week high.

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