Historically, tumultuous times offer some of the best opportunities to buy stocks, and the market's recent mess surely qualifies. And though shares of agriculture technology company Monsanto
In our Motley Fool CAPS community, about 96% of the 3,065 investors rating the company are bullish, so there's no shortage of reasons why Monsanto will thrive, three of which I've highlighted below.
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1. Worldwide agriculture boom
CAPS members like the potential for global growth in agriculture and the way many companies are fighting tooth and nail to get a larger piece of the pie. CF Industries
2. Seed dominance
Because Monsanto is the world's largest seed company, many CAPS members are bullish on it being able to hold a competitive edge, despite aggressive competition from the likes of DuPont
3. Earnings potential
Despite the generic competition hitting Monsanto's herbicide business, many investors expect the company to profit nicely in the years ahead. The company offers strong seed sales trends in international markets and is restructuring its Roundup business. It's aiming for annual earnings growth in the mid-teens in the coming years.
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