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TMCNet:  Shares of American Vanguard Rank the Highest in Terms of P/E Ratio in the Fertilizers & Agricultural Chemicals Industry (AVD, MON, SMG, IPI, POT)

[February 12, 2013]

Shares of American Vanguard Rank the Highest in Terms of P/E Ratio in the Fertilizers & Agricultural Chemicals Industry (AVD, MON, SMG, IPI, POT)

Feb 12, 2013 (SmarTrend(R) News Watch via COMTEX) -- 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 28.88. Monsanto is next with a a P/E ratio of 23.92. Scotts Miracle-Gro ranks third highest with a a P/E ratio of 22.00.


Intrepid Potash follows with a a P/E ratio of 18.65, and Potash rounds out the top five with a a P/E ratio of 15.76.

SmarTrend recommended that subscribers consider buying shares of Potash on December 11th, 2012 as our technology indicated a new Uptrend was in progress when shares hit $40.64. Since that recommendation, shares of Potash have risen 4.3%. We continue to monitor Potash for any potential shift so investors can protect gains and will alert SmarTrend subscribers immediately.

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