Pre-Market Analysis on Monsanto, Agrium, Scotts Miracle-Gro, Williams Partners, and Ferro

Apr 22, 2013, 08:00 ET from

LONDON, April 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Major Indices posted robust gains to close the previous trading week. S&P500 index closed 0.88 percent higher while NASDAQ gained 1.25 percent during the day. The growth came despite the news of marginal increased jobless claims. The basic material sector showed mixed results as Agrium Inc. (NYSE: AGU) and Scotts Miracle Gro Co. (NYSE: SMG) closed lower. However, other stocks including Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON), Williams Partners LP (NYSE: WPZ) and Ferro Corporation (NYSE: FOE) closed higher. StockCall has posted free technical research on MON, AGU, SMG, WPZ, and FOE which can be downloaded upon sign up at

Monsanto Co. traded in the range of $102.42 and $103.72 in Friday's trading session and ended the day at $103.22, up 1.08 percent. The stock's 52 weeks range stands at $69.70 and $107.25. Monsanto has gained 33.77 percent of its value in the past 12 months, while it climbed 10.89 percent on a YTD basis. The stock is in a bullish mode and may find its first support level at $100.57. It is trading above its 50-day moving average of $102.84. Sign up and read the complimentary report on MON at

Agrium Inc. traded in the range of $91.23 and $92.43 in its latest trading session. Its volume stood at 557,297 shares, down from its average daily volume of 1.31 million. The company's stock closed Friday's session at $92.01, down 0.07 percent. The stock is currently trading below its short-term moving average price of $92.13, showing a neutral trend. In the coming sessions, Agrium is expected to go as high as $94.47, while its first support level is at $91.73. The stock has declined 6.09 percent on a YTD basis. The free report on AGU can be downloaded by signing up now at

Scotts Miracle Gro Co. extended its 52 weeks loss to 17.84 percent by closing its previous trading session 0.78 percent lower. The stock closed at $43.25, with trading volume of 340,116 shares. It is down 1.08 percent on a YTD basis. SMG is currently in a bearish mode and is expected to go up to $43.53 in the coming trading sessions. Its next resistance level is at $44.60. On the downside, it is expected to face its first support level at $42.97. Scotts Miracle traded in the range of $35.49 and $55.95 in the past 52 weeks. Free report on SMG can be accessed by registering at

Williams Partners LP closed Friday's trading session with upward movement, accompanied with below average volume. The stock ended at $52.62, up 1.00 percent from its previous close. It traded in the range of $52.20 and $52.83 during the session. Williams Partners is mildly volatile as it commands beta of 1.08. The company's current market capitalization stands at $20.94 billion. The stock has grown 11.37 percent on a YTD basis while its 52 weeks loss stands at 3.45 percent. Register with StockCall and download the research on WPZ for free at

Ferro Corporation made an upward movement with 2.87 percent gain in its latest trading session. The company's stock ended at $6.82 and its highest price point for the session stood at $6.87, which is also its new 52-week high. In the past 12 months, the stock has increased 32.94 percent while its YTD gain stands at 60.85 percent. Ferro trades at beta of 3.34, which implies very high volatility. It traded 616,943 shares during the session, in comparison to its regular daily volume of 628,444 shares. Read the full free research on FOE by signing up to StockCall at

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