With Monsanto's bid for Swiss chemical company Syngenta, we decided to take a look at the fertilizer and chemicals industry. The industry is going through a reshuffling of assets put in motion by Monsanto's unsolicited bid for Swiss chemicals company Syngenta. The original bid was rejected flatly and a revised Monsanto bid that included a breakup fee of $2 billion, also has been rejected. As part of the deal Monsanto has offered to sell Syngenta's seed business to make the merger acceptable to antitrust regulators. Here are some of the best fertilizer and chemicals companies TheStreet Quant Ratings says you should consider looking at. Number 3 is CF Industries Holdings. With a 'B' rating, the company's strengths can be seen in its expanding profit margins and solid stock price performance. 2nd is, The Mosaic Company. This rating is a 'B.' The Mosaic Company thrives in its revenue growth and compelling growth in net income. Number 1 is Monsanto Company. With a 'B' rating the company flourishes in its expanding profit margins and notable return on equity. TheStreet Ratings are algorithmic stock picks based on 32 major data points. S&P 500 stocks rated 'buy' yielded a 16.5% return in 2014, beating the S&P 500 Total Return Index by more than 300 basis points. For the full reports on these stocks, you can check out TheStreet.com/QuantRatings.
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