Pre-Market Analysis on WPZ, FOE, MON, AGU, and SMG Provides Stock Research on Williams Partners L.P., Ferro Corp., Monsanto Co., Agrium Inc., and The Scotts Miracle-Gro Co.

New York City, New York -- (May 28, 2013)

U.S. stocks struggled on Friday, May 24, 2013, as market participants remained concerned over the Federal Reserve’s bond buying program. The Fed’s aggressive bond buying program, also known as QE3, has been one of the drivers of the rally in U.S. equity market this year. However, minutes of Fed’s most recent FOMC showed that some officials want the central bank to start winding up its bond buying program during the summer. The S&P 500 posted a loss for a third straight session on Friday. Basic Materials was one of the worst performers in the S&P 500, falling 0.71%. The major movers in the sector includedWilliams Partners LP (NYSE: WPZ), Ferro Corporation (NYSE: FOE), Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON), Agrium Inc. (NYSE: AGU), and Scotts Miracle Gro Co. (NYSE: SMG). StockCall has posted free technicalresearch on WPZ, FOE, MON, AGU, and SMG which can be downloaded upon sign up at

Shares in Williams Partners LP showed marginal gain on Friday, gaining 0.44% to close at $52.23. A total of 470,536 shares were traded, while its average daily trading volume stands at 910,514. The stock oscillated between $51.75 and $52.51 during the session. Over the past 5 trading days, the stock grew 0.33% while the markets remained range bound. So far this year, the share has gained 10.54%. Williams Partners LP shares have high volatility with beta of 1.07, and the company commands market capitalization of $21.62 billion. Sign up and read the complimentary report on WPZ at

Ferro Corporation’s stock ended flat on Friday, at $7.15. A total of 203,323 shares were traded. With the wider market swaying sideways during the past 5 trading sessions, the company’s shares advanced 1.56%. The stock has grown 68.63% so far this year. In Friday’s session, the stock traded between $7.04 and $7.15 while its 52 weeks trading range stands at $2.38 and $7.26. Ferro commands market capitalization of $618.98 million. Its stock is highly volatile as implied by its beta of 3.32. The free report on FOE can be downloaded by signing up now at

Monsanto Company’s stock hit an intraday low of $103.84 to finish the day 0.15% lower at $104.83, close to its intraday high of $105.04. A total of 1.82 million shares were traded in comparison to its usual trading volume of 2.19 million shares. The stock is up 12.62% so far this year. In the past 52 weeks, the stock traded between $73.17 and $109.33. Monsanto shows mild volatility as implied by its beta of 0.92. The stock is currently trading below its 20-day moving average price of $106.94 and 50-day moving average price of $105.22, showing a neutral trend. Free report on MON can be accessed by registering at

Shares in Agrium Inc. moved lower on Friday, in-line with the trend shown by the broader market. The stock hit an intraday high of $89.27, before finishing the day 1.04% lower at $88.81. So far this year, the share has lost more than 9%, underperforming the S&P 500. The stock currently trades below both their 20- and 50-day moving average price of $91.16 and $93.87 respectively. Agrium saw turnover of 570,154 shares during Friday’s trading session. Its beta of 1.53 implies high volatility.Register withStockCall and download the research on AGU for free at

Scotts Miracle Gro Co.’s stock ended lower on Friday, finishing 1.06% lower at $47.79. A total of 304,069 shares were traded during the session. The stock’s usual trading volume stands at 451,462 shares. In the past 52 weeks, the stock traded between $35.49 and $49.11. It commands market capitalization of $2.95 billion. Its stock is currently above its short-term and long-term moving average price of $47.71. Read the full free research on SMG by signing up to StockCall at

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