Monsanto to eliminate 2,600 jobs amid fourth quarter loss

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- Creve- Coeur based Monsanto Company will eliminate 2,600 jobs as part of a cost-saving plan due to a fourth quarter loss.

According to our partners at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the company reported a loss for the fourth quarter amid falling sales of its biotech seeds and herbicides. The job cuts are expected over the next two years. The company is aiming to generate $275 million to $300 million in annual savings.

The Post reports the company’s shares dropped more than 2 percent in premarket trading Wednesday.

Monsanto reported a $495 million loss for its fiscal fourth quarter that failed to meet Wall Street expectations.

They expect full-year earnings in the range of $5.10 to $5.60 per share.

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