Since then, the stock has given back much of that gain, closing Friday at $67.33, which is still well above its 52-week low of $44.61 from last July. Both companies have operations in the Dayton region, employing hundreds of workers.
Monsanto has research facility in Troy and BASF has a chemical plant in Greenville and a manufacturing facility in Brookville.
It was Tuesday when the speculation surfaced and pushed the stock higher.
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