Mosaic Company (The) (NYSE:MOS) has been assigned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the eighteen ratings firms that are currently covering the stock, MarketBeat reports. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have given a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. The average 12 month price objective among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is C$23.88.
A number of brokerages have recently commented on MOS. BidaskClub lowered shares of Mosaic Company (The) from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday, July 28th. BMO Capital Markets reissued a “market perform” rating and issued a $25.00 price objective (down previously from $26.00) on shares of Mosaic Company (The) in a research report on Wednesday, August 2nd. Royal Bank of Canada cut their price objective on shares of Mosaic Company (The) from $25.00 to $23.00 and set a “sector perform” rating on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, August 2nd. Morgan Stanley cut their price objective on shares of Mosaic Company (The) from $27.00 to $25.00 and set an “equal weight” rating on the stock in a research report on Monday, August 7th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Mosaic Company (The) from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Monday, August 7th.
In related news, Director Robert L. Lumpkins acquired 7,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Monday, August 21st. The shares were purchased at an average cost of C$19.94 per share, for a total transaction of C$139,580.00. Following the completion of the acquisition, the director now directly owns 9,339 shares in the company, valued at C$186,219.66. The purchase was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this link. 0.38% of the stock is owned by insiders.
Large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. YorkBridge Wealth Partners LLC increased its holdings in shares of Mosaic Company (The) by 13,636.4% in the third quarter. YorkBridge Wealth Partners LLC now owns 6,044 shares of the company’s stock valued at $130,000 after purchasing an additional 6,000 shares during the last quarter. Pacer Advisors Inc. increased its holdings in shares of Mosaic Company (The) by 8.7% in the second quarter. Pacer Advisors Inc. now owns 7,366 shares of the company’s stock valued at $168,000 after purchasing an additional 587 shares during the last quarter. CrestPoint Capital Management LLC acquired a new position in shares of Mosaic Company (The) in the second quarter valued at $208,000. Greenwood Capital Associates LLC grew its stake in shares of Mosaic Company (The) by 30.5% in the second quarter. Greenwood Capital Associates LLC now owns 9,445 shares of the company’s stock valued at $216,000 after acquiring an additional 2,210 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Westover Capital Advisors LLC acquired a new position in shares of Mosaic Company (The) in the second quarter valued at about $218,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 77.81% of the company’s stock.
Shares of Mosaic Company (NYSE MOS) opened at C$22.84 on Friday. The company has a quick ratio of 0.90, a current ratio of 1.78 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.37. The company has a market cap of $7,898.60, a price-to-earnings ratio of 22.06, a PEG ratio of 2.68 and a beta of 1.27. Mosaic Company has a 1 year low of C$19.23 and a 1 year high of C$34.36.
Mosaic Company (The) (NYSE:MOS) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, October 31st. The company reported C$0.43 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of C$0.25 by C$0.18. The business had revenue of C$1.98 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of C$1.93 billion. Mosaic Company (The) had a net margin of 4.68% and a return on equity of 3.61%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 1.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $0.41 earnings per share. research analysts forecast that Mosaic Company will post 0.88 EPS for the current year.
The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, December 21st. Shareholders of record on Thursday, December 7th will be issued a $0.025 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, December 6th. This represents a $0.10 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.44%. Mosaic Company (The)’s dividend payout ratio is currently 62.50%.
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About Mosaic Company (The)
The Mosaic Company is a producer and marketer of concentrated phosphate and potash crop nutrients. The Company operates through three segments: Phosphates, Potash and International Distribution. The Company is a supplier of phosphate- and potash-based crop nutrients and animal feed ingredients. The Phosphates segment owns and operates mines and production facilities in Florida, which produce concentrated phosphate crop nutrients and phosphate-based animal feed ingredients, and processing plants in Louisiana, which produce concentrated phosphate crop nutrients.
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