Mosaic Company (The) (MOS) Stake Lessened by DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale

DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale decreased its holdings in shares of Mosaic Company (The) (NYSE:MOS) by 10.4% during the third quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 359,703 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after selling 41,829 shares during the period. DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale owned about 0.10% of Mosaic Company (The) worth $7,437,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Several other large investors have also made changes to their positions in MOS. Tudor Investment Corp ET AL purchased a new position in shares of Mosaic Company (The) during the 1st quarter valued at approximately $283,000. Creative Planning lifted its holdings in Mosaic Company (The) by 50.0% in the 2nd quarter. Creative Planning now owns 15,106 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $345,000 after purchasing an additional 5,034 shares in the last quarter. State of Alaska Department of Revenue lifted its holdings in Mosaic Company (The) by 4.4% in the 2nd quarter. State of Alaska Department of Revenue now owns 15,640 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $357,000 after purchasing an additional 660 shares in the last quarter. Mn Services Vermogensbeheer B.V. lifted its holdings in Mosaic Company (The) by 529.6% in the 2nd quarter. Mn Services Vermogensbeheer B.V. now owns 55,864 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $1,275,000 after purchasing an additional 46,991 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Louisiana State Employees Retirement System lifted its holdings in Mosaic Company (The) by 1.4% in the 2nd quarter. Louisiana State Employees Retirement System now owns 21,800 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $498,000 after purchasing an additional 300 shares in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 77.68% of the company’s stock.

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In other Mosaic Company (The) news, Director Robert L. Lumpkins acquired 7,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, August 21st. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $19.94 per share, with a total value of $139,580.00. Following the transaction, the director now owns 9,339 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $186,219.66. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this link. 0.38% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

Shares of Mosaic Company (NYSE MOS) opened at $22.94 on Friday. The company has a current ratio of 1.78, a quick ratio of 0.90 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.37. The stock has a market capitalization of $8,053.06, a PE ratio of 22.49, a P/E/G ratio of 2.49 and a beta of 1.27. Mosaic Company has a 52-week low of $19.23 and a 52-week high of $34.36.

Mosaic Company (The) (NYSE:MOS) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, October 31st. The basic materials company reported $0.43 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.25 by $0.18. The firm had revenue of $1.98 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.93 billion. Mosaic Company (The) had a return on equity of 3.61% and a net margin of 4.68%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 1.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the company earned $0.41 EPS. analysts predict that Mosaic Company will post 0.97 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, December 21st. Investors of record on Thursday, December 7th will be given a dividend of $0.025 per share. This represents a $0.10 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.44%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, December 6th. Mosaic Company (The)’s payout ratio is 62.50%.

MOS has been the topic of a number of research reports. initiated coverage on Mosaic Company (The) in a report on Wednesday, October 11th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $24.80 price objective on the stock. Cleveland Research upgraded Mosaic Company (The) from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, November 1st. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Mosaic Company (The) from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $25.00 price objective on the stock in a report on Friday, November 3rd. Morgan Stanley decreased their price objective on Mosaic Company (The) from $27.00 to $25.00 and set an “equal weight” rating on the stock in a report on Monday, August 7th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets restated a “hold” rating and issued a $25.00 price objective on shares of Mosaic Company (The) in a report on Friday, September 8th. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have assigned a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company. Mosaic Company (The) currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $23.99.

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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