Boston Partners Sells 7,205 Shares of Mosaic Co (MOS)

Boston Partners lessened its position in shares of Mosaic Co (NYSE:MOS) by 4.9% during the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 140,141 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after selling 7,205 shares during the period. Boston Partners’ holdings in Mosaic were worth $3,026,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other large investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in MOS. Stoneridge Investment Partners LLC raised its position in shares of Mosaic by 23.4% during the 3rd quarter. Stoneridge Investment Partners LLC now owns 195,392 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $4,219,000 after purchasing an additional 37,084 shares during the period. Becker Capital Management Inc. increased its position in Mosaic by 1.5% in the 3rd quarter. Becker Capital Management Inc. now owns 1,550,251 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $33,470,000 after acquiring an additional 22,615 shares during the period. S&CO Inc. increased its position in Mosaic by 6.4% in the 3rd quarter. S&CO Inc. now owns 1,058,719 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $22,858,000 after acquiring an additional 63,674 shares during the period. State of Wisconsin Investment Board increased its position in Mosaic by 45.2% in the 3rd quarter. State of Wisconsin Investment Board now owns 427,070 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $9,220,000 after acquiring an additional 132,943 shares during the period. Finally, BT Investment Management Ltd increased its position in Mosaic by 150.9% in the 3rd quarter. BT Investment Management Ltd now owns 42,666 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $921,000 after acquiring an additional 25,664 shares during the period. 76.94% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

Mosaic Co (NYSE:MOS) traded down $0.58 during trading on Monday, hitting $23.70. The stock had a trading volume of 4,935,117 shares, compared to its average volume of 4,466,221. 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 capitalization of $8,523.47, a price-to-earnings ratio of 23.80, a PEG ratio of 2.54 and a beta of 1.31. Mosaic Co has a twelve month low of $19.23 and a twelve month high of $34.36.

Mosaic (NYSE:MOS) last released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, October 31st. The basic materials company reported $0.43 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.25 by $0.18. The company had revenue of $1.98 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.93 billion. Mosaic 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 in the previous year, the business earned $0.41 earnings per share. analysts predict that Mosaic Co will post 1.01 earnings per share for the current year.

The business 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 $0.025 dividend. This represents a $0.10 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.42%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, December 6th. Mosaic’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 62.50%.

Several research firms recently commented on MOS. BMO Capital Markets raised their target price on Mosaic from $23.00 to $24.00 and gave the company a “market perform” rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 1st. Royal Bank Of Canada reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Mosaic in a research report on Wednesday, October 18th. Cleveland Research upgraded Mosaic from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 1st. Vertical Research upgraded Mosaic from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 17th. Finally, Morgan Stanley lowered their price target on Mosaic from $27.00 to $25.00 and set an “equal weight” rating on the stock in a research report on Monday, August 7th. 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’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $23.91.

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About Mosaic

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.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Mosaic (NYSE:MOS)

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