Robecosam AG lowered its position in shares of Mosaic Co (NYSE:MOS) by 36.0% during the third quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 15,067 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after selling 8,470 shares during the period. Robecosam AG’s holdings in Mosaic were worth $321,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.
Several other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently bought and sold shares of MOS. Creative Planning increased its position in Mosaic 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 acquiring an additional 5,034 shares during the period. Louisiana State Employees Retirement System boosted its holdings in Mosaic 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. State Treasurer State of Michigan boosted its holdings in Mosaic by 0.3% in the 2nd quarter. State Treasurer State of Michigan now owns 115,382 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $2,634,000 after purchasing an additional 400 shares in the last quarter. ING Groep NV boosted its holdings in Mosaic by 49.1% in the 2nd quarter. ING Groep NV now owns 57,085 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $1,303,000 after purchasing an additional 18,791 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Aviance Capital Partners LLC boosted its holdings in Mosaic by 1.4% in the 2nd quarter. Aviance Capital Partners LLC now owns 30,671 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $700,000 after purchasing an additional 419 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 76.94% of the company’s stock.
MOS has been the topic of a number of analyst reports. Morgan Stanley lowered their price objective on Mosaic from $27.00 to $25.00 and set an “equal weight” rating on the stock in a report on Monday, August 7th. Zacks Investment Research lowered Mosaic from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, November 7th. BMO Capital Markets reissued a “hold” rating and set a $25.00 price target on shares of Mosaic in a research note on Friday, September 8th. Stifel Nicolaus reissued a “hold” rating and set a $24.00 price target on shares of Mosaic in a research note on Thursday, October 12th. Finally, Citigroup boosted their price target on Mosaic from $23.00 to $25.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research note on Thursday, November 2nd. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have issued a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $23.91.
Shares of Mosaic Co (NYSE MOS) opened at $23.70 on Tuesday. 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. The company has a current ratio of 1.78, a quick ratio of 0.90 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.37. 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 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.25 by $0.18. Mosaic had a return on equity of 3.61% and a net margin of 4.68%. The business had revenue of $1.98 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.93 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $0.41 EPS. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 1.7% on a year-over-year basis. research analysts predict that Mosaic Co will post 1.01 earnings per share for the current year.
The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, December 21st. Investors 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 yield of 0.42%. Mosaic’s dividend payout ratio is currently 62.50%.
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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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