Mosaic Co (NYSE:MOS) has earned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the nineteen analysts that are presently covering the company, Marketbeat reports. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have given a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company. The average twelve-month price target among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $25.48.
A number of research analysts recently issued reports on MOS shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Mosaic from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $31.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Tuesday. Cowen restated a “hold” rating and set a $25.00 price objective on shares of Mosaic in a research report on Friday, January 12th. BMO Capital Markets restated a “market perform” rating and set a $26.00 price objective (up previously from $24.00) on shares of Mosaic in a research report on Wednesday, February 21st. JPMorgan Chase & Co. started coverage on Mosaic in a research report on Friday, January 12th. They set a “neutral” rating and a $26.00 price objective for the company. Finally, CIBC upgraded Mosaic from a “sector underperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Sunday, February 11th.
In other Mosaic news, Director Kelvin R. Westbrook bought 1,200 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, February 27th. The shares were purchased at an average price of $27.63 per share, with a total value of $33,156.00. Following the purchase, the director now directly owns 1,200 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $33,156. The acquisition was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. 0.38% of the stock is owned by insiders.
A number of institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the business. GWM Advisors LLC raised its stake in Mosaic by 7.9% during the 4th quarter. GWM Advisors LLC now owns 29,350 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $772,000 after acquiring an additional 2,152 shares in the last quarter. Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado raised its stake in Mosaic by 3.8% during the 4th quarter. Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado now owns 60,956 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $1,564,000 after acquiring an additional 2,237 shares in the last quarter. Harel Insurance Investments & Financial Services Ltd. raised its stake in Mosaic by 60.3% during the 4th quarter. Harel Insurance Investments & Financial Services Ltd. now owns 6,000 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $154,000 after acquiring an additional 2,257 shares in the last quarter. Auxier Asset Management raised its stake in Mosaic by 3.3% during the 3rd quarter. Auxier Asset Management now owns 87,531 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $1,890,000 after acquiring an additional 2,800 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Moors & Cabot Inc. raised its stake in shares of Mosaic by 7.2% in the 3rd quarter. Moors & Cabot Inc. now owns 47,567 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $1,028,000 after buying an additional 3,183 shares in the last quarter. 80.90% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.
Mosaic (NYSE:MOS) opened at $26.10 on Friday. The company has a market capitalization of $9,513.43, a P/E ratio of -87.00, a PEG ratio of 2.12 and a beta of 1.26. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.51, a current ratio of 2.27 and a quick ratio of 1.51. Mosaic has a 12-month low of $19.23 and a 12-month high of $29.80.
Mosaic (NYSE:MOS) last released its quarterly earnings data on Monday, February 19th. The basic materials company reported $0.34 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.27 by $0.07. Mosaic had a positive return on equity of 3.90% and a negative net margin of 1.45%. The business had revenue of $2.09 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.91 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $0.03 EPS. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 12.3% compared to the same quarter last year. research analysts expect that Mosaic will post 1.35 earnings per share for the current year.
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Mosaic Company Profile
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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