Mosaic Company (The) (MOS) Receives $25.05 Consensus Target Price from Analysts

Judith Bessette
Julho 17, 2017

Out of 19 Wall Street analysts rating The Mosaic Company, 3 give it "Buy", 5 "Sell" rating, while 11 recommend "Hold". Cleararc Capital Inc.'s holdings in Mosaic Company (The) were worth $249,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Also, the number of active investment managers holding Mosaic Co in their top 10 equity positions increased from 5 to 6 for an increase of 1. Teachers Advisors LLC now owns 494,581 shares of the basic materials company's stock valued at $14,506,000 after buying an additional 30,286 shares during the last quarter. Turner Investments LLC bought a new position in Mosaic Company (The) during the first quarter valued at approximately $158,000. Shapiro Capital Management LLC now owns 5,533,162 shares of the basic materials company's stock worth $161,458,000 after buying an additional 565,032 shares in the last quarter. Bronfman E.L. Rothschild L.P. raised its position in shares of Mosaic Company (The) by 878.3% in the first quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 35,460,881 shares of the basic materials company's stock worth $1,034,747,000 after buying an additional 1,233,929 shares in the last quarter. Investment Management Of Virginia Lc has invested 1.14% in Mosaic Co (NYSE:MOS). Pacer Advisors Inc. raised its position in shares of Mosaic Company (The) by 3.6% in the first quarter. Macquarie Group Inc Inc accumulated 1,400 shares.

02/08/2017 - Mosaic Company (The) was downgraded to " by analysts at CLSA. Tocqueville Asset Management L.P. now owns 49,920 shares of the basic materials company's stock valued at $1,457,000 after buying an additional 219 shares in the last quarter.

The company is down from yesterday's close of $23.85.

The stock shows a Short Ratio of 4.37 with the total number of Shares Short (Previous Month) of 17.78 Million. Mosaic Company has a one year low of $21.79 and a one year high of $34.36. The Mosaic Company (NYSE:MOS) is -12.23% below its 200-day moving average, providing a measure of resistance for long positions.

Mosaic Company (MOS) opened at 23.80 on Tuesday. The basic materials company reported $0.04 EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.19 by $0.15.

Talking about profitability of the company, the profit margin percentage is 0.57% while its operating margin for the trailing twelve month is at 4.93%. The company had revenue of $1.58 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.68 billion. They expect $0.34 EPS, up 466.67% or $0.28 from last year's $0.06 per share. The company's quarterly revenue was down 5.7% on a year-over-year basis.

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The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, June 15th. The firm has "Hold" rating given on Thursday, June 1 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. It has a dividend yield of 2.53%. The ex-dividend date was Tuesday the 30th of May 2017.

Analysts' mean recommendation for The Mosaic Company (MOS) stands at 2.20.

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Many research analysts quite recently weighed in on MOS. Royal Bank Of Canada reduced their price objective on Mosaic Company (The) from $31.00 to $29.00 and set a "sector perform" rating for the company in a research note on Tuesday, April 18th. On August 17 the company was rated "Neutral" by Susquehanna which was a cut from the previous "Positive" rating. On Monday, May 15 COOPER NANCY E sold $25,724 worth of Mosaic Co (NYSE:MOS) or 1,100 shares.

08/31/2016 - Mosaic Company (The) was downgraded to "sell" by analysts at Vertical Research. They now have a United States dollars 26 price target on the stock. As of December 31, 2016, the Company served customers in approximately 40 countries. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link.

In other news, CFO Richard L. Mack acquired 7,500 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction on Thursday, May 4th. The shares were sold at an average price of $23.39, for a total transaction of $25,729.00. Following the completion of the purchase, the chief financial officer now owns 136,101 shares in the company, valued at $3,177,958.35. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 81.78% of the company's stock.

The Mosaic Company, launched on March 25, 2004, is a producer and marketer of concentrated phosphate and potash crop nutrients. The Firm operates through three divisions: Phosphates, Potash and International Distribution. Through its product offering, the Company is a single source supplier of phosphate- and potash-based crop nutrients and animal feed ingredients.

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