The Mosaic Company (NYSE:MOS) Given Average Rating of “Hold” by Brokerages

The Mosaic Company (NYSE:MOSGet Free Report) has earned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the fourteen research firms that are presently covering the stock, Marketbeat.com reports. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, seven have assigned a hold recommendation and five have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 1-year target price among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $37.73.

Several analysts have issued reports on MOS shares. UBS Group lowered their target price on shares of Mosaic from $33.00 to $30.00 and set a “neutral” rating on the stock in a research note on Tuesday. Mizuho lowered their target price on shares of Mosaic from $34.00 to $33.00 and set a “neutral” rating on the stock in a research note on Friday, May 3rd. Barclays lowered their target price on shares of Mosaic from $42.00 to $39.00 and set an “overweight” rating on the stock in a research note on Monday, May 13th. Royal Bank of Canada lowered their price objective on shares of Mosaic from $35.00 to $32.00 and set a “sector perform” rating on the stock in a research report on Monday, May 6th. Finally, Scotiabank lowered their price objective on shares of Mosaic from $40.00 to $38.00 and set a “sector outperform” rating on the stock in a research report on Monday, May 6th.

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Mosaic Stock Performance

NYSE MOS opened at $26.91 on Wednesday. Mosaic has a 1 year low of $26.67 and a 1 year high of $42.81. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.26, a current ratio of 1.16 and a quick ratio of 0.51. The stock has a market capitalization of $8.66 billion, a PE ratio of 11.45, a P/E/G ratio of 1.50 and a beta of 1.41. The company’s 50 day simple moving average is $29.12 and its two-hundred day simple moving average is $31.01.

Mosaic (NYSE:MOSGet Free Report) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, May 1st. The basic materials company reported $0.65 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.66 by ($0.01). Mosaic had a return on equity of 8.23% and a net margin of 6.07%. The firm had revenue of $2.68 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $2.88 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $1.14 earnings per share. The business’s revenue for the quarter was down 25.7% compared to the same quarter last year. Analysts predict that Mosaic will post 2.57 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Hedge Funds Weigh In On Mosaic

Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in MOS. LPL Financial LLC grew its holdings in shares of Mosaic by 42.0% during the 3rd quarter. LPL Financial LLC now owns 206,606 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $7,355,000 after purchasing an additional 61,096 shares during the last quarter. Natixis Advisors L.P. grew its holdings in shares of Mosaic by 80.0% during the 3rd quarter. Natixis Advisors L.P. now owns 79,145 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $2,818,000 after purchasing an additional 35,180 shares during the last quarter. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC grew its holdings in shares of Mosaic by 168.8% during the 3rd quarter. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC now owns 18,961 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $675,000 after purchasing an additional 11,906 shares during the last quarter. Evergreen Capital Management LLC grew its holdings in shares of Mosaic by 6.4% during the 3rd quarter. Evergreen Capital Management LLC now owns 14,379 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $512,000 after purchasing an additional 859 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Schroder Investment Management Group grew its holdings in shares of Mosaic by 3.6% during the 3rd quarter. Schroder Investment Management Group now owns 203,886 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $7,258,000 after purchasing an additional 7,041 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 77.54% of the company’s stock.

About Mosaic

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The Mosaic Company, through its subsidiaries, produces and markets concentrated phosphate and potash crop nutrients in North America and internationally. The company operates through three segments: Phosphates, Potash, and Mosaic Fertilizantes. It owns and operates mines, which produce concentrated phosphate crop nutrients, such as diammonium phosphate, monoammonium phosphate, and ammoniated phosphate products; and phosphate-based animal feed ingredients primarily under the Biofos and Nexfos brand names, as well as produces a double sulfate of potash magnesia product under K-Mag brand name.

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