Catalyst Capital Advisors LLC acquired a new stake in Mosaic Company (The) (NYSE:MOS) during the second quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm acquired 20,000 shares of the basic materials company’s stock, valued at approximately $457,000.

A number of other large investors also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Turner Investments LLC bought a new stake in Mosaic Company (The) during the first quarter valued at $158,000. Bronfman E.L. Rothschild L.P. increased its stake in Mosaic Company (The) by 878.3% in the first quarter. Bronfman E.L. Rothschild L.P. now owns 6,007 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $175,000 after buying an additional 5,393 shares during the last quarter. Pacer Advisors Inc. increased its stake in Mosaic Company (The) by 3.6% in the first quarter. Pacer Advisors Inc. now owns 6,779 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $198,000 after buying an additional 234 shares during the last quarter. CrestPoint Capital Management LLC bought a new stake in Mosaic Company (The) during the second quarter valued at $208,000. Finally, Greenwood Capital Associates LLC bought a new stake in Mosaic Company (The) during the first quarter valued at $211,000. 80.64% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Shares of Mosaic Company (NYSE:MOS) opened at 20.31 on Tuesday. The firm has a market cap of $7.13 billion, a P/E ratio of 48.36 and a beta of 1.24. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $23.02 and its 200 day moving average price is $26.24. Mosaic Company has a 12-month low of $20.06 and a 12-month high of $34.36.

Mosaic Company (The) (NYSE:MOS) last issued its earnings results on Tuesday, August 1st. The basic materials company reported $0.29 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.25 by $0.04. Mosaic Company (The) had a return on equity of 3.31% and a net margin of 2.07%. The firm had revenue of $1.75 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.75 billion. During the same quarter last year, the business earned $0.06 earnings per share. The company’s revenue was up 4.7% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities analysts expect that Mosaic Company will post $1.07 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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Several equities research analysts recently weighed in on MOS shares. Morgan Stanley reduced their price objective on shares of Mosaic Company (The) from $27.00 to $25.00 and set an “equal weight” rating for the company in a report on Monday, August 7th. Royal Bank Of Canada set a $26.00 price objective on shares of Mosaic Company (The) and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Saturday, June 10th. BidaskClub raised shares of Mosaic Company (The) from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, June 27th. BMO Capital Markets set a $26.00 price objective on shares of Mosaic Company (The) and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Saturday, May 6th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Mosaic Company (The) from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, April 20th. Seven research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have issued a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $25.36.

Mosaic Company (The) 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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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Mosaic Company (The) (NYSE:MOS)

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