Gargoyle Investment Advisor L.L.C. held its position in Mosaic Company (The) (NYSE:MOS) during the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 20,031 shares of the basic materials company’s stock at the end of the second quarter. Gargoyle Investment Advisor L.L.C.’s holdings in Mosaic Company (The) were worth $458,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Other institutional investors have also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Turner Investments LLC bought a new stake in shares of Mosaic Company (The) during the first quarter valued at approximately $158,000. Bronfman E.L. Rothschild L.P. raised its stake in shares of 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. raised its stake in shares of 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 shares of Mosaic Company (The) during the second quarter valued at approximately $208,000. Finally, Greenwood Capital Associates LLC bought a new stake in shares of Mosaic Company (The) during the first quarter valued at approximately $211,000. 80.64% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Shares of Mosaic Company (NYSE MOS) opened at 20.31 on Tuesday. Mosaic Company has a 52 week low of $20.06 and a 52 week high of $34.36. The stock has a market capitalization of $7.13 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 48.36 and a beta of 1.24. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $23.02 and its 200-day moving average is $26.24.

Mosaic Company (The) (NYSE:MOS) last released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, August 1st. The basic materials company reported $0.29 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.25 by $0.04. The business had revenue of $1.75 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.75 billion. Mosaic Company (The) had a return on equity of 3.31% and a net margin of 2.07%. The company’s revenue was up 4.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $0.06 EPS. On average, equities research analysts anticipate that Mosaic Company will post $1.07 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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Several equities research analysts recently commented on MOS shares. Royal Bank Of Canada cut their price target on shares of Mosaic Company (The) from $31.00 to $29.00 and set a “sector perform” rating for the company in a report on Tuesday, April 18th. Credit Suisse Group reissued a “sell” rating and issued a $19.00 price target on shares of Mosaic Company (The) in a report on Friday, May 5th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Mosaic Company (The) from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, April 20th. Atlantic Securities raised shares of Mosaic Company (The) from an “underweight” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $26.00 price target for the company in a report on Tuesday, May 9th. Finally, BidaskClub raised shares of Mosaic Company (The) from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, June 27th. Seven investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have given a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price 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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