Green Square Capital LLC reduced its stake in shares of Mosaic Co (NYSE:MOS) by 73.4% during the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The firm owned 57,067 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after selling 157,333 shares during the period. Green Square Capital LLC’s holdings in Mosaic were worth $1,232,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently made changes to their positions in the business. CIBC Asset Management Inc grew its position in Mosaic by 0.4% during the 2nd quarter. CIBC Asset Management Inc now owns 37,157 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $848,000 after purchasing an additional 149 shares during the period. Sentry Investment Management LLC grew its position in shares of Mosaic by 1.0% during the 2nd quarter. Sentry Investment Management LLC now owns 23,662 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $540,000 after acquiring an additional 223 shares during the period. Bank of Hawaii grew its position in shares of Mosaic by 0.8% during the 2nd quarter. Bank of Hawaii now owns 36,496 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $833,000 after acquiring an additional 287 shares during the period. Auxier Asset Management grew its position in shares of Mosaic by 0.4% during the 2nd quarter. Auxier Asset Management now owns 84,731 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $1,934,000 after acquiring an additional 300 shares during the period. Finally, State of Tennessee Treasury Department grew its position in shares of Mosaic by 0.3% during the 2nd quarter. State of Tennessee Treasury Department now owns 96,007 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $2,192,000 after acquiring an additional 333 shares during the period. 76.93% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

Shares of Mosaic Co (NYSE MOS) traded up $0.22 during trading on Tuesday, reaching $23.84. 2,433,400 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 4,462,275. The stock has a market cap of $8,291.78, a price-to-earnings ratio of 23.16, a PEG ratio of 2.47 and a beta of 1.31. Mosaic Co has a 1 year low of $19.23 and a 1 year high of $34.36. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.37, a current ratio of 1.78 and a quick ratio of 0.90.

Mosaic (NYSE:MOS) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, October 31st. The basic materials company reported $0.43 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.25 by $0.18. The firm had revenue of $1.98 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.93 billion. Mosaic had a net margin of 4.68% and a return on equity of 3.61%. Mosaic’s quarterly revenue was up 1.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the company posted $0.41 EPS. equities analysts anticipate that Mosaic Co will post 1.01 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, December 21st. Shareholders of record on Thursday, December 7th will be paid a $0.025 dividend. This represents a $0.10 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.42%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, December 6th. Mosaic’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 10.42%.

A number of research firms have recently commented on MOS. Vertical Research upgraded Mosaic from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 17th. Citigroup raised their target price on Mosaic from $23.00 to $25.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research report on Thursday, November 2nd. Cowen raised their target price on Mosaic from $21.00 to $24.00 and gave the company a “market perform” rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 22nd. Royal Bank of Canada restated a “hold” rating on shares of Mosaic in a research report on Wednesday, October 18th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets raised their target price on Mosaic from $23.00 to $24.00 and gave the company a “market perform” rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 1st. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have issued a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Mosaic has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $23.91.

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Mosaic 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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