Investment Management of Virginia LLC lowered its position in Mosaic Company (The) (NYSE:MOS) by 20.5% during the third quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 135,168 shares of the company’s stock after selling 34,793 shares during the quarter. Investment Management of Virginia LLC’s holdings in Mosaic Company (The) were worth $2,918,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Other hedge funds have also recently modified their holdings of the company. Stoneridge Investment Partners LLC grew its position in shares of Mosaic Company (The) by 23.4% during the 3rd quarter. Stoneridge Investment Partners LLC now owns 195,392 shares of the company’s stock valued at $4,219,000 after buying an additional 37,084 shares during the last quarter. Becker Capital Management Inc. grew its position in shares of Mosaic Company (The) by 1.5% during the 3rd quarter. Becker Capital Management Inc. now owns 1,550,251 shares of the company’s stock valued at $33,470,000 after buying an additional 22,615 shares during the last quarter. S&CO Inc. grew its position in shares of Mosaic Company (The) by 6.4% during the 3rd quarter. S&CO Inc. now owns 1,058,719 shares of the company’s stock valued at $22,858,000 after buying an additional 63,674 shares during the last quarter. State of Wisconsin Investment Board grew its position in shares of Mosaic Company (The) by 45.2% during the 3rd quarter. State of Wisconsin Investment Board now owns 427,070 shares of the company’s stock valued at $9,220,000 after buying an additional 132,943 shares during the last quarter. Finally, BT Investment Management Ltd grew its position in shares of Mosaic Company (The) by 150.9% during the 3rd quarter. BT Investment Management Ltd now owns 42,666 shares of the company’s stock valued at $921,000 after buying an additional 25,664 shares during the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 77.81% of the company’s stock.

In other news, Director Robert L. Lumpkins acquired 7,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, August 21st. The stock was acquired at an average cost of C$19.94 per share, with a total value of C$139,580.00. Following the acquisition, the director now owns 9,339 shares in the company, valued at C$186,219.66. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. 0.38% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

A number of brokerages have recently weighed in on MOS. Royal Bank Of Canada reduced their price target on shares of Mosaic Company (The) to C$23.00 and set a “sector perform” rating for the company in a research note on Thursday, August 3rd. Stifel Nicolaus reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $24.00 price target on shares of Mosaic Company (The) in a research note on Thursday, October 12th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Mosaic Company (The) from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 12th. Piper Jaffray Companies set a $23.00 price target on shares of Mosaic Company (The) and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, October 6th. Finally, Citigroup Inc. cut their target price on shares of Mosaic Company (The) from $27.00 to $26.00 and set a “neutral” rating for the company in a research note on Wednesday, July 12th. Four analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have given a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. Mosaic Company (The) has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of C$23.91.

Mosaic Company (NYSE:MOS) traded up C$0.11 during midday trading on Tuesday, hitting C$22.49. 4,775,506 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 3,940,000. The company has a current ratio of 1.78, a quick ratio of 0.90 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.37. The company has a market cap of $7,880.00, a P/E ratio of 21.94, a P/E/G ratio of 2.67 and a beta of 1.27. Mosaic Company has a fifty-two week low of C$19.23 and a fifty-two week high of C$34.36.

Mosaic Company (The) (NYSE:MOS) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, October 31st. The company reported C$0.43 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of C$0.25 by C$0.18. The business had revenue of C$1.98 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of C$1.93 billion. Mosaic Company (The) had a net margin of 4.68% and a return on equity of 3.61%. Mosaic Company (The)’s quarterly revenue was up 1.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $0.41 EPS. sell-side analysts anticipate that Mosaic Company will post 0.88 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, December 21st. Investors of record on Thursday, December 7th will be issued a dividend of $0.025 per share. This represents a $0.10 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.44%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, December 6th. Mosaic Company (The)’s dividend payout ratio is currently 63.16%.

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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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