BRYN MAWR TRUST Co lowered its holdings in shares of Mosaic Co (NYSE:MOS) by 15.6% in the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 83,488 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after selling 15,490 shares during the quarter. BRYN MAWR TRUST Co’s holdings in Mosaic were worth $2,142,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Other institutional investors and hedge funds have also bought and sold shares of the company. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP raised its position in Mosaic by 26.8% during the 3rd quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 4,364,003 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $94,211,000 after purchasing an additional 921,345 shares in the last quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC raised its position in Mosaic by 3.3% during the 4th quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC now owns 3,731,386 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $95,552,000 after purchasing an additional 117,536 shares in the last quarter. Guggenheim Capital LLC raised its position in Mosaic by 4.4% during the 4th quarter. Guggenheim Capital LLC now owns 2,505,676 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $64,294,000 after purchasing an additional 105,273 shares in the last quarter. Global Thematic Partners LLC raised its position in Mosaic by 49.9% during the 4th quarter. Global Thematic Partners LLC now owns 2,325,030 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $59,660,000 after purchasing an additional 773,747 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. raised its position in Mosaic by 4.0% during the 4th quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. now owns 2,131,660 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $54,699,000 after purchasing an additional 81,486 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors own 80.88% of the company’s stock.

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In related news, Director Kelvin R. Westbrook purchased 1,200 shares of Mosaic stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, February 27th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $27.63 per share, with a total value of $33,156.00. Following the transaction, the director now owns 1,200 shares in the company, valued at approximately $33,156. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Insiders own 0.38% of the company’s stock.

MOS has been the subject of a number of research analyst reports. Cowen reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $25.00 target price on shares of Mosaic in a research report on Friday, January 12th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. initiated coverage on Mosaic in a research report on Friday, January 12th. They set a “neutral” rating and a $26.00 target price for the company. Royal Bank of Canada lifted their target price on Mosaic from $24.00 to $28.00 and gave the company a “sector perform” rating in a research report on Friday, January 12th. BMO Capital Markets reaffirmed a “market perform” rating and set a $26.00 target price (up from $24.00) on shares of Mosaic in a research report on Wednesday, February 21st. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised Mosaic from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $30.00 target price for the company in a research report on Monday, January 22nd. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have issued a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $25.84.

Mosaic stock opened at $25.26 on Thursday. The company has a market capitalization of $8,983.34, a price-to-earnings ratio of -84.20, a PEG ratio of 2.00 and a beta of 1.26. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.51, a current ratio of 2.27 and a quick ratio of 1.51. Mosaic Co has a 1 year low of $19.23 and a 1 year high of $29.80.

Mosaic (NYSE:MOS) last released its quarterly earnings results on Monday, February 19th. The basic materials company reported $0.34 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.27 by $0.07. The firm had revenue of $2.09 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.91 billion. Mosaic had a positive return on equity of 3.90% and a negative net margin of 1.45%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 12.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $0.03 EPS. research analysts anticipate that Mosaic Co will post 1.35 earnings per share for the current year.

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About Mosaic

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 (NYSE:MOS)

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