Calamos Advisors LLC lifted its position in shares of Mosaic Company (The) (NYSE:MOS) by 3.8% during the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 80,512 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 2,951 shares during the period. Calamos Advisors LLC’s holdings in Mosaic Company (The) were worth $1,738,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Several other hedge funds also recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Vanguard Group Inc. boosted its holdings in shares of Mosaic Company (The) by 2.2% during the 2nd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 36,254,086 shares of the company’s stock worth $827,681,000 after buying an additional 793,205 shares during the period. State Street Corp boosted its holdings in shares of Mosaic Company (The) by 2.0% during the 2nd quarter. State Street Corp now owns 19,950,012 shares of the company’s stock worth $455,461,000 after buying an additional 397,403 shares during the period. Shapiro Capital Management LLC boosted its holdings in shares of Mosaic Company (The) by 13.0% during the 2nd quarter. Shapiro Capital Management LLC now owns 6,251,974 shares of the company’s stock worth $142,733,000 after buying an additional 718,812 shares during the period. FMR LLC boosted its holdings in shares of Mosaic Company (The) by 6.3% during the 2nd quarter. FMR LLC now owns 5,428,123 shares of the company’s stock worth $123,923,000 after buying an additional 319,637 shares during the period. Finally, NN Investment Partners Holdings N.V. boosted its holdings in shares of Mosaic Company (The) by 146.0% during the 2nd quarter. NN Investment Partners Holdings N.V. now owns 2,547,323 shares of the company’s stock worth $58,156,000 after buying an additional 1,511,638 shares during the period. 77.23% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

MOS has been the subject of several research analyst reports. HSBC Holdings plc initiated coverage on shares of Mosaic Company (The) in a report on Wednesday, October 11th. They set a “buy” rating and a $24.80 target price for the company. Cleveland Research raised shares of Mosaic Company (The) from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Mosaic Company (The) from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $25.00 target price for the company in a report on Friday. Morgan Stanley reduced their target price 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. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $27.00 price objective on shares of Mosaic Company (The) in a report on Friday, July 14th. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have issued a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of C$23.91.

In other Mosaic Company (The) news, Director Robert L. Lumpkins purchased 7,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Monday, August 21st. The stock was purchased at an average cost of C$19.94 per share, for a total transaction of C$139,580.00. Following the transaction, the director now owns 9,339 shares in the company, valued at approximately C$186,219.66. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Corporate insiders own 0.38% of the company’s stock.

Mosaic Company (NYSE:MOS) opened at C$22.38 on Friday. The company has a current ratio of 1.78, a quick ratio of 0.88 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.37. The stock has a market capitalization of $7.88 billion, a PE ratio of 22.02, a P/E/G ratio of 2.68 and a beta of 1.27.

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

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, December 21st. Shareholders of record on Thursday, December 7th will be given a $0.025 dividend. This represents a $0.10 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.45%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, December 6th. Mosaic Company (The)’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 62.50%.

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About Mosaic Company (The)

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.

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

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