Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC increased its position in Mosaic Company (The) (NYSE:MOS) by 39.0% in the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 1,270,640 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after buying an additional 356,528 shares during the quarter. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC owned 0.36% of Mosaic Company (The) worth $29,009,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Other large investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Turner Investments LLC bought a new stake in Mosaic Company (The) in the 1st quarter worth approximately $158,000. Pacer Advisors Inc. lifted its position in Mosaic Company (The) by 3.6% in the 1st quarter. Pacer Advisors Inc. now owns 6,779 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $198,000 after buying an additional 234 shares during the last quarter. Investment Centers of America Inc. lifted its position in Mosaic Company (The) by 1.7% in the 1st quarter. Investment Centers of America Inc. now owns 8,121 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $238,000 after buying an additional 132 shares during the last quarter. LMR Partners LLP bought a new stake in Mosaic Company (The) in the 1st quarter worth approximately $247,000. Finally, Cleararc Capital Inc. lifted its position in Mosaic Company (The) by 0.3% in the 1st quarter. Cleararc Capital Inc. now owns 8,543 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $249,000 after buying an additional 29 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 77.00% of the company’s stock.

In related news, Director Robert L. Lumpkins acquired 7,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Monday, August 21st. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $19.94 per share, with a total value of $139,580.00. Following the purchase, the director now directly owns 9,339 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $186,219.66. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. 0.38% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

Mosaic Company (NYSE MOS) opened at 21.59 on Friday. The stock has a market capitalization of $7.58 billion, a PE ratio of 51.40 and a beta of 1.27. Mosaic Company has a 1-year low of $19.23 and a 1-year high of $34.36. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $20.54 and its 200 day moving average price is $24.07.

Mosaic Company (The) (NYSE:MOS) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, August 1st. The basic materials company reported $0.29 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.25 by $0.04. The business had revenue of $1.75 billion during 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 for the quarter was up 4.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the company earned $0.06 EPS. On average, equities research analysts predict that Mosaic Company will post $0.76 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, September 21st. Stockholders of record on Thursday, September 7th were paid a $0.15 dividend. This represents a $0.60 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.78%. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, September 6th. Mosaic Company (The)’s payout ratio is 142.86%.

MOS has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Mosaic Company (The) from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 4th. BidaskClub upgraded Mosaic Company (The) from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, June 27th. BMO Capital Markets restated a “market perform” rating and issued a $25.00 target price (down previously from $26.00) on shares of Mosaic Company (The) in a research report on Wednesday, August 2nd. Citigroup Inc. dropped their target price on Mosaic Company (The) from $27.00 to $26.00 and set a “neutral” rating for the company in a research report on Wednesday, July 12th. Finally, Royal Bank Of Canada dropped their target price on Mosaic Company (The) from $26.00 to $25.00 and set a “sector perform” rating for the company in a research report on Friday, July 14th. Six analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have given a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Mosaic Company (The) has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $25.15.

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Mosaic Company (The) 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.

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

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