Headlines about Mosaic (NYSE:MOS) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm scores the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Mosaic earned a coverage optimism score of 0.22 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the basic materials company an impact score of 45.7976397254266 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern’s rankings:

MOS has been the subject of a number of research analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Mosaic from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, November 7th. Cowen reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $25.00 target price on shares of Mosaic in a report on Friday, January 12th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. initiated coverage on shares of Mosaic in a report on Friday, January 12th. They issued a “neutral” rating and a $26.00 target price for the company. Stifel Nicolaus reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $24.00 target price on shares of Mosaic in a report on Thursday, October 12th. Finally, Citigroup increased their target price on shares of Mosaic from $23.00 to $25.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a report on Thursday, November 2nd. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have assigned a hold rating, three have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. Mosaic has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $24.98.

Mosaic (NYSE:MOS) opened at $25.25 on Thursday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.37, a quick ratio of 0.90 and a current ratio of 1.78. Mosaic has a 12 month low of $19.23 and a 12 month high of $34.36. The firm has a market cap of $8,699.00, a P/E ratio of 26.30, a PEG ratio of 1.98 and a beta of 1.29.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, March 1st. Stockholders of record on Thursday, March 1st will be paid a dividend of $0.025 per share. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, February 28th. This represents a $0.10 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.40%. Mosaic’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 10.42%.

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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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