Investors purchased shares of Mosaic Company (The) (NYSE:MOS) on weakness during trading on Monday. $27.11 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $8.98 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $18.13 million into the stock. Of all stocks tracked, Mosaic Company (The) had the 20th highest net in-flow for the day. Mosaic Company (The) traded down ($0.03) for the day and closed at $20.31

Several research analysts have weighed in on the stock. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Mosaic Company (The) from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Friday. Stifel Nicolaus restated a “hold” rating and set a $24.00 price objective (down previously from $27.00) on shares of Mosaic Company (The) in a report on Tuesday, August 8th. Royal Bank Of Canada restated a “sector perform” rating and set a $23.00 price objective (down previously from $25.00) on shares of Mosaic Company (The) in a report on Tuesday, August 8th. Morgan Stanley lowered their price objective on shares of Mosaic Company (The) from $27.00 to $25.00 and set an “equal weight” rating on the stock in a report on Monday, August 7th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Mosaic Company (The) from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Monday, August 7th. Seven research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have given a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Mosaic Company (The) presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $25.36.

The company has a market capitalization of $7.13 billion, a P/E ratio of 48.36 and a beta of 1.24. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $23.02 and its 200-day moving average is $26.24.

Mosaic Company (The) (NYSE:MOS) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, August 1st. The basic materials company reported $0.29 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.25 by $0.04. Mosaic Company (The) had a return on equity of 3.31% and a net margin of 2.07%. The firm had revenue of $1.75 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.75 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $0.06 EPS. Mosaic Company (The)’s quarterly revenue was up 4.7% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities research analysts forecast that Mosaic Company will post $1.07 EPS for the current year.

In other Mosaic Company (The) news, Director Nancy E. Cooper sold 1,100 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, May 16th. The stock was sold at an average price of $23.39, for a total value of $25,729.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 8,260 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $193,201.40. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this link. 0.38% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

A number of institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of MOS. Teachers Advisors LLC raised its position in shares of Mosaic Company (The) by 6.5% in the fourth quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC now owns 494,581 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $14,506,000 after buying an additional 30,286 shares during the period. Global X Management Co. LLC raised its position in shares of Mosaic Company (The) by 16.4% in the first quarter. Global X Management Co. LLC now owns 32,585 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $951,000 after buying an additional 4,580 shares during the period. Vident Investment Advisory LLC raised its position in shares of Mosaic Company (The) by 415.2% in the first quarter. Vident Investment Advisory LLC now owns 67,094 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $1,958,000 after buying an additional 54,071 shares during the period. Clinton Group Inc. acquired a new position in shares of Mosaic Company (The) during the first quarter worth $3,737,000. Finally, Karp Capital Management Corp acquired a new position in shares of Mosaic Company (The) during the first quarter worth $4,824,000. 80.64% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

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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.

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