Squarepoint Ops LLC Buys New Holdings in Mosaic Co (MOS)

Squarepoint Ops LLC bought a new position in shares of Mosaic Co (NYSE:MOS) during the 4th quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The fund bought 196,862 shares of the basic materials company’s stock, valued at approximately $5,750,000.

A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently made changes to their positions in the business. Private Capital Group LLC lifted its stake in shares of Mosaic by 50.8% in the 4th quarter. Private Capital Group LLC now owns 1,203 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $35,000 after purchasing an additional 405 shares during the period. Berman Capital Advisors LLC acquired a new position in shares of Mosaic in the 4th quarter valued at about $39,000. Exane Asset Management acquired a new position in shares of Mosaic in the 4th quarter valued at about $72,000. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund increased its position in Mosaic by 3,480.9% in the 4th quarter. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund now owns 4,688,263 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $161,000 after buying an additional 4,557,338 shares in the last quarter. Finally, MERIAN GLOBAL INVESTORS UK Ltd bought a new stake in Mosaic in the 4th quarter valued at about $166,000. 78.40% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

A number of analysts recently commented on MOS shares. JPMorgan Chase & Co. lowered Mosaic from an “overweight” rating to a “neutral” rating and decreased their target price for the company from $38.00 to $33.00 in a research report on Wednesday, December 12th. ValuEngine lowered Mosaic from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, December 12th. Zacks Investment Research lowered Mosaic from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, January 3rd. Finally, Credit Suisse Group reissued a “hold” rating and set a $30.00 price objective on shares of Mosaic in a report on Monday, February 4th. Nine investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, seven have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. Mosaic currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $37.14.



NYSE:MOS opened at $26.85 on Monday. The firm has a market cap of $10.35 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 12.67, a P/E/G ratio of 1.63 and a beta of 1.48. Mosaic Co has a 1 year low of $22.90 and a 1 year high of $37.37. The company has a current ratio of 1.71, a quick ratio of 0.79 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.42.

Mosaic (NYSE:MOS) last released its quarterly earnings results on Monday, February 25th. The basic materials company reported $0.77 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.57 by $0.20. The firm had revenue of $2.52 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $2.36 billion. Mosaic had a net margin of 4.90% and a return on equity of 7.71%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 20.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted ($1.23) earnings per share. On average, analysts predict that Mosaic Co will post 2.35 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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About Mosaic

The Mosaic Company, through its subsidiaries, produces and markets concentrated phosphate and potash crop nutrients worldwide. The company operates through three segments: Phosphates, Potash, and International Distribution. It owns and operates mines, which produce concentrated phosphate crop nutrients, such as diammonium phosphate, monoammonium phosphate, and ammoniated phosphate products; and phosphate-based animal feed ingredients primarily under the Biofos and Nexfos brand names.

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