Mosaic Co (NYSE:MOS) hit a new 52-week low during mid-day trading on Wednesday . The company traded as low as $19.12 and last traded at $19.13, with a volume of 141448 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $19.37.
A number of research analysts recently issued reports on the stock. ValuEngine lowered shares of Mosaic from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, May 8th. Barclays restated a “hold” rating and set a $28.00 price target on shares of Mosaic in a report on Thursday, May 9th. Royal Bank of Canada lowered their price target on shares of Mosaic from $35.00 to $32.00 and set an “outperform” rating for the company in a report on Wednesday, August 7th. CIBC lowered shares of Mosaic from a “sector outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 7th. Finally, Scotiabank upgraded shares of Mosaic from a “sector perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a report on Wednesday, May 8th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have issued a hold rating and eleven have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $31.94.
The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.43, a quick ratio of 0.60 and a current ratio of 1.67. The firm’s fifty day simple moving average is $22.92 and its 200-day simple moving average is $25.63. The stock has a market cap of $7.47 billion, a P/E ratio of 9.01, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.38 and a beta of 1.56.
The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, September 19th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, September 5th will be given a dividend of $0.05 per share. This represents a $0.20 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.05%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, September 4th. Mosaic’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 9.43%.
In related news, Director Cheryl K. Beebe acquired 12,998 shares of Mosaic stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, August 21st. The stock was bought at an average price of $19.21 per share, with a total value of $249,691.58. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 23,704 shares in the company, valued at approximately $455,353.84. The purchase was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. Company insiders own 0.51% of the company’s stock.
Several hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in MOS. Geode Capital Management LLC lifted its holdings in shares of Mosaic by 10.0% during the 4th quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC now owns 4,848,463 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $141,386,000 after acquiring an additional 440,727 shares during the period. Nisa Investment Advisors LLC lifted its holdings in Mosaic by 3.6% during the 1st quarter. Nisa Investment Advisors LLC now owns 34,105 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $931,000 after purchasing an additional 1,200 shares during the last quarter. CWM LLC lifted its holdings in Mosaic by 2,795.7% during the 1st quarter. CWM LLC now owns 2,027 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $55,000 after purchasing an additional 1,957 shares during the last quarter. LS Investment Advisors LLC lifted its holdings in Mosaic by 6.4% during the 1st quarter. LS Investment Advisors LLC now owns 11,953 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $326,000 after purchasing an additional 724 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Private Capital Group LLC lifted its holdings in Mosaic by 57.6% during the 1st quarter. Private Capital Group LLC now owns 1,896 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $52,000 after purchasing an additional 693 shares during the last quarter. 72.87% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.
Mosaic Company Profile (NYSE:MOS)
The Mosaic Company, through its subsidiaries, produces and markets concentrated phosphate and potash crop nutrients in North America and internationally. 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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