Should Investors Listen To Analyst Recommendations?: The Mosaic Company (MOS)

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Also, the number of active investment managers holding Mosaic Co in their top 10 equity positions increased from 5 to 6 for an increase of 1. Bronfman E.L. Rothschild L.P. boosted its stake in shares of Mosaic Company (The) by 878.3% in the first quarter. Finally, UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. increased its stake in shares of Mosaic Company (The) by 9.3% in the first quarter. Shapiro Capital Management LLC now owns 5,533,162 shares of the basic materials company's stock worth $161,458,000 after buying an additional 565,032 shares in the last quarter. Great Lakes Advisors LLC now owns 16,994 shares of the basic materials company's stock worth $496,000 after buying an additional 119 shares during the last quarter. The stock of Mosaic Co (NYSE:MOS) has "Buy" rating given on Thursday, November 5 by Stifel Nicolaus. Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. increased its stake in shares of Mosaic Company (The) by 6.2% in the first quarter. Tocqueville Asset Management L.P. now owns 49,920 shares of the basic materials company's stock valued at $1,457,000 after buying an additional 219 shares in the last quarter. Shapiro Capital Management LLC increased its position in Mosaic Company (The) by 11.4% in the first quarter.

Mosaic Company (MOS) traded down 0.55% during midday trading on Friday, reaching $23.72. The stock had a trading volume of 2,952,526 shares. Mosaic Company has a 1 year low of $21.78 and a 1 year high of $34.36. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $22.89 and a 200-day moving average of $27.88.

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The Mosaic Company (MOS) has a market capitalization of 8.31 Billion which suggests the company is a huge company further suggesting that the shares of The Mosaic Company (MOS) are stable and safe compared to the lower market capitalization companies. The stock of Mosaic Co (NYSE:MOS) earned "Underperform" rating by Cowen & Co on Friday, December 9. After $0.04 actual EPS reported by Mosaic Co for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 750.00% EPS growth. The company now has Return on Equity of 0.40%.

On consensus, experts anticipate that Mosaic Company (The) will announce full year sales of $1.65 B for the present fiscal year, with estimates between $7.05 B to $7.34 B. for the upcoming year, analysts expect that The corporation to post sales of $7.85 B for a share, with estimates between $7.39 B to $8.68 B. Research Firm Zacks Investment Research's revenue computations are a consensus based on a study of brokerage firms that cover Mosaic Company (The). The business's revenue for the quarter was down 5.7% on a year-over-year basis.

The Mosaic Company (NYSE:MOS), stock is trading $34.36 above the 52-week high and has displayed a high EPS growth of -28.20% in last 5 years.

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The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, June 15th. Mosaic Company (The)'s payout ratio is 545.50%. Goldman Sachs upgraded Mosaic Co (NYSE:MOS) on Friday, January 15 to "Neutral" rating. If you are accessing this story on another site, it was illegally copied and republished in violation of global copyright law.

A number of equities research analysts have issued reports on the stock.

On July 13 the company was set at "Sector Perform" by RBC Capital which is down from the previous "Outperform" rating. 1,100 shares were sold by COOPER NANCY E, worth $25,724 on Monday, May 15. Five analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have assigned a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company's stock. Mosaic Company (The) has an average rating of "Hold" and a consensus target price of $25.25. Following the sale, the director now directly owns 8,260 shares in the company, valued at $193,201.40. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. Also, CFO Richard L. Mack purchased 7,500 shares of Mosaic Company (The) stock in a transaction dated Thursday, May 4th. The shares were bought at an average price of $23.35 per share, for a total transaction of $175,125.00. Following the transaction, the chief financial officer now directly owns 136,101 shares in the company, valued at $3,177,958.35. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Institutional investors own 81.78% of the company's stock.

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The Mosaic Company, launched on March 25, 2004, is a producer and marketer of concentrated phosphate and potash crop nutrients.

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