The Mosaic Company (NYSE:MOS) Receives $38.36 Average Price Target from Analysts

The Mosaic Company (NYSE:MOSGet Free Report) has been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the thirteen ratings firms that are presently covering the company, MarketBeat.com reports. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, six have issued a hold recommendation and five have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1-year target price among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $38.36.

MOS has been the subject of several research analyst reports. Barclays cut their price objective on Mosaic from $42.00 to $39.00 and set an “overweight” rating for the company in a report on Monday, May 13th. Wells Fargo & Company boosted their price target on Mosaic from $34.00 to $35.00 and gave the company an “equal weight” rating in a report on Friday, February 23rd. Piper Sandler cut their price target on Mosaic from $32.00 to $29.00 and set an “underweight” rating for the company in a report on Tuesday, May 7th. Wolfe Research began coverage on Mosaic in a report on Friday, March 1st. They set an “outperform” rating and a $39.00 price target for the company. Finally, Mizuho lowered their price objective on Mosaic from $34.00 to $33.00 and set a “neutral” rating on the stock in a research report on Friday, May 3rd.

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Institutional Inflows and Outflows

Hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the business. AustralianSuper Pty Ltd grew its stake in shares of Mosaic by 23.1% during the fourth quarter. AustralianSuper Pty Ltd now owns 2,083,150 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $74,431,000 after buying an additional 391,191 shares during the last quarter. International Assets Investment Management LLC grew its stake in shares of Mosaic by 3,212.6% during the fourth quarter. International Assets Investment Management LLC now owns 240,200 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $8,582,000 after buying an additional 232,949 shares during the last quarter. Sapient Capital LLC bought a new position in shares of Mosaic during the fourth quarter valued at approximately $2,300,000. Oak Thistle LLC grew its stake in shares of Mosaic by 13.1% during the fourth quarter. Oak Thistle LLC now owns 40,136 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $1,434,000 after buying an additional 4,658 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Mawer Investment Management Ltd. bought a new position in Mosaic in the fourth quarter worth approximately $3,337,000. Institutional investors own 77.54% of the company’s stock.

Mosaic Stock Performance

Shares of MOS opened at $28.77 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.26, a current ratio of 1.16 and a quick ratio of 0.51. Mosaic has a one year low of $27.83 and a one year high of $42.81. The firm has a market capitalization of $9.26 billion, a P/E ratio of 12.24, a PEG ratio of 1.53 and a beta of 1.45. The business has a fifty day moving average of $30.59 and a 200 day moving average of $32.24.

Mosaic (NYSE:MOSGet Free Report) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, May 1st. The basic materials company reported $0.65 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.66 by ($0.01). Mosaic had a return on equity of 8.23% and a net margin of 6.07%. The firm had revenue of $2.68 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.88 billion. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $1.14 EPS. The business’s revenue was down 25.7% on a year-over-year basis. As a group, sell-side analysts anticipate that Mosaic will post 2.64 EPS for the current year.

Mosaic Announces Dividend

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, June 20th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, June 6th will be paid a dividend of $0.21 per share. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, June 6th. This represents a $0.84 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.92%. Mosaic’s payout ratio is currently 35.74%.

Mosaic Company Profile

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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 Mosaic Fertilizantes. 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, as well as produces a double sulfate of potash magnesia product under K-Mag brand name.

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