The Mosaic Company (NYSE:MOS) Shares Purchased by Tower Research Capital LLC TRC

Tower Research Capital LLC TRC lifted its position in The Mosaic Company (NYSE:MOSFree Report) by 156.0% in the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 48,547 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after acquiring an additional 29,586 shares during the quarter. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC’s holdings in Mosaic were worth $1,735,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other institutional investors have also made changes to their positions in the company. Denali Advisors LLC raised its position in shares of Mosaic by 100.5% during the 4th quarter. Denali Advisors LLC now owns 826 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $30,000 after purchasing an additional 414 shares during the period. Janiczek Wealth Management LLC increased its position in Mosaic by 28.0% in the fourth quarter. Janiczek Wealth Management LLC now owns 1,455 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $52,000 after buying an additional 318 shares during the period. Planned Solutions Inc. bought a new stake in Mosaic in the fourth quarter valued at $65,000. CVA Family Office LLC acquired a new position in shares of Mosaic during the fourth quarter valued at $79,000. Finally, AdvisorNet Financial Inc grew its position in shares of Mosaic by 14.5% during the fourth quarter. AdvisorNet Financial Inc now owns 2,582 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $92,000 after acquiring an additional 327 shares during the last quarter. 77.54% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

Analyst Ratings Changes

MOS has been the subject of several recent analyst reports. Wells Fargo & Company upped their target price on shares of Mosaic from $34.00 to $35.00 and gave the stock an “equal weight” rating in a research report on Friday, February 23rd. Wolfe Research assumed coverage on Mosaic in a research note on Friday, March 1st. They set an “outperform” rating and a $39.00 target price on the stock. Barclays reduced their price target on shares of Mosaic from $42.00 to $39.00 and set an “overweight” rating for the company in a research note on Monday, May 13th. Royal Bank of Canada decreased their target price on Mosaic from $35.00 to $32.00 and set a “sector perform” rating for the company in a research note on Monday, May 6th. Finally, Mizuho cut their price target on shares of Mosaic from $34.00 to $33.00 and set a “neutral” rating for the company in a report on Friday, May 3rd. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have issued a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Based on data from MarketBeat, the stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $38.36.

View Our Latest Analysis on MOS

Mosaic Stock Up 1.7 %

MOS stock opened at $28.77 on Tuesday. The company’s 50 day simple moving average is $30.59 and its 200-day simple moving average is $32.24. The Mosaic Company has a 52-week low of $27.83 and a 52-week high of $42.81. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.26, a current ratio of 1.16 and a quick ratio of 0.51. The firm has a market capitalization of $9.26 billion, a P/E ratio of 12.24, a P/E/G ratio of 1.53 and a beta of 1.45.

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

Mosaic Dividend Announcement

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

Mosaic 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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