Is The Mosaic Company (MOS) Running Out of Gas?

Marco Green
July 17, 2017

After a recent check, Mosaic Co (NYSE:MOS)'s 14-day RSI is presently at 55.67.

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

The volume of the particular stock is the shares bought and sold in a single trading day. Lastly, Credit Suisse Group fixed a $20.00 price objective on Mosaic Company (The) and issued the company a "sell" recommendation in a study on Saturday, Apr 15th. Citigroup reduced the price objective on Mosaic Company (The) from $27.00 to $26.00 and fixed a "neutral" recommendation on the share in a note on Wednesday. Finally, BMO Capital Markets reissued a hold rating and set a $26.00 price objective on shares of Mosaic Company (The) in a research report on Wednesday, April 5th.

On August 31 the stock rating was downgraded from "Hold" to "Sell" by Vertical Research. On Friday, May 5 Johnson Denise C bought $18,933 worth of Mosaic Co (NYSE:MOS) or 803 shares. Over the last three months, the shares of the company have changed 22.74% and performed 36.30% over the last six months.

The market capitalization of The Mosaic Company is at $8.48 Billion.

Shares last traded at $23.72 just above the 50 day moving average of $22.89 and barely below the 200 day moving average of $27.88. Mosaic Company has a 1 year low of $21.78 and a 1 year high of $34.36.

Last time, the company failed Wall Street by reporting EPS of $0.04, smashing the consensus of $0.19 per share.

The company's Average Earnings Estimate for the Current Fiscal quarter is $0.31, according to consensus of 16 analysts. The company now has Return on Equity of 0.40%. The expected MOS's profit could reach $118.72 million giving the stock 17.33 P/E in the case that $0.34 earnings per share is reported. "Has $28.57 Million Position in Mosaic Company (The) (NYSE:MOS)" was first published by Stock Observer and is owned by of Stock Observer. The Potash segment mines and processes potash in Canada and the United States, and sells potash in North America and internationally. The original version of this story can be viewed at

Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. reduced its stake in shares of Mosaic Company (The) (NYSE:MOS) by 60.8% during the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. Clearbridge Ltd Liability Corp accumulated 0.91% or 1.38 million shares. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Tuesday, May 30th. This represents a $0.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.53%. Also, CFO Richard L. Mack bought 7,500 shares of Mosaic Company (The) stock in a transaction on Thursday, May 4th.

The difference of 52 week low value as well as 52 week high value and the current price of the stock suggests the next move of the shares. Following the purchase, the chief financial officer now owns 136,101 shares of the company's stock, valued at $3,177,958.35. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website.

In other Mosaic Company (The) news, Director Nancy E. Cooper sold 1,100 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, May 16th. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 8,260 shares of the company's stock, valued at $193,201.40. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 81.78% of the company's stock.

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. Vanguard Group Inc. increased its position in Mosaic Company (The) by 3.6% in the first quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC increased its position in shares of Mosaic Company (The) by 6.5% in the fourth quarter. Finally, River & Mercantile Asset Management LLP bought a new position in Mosaic Company (The) during the fourth quarter valued at about $5,511,000. 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.

02/08/2017 - Mosaic Company (The) was downgraded to " by analysts at CLSA. Morgan Stanley now owns 5,125,609 shares of the basic materials company's stock worth $149,565,000 after buying an additional 262,749 shares in the last quarter. Swiss National Bank now owns 1,178,965 shares of the basic materials company's stock valued at $34,402,000 after buying an additional 257,800 shares during the last quarter.

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

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