Wall Street analysts expect that Mosaic Company (The) (NYSE:MOS) will post $0.25 earnings per share (EPS) for the current fiscal quarter, Zacks reports. Two analysts have provided estimates for Mosaic Company (The)’s earnings. The lowest EPS estimate is $0.09 and the highest is $0.35. Mosaic Company (The) posted earnings per share of $0.33 in the same quarter last year, which would indicate a negative year over year growth rate of 24.2%. The business is expected to issue its next earnings report on Tuesday, November 7th.

On average, analysts expect that Mosaic Company (The) will report full year earnings of $0.78 per share for the current fiscal year, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.60 to $0.90. For the next fiscal year, analysts forecast that the company will report earnings of $1.00 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.90 to $1.21. Zacks Investment Research’s EPS averages are an average based on a survey of research firms that that provide coverage for Mosaic Company (The).

Mosaic Company (The) (NYSE:MOS) last released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, August 1st. The basic materials company reported $0.29 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.25 by $0.04. Mosaic Company (The) had a return on equity of 3.31% and a net margin of 2.07%. The company had revenue of $1.75 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.75 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $0.06 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue was up 4.7% compared to the same quarter last year.

Several brokerages have recently issued reports on MOS. BidaskClub cut shares of Mosaic Company (The) from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Friday, July 28th. Royal Bank Of Canada lowered their price objective on shares of Mosaic Company (The) from $26.00 to $25.00 and set a “sector perform” rating for the company in a research note on Friday, July 14th. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Mosaic Company (The) from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 4th. Stifel Nicolaus reissued a “hold” rating and set a $27.00 price objective on shares of Mosaic Company (The) in a research note on Friday, July 14th. Finally, Citigroup Inc lowered their price objective on shares of Mosaic Company (The) from $27.00 to $26.00 and set a “neutral” rating for the company in a research note on Wednesday, July 12th. Six investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $25.15.

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In other news, Director Robert L. Lumpkins acquired 7,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Monday, August 21st. The shares were purchased at an average price of $19.94 per share, for a total transaction of $139,580.00. Following the acquisition, the director now directly owns 9,339 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $186,219.66. The purchase was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. Insiders own 0.38% of the company’s stock.

Several institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of MOS. Retirement Systems of Alabama raised its stake in shares of Mosaic Company (The) by 2.0% in the 1st quarter. Retirement Systems of Alabama now owns 169,278 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $4,940,000 after purchasing an additional 3,275 shares in the last quarter. Candriam Luxembourg S.C.A. raised its stake in shares of Mosaic Company (The) by 31.1% in the 1st quarter. Candriam Luxembourg S.C.A. now owns 26,816 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $783,000 after purchasing an additional 6,364 shares in the last quarter. Nationwide Fund Advisors raised its stake in shares of Mosaic Company (The) by 67.2% in the 1st quarter. Nationwide Fund Advisors now owns 159,665 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $4,659,000 after purchasing an additional 64,181 shares in the last quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd. raised its stake in shares of Mosaic Company (The) by 12.9% in the 1st quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd. now owns 563,225 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $16,441,000 after purchasing an additional 64,348 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Management Company LTD raised its stake in shares of Mosaic Company (The) by 16.4% in the 1st quarter. Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Management Company LTD now owns 28,676 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $836,000 after purchasing an additional 4,032 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 76.81% of the company’s stock.

Mosaic Company (NYSE:MOS) traded up 0.65% on Monday, reaching $20.11. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 2,554,077 shares. The firm has a 50 day moving average price of $21.84 and a 200 day moving average price of $25.14. The stock has a market capitalization of $7.06 billion, a P/E ratio of 47.88 and a beta of 1.27. Mosaic Company has a 52 week low of $19.59 and a 52 week high of $34.36.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, September 21st. Shareholders of record on Thursday, September 7th will be issued a $0.15 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, September 6th. This represents a $0.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.98%. Mosaic Company (The)’s dividend payout ratio is currently 142.86%.

Mosaic Company (The) Company Profile

The Mosaic Company is a producer and marketer of concentrated phosphate and potash crop nutrients. The Company operates through three segments: Phosphates, Potash and International Distribution. The Company is a supplier of phosphate- and potash-based crop nutrients and animal feed ingredients. The Phosphates segment owns and operates mines and production facilities in Florida, which produce concentrated phosphate crop nutrients and phosphate-based animal feed ingredients, and processing plants in Louisiana, which produce concentrated phosphate crop nutrients.

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