Media headlines about Mosaic Company (The) (NYSE:MOS) have been trending somewhat positive on Thursday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Mosaic Company (The) earned a media sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the basic materials company an impact score of 45.2485112838507 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

Mosaic Company (MOS) opened at 20.13 on Thursday. Mosaic Company has a 12-month low of $19.23 and a 12-month high of $34.36. The stock has a market capitalization of $7.07 billion, a PE ratio of 47.93 and a beta of 1.27. The company’s 50-day moving average is $21.02 and its 200 day moving average is $24.44. Mosaic Company (The) also was the target of some unusual options trading activity on Tuesday. Traders bought 574 call options on the stock. This is an increase of 160% compared to the average daily volume of 221 call options.

Mosaic Company (The) (NYSE:MOS) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, August 1st. The basic materials company reported $0.29 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.25 by $0.04. Mosaic Company (The) had a net margin of 2.07% and a return on equity of 3.31%. The business had revenue of $1.75 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.75 billion. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $0.06 EPS. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 4.7% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts predict that Mosaic Company will post $0.76 EPS for the current year.

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

MOS has been the subject of several research analyst reports. Morgan Stanley decreased their price objective on shares of Mosaic Company (The) from $27.00 to $25.00 and set an “equal weight” rating for the company in a research note on Monday, August 7th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Mosaic Company (The) from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 12th. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Mosaic Company (The) from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, June 27th. Stifel Nicolaus restated a “hold” rating and issued a $27.00 price objective on shares of Mosaic Company (The) in a research note on Friday, July 14th. Finally, Royal Bank Of Canada restated a “hold” rating and issued a $26.00 price objective on shares of Mosaic Company (The) in a research note on Wednesday, July 12th. Six equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have issued a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Mosaic Company (The) currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $25.15.

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In other Mosaic Company (The) news, Director Robert L. Lumpkins purchased 7,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, August 21st. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $19.94 per share, with a total value of $139,580.00. Following the acquisition, the director now owns 9,339 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $186,219.66. The purchase was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. Insiders own 0.38% of the company’s stock.

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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