Fort Washington Investment Advisors Inc. OH continued to hold its position in Mosaic Company (The) (NYSE:MOS) during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 47,659 shares of the basic materials company’s stock at the end of the 2nd quarter. Fort Washington Investment Advisors Inc. OH’s holdings in Mosaic Company (The) were worth $1,088,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Several other large investors have also recently bought and sold shares of MOS. Turner Investments LLC bought a new position in Mosaic Company (The) during the first quarter valued at approximately $158,000. Pacer Advisors Inc. lifted its position in Mosaic Company (The) by 8.7% during the second quarter. Pacer Advisors Inc. now owns 7,366 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $168,000 after purchasing an additional 587 shares during the period. Bronfman E.L. Rothschild L.P. lifted its position in Mosaic Company (The) by 878.3% during the first quarter. Bronfman E.L. Rothschild L.P. now owns 6,007 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $175,000 after purchasing an additional 5,393 shares during the period. CrestPoint Capital Management LLC bought a new position in Mosaic Company (The) during the second quarter valued at approximately $208,000. Finally, Greenwood Capital Associates LLC bought a new position in Mosaic Company (The) during the first quarter valued at approximately $211,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 76.81% of the company’s stock.

In other news, Director Robert L. Lumpkins bought 7,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, August 21st. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $19.94 per share, for a total transaction of $139,580.00. Following the purchase, the director now directly owns 9,339 shares in the company, valued at approximately $186,219.66. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. Insiders own 0.38% of the company’s stock.

Shares of Mosaic Company (MOS) opened at 20.66 on Friday. Mosaic Company has a 12 month low of $19.23 and a 12 month high of $34.36. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $20.72 and its 200 day moving average is $24.31. The company has a market capitalization of $7.25 billion, a P/E ratio of 49.19 and a beta of 1.27.

Mosaic Company (The) (NYSE:MOS) last released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, August 1st. The basic materials company reported $0.29 EPS for the quarter, beating the 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 for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.75 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $0.06 EPS. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 4.7% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities analysts predict that Mosaic Company will post $0.76 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, September 21st. Investors of record on Thursday, September 7th will be paid a $0.15 dividend. This represents a $0.60 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.90%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, September 6th. Mosaic Company (The)’s dividend payout ratio is currently 142.86%.

A number of research analysts recently weighed in on MOS shares. Morgan Stanley lowered their price objective on shares of Mosaic Company (The) from $27.00 to $25.00 and set an “equal weight” rating on the stock in a research report on Monday, August 7th. 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 on the stock in a research report on Friday, July 14th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Mosaic Company (The) from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, July 12th. Stifel Nicolaus restated a “hold” rating and set a $27.00 price objective on shares of Mosaic Company (The) in a research report on Friday, July 14th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets restated a “hold” rating and set a $25.00 price objective on shares of Mosaic Company (The) in a research report on Friday, September 8th. Six investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have given a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $25.15.

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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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