Ontario Teachers Pension Plan Board decreased its holdings in Mosaic Company (The) (NYSE:MOS) by 25.1% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 71,925 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after selling 24,100 shares during the quarter. Ontario Teachers Pension Plan Board’s holdings in Mosaic Company (The) were worth $1,642,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Other institutional investors have also bought and sold shares of the company. BlackRock Inc. grew its holdings in shares of Mosaic Company (The) by 2,930.1% during the first quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 24,977,023 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $728,828,000 after purchasing an additional 24,152,726 shares during the last quarter. FMR LLC increased its stake in shares of Mosaic Company (The) by 171.9% in the first quarter. FMR LLC now owns 5,108,486 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $149,066,000 after buying an additional 3,229,860 shares in the last quarter. NN Investment Partners Holdings N.V. increased its stake in shares of Mosaic Company (The) by 146.0% in the second quarter. NN Investment Partners Holdings N.V. now owns 2,547,323 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $58,156,000 after buying an additional 1,511,638 shares in the last quarter. BlueMountain Capital Management LLC increased its stake in shares of Mosaic Company (The) by 105.6% in the second quarter. BlueMountain Capital Management LLC now owns 66,928 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $1,528,000 after buying an additional 1,265,856 shares in the last quarter. Finally, MARSHALL WACE ASIA Ltd acquired a new stake in shares of Mosaic Company (The) in the first quarter valued at $36,300,000. 77.00% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

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A number of brokerages have commented on MOS. Royal Bank Of Canada set a $26.00 price objective on shares of Mosaic Company (The) and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Saturday, June 10th. 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 report on Wednesday, July 12th. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Mosaic Company (The) from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Friday, July 28th. BMO Capital Markets reaffirmed a “market perform” rating and issued a $25.00 target price (down from $26.00) on shares of Mosaic Company (The) in a research note on Wednesday, August 2nd. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $27.00 target price on shares of Mosaic Company (The) in a research report on Friday, July 14th. Six investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Mosaic Company (The) currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $25.15.

Mosaic Company (NYSE:MOS) opened at 21.75 on Tuesday. Mosaic Company has a 1-year low of $19.23 and a 1-year high of $34.36. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $20.42 and a 200-day moving average price of $23.56. The firm has a market cap of $7.64 billion, a P/E ratio of 51.79 and a beta of 1.29.

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

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, September 21st. Investors of record on Thursday, September 7th were paid a $0.15 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, September 6th. This represents a $0.60 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.76%. Mosaic Company (The)’s dividend payout ratio is 142.86%.

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

Mosaic Company (The) 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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