Nomura Holdings Inc. grew its stake in Mosaic Company (The) (NYSE:MOS) by 293.4% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 122,723 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after buying an additional 91,524 shares during the quarter. Nomura Holdings Inc.’s holdings in Mosaic Company (The) were worth $2,802,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently modified their holdings of the company. Pacer Advisors Inc. increased its position in Mosaic Company (The) by 8.7% in the second quarter. Pacer Advisors Inc. now owns 7,366 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $168,000 after buying an additional 587 shares in the last quarter. CrestPoint Capital Management LLC purchased a new stake in Mosaic Company (The) in the second quarter worth about $208,000. Greenwood Capital Associates LLC increased its position in Mosaic Company (The) by 30.5% in the second quarter. Greenwood Capital Associates LLC now owns 9,445 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $216,000 after buying an additional 2,210 shares in the last quarter. Westover Capital Advisors LLC purchased a new stake in Mosaic Company (The) in the second quarter worth about $218,000. Finally, Beach Investment Management LLC. purchased a new stake in Mosaic Company (The) in the second quarter worth about $228,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 77.00% of the company’s stock.

In other Mosaic Company (The) news, Director Robert L. Lumpkins acquired 7,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, August 21st. The shares were purchased 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 owns 9,339 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $186,219.66. The purchase was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Corporate insiders own 0.38% of the company’s stock.

Shares of Mosaic Company (NYSE:MOS) traded up 2.45% during trading on Friday, reaching $21.75. The company had a trading volume of 573,686 shares. Mosaic Company has a 52 week low of $19.23 and a 52 week high of $34.36. The company has a market capitalization of $7.64 billion, a PE ratio of 51.79 and a beta of 1.29. The stock’s 50-day moving average price is $20.69 and its 200-day moving average price is $23.20.

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 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 firm 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 posted $0.06 earnings per share. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 4.7% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities analysts expect that Mosaic Company will post $0.73 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, September 21st. Investors of record on Thursday, September 7th were issued a $0.15 dividend. This represents a $0.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.83%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, September 6th. Mosaic Company (The)’s dividend payout ratio is presently 142.86%.

A number of analysts have commented on MOS shares. HSBC Holdings plc started coverage on Mosaic Company (The) in a research report on Wednesday. They issued a “buy” rating and a $24.80 price target for the company. Morgan Stanley reduced their price target on Mosaic Company (The) from $27.00 to $25.00 and set an “equal weight” rating for the company in a research report on Monday, August 7th. BidaskClub upgraded Mosaic Company (The) from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, June 27th. 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. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded Mosaic Company (The) from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, July 12th. Six research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have issued a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $24.41.

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About Mosaic Company (The)

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.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Mosaic Company (The) (NYSE:MOS)

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