Becker Capital Management Inc. grew its holdings in Mosaic Company (The) (NYSE:MOS) by 1.5% in the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 1,550,251 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 22,615 shares during the quarter. Becker Capital Management Inc. owned approximately 0.44% of Mosaic Company (The) worth $33,470,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Several other large investors have also made changes to their positions in MOS. YorkBridge Wealth Partners LLC increased its stake in shares of Mosaic Company (The) by 13,636.4% in the third quarter. YorkBridge Wealth Partners LLC now owns 6,044 shares of the company’s stock valued at $130,000 after buying an additional 6,000 shares in the last quarter. Pacer Advisors Inc. increased its stake in shares of Mosaic Company (The) by 8.7% in the second quarter. Pacer Advisors Inc. now owns 7,366 shares of the company’s stock valued at $168,000 after buying an additional 587 shares in the last quarter. CrestPoint Capital Management LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Mosaic Company (The) in the second quarter valued at $208,000. Greenwood Capital Associates LLC increased its stake in shares of Mosaic Company (The) by 30.5% in the second quarter. Greenwood Capital Associates LLC now owns 9,445 shares of the company’s stock valued at $216,000 after buying an additional 2,210 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Westover Capital Advisors LLC bought a new position in Mosaic Company (The) in the second quarter valued at about $218,000. Institutional investors own 77.81% of the company’s stock.

Mosaic Company (NYSE MOS) traded up C$0.11 during midday trading on Tuesday, hitting C$22.49. The stock had a trading volume of 4,775,506 shares, compared to its average volume of 3,940,000. The firm has a market capitalization of $7,880.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 21.94, a P/E/G ratio of 2.67 and a beta of 1.27. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.37, a quick ratio of 0.90 and a current ratio of 1.78. Mosaic Company has a 52 week low of C$19.23 and a 52 week high of C$34.36.

Mosaic Company (The) (NYSE:MOS) last released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, October 31st. The company reported C$0.43 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of C$0.25 by C$0.18. The company had revenue of C$1.98 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of C$1.93 billion. Mosaic Company (The) had a return on equity of 3.61% and a net margin of 4.68%. Mosaic Company (The)’s revenue was up 1.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $0.41 earnings per share. analysts anticipate that Mosaic Company will post 0.88 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, December 21st. Stockholders of record on Thursday, December 7th will be given a dividend of $0.025 per share. This represents a $0.10 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.44%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, December 6th. Mosaic Company (The)’s dividend payout ratio is currently 63.16%.

Several equities analysts recently issued reports on the company. BidaskClub cut Mosaic Company (The) from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, July 28th. Royal Bank Of Canada decreased their price target on Mosaic Company (The) from $26.00 to $25.00 and set a “sector perform” rating on the stock in a report on Friday, July 14th. Stifel Nicolaus reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $27.00 price target on shares of Mosaic Company (The) in a report on Friday, July 14th. Citigroup Inc. decreased their price target on Mosaic Company (The) from $27.00 to $26.00 and set a “neutral” rating on the stock in a report on Wednesday, July 12th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded Mosaic Company (The) from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, July 12th. Four analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have issued a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of C$23.91.

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In other Mosaic Company (The) news, Director Robert L. Lumpkins purchased 7,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, August 21st. The shares were bought at an average price of C$19.94 per share, with a total value of C$139,580.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 9,339 shares in the company, valued at approximately C$186,219.66. The purchase was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. Company insiders own 0.38% of the company’s stock.

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.

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