Advisors Asset Management Inc. lowered its position in Mosaic Company (The) (NYSE:MOS) by 38.4% in the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 284,194 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after selling 177,061 shares during the period. Advisors Asset Management Inc. owned about 0.08% of Mosaic Company (The) worth $6,136,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Other hedge funds have also recently made changes to their positions in the company. YorkBridge Wealth Partners LLC raised its holdings 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 basic materials company’s stock valued at $130,000 after purchasing an additional 6,000 shares during the last quarter. Pacer Advisors Inc. increased its holdings 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 worth $168,000 after buying an additional 587 shares during the last quarter. Greenwood Capital Associates LLC increased its holdings in Mosaic Company (The) by 30.5% during 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 during the last quarter. Westover Capital Advisors LLC purchased a new stake in Mosaic Company (The) during the second quarter worth about $218,000. Finally, Tudor Investment Corp ET AL purchased a new stake in Mosaic Company (The) during the first quarter worth about $283,000. Institutional investors own 76.45% of the company’s stock.

A number of analysts recently issued reports on the stock. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Mosaic Company (The) from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, July 28th. BMO Capital Markets restated a “market perform” rating and set a $25.00 price objective (down previously from $26.00) on shares of Mosaic Company (The) in a report on Wednesday, August 2nd. Royal Bank Of Canada decreased their price objective on shares of Mosaic Company (The) from $25.00 to $23.00 and set a “sector perform” rating for the company in a report on Wednesday, August 2nd. Cleveland Research upgraded shares of Mosaic Company (The) from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, November 1st. Finally, 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 report on Monday, August 7th. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have given a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $23.99.

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Mosaic Company (NYSE MOS) traded up $0.06 during mid-day trading on Monday, hitting $23.00. 120,540 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 4,466,090. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.37, a current ratio of 1.78 and a quick ratio of 0.90. Mosaic Company has a one year low of $19.23 and a one year high of $34.36. The company has a market capitalization of $8,050.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 22.49, a P/E/G ratio of 2.49 and a beta of 1.27.

Mosaic Company (The) (NYSE:MOS) last released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, October 31st. The basic materials company reported $0.43 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.25 by $0.18. Mosaic Company (The) had a net margin of 4.68% and a return on equity of 3.61%. The company had revenue of $1.98 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.93 billion. During the same period last year, the business earned $0.41 earnings per share. Mosaic Company (The)’s revenue was up 1.7% compared to the same quarter last year. analysts anticipate that Mosaic Company will post 0.97 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, December 21st. Stockholders of record on Thursday, December 7th will be given a $0.025 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, December 6th. This represents a $0.10 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.43%. Mosaic Company (The)’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 63.16%.

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

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