Mosaic Co (NYSE:MOS) has received a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the nineteen analysts that are currently covering the stock, Marketbeat reports. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have assigned a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company. The average 12 month target price among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $25.48.

A number of research analysts have issued reports on the stock. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Mosaic from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $31.00 price objective on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, March 13th. Stephens assumed coverage on shares of Mosaic in a research report on Friday, February 2nd. They set an “overweight” rating on the stock. Scotiabank boosted their price objective on shares of Mosaic from $22.00 to $24.00 and gave the company a “sector perform” rating in a research report on Wednesday, February 21st. Citigroup boosted their price objective on shares of Mosaic from $28.00 to $31.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research report on Monday, February 26th. Finally, Cowen boosted their price objective on shares of Mosaic from $21.00 to $24.00 and gave the company a “market perform” rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 22nd.

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Shares of Mosaic (NYSE:MOS) traded down $0.58 during trading on Friday, reaching $24.68. 4,602,753 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 5,136,353. The company has a current ratio of 2.27, a quick ratio of 1.51 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.51. The stock has a market cap of $8,786.76, a P/E ratio of -82.26, a P/E/G ratio of 1.95 and a beta of 1.26. Mosaic has a fifty-two week low of $19.23 and a fifty-two week high of $29.80.

Mosaic (NYSE:MOS) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Monday, February 19th. The basic materials company reported $0.34 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.27 by $0.07. The business had revenue of $2.09 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.91 billion. Mosaic had a negative net margin of 1.45% and a positive return on equity of 3.90%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 12.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $0.03 EPS. sell-side analysts expect that Mosaic will post 1.35 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In other Mosaic news, Director Kelvin R. Westbrook bought 1,200 shares of Mosaic stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, February 27th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $27.63 per share, with a total value of $33,156.00. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 1,200 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $33,156. The acquisition was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. 0.38% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

Institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. SeaCrest Wealth Management LLC bought a new position in Mosaic in the 4th quarter worth about $106,000. Cerebellum GP LLC bought a new position in Mosaic in the 4th quarter worth about $130,000. Stuart Chaussee & Associates Inc. bought a new position in Mosaic in the 4th quarter worth about $138,000. Harel Insurance Investments & Financial Services Ltd. boosted its stake in Mosaic by 60.3% in the 4th quarter. Harel Insurance Investments & Financial Services Ltd. now owns 6,000 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $154,000 after purchasing an additional 2,257 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Calton & Associates Inc. bought a new position in Mosaic in the 4th quarter worth about $181,000. Institutional investors own 80.88% of the company’s stock.

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About Mosaic

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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