Winch Advisory Services LLC trimmed its holdings in Mosaic Co (NYSE:MOS) by 19.4% during the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 13,611 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after selling 3,269 shares during the period. Winch Advisory Services LLC’s holdings in Mosaic were worth $398,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also modified their holdings of the stock. Private Capital Group LLC grew its stake in Mosaic by 50.8% in the 4th quarter. Private Capital Group LLC now owns 1,203 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $35,000 after acquiring an additional 405 shares during the last quarter. Securian Asset Management Inc grew its stake in Mosaic by 1.7% in the 4th quarter. Securian Asset Management Inc now owns 36,260 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $1,059,000 after acquiring an additional 612 shares during the last quarter. Contravisory Investment Management Inc. grew its stake in Mosaic by 4.7% in the 4th quarter. Contravisory Investment Management Inc. now owns 14,012 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $409,000 after acquiring an additional 626 shares during the last quarter. BB&T Securities LLC grew its stake in Mosaic by 9.9% in the 4th quarter. BB&T Securities LLC now owns 7,716 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $225,000 after acquiring an additional 696 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Sigma Planning Corp grew its stake in Mosaic by 9.2% in the 4th quarter. Sigma Planning Corp now owns 8,642 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $252,000 after acquiring an additional 725 shares during the last quarter. 76.21% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

A number of equities research analysts recently commented on MOS shares. Royal Bank of Canada set a $45.00 price objective on shares of Mosaic and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 7th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Mosaic from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $36.00 target price on the stock in a report on Monday, January 21st. Credit Suisse Group restated a “hold” rating and issued a $30.00 target price on shares of Mosaic in a report on Monday, February 4th. TheStreet upgraded shares of Mosaic from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a report on Monday, November 19th. Finally, Morgan Stanley upped their target price on shares of Mosaic from $33.00 to $36.00 and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, October 18th. Eleven investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $35.93.

Shares of MOS stock traded down $0.65 during trading hours on Monday, hitting $30.54. 161,942 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 3,035,887. The firm has a market cap of $12.02 billion, a P/E ratio of 28.12, a PEG ratio of 1.87 and a beta of 1.53. Mosaic Co has a 1 year low of $22.90 and a 1 year high of $37.37. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.42, a current ratio of 1.67 and a quick ratio of 0.89.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, March 21st. Stockholders of record on Thursday, March 7th will be issued a dividend of $0.025 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, March 6th. This represents a $0.10 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.33%. Mosaic’s payout ratio is currently 9.17%.

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Mosaic Company Profile

The Mosaic Company, through its subsidiaries, produces and markets concentrated phosphate and potash crop nutrients worldwide. The company operates through three segments: Phosphates, Potash, and International Distribution. It owns and operates mines, which produce concentrated phosphate crop nutrients, such as diammonium phosphate, monoammonium phosphate, and ammoniated phosphate products; and phosphate-based animal feed ingredients primarily under the Biofos and Nexfos brand names.

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