Stifel Nicolaus Reaffirms Hold Rating for Mosaic Company (The) (MOS)

Mosaic Company (The) (NYSE:MOS)‘s stock had its “hold” rating reiterated by stock analysts at Stifel Nicolaus in a report issued on Friday, July 14th. They presently have a $27.00 price objective on the basic materials company’s stock. Stifel Nicolaus’ price target indicates a potential upside of 32.74% from the stock’s previous close.

Several other analysts have also recently weighed in on MOS. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Mosaic Company (The) from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $33.00 target price on the stock in a report on Tuesday, March 21st. BMO Capital Markets reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $26.00 price target on shares of Mosaic Company (The) in a research note on Wednesday, April 5th. Citigroup Inc. dropped their price target on shares of Mosaic Company (The) from $34.00 to $31.00 and set a “neutral” rating on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, April 11th. Credit Suisse Group set a $20.00 target price on shares of Mosaic Company (The) and gave the stock a “sell” rating in a research report on Saturday, April 15th. Finally, Royal Bank Of Canada lowered their target price on shares of Mosaic Company (The) from $31.00 to $29.00 and set a “sector perform” rating on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, April 18th. Seven analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $25.36.

Mosaic Company (NYSE:MOS) opened at 20.34 on Friday. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $23.09 and its 200-day moving average is $26.43. Mosaic Company has a 52-week low of $20.06 and a 52-week high of $34.36. The stock has a market capitalization of $7.14 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 48.43 and a beta of 1.24.

Mosaic Company (The) (NYSE:MOS) last issued its earnings results on Tuesday, August 1st. The basic materials company reported $0.29 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.25 by $0.04. The firm had revenue of $1.75 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.75 billion. Mosaic Company (The) had a net margin of 2.07% and a return on equity of 3.31%. The firm’s revenue was up 4.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $0.06 earnings per share. Equities research analysts anticipate that Mosaic Company will post $1.07 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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In related news, Director Nancy E. Cooper sold 1,100 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, May 16th. The shares were sold at an average price of $23.39, for a total value of $25,729.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 8,260 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $193,201.40. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Insiders own 0.38% of the company’s stock.

A number of hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. FMR LLC boosted its stake in Mosaic Company (The) by 73.3% in the fourth quarter. FMR LLC now owns 1,878,626 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $55,101,000 after buying an additional 794,368 shares during the period. Teachers Advisors LLC boosted its stake in Mosaic Company (The) by 6.5% in the fourth quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC now owns 494,581 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $14,506,000 after buying an additional 30,286 shares during the period. Global X Management Co. LLC boosted its stake in Mosaic Company (The) by 16.4% in the first quarter. Global X Management Co. LLC now owns 32,585 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $951,000 after buying an additional 4,580 shares during the period. Auxier Asset Management boosted its stake in Mosaic Company (The) by 8.6% in the fourth quarter. Auxier Asset Management now owns 84,431 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $2,476,000 after buying an additional 6,701 shares during the period. Finally, Federated Investors Inc. PA boosted its stake in Mosaic Company (The) by 2,361.3% in the fourth quarter. Federated Investors Inc. PA now owns 9,279 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $272,000 after buying an additional 8,902 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 82.40% of the company’s stock.

Mosaic Company (The) Company 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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