Stephens Inc. AR cut its position in Mosaic Co (NYSE:MOS) by 9.7% in the fourth quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 40,100 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after selling 4,300 shares during the quarter. Stephens Inc. AR’s holdings in Mosaic were worth $1,029,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently modified their holdings of MOS. SeaCrest Wealth Management LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Mosaic in the fourth quarter valued at $106,000. YorkBridge Wealth Partners LLC grew its stake in shares of Mosaic 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 buying an additional 6,000 shares in the last quarter. Cerebellum GP LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Mosaic in the fourth quarter valued at $130,000. Stuart Chaussee & Associates Inc. acquired a new stake in shares of Mosaic in the fourth quarter valued at $138,000. Finally, Harel Insurance Investments & Financial Services Ltd. grew its stake in shares of Mosaic by 60.3% in the fourth quarter. Harel Insurance Investments & Financial Services Ltd. now owns 6,000 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $154,000 after buying an additional 2,257 shares in the last quarter. 76.37% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.
Several research firms recently commented on MOS. Cowen reissued a “hold” rating and set a $25.00 target price on shares of Mosaic in a research note on Friday, January 12th. Zacks Investment Research cut Mosaic from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, January 12th. Royal Bank of Canada boosted their target price on Mosaic from $24.00 to $28.00 and gave the stock a “sector perform” rating in a research note on Friday, January 12th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. began coverage on Mosaic in a research note on Friday, January 12th. They set a “neutral” rating and a $26.00 target price for the company. Finally, Stephens began coverage on Mosaic in a research note on Friday, February 2nd. They set an “overweight” rating for the company. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have assigned a hold rating, three have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $24.98.
The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, March 1st. Shareholders of record on Thursday, March 1st will be issued a dividend of $0.025 per share. This represents a $0.10 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.41%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, February 28th. Mosaic’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 10.42%.
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Mosaic 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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