Mosaic Company (The) (NYSE:MOS) had its target price lowered by research analysts at Morgan Stanley from $27.00 to $25.00 in a note issued to investors on Monday. The firm currently has an “equal weight” rating on the basic materials company’s stock. Morgan Stanley’s price target points to a potential upside of 10.72% from the stock’s current price.

MOS has been the subject of a number of other reports. BidaskClub raised Mosaic Company (The) from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, June 13th. Zacks Investment Research cut Mosaic Company (The) from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, April 20th. Credit Suisse Group reiterated a “sell” rating and issued a $19.00 price objective on shares of Mosaic Company (The) in a research report on Monday, May 15th. Citigroup Inc. lowered their price objective on Mosaic Company (The) from $34.00 to $31.00 and set a “neutral” rating for the company in a research report on Tuesday, April 11th. Finally, Royal Bank Of Canada lowered their price objective on Mosaic Company (The) from $26.00 to $25.00 and set a “sector perform” rating for the company in a research report on Friday, July 14th. Seven investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Mosaic Company (The) currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $25.36.

Shares of Mosaic Company (MOS) traded down 2.573% during trading on Monday, reaching $21.999. 2,979,716 shares of the company were exchanged. The stock has a market capitalization of $7.72 billion, a P/E ratio of 52.379 and a beta of 1.24. Mosaic Company has a 52-week low of $21.79 and a 52-week high of $34.36. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $23.32 and a 200 day moving average of $26.87.

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

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In other news, Director Nancy E. Cooper sold 1,100 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, May 16th. The stock was sold at an average price of $23.39, for a total transaction of $25,729.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 8,260 shares in the company, valued at approximately $193,201.40. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. 0.38% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

Institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Turner Investments LLC bought a new stake in Mosaic Company (The) during the first quarter worth about $158,000. Bronfman E.L. Rothschild L.P. raised its stake in Mosaic Company (The) by 878.3% in the first quarter. Bronfman E.L. Rothschild L.P. now owns 6,007 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $175,000 after buying an additional 5,393 shares during the period. Pacer Advisors Inc. raised its stake in Mosaic Company (The) by 3.6% in the first quarter. Pacer Advisors Inc. now owns 6,779 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $198,000 after buying an additional 234 shares during the period. Greenwood Capital Associates LLC bought a new stake in Mosaic Company (The) during the first quarter worth about $211,000. Finally, Investment Centers of America Inc. raised its stake in Mosaic Company (The) by 1.7% in the first quarter. Investment Centers of America Inc. now owns 8,121 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $238,000 after buying an additional 132 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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