Emery N. Koenig Purchases 3,000 Shares of Mosaic Company (The) (MOS) Stock

Mosaic Company (The) (NYSE:MOS) Director Emery N. Koenig purchased 3,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Friday, February 10th. The shares were acquired at an average price of $32.35 per share, for a total transaction of $97,050.00. Following the completion of the purchase, the director now directly owns 16,609 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $537,301.15. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website.

Mosaic Company (NYSE:MOS) opened at 33.75 on Tuesday. The stock has a market cap of $11.82 billion, a PE ratio of 39.71 and a beta of 1.29. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $31.27 and a 200 day moving average price of $27.93. Mosaic Company has a 52-week low of $22.20 and a 52-week high of $34.36.

Mosaic Company (The) (NYSE:MOS) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, February 7th. The company reported $0.26 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.13 by $0.13. The firm had revenue of $1.90 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.80 billion. Mosaic Company (The) had a return on equity of 2.81% and a net margin of 4.16%. Mosaic Company (The)’s quarterly revenue was down 13.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $0.44 earnings per share. Equities analysts anticipate that Mosaic Company will post $1.02 earnings per share for the current year.

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The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, March 16th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, March 2nd will be given a $0.275 dividend. This represents a $1.10 annualized dividend and a yield of 3.26%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, February 28th. Mosaic Company (The)’s payout ratio is currently 130.95%.

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A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. Quantbot Technologies LP purchased a new position in shares of Mosaic Company (The) during the third quarter valued at $144,000. Advisory Services Network LLC raised its position in shares of Mosaic Company (The) by 6.0% in the third quarter. Advisory Services Network LLC now owns 7,121 shares of the company’s stock valued at $174,000 after buying an additional 403 shares during the last quarter. Exane Derivatives raised its position in shares of Mosaic Company (The) by 65.5% in the third quarter. Exane Derivatives now owns 7,995 shares of the company’s stock valued at $196,000 after buying an additional 3,163 shares during the last quarter. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC raised its position in shares of Mosaic Company (The) by 51.8% in the third quarter. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC now owns 9,009 shares of the company’s stock valued at $220,000 after buying an additional 3,074 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Honkamp Krueger Financial Services Inc. ADV purchased a new position in shares of Mosaic Company (The) during the fourth quarter valued at $233,000. 88.87% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

A number of analysts have issued reports on the stock. RBC Capital Markets reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $25.00 price target on shares of Mosaic Company (The) in a research note on Tuesday, January 3rd. BMO Capital Markets restated a “hold” rating and set a $23.00 target price on shares of Mosaic Company (The) in a research note on Wednesday, February 8th. Sidoti lowered shares of Mosaic Company (The) from a “sector perform” rating to an “underperform” rating and set a $23.00 target price on the stock. in a research note on Tuesday, December 13th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Mosaic Company (The) from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $28.00 target price on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, November 8th. Finally, Sanford C. Bernstein restated an “overweight” rating on shares of Mosaic Company (The) in a research note on Friday, December 23rd. Ten analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have assigned a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the stock. Mosaic Company (The) has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $25.71.

Mosaic Company (The) Company Profile

The Mosaic Company is a producer and marketer of concentrated phosphate and potash crop nutrients. The Company’s segments include Phosphates, Potash and International Distribution. Its Phosphates Segment sells phosphate-based crop nutrients and animal feed ingredients throughout North America and internationally.

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