Institutional Investor's Anti-Mosaic Co (NYSE:MOS) Sentiment In Q4 2016

Cornelia Mascio
Luglio 17, 2017

NA maintained its stake in Mosaic Company (The) (NYSE:MOS) during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

MOS has been the subject of several research reports.

Among 19 analysts covering The Mosaic Company (NYSE:MOS), 3 have Buy rating, 5 Sell and 11 Hold. Royal Bank Of Canada dropped their price target on Mosaic Company (The) from $31.00 to $29.00 and set a "sector perform" rating for the company in a research note on Tuesday, April 18th. Credit Suisse Group reaffirmed a "sell" rating and issued a $19.00 price target on shares of Mosaic Company (The) in a research note on Friday, May 5th. The Mosaic Company had 59 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have issued a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company. On July 7 Citigroup made no change to the company rating of "Neutral" but moved down the price target to $26.00 from $51.00.

Mosaic Company (NYSE:MOS) traded down 0.55% during midday trading on Friday, hitting $23.72. The company's average Piotroski F-Score: 4 during the last 7 years.

The P/E ratio is now 206.26 and the market cap of the company is 8.33B. The company has a 50-day moving average of $22.89 and a 200 day moving average of $27.88. Mosaic Company has a 1 year low of $21.78 and a 1 year high of $34.36.

Mosaic Company (MOS) opened at 23.80 on Tuesday. The basic materials company reported $0.04 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.19 by $0.15. The business had revenue of $1.58 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $1.68 billion. Cordasco Fincl Net stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Mosaic Co (NYSE:MOS). The business's revenue for the quarter was down 5.7% compared to the same quarter a year ago.

On consensus, experts anticipate that Mosaic Company (The) will announce full year sales of $1.65 B for the present fiscal year, with estimates between $7.05 B to $7.34 B. for the upcoming year, analysts expect that The corporation to post sales of $7.85 B for a share, with estimates between $7.39 B to $8.68 B. Research Firm Zacks Investment Research's revenue computations are a consensus based on a study of brokerage firms that cover Mosaic Company (The). Goldman Sachs upgraded Mosaic Co (NYSE:MOS) on Monday, January 18 to "Neutral" rating. If you are reading this piece of content on another website, it was stolen and reposted in violation of USA & worldwide trademark & copyright legislation.

Another recent and important Mosaic Co (NYSE:MOS) news was published by Seekingalpha.com which published an article titled: "Mosaic Dividend Cut - How We Predicted It" on June 13, 2017. Shareholders of record on Thursday, June 1st were given a dividend of $0.15 per share.

Since January 30, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 1 insider sale for $1.56 million activity. This represents a $0.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.53%. Alethea Cap Mgmt Ltd Liability Company invested 2.43% in Mosaic Co (NYSE:MOS). Similarly, the company's Director EBEL GREGORY L on 2017-05-05 Buy 21000 shares of the company at a price of $23.49. Following the purchase, the chief financial officer now owns 136,101 shares in the company, valued at approximately $3,177,958.35.

In related news, Director Nancy E. Cooper sold 1,100 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction on Tuesday, May 16th. The stock of Mosaic Co (NYSE:MOS) has "Sell" rating given on Tuesday, February 16 by Societe Generale. As of December 31, 2016, the Company served customers in approximately 40 countries. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. The company moved in the past week with shift of -0.24%.

A number of other institutional investors have also recently modified their holdings of MOS. The stock of Mosaic Co (NYSE:MOS) has "Buy" rating given on Thursday, November 5 by Stifel Nicolaus. LLC raised its position in Mosaic Company (The) by 16.4% in the first quarter.

Windsor Financial Group Llc decreased its stake in Mosaic Co New (MOS) by 35.26% based on its latest 2016Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. PA raised its position in Mosaic Company (The) by 2,361.3% in the fourth quarter. Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. now owns 988,629 shares of the basic materials company's stock valued at $28,848,000 after buying an additional 57,336 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Putnam Investments LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Mosaic Company (The) during the fourth quarter worth about $205,000. 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 last quarter.

The Mosaic Company, launched on March 25, 2004, is a producer and marketer of concentrated phosphate and potash crop nutrients.

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