HighTower Advisors LLC Sells 2,115 Shares of Mosaic Company (The) (MOS)

HighTower Advisors LLC lowered its stake in Mosaic Company (The) (NYSE:MOS) by 10.7% during the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 17,727 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after selling 2,115 shares during the period. HighTower Advisors LLC’s holdings in Mosaic Company (The) were worth $517,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

A number of other large investors also recently modified their holdings of MOS. Cleararc Capital Inc. increased its stake in shares of Mosaic Company (The) by 0.3% in the first quarter. Cleararc Capital Inc. now owns 8,543 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $249,000 after buying an additional 29 shares during the period. Great Lakes Advisors LLC increased its stake in Mosaic Company (The) by 0.7% in the first quarter. Great Lakes Advisors LLC now owns 16,994 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $496,000 after buying an additional 119 shares during the last quarter. Investment Centers of America Inc. increased 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 last quarter. Bank of Hawaii increased its stake in Mosaic Company (The) by 0.5% in the first quarter. Bank of Hawaii now owns 36,209 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $1,057,000 after buying an additional 180 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Tocqueville Asset Management L.P. increased its stake in Mosaic Company (The) by 0.4% in the first quarter. Tocqueville Asset Management L.P. now owns 49,920 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $1,457,000 after buying an additional 219 shares during the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 82.40% of the company’s stock.

Mosaic Company (NYSE:MOS) traded down 1.96% during mid-day trading on Tuesday, hitting $21.54. 5,481,579 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged. Mosaic Company has a 12 month low of $21.43 and a 12 month high of $34.36. The stock has a market cap of $7.56 billion, a PE ratio of 51.29 and a beta of 1.24. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $23.27 and its 200-day moving average price is $26.78.

Mosaic Company (The) (NYSE:MOS) last posted its earnings results on Tuesday, August 1st. The basic materials company reported $0.29 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.25 by $0.04. The business 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 business’s revenue for the quarter was up 4.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $0.06 EPS. Equities analysts expect that Mosaic Company will post $1.07 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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A number of equities research analysts have recently weighed in on MOS shares. Morgan Stanley dropped their price target on shares of Mosaic Company (The) from $27.00 to $25.00 and set an “equal weight” rating for the company in a research report on Monday. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Mosaic Company (The) from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, July 12th. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Mosaic Company (The) from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, June 27th. BMO Capital Markets set a $26.00 price target on shares of Mosaic Company (The) and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Saturday, May 6th. Finally, Royal Bank Of Canada set a $26.00 price target on shares of Mosaic Company (The) and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Saturday, June 10th. Seven research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have issued a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $25.36.

In other news, Director Nancy E. Cooper sold 1,100 shares of the stock in a transaction on Tuesday, May 16th. The shares were sold at an average price of $23.39, for a total value of $25,729.00. Following 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 legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. 0.38% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

About Mosaic Company (The)

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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