Mosaic Company (The) (NYSE:MOS) Position Lifted by Cambridge Investment Research Advisors Inc.

Cambridge Investment Research Advisors Inc. lifted its position in shares of Mosaic Company (The) (NYSE:MOS) by 22.4% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 33,402 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after purchasing an additional 6,122 shares during the period. Cambridge Investment Research Advisors Inc.’s holdings in Mosaic Company (The) were worth $763,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Several other institutional investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Cleararc Capital Inc. increased its stake in 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 purchasing 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 valued at $496,000 after purchasing an additional 119 shares during the period. Investment Centers of America Inc. increased its stake in shares of Mosaic Company (The) by 1.7% during the first quarter. Investment Centers of America Inc. now owns 8,121 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $238,000 after acquiring an additional 132 shares during the period. CIBC Asset Management Inc increased its stake in shares of Mosaic Company (The) by 0.4% during the second quarter. CIBC Asset Management Inc now owns 37,157 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $848,000 after acquiring an additional 149 shares during the period. Finally, Bank of Hawaii increased its stake in shares of Mosaic Company (The) by 0.5% during the first quarter. Bank of Hawaii now owns 36,209 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $1,057,000 after acquiring an additional 180 shares during the period. 77.00% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

In other Mosaic Company (The) news, Director Robert L. Lumpkins purchased 7,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, August 21st. The shares were acquired at an average price of $19.94 per share, for a total transaction of $139,580.00. Following the purchase, the director now owns 9,339 shares in the company, valued at $186,219.66. The acquisition was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. 0.38% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

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Mosaic Company (NYSE:MOS) traded down 0.38% during midday trading on Friday, reaching $20.86. 2,187,688 shares of the company were exchanged. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $20.54 and its 200-day moving average is $24.07. The firm has a market cap of $7.32 billion, a P/E ratio of 49.67 and a beta of 1.27. Mosaic Company has a one year low of $19.23 and a one year high of $34.36.

Mosaic Company (The) (NYSE:MOS) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, August 1st. The basic materials company reported $0.29 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates 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 for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.75 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $0.06 EPS. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 4.7% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities analysts expect that Mosaic Company will post $0.76 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, September 21st. Investors of record on Thursday, September 7th were paid a $0.15 dividend. This represents a $0.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.88%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, September 6th. Mosaic Company (The)’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 142.86%.

A number of analysts recently commented on MOS shares. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Mosaic Company (The) from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, July 4th. BidaskClub raised shares of Mosaic Company (The) from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, June 27th. Citigroup Inc. decreased their price objective on shares of Mosaic Company (The) from $27.00 to $26.00 and set a “neutral” rating on the stock in a report on Wednesday, July 12th. BMO Capital Markets reaffirmed a “market perform” rating and issued a $25.00 price target (down previously from $26.00) on shares of Mosaic Company (The) in a report on Wednesday, August 2nd. Finally, Royal Bank Of Canada reduced their price target on shares of Mosaic Company (The) from $26.00 to $25.00 and set a “sector perform” rating on the stock in a report on Friday, July 14th. Six equities research 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. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $25.15.

Mosaic Company (The) 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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