Should Investors Listen To Analyst Recommendations?: The Mosaic Company (MOS)

Xavier Trudeau
Juillet 17, 2017

Analyst research firms are expressing bullish stance on The Mosaic Company (NYSE:MOS)'s near-term growth potential.

The Mosaic Company (NYSE:MOS), maintained return on investment for the last twelve months at 0.39, higher than what Reuters data shows regarding industry's average.

MOS's fiscal year ends Dec 31, 2016 and the most recent quarter started on Mar 31, 2017. 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.

02/08/2017 - Mosaic Company (The) was downgraded to "outperform" by analysts at CLSA. Federated Investors Inc. PA now owns 9,279 shares of the basic materials company's stock valued at $272,000 after buying an additional 8,902 shares in the last quarter. Pacer Advisors Inc. raised its position in shares of Mosaic Company (The) by 3.6% in the first quarter. UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. now owns 979,185 shares of the basic materials company's stock valued at $28,573,000 after buying an additional 82,970 shares during the last quarter. The ratio is negative, as 198 hedge funds increased and started new positions, while 249 reduced and sold their stakes in Mosaic Co. Vident Investment Advisory LLC now owns 13,023 shares of the basic materials company's stock valued at $382,000 after buying an additional 254 shares in the last quarter. The company moved in the past week with shift of -0.24%. Capstone Invest Ltd Limited Liability Company stated it has 0.01% in Mosaic Co (NYSE:MOS). They may also be used to assist the trader figure out proper support and resistance levels for the stock. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $22.89 and a 200-day moving average of $27.88. The stock has a market cap of $8.33 billion, a P/E ratio of 197.67 and a beta of 1.23. Mosaic Company (The) has a 52-week low of 21.78 and a 52-week high of 34.36. The stock of Mosaic Co (NYSE:MOS) earned "Underweight" rating by Barclays Capital on Tuesday, April 19. The basic materials company reported $0.04 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.19 by $0.15. Mosaic Company (The) had a return on equity of 2.48% and a net margin of 0.57%. Revenue for the quarter also did not kill consensus, coming in at $1.58 Billion, compared to the consensus of 1.66 Billion. Equities analysts forecast that Mosaic Company will post $1.07 EPS for the current year.

Quarterly Revenue growth year over year is -5.7 Percent. During the same period previous year, the company posted $0.14 earnings per share.

Over the past 2 quarters, The Mosaic Company (NYSE:MOS) is down -24.12%, compared with a fall of almost -15.28% for 3 months and about 0.63% for the past 30 days. The ex-dividend date was Tuesday, May 30th. Traders who own the stock with a record date on Thurs, Jun 1st were given a dividend of $0.15 for a share. this indicates a $0.60 annual dividend and a payout of of 2.55%.

Experts anticipate Mosaic Company (The) (NYSE:MOS) to report sales of $1.65 B for the present financial period, Research Firm Zacks reports.

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Now we will discuss the financial strength of The Mosaic Company.

MOS has been the subject of several research reports. $32.47's average target is 34.79% above currents $24.09 stock price.

On July 13 the company was set at "Sector Perform" by RBC Capital which is down from the previous "Outperform" rating. Zacks Investment Research raised Mosaic Company (The) from a "strong sell" rating to a "hold" rating in a report on Wednesday.

08/31/2016 - Mosaic Company (The) was downgraded to " by analysts at Vertical Research. BMO Capital Markets fixed a $26.00 price objective on Mosaic Company (The) and issued the company a "hold" recommendation in a study on Saturday, May 6th. Another trade for 1,100 shares valued at $25,724 was made by COOPER NANCY E on Monday, May 15. 803 Mosaic Co (NYSE:MOS) shares with value of $18,933 were bought by Johnson Denise C. Following the sale, the director now directly owns 8,260 shares in the company, valued at $193,201.40. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this link.

Separately, CFO Richard L. Mack purchased 7,500 stocks of the firms shares in a trade on Early Thur, May 4th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $23.35 per share, with a total value of $175,125.00.

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