Ownership Action Alert: Q2 2016 Sentiment Mosaic Co (NYSE:MOS)

November 28, 2016 - By Vivian Park   ·   0 Comments

Ownership Action Alert:  Q2 2016 Sentiment Mosaic Co (NYSE:MOS)

Sentiment for Mosaic Co (NYSE:MOS)

Mosaic Co (NYSE:MOS) institutional sentiment decreased to 1.15 in 2016 Q2. Its down -0.34, from 1.49 in 2016Q1. The ratio turned negative, as 270 active investment managers increased or opened new stock positions, while 181 cut down and sold their positions in Mosaic Co. The active investment managers in our partner’s database now own: 300.01 million shares, up from 297.98 million shares in 2016Q1. Also, the number of active investment managers holding Mosaic Co in their top 10 stock positions was flat from 4 to 4 for the same number . Sold All: 50 Reduced: 131 Increased: 200 New Position: 70.

The Mosaic Company is a producer and marketer of concentrated phosphate and potash crop nutrients. The company has a market cap of $9.60 billion. The Company’s divisions include Phosphates, Potash and International Distribution. It has a 22 P/E ratio. The Company’s Phosphates Segment sells phosphate crop nutrients and animal feed ingredients throughout North America and internationally.

The stock decreased 0.07% or $0.02 on November 25, hitting $27.43. Mosaic Co (NYSE:MOS) has declined 3.01% since April 25, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 9.02% the S&P500.

Analysts await Mosaic Co (NYSE:MOS) to report earnings on February, 9. They expect $0.12 EPS, down 77.36% or $0.41 from last year’s $0.53 per share. MOS’s profit will be $42.00 million for 57.15 P/E if the $0.12 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.33 actual EPS reported by Mosaic Co for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -63.64% negative EPS growth.

According to Zacks Investment Research, “The Mosaic Company is one of the world’s leading producers and marketers of concentrated phosphate and potash crop nutrients. For the global agriculture industry, Mosaic is a single source for phosphates, potash, nitrogen fertilizers and feed ingredients.”

Oslo Asset Management Asa holds 13.52% of its portfolio in Mosaic Co for 638,048 shares. Stuyvesant Capital Management owns 103,850 shares or 5.38% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Hutchinson Capital Management Ca has 4.99% invested in the company for 628,623 shares. The New York-based Rr Partners Lp has invested 4.05% in the stock. Randolph Co Inc, a Ohio-based fund reported 512,490 shares.#img1#

Insider Transactions: Since January 1, 0001, the stock had 0 insider purchases, and 1 sale for $507,080 net activity.

Mosaic Co (NYSE:MOS) Ratings Coverage

Ratings analysis reveals 16% of The Mosaic Company’s analysts are positive. Out of 19 Wall Street analysts rating The Mosaic Company, 3 give it “Buy”, 6 “Sell” rating, while 10 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $22 while the high is $56. The stock’s average target of $33.53 is 22.24% above today’s ($27.43) share price. MOS was included in 48 notes of analysts from July 22, 2015. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Thursday, August 4 by Citigroup. On Tuesday, October 13 the stock rating was upgraded by Bernstein to “Outperform”. The stock has “Equal-Weight” rating given by Barclays Capital on Monday, October 5. Scotia Capital downgraded the shares of MOS in a report on Thursday, April 14 to “Sector Perform” rating. UBS maintained Mosaic Co (NYSE:MOS) on Wednesday, March 16 with “Buy” rating. As per Friday, March 11, the company rating was downgraded by Atlantic Securities. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, November 5 by Stifel Nicolaus. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Outperform” on Wednesday, November 4. The firm has “Mkt Perform” rating given on Friday, September 11 by Bernstein. The firm has “Equal-Weight” rating given on Wednesday, March 16 by Morgan Stanley.

MOS Company Profile

The Mosaic Company (Mosaic), incorporated on March 25, 2004, is a producer and marketer of concentrated phosphate and potash crop nutrients. The Company’s divisions include Phosphates, Potash and International Distribution. The Company’s Phosphates Segment sells phosphate crop nutrients and animal feed ingredients throughout North America and internationally. The Company’s Potash Segment sells potash throughout North America and internationally, principally as fertilizer, and also for use in industrial applications. The Company’s International Distribution Segment consists of sales offices, crop nutrient blending and bagging facilities, port terminals and warehouses in Brazil, Paraguay, India and China.

Another recent and important Mosaic Co (NYSE:MOS) news was published by Reuters.com which published an article titled: “BRIEF-Mosaic Co Q3 EPS $0.11” on November 01, 2016.

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