Mosaic Company (The) (MOS) Expected to Post Earnings of $0.25 Per Share

The fund acquired 11,084 shares of the basic materials company's stock, valued at approximately $253,000. Moreover, Ameritas Inv Prtn has 0.01% invested in Mosaic Co (NYSE:MOS). GAM Holding AG increased its stake in shares of Mosaic Company (The) by 103.5% in the 2nd quarter. LLC now owns 32,585 shares of the basic materials company's stock valued at $951,000 after buying an additional 4,580 shares during the period. Retirement Systems of Alabama raised its stake in shares of Mosaic Company (The) by 2.0% in the 1st quarter. Nationwide Fund Advisors now owns 159,665 shares of the basic materials company's stock valued at $4,659,000 after purchasing an additional 64,181 shares in the last quarter. Candriam Luxembourg S.C.A. raised its stake in shares of Mosaic Company (The) by 31.1% in the 1st quarter. State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System now owns 517,307 shares of the basic materials company's stock valued at $11,810,000 after purchasing an additional 4,055 shares in the last quarter. Knowledge Leaders Capital LLC increased its stake in Mosaic Company (The) by 1.0% during the 2nd quarter. Ten investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fourteen have given a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the stock. Developed by hedge fund manager Joel Greenblatt, the intention of the formula is to spot high quality companies that are trading at an attractive price.

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The most recent open market insider trade was Buy of 2,000 shares on a day where the closing price was 19.83. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 9,339 shares in the company, valued at approximately $186,219.66. The purchase was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. The portion of a company's profit allocated to each outstanding share of common stock was -$0.11 a share in the trailing twelve months.

Looking at the other side of the coin, MOS traded as low as $19.23 in the past 52 weeks, and since then the shares have risen 0.83% or $0.16. BMO Capital Markets maintained the stock with "Hold" rating in Thursday, July 6 report. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Mosaic Company (The) from a "hold" rating to a "strong sell" rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 4th. Finally, Citigroup Inc. dropped 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. HSBC downgraded the shares of MOS in report on Monday, April 11 to "Hold" rating. The stock presently has a consensus rating of "Hold" and an average target price of $25.15.

The Mosaic Company (MOS) exchanged hands at an unexpectedly high level of 4.92 million shares over the course of the day.

Stock is now moving with a negative distance from the 200 day simple moving average of approximately -26.48%, and has a poor year to date (YTD) performance of -33.41% which means the stock is constantly subtracting to its value from the previous fiscal year end price. The stock's 52-week range is $19.24 to $34.36, and its 3-month range is $19.23 to $24.77.

Another critical number in evaluating a stock is P/E or Price to Earnings ratio.

Mosaic Company (The) (NYSE:MOS) last released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, August 1st. The basic materials company reported $0.29 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.25 by $0.04. The business had revenue of $1.75 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.75 billion. Mosaic Company (The) comprises 2.1% of Majedie Asset Management Ltd's portfolio, making the stock its 8th largest position. During the same period a year ago, the business posted $0.06 EPS. The Mosaic Company had 69 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Shareholders of record on Thursday, September 7th will be issued a $0.15 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, September 6th. It last reported revenues of $101.69 million and EPS of $0.1 for the June 2017, representing 19% top-line growth and -0.06 EPS growth. Mosaic Company (The)'s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is now 142.86%.

About The Mosaic Company The Mosaic Company is one of the world's leading producers and marketers of concentrated phosphate and potash crop nutrients. The Company operates through three segments: Phosphates, Potash and International Distribution. Mosaic is a single-source provider of phosphate and potash fertilizers and feed ingredients for the global agriculture industry.

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