The Mosaic (NYSE:MOS) was upgraded by research analysts at BGC Financial to a “buy” rating in a report released on Friday, Analyst Ratings Network.com reports.
A number of other firms have also recently commented on MOS. Analysts at Zacks downgraded shares of The Mosaic from a “neutral” rating to an “underperform” rating in a research note to investors on Tuesday. They now have a $39.40 price target on the stock. Separately, analysts at UBS AG upgraded shares of The Mosaic from a “sell” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note to investors on Friday, August 2nd. Finally, analysts at Scotiabank downgraded shares of The Mosaic from a “sector outperform” rating to a “sector perform” rating in a research note to investors on Thursday, August 1st. They now have a $50.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $64.00.
One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, nineteen have issued a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $58.73.
Shares of The Mosaic (NYSE:MOS) opened at 43.48 on Friday. The Mosaic has a 52 week low of $39.75 and a 52 week high of $64.65. The stock’s 50-day moving average is currently $51.78. The company has a market cap of $18.515 billion and a P/E ratio of 9.84.
The Mosaic (NYSE:MOS) last released its earnings data on Tuesday, July 16th. The company reported $1.14 EPS for the quarter, meeting the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $1.14. The company had revenue of $2.69 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.82 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $1.25 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was down 4.5% on a year-over-year basis.
The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which is scheduled for Thursday, August 15th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, August 1st will be given a dividend of $0.25 per share. This represents a $1.00 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.30%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, July 30th.
The Mosaic Company (NYSE:MOS) is a producer and marketer of combined concentrated phosphate and potash crop nutrients for the global agriculture industry.
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