Mn Services Vermogensbeheer B.V. grew its position in Mosaic Co (NYSE:MOS) by 245.1% in the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 199,350 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after purchasing an additional 141,586 shares during the period. Mn Services Vermogensbeheer B.V. owned about 0.05% of Mosaic worth $5,094,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.
A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently bought and sold shares of MOS. Private Capital Group LLC grew its position in Mosaic by 50.8% during the fourth quarter. Private Capital Group LLC now owns 1,203 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $35,000 after buying an additional 405 shares during the period. Exane Asset Management bought a new position in Mosaic during the fourth quarter valued at about $72,000. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund grew its position in Mosaic by 3,480.9% during the fourth quarter. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund now owns 4,688,263 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $161,000 after buying an additional 4,557,338 shares during the period. MERIAN GLOBAL INVESTORS UK Ltd bought a new position in Mosaic during the fourth quarter valued at about $166,000. Finally, Glenmede Trust Co. NA grew its position in Mosaic by 49.4% during the third quarter. Glenmede Trust Co. NA now owns 5,613 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $181,000 after buying an additional 1,856 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 77.41% of the company’s stock.
Shares of NYSE:MOS opened at $30.82 on Tuesday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.42, a current ratio of 1.67 and a quick ratio of 0.89. The stock has a market cap of $11.88 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 14.54, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.95 and a beta of 1.53. Mosaic Co has a twelve month low of $22.90 and a twelve month high of $37.37.
Mosaic (NYSE:MOS) last issued its earnings results on Monday, February 25th. The basic materials company reported $0.77 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.57 by $0.20. The firm had revenue of $2.52 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.36 billion. Mosaic had a negative net margin of 0.80% and a positive return on equity of 6.17%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 20.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the business earned ($1.23) earnings per share. Analysts predict that Mosaic Co will post 2.31 EPS for the current fiscal year.
The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, March 21st. Shareholders of record on Thursday, March 7th will be given a dividend of $0.025 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, March 6th. This represents a $0.10 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.32%. Mosaic’s dividend payout ratio is presently 4.72%.
Several research firms recently weighed in on MOS. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Mosaic from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 29th. Citigroup reduced their price target on shares of Mosaic from $40.00 to $38.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research report on Wednesday, February 27th. Barclays increased their price target on shares of Mosaic from $35.00 to $37.00 and gave the company an “equal weight” rating in a research report on Wednesday, February 27th. ValuEngine lowered shares of Mosaic from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 8th. Finally, Cleveland Research lowered shares of Mosaic from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Friday, February 22nd. Nine research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, seven have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. Mosaic has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $37.14.
The Mosaic Company, through its subsidiaries, produces and markets concentrated phosphate and potash crop nutrients worldwide. The company operates through three segments: Phosphates, Potash, and International Distribution. It owns and operates mines, which produce concentrated phosphate crop nutrients, such as diammonium phosphate, monoammonium phosphate, and ammoniated phosphate products; and phosphate-based animal feed ingredients primarily under the Biofos and Nexfos brand names.
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