Mosaic (MOS) Getting Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage, Study Finds

Headlines about Mosaic (NYSE:MOS) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to InfoTrie. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than 6,000 news and blog sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Mosaic earned a media sentiment score of 2.00 on their scale. InfoTrie also gave news coverage about the basic materials company an news buzz score of 3 out of 10, indicating that recent news coverage is unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Here are some of the news articles that may have effected Mosaic’s analysis:

A number of research analysts have weighed in on the company. Royal Bank of Canada raised their price target on Mosaic from $35.00 to $36.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 9th. Susquehanna Bancshares raised their price target on Mosaic from $33.00 to $40.00 and gave the company a “positive” rating in a research note on Monday, August 27th. Cowen raised their price target on Mosaic from $36.00 to $38.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 14th. BMO Capital Markets restated a “hold” rating and issued a $30.00 price target (up from $28.00) on shares of Mosaic in a research note on Tuesday, August 7th. Finally, Bank of America upgraded Mosaic from an “underperform” rating to a “buy” rating and raised their price target for the company from $24.00 to $35.00 in a research note on Tuesday, July 24th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating and ten have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $35.43.

Shares of NYSE MOS traded up $0.39 during midday trading on Thursday, hitting $36.99. 7,437,500 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 4,373,296. The company has a current ratio of 1.67, a quick ratio of 0.77 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.42. Mosaic has a 12 month low of $22.29 and a 12 month high of $37.37. The company has a market capitalization of $13.74 billion, a P/E ratio of 33.94, a P/E/G ratio of 2.77 and a beta of 1.42.

Mosaic (NYSE:MOS) last issued its earnings results on Monday, November 5th. The basic materials company reported $0.75 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.64 by $0.11. Mosaic had a positive return on equity of 6.17% and a negative net margin of 0.80%. The company had revenue of $2.93 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.95 billion. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $0.43 EPS. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 47.5% compared to the same quarter last year. Analysts predict that Mosaic will post 1.84 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, December 20th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, December 6th will be paid a dividend of $0.025 per share. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, December 5th. This represents a $0.10 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.27%. Mosaic’s dividend payout ratio is currently 9.17%.

In other Mosaic news, Director Luciano Siani Pires bought 2,000 shares of Mosaic stock in a transaction dated Thursday, August 16th. The stock was bought at an average cost of $29.68 per share, for a total transaction of $59,360.00. Following the purchase, the director now owns 2,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $59,360. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Insiders own 0.45% of the company’s stock.

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About Mosaic

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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