Private Advisor Group LLC Grows Position in Mosaic Company (The) (MOS)

Private Advisor Group LLC increased its position in shares of Mosaic Company (The) (NYSE:MOS) by 6.4% in the second quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 19,364 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after purchasing an additional 1,166 shares during the quarter. Private Advisor Group LLC’s holdings in Mosaic Company (The) were worth $461,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Other institutional investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Turner Investments LLC acquired a new position in Mosaic Company (The) in the first quarter valued at approximately $158,000. Bronfman E.L. Rothschild L.P. lifted its holdings in Mosaic Company (The) by 878.3% in the first quarter. Bronfman E.L. Rothschild L.P. now owns 6,007 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $175,000 after acquiring an additional 5,393 shares during the period. Pacer Advisors Inc. lifted its holdings in Mosaic Company (The) by 3.6% in the first quarter. Pacer Advisors Inc. now owns 6,779 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $198,000 after acquiring an additional 234 shares during the period. Greenwood Capital Associates LLC acquired a new position in Mosaic Company (The) in the first quarter valued at approximately $211,000. Finally, Investment Centers of America Inc. lifted its holdings in Mosaic Company (The) by 1.7% in the first quarter. Investment Centers of America Inc. now owns 8,121 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $238,000 after acquiring an additional 132 shares during the period. 76.81% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Shares of Mosaic Company (NYSE MOS) opened at 20.66 on Friday. The stock has a market capitalization of $7.25 billion, a PE ratio of 49.19 and a beta of 1.27. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $20.72 and a 200-day moving average price of $24.31. Mosaic Company has a 52-week low of $19.23 and a 52-week high of $34.36.

Mosaic Company (The) (NYSE:MOS) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, August 1st. The basic materials company reported $0.29 EPS 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 analysts’ expectations of $1.75 billion. Mosaic Company (The) had a return on equity of 3.31% and a net margin of 2.07%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 4.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the firm earned $0.06 EPS. On average, equities research analysts anticipate that Mosaic Company will post $0.76 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, September 21st. Stockholders of record on Thursday, September 7th will be issued a $0.15 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, September 6th. This represents a $0.60 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.90%. Mosaic Company (The)’s dividend payout ratio is currently 142.86%.

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A number of research analysts have issued reports on the company. BidaskClub downgraded Mosaic Company (The) from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, July 28th. Royal Bank Of Canada decreased their price target on Mosaic Company (The) from $26.00 to $25.00 and set a “sector perform” rating for the company in a report on Friday, July 14th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Mosaic Company (The) from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, July 4th. Stifel Nicolaus reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $27.00 price target on shares of Mosaic Company (The) in a report on Friday, July 14th. Finally, Citigroup Inc. decreased their price target on Mosaic Company (The) from $27.00 to $26.00 and set a “neutral” rating for the company in a report on Wednesday, July 12th. Six analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $25.15.

In other Mosaic Company (The) news, Director Robert L. Lumpkins purchased 7,000 shares of Mosaic Company (The) stock in a transaction dated Monday, August 21st. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $19.94 per share, with a total value of $139,580.00. Following the acquisition, the director now directly owns 9,339 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $186,219.66. The purchase was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. 0.38% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

About Mosaic Company (The)

The Mosaic Company is a producer and marketer of concentrated phosphate and potash crop nutrients. The Company operates through three segments: Phosphates, Potash and International Distribution. The Company is a supplier of phosphate- and potash-based crop nutrients and animal feed ingredients. The Phosphates segment owns and operates mines and production facilities in Florida, which produce concentrated phosphate crop nutrients and phosphate-based animal feed ingredients, and processing plants in Louisiana, which produce concentrated phosphate crop nutrients.

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