Press coverage about Mosaic Company (The) (NYSE:MOS) has trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group rates the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Mosaic Company (The) earned a media sentiment score of 0.24 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the basic materials company an impact score of 46.3436108423344 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.
These are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:
- Beta Factor Evaluation – The Mosaic Company, (NYSE: MOS) – Stock Watch (stocksnewstimes.com)
- The Mosaic Company (NYSE: MOS) – Short-Term Trade Secrets – Alpha Beta Stock (alphabetastock.com)
- DTN Fertlizer Trends: Mosaic Halts Production at Florida Plant – DTN (agfax.com)
- Tag: The Mosaic Company (guerillastocktrading.com)
- Stock’s Update:: International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM), The Mosaic Company (NYSE:MOS … – The Stock Street (press release) (thestreetpoint.com)
Several research firms have recently weighed in on MOS. BidaskClub cut shares of Mosaic Company (The) from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday, July 28th. BMO Capital Markets reiterated a “market perform” rating and set a $25.00 price objective (down from $26.00) on shares of Mosaic Company (The) in a research report on Wednesday, August 2nd. Royal Bank Of Canada decreased their price objective on shares of Mosaic Company (The) from $25.00 to $23.00 and set a “sector perform” rating for the company in a research report on Wednesday, August 2nd. Cleveland Research upgraded shares of Mosaic Company (The) from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 1st. Finally, Morgan Stanley decreased their price objective on shares of Mosaic Company (The) from $27.00 to $25.00 and set an “equal weight” rating for the company in a research report on Monday, August 7th. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have assigned a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Mosaic Company (The) has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $23.99.
Mosaic Company (NYSE:MOS) opened at $22.94 on Friday. Mosaic Company has a 12 month low of $19.23 and a 12 month high of $34.36. The firm has a market cap of $8,053.06, a price-to-earnings ratio of 22.49, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.49 and a beta of 1.27. The company has a quick ratio of 0.90, a current ratio of 1.78 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.37.
Mosaic Company (The) (NYSE:MOS) last released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, October 31st. The basic materials company reported $0.43 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.25 by $0.18. Mosaic Company (The) had a net margin of 4.68% and a return on equity of 3.61%. The firm had revenue of $1.98 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.93 billion. During the same period last year, the firm earned $0.41 earnings per share. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 1.7% compared to the same quarter last year. equities research analysts anticipate that Mosaic Company will post 0.97 EPS for the current fiscal year.
The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, December 21st. Shareholders of record on Thursday, December 7th will be paid a $0.025 dividend. This represents a $0.10 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.44%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, December 6th. Mosaic Company (The)’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 62.50%.
In other Mosaic Company (The) news, Director Robert L. Lumpkins acquired 7,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Monday, August 21st. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $19.94 per share, with a total value of $139,580.00. Following the completion of the purchase, the director now owns 9,339 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $186,219.66. The acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. 0.38% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.
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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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