Sentry Investment Management LLC grew its holdings in Mosaic Company (The) by 1.0% during the 2nd quarter. RBC Capital Markets reiterated a "hold" rating and issued a $25.00 price objective on shares of Mosaic Company (The) in a research report on Tuesday, January 3rd. Stifel Nicolaus restated a "hold" rating and set a $24.00 price target on shares of Mosaic Company (The) in a research report on Thursday, October 12th. The analyst recommendations from a month ago are 2 Buy, 2 Overweight, 3 Sell, 12 Hold and 1 Underweight. Equity analyst BMO Capital Markets raised the price target on November 1 boosting the projection from $23.00 to $24.00 with a rating of "Market Perform". The rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with "Hold" on Thursday, July 6. The stock now has a consensus rating of "Hold" and a consensus price target of C$23.91.
More notable recent Mosaic Co (NYSE:MOS) news were published by: Prnewswire.com which released: "The Mosaic Company Reports Third Quarter 2017 Results" on October 31, 2017, also Bizjournals.com with their article: "Mosaic shutdown in Plant City adds to the growing number of layoffs in Tampa Bay" published on November 02, 2017, Gurufocus.com published: "First Interstate Bank Buys The Mosaic Co, General Electric Co, Quanta Services ..." on November 08, 2017. The company has market cap of $3.21 billion. Mosaic Company has a 1-year low of C$19.23 and a 1-year high of C$34.36. RBC Capital Markets maintained Mosaic Co (NYSE:MOS) rating on Wednesday, October 21. Analysts are forecasting earnings of $0.25 on a per share basis this quarter.
11 analysts on average are expecting the company to report revenue of $1.86 Billion for the current quarter. Mosaic Company (The) had a net margin of 4.68% and a return on equity of 3.61%. During the same period past year, the company posted $0.41 EPS. Mosaic Company (The)'s quarterly revenue was up 1.7% compared to the same quarter last year. sell-side analysts predict that Mosaic Company will post 0.88 EPS for the current fiscal year. If you are viewing this article on another domain, it was illegally stolen and reposted in violation of global copyright laws. The legal version of this news story can be accessed at https://www.dispatchtribunal.com/2017/11/12/scotiabank-upgrades-mosaic-company-the-mos-to-sector-perform.html.
The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, December 21st. Stockholders of record on Thursday, December 7th will be given a dividend of $0.025 per share. As per Tuesday, February 16, the company rating was downgraded by Societe Generale. This represents a $0.10 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.44%. Mosaic Company (The)'s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is now 62.50%.
In other Mosaic Company (The) news, Director Robert L. Lumpkins bought 7,000 shares of the company's stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, August 21st. The stock was acquired at an average cost of C$19.94 per share, with a total value of C$139,580.00. Schroder Invest Grp owns 0% invested in Mosaic Co (NYSE:MOS) for 79,700 shares. The acquisition was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink.
While looking at the Stock's Performance, The Mosaic Company now shows a Weekly Performance of 2.06%, where Monthly Performance is 7.58%, Quarterly performance is 12.46%, 6 Months performance is -2.6% and yearly performance percentage is -19.09%. Td Asset Management Inc claims 117,289 shares worth $2,532,000. Greenwood Capital Associates LLC now owns 9,445 shares of the basic materials company's stock worth $216,000 after buying an additional 2,210 shares during the last quarter. CrestPoint Capital Management LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Mosaic Company (The) in the 2nd quarter worth approximately $208,000. Credit Suisse AG raised its holdings in shares of Mosaic Company (The) by 1.4% in the 1st quarter. Exane Derivatives now owns 7,995 shares of the company's stock worth $196,000 after buying an additional 3,163 shares during the period. About 4.83M shares traded or 15.00% up from the average. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 77.81% of the company's stock.