Shares of Mosaic Co. (NYSE:MOS) shot up 2% during trading on Wednesday . The company traded as high as $27.03 and last traded at $27.02, with a volume of 4,111,083 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $26.48.

MOS has been the topic of a number of recent analyst reports. Vertical Research cut shares of Mosaic from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, April 21st. Vetr cut shares of Mosaic from a “buy” rating to a “sell” rating and set a $24.50 price target on the stock. in a research report on Wednesday. CIBC cut shares of Mosaic from a “sector perform” rating to a “sector underperform” rating and set a $25.00 price target on the stock. in a research report on Monday, April 4th. Barclays PLC cut shares of Mosaic from an “equal weight” rating to an “underweight” rating and set a $22.00 price target on the stock. in a research report on Tuesday, April 19th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus cut shares of Mosaic from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, May 31st. Eight analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fourteen have given a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of €29.71 ($32.65).

The firm has a market cap of $10.00 billion and a PE ratio of 10.561. The stock has a 50-day moving average price of $26.45 and a 200 day moving average price of $26.38.

Mosaic (NYSE:MOS) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, May 4th. The company reported $0.14 EPS for the quarter, hitting analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.14. The firm had revenue of $1.70 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.56 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $0.70 EPS. Mosaic’s revenue was down 21.7% on a year-over-year basis. Equities research analysts expect that Mosaic Co. will post $0.92 earnings per share for the current year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, June 16th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, June 2nd were paid a dividend of $0.275 per share. This represents a $1.10 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.90%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Tuesday, May 31st.

In other Mosaic news, CFO Richard L. Mack sold 36,629 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, May 13th. The shares were sold at an average price of €25.43 ($27.95), for a total transaction of €931,475.47 ($1,023,599.42). Following the completion of the sale, the chief financial officer now directly owns 94,524 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately €2,403,745.32 ($2,641,478.37). The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this link. Also, VP Anthony T. Brausen sold 19,716 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, June 2nd. The shares were sold at an average price of €25.72 ($28.26), for a total transaction of €507,095.52 ($557,247.82). Following the sale, the vice president now directly owns 46,607 shares of the company’s stock, valued at €1,198,732.04 ($1,317,287.96). The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

Other large investors recently made changes to their positions in the company. Mutual of America Capital Management LLC raised its stake in shares of Mosaic by 2.9% in the fourth quarter. Mutual of America Capital Management LLC now owns 38,293 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,057,000 after buying an additional 1,093 shares during the period. Trexquant Investment LP bought a new stake in shares of Mosaic during the fourth quarter worth about $1,090,000. Deere & Co. raised its stake in shares of Mosaic by 39.4% in the fourth quarter. Deere & Co. now owns 39,505 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,090,000 after buying an additional 11,160 shares during the period. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Public School Empls Retrmt SYS raised its stake in shares of Mosaic by 1.9% in the fourth quarter. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Public School Empls Retrmt SYS now owns 42,254 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,166,000 after buying an additional 789 shares during the period. Finally, Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai Asset Management CO. LTD. raised its stake in shares of Mosaic by 2.2% in the fourth quarter. Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai Asset Management CO. LTD. now owns 42,617 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,176,000 after buying an additional 916 shares during the period.

The Mosaic Company is a producer and marketer of concentrated phosphate and potash crop nutrients. The Company’s segments include Phosphates, Potash and International Distribution. Its Phosphates Segment sells phosphate-based crop nutrients and animal feed ingredients throughout North America and internationally.

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