Tocqueville Asset Management L.P. boosted its stake in Mosaic Company (The) (NYSE:MOS) by 248.8% during the third quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 71,275 shares of the company’s stock after acquiring an additional 50,843 shares during the quarter. Tocqueville Asset Management L.P.’s holdings in Mosaic Company (The) were worth $1,539,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

A number of other institutional investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in MOS. Teachers Advisors LLC grew its stake in Mosaic Company (The) by 6.6% in the 1st quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC now owns 527,190 shares of the company’s stock valued at $15,383,000 after acquiring an additional 32,609 shares during the period. Tudor Investment Corp ET AL acquired a new stake in Mosaic Company (The) in the 1st quarter valued at $283,000. Xact Kapitalforvaltning AB lifted its holdings in Mosaic Company (The) by 0.6% in the 2nd quarter. Xact Kapitalforvaltning AB now owns 53,096 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,212,000 after purchasing an additional 297 shares in the last quarter. Fox Run Management L.L.C. lifted its holdings in Mosaic Company (The) by 122.3% in the 2nd quarter. Fox Run Management L.L.C. now owns 30,900 shares of the company’s stock valued at $705,000 after purchasing an additional 17,000 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Atria Investments LLC lifted its holdings in Mosaic Company (The) by 13.9% in the 2nd quarter. Atria Investments LLC now owns 113,958 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,602,000 after purchasing an additional 13,914 shares in the last quarter. 77.81% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

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In other news, Director Robert L. Lumpkins bought 7,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Monday, August 21st. The stock was bought at an average cost of C$19.94 per share, with a total value of C$139,580.00. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 9,339 shares in the company, valued at approximately C$186,219.66. The acquisition was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. Insiders own 0.38% of the company’s stock.

Shares of Mosaic Company (MOS) opened at C$22.56 on Wednesday. The company has a current ratio of 1.78, a quick ratio of 0.90 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.37. The stock has a market capitalization of $7,895.09, a PE ratio of 22.05, a P/E/G ratio of 2.68 and a beta of 1.27. Mosaic Company has a 52-week low of C$19.23 and a 52-week high of C$34.36.

Mosaic Company (The) (NYSE:MOS) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, October 31st. The company reported C$0.43 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of C$0.25 by C$0.18. The company had revenue of C$1.98 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of C$1.93 billion. Mosaic Company (The) had a return on equity of 3.61% and a net margin of 4.68%. Mosaic Company (The)’s revenue was up 1.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $0.41 EPS. analysts predict that Mosaic Company will post 0.88 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, December 21st. Shareholders of record on Thursday, December 7th will be given a $0.025 dividend. This represents a $0.10 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.44%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, December 6th. Mosaic Company (The)’s dividend payout ratio is currently 62.50%.

A number of research analysts have weighed in on the company. Royal Bank Of Canada restated a “hold” rating and issued a $26.00 price objective on shares of Mosaic Company (The) in a report on Wednesday, July 12th. Citigroup Inc. decreased their price objective on Mosaic Company (The) from $27.00 to $26.00 and set a “neutral” rating on the stock in a report on Wednesday, July 12th. BMO Capital Markets restated a “market perform” rating and issued a $25.00 price objective (down previously from $26.00) on shares of Mosaic Company (The) in a report on Wednesday, August 2nd. BidaskClub lowered Mosaic Company (The) from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, July 28th. Finally, Cleveland Research upgraded Mosaic Company (The) from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, November 1st. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have given a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of C$23.91.

Mosaic Company (The) Profile

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.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Mosaic Company (The) (NYSE:MOS)

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