FDx Advisors Inc. raised its holdings in Mosaic Company (The) (NYSE:MOS) by 8.2% in the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 86,488 shares of the company’s stock after acquiring an additional 6,533 shares during the period. FDx Advisors Inc.’s holdings in Mosaic Company (The) were worth $1,867,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds have also modified their holdings of the business. YorkBridge Wealth Partners LLC increased its holdings in shares of Mosaic Company (The) by 13,636.4% during the 3rd quarter. YorkBridge Wealth Partners LLC now owns 6,044 shares of the company’s stock worth $130,000 after buying an additional 6,000 shares during the last quarter. Pacer Advisors Inc. increased its holdings in shares of Mosaic Company (The) by 8.7% during the 2nd quarter. Pacer Advisors Inc. now owns 7,366 shares of the company’s stock worth $168,000 after buying an additional 587 shares during the last quarter. CrestPoint Capital Management LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Mosaic Company (The) during the 2nd quarter worth $208,000. Greenwood Capital Associates LLC increased its holdings in shares of Mosaic Company (The) by 30.5% during the 2nd quarter. Greenwood Capital Associates LLC now owns 9,445 shares of the company’s stock worth $216,000 after buying an additional 2,210 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Westover Capital Advisors LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Mosaic Company (The) during the 2nd quarter worth $218,000. Institutional investors own 77.68% of the company’s stock.

In other news, Director Robert L. Lumpkins acquired 7,000 shares of the firm’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 document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Corporate insiders own 0.38% of the company’s stock.

MOS has been the subject of a number of research analyst reports. Royal Bank Of Canada dropped their price objective on Mosaic Company (The) to C$23.00 and set a “sector perform” rating for the company in a report on Thursday, August 3rd. Stifel Nicolaus restated a “hold” rating and set a $24.00 price objective on shares of Mosaic Company (The) in a report on Thursday, October 12th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Mosaic Company (The) from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 17th. Piper Jaffray Companies set a $23.00 price objective on Mosaic Company (The) and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, October 6th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets restated a “market perform” rating and set a $25.00 price objective (down from $26.00) on shares of Mosaic Company (The) in a report on Wednesday, August 2nd. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have given a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of C$23.91.

Mosaic Company (NYSE MOS) traded up C$0.48 during trading hours on Monday, reaching C$23.32. 935,475 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 4,473,120. 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 cap of $8,017.96, a PE ratio of 22.39, a P/E/G ratio of 2.72 and a beta of 1.27. Mosaic Company has a one year low of C$19.23 and a one year high of C$34.36.

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

The company also recently disclosed 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. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, December 6th. This represents a $0.10 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.43%. Mosaic Company (The)’s payout ratio is currently 62.50%.

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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.

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

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