Mitsubishi UFJ Trust & Banking Corp reduced its position in shares of Mosaic Co (NYSE:MOS) by 0.7% during the third quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 666,407 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after selling 4,587 shares during the period. Mitsubishi UFJ Trust & Banking Corp owned 0.19% of Mosaic worth $14,388,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Several other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in MOS. YorkBridge Wealth Partners LLC lifted its position in shares of Mosaic by 13,636.4% during the third quarter. YorkBridge Wealth Partners LLC now owns 6,044 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $130,000 after purchasing an additional 6,000 shares in the last quarter. Pacer Advisors Inc. lifted its position in shares of Mosaic by 8.7% during the second quarter. Pacer Advisors Inc. now owns 7,366 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $168,000 after purchasing an additional 587 shares in the last quarter. Greenwood Capital Associates LLC lifted its position in shares of Mosaic by 30.5% during the second quarter. Greenwood Capital Associates LLC now owns 9,445 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $216,000 after purchasing an additional 2,210 shares in the last quarter. Westover Capital Advisors LLC bought a new position in shares of Mosaic during the second quarter valued at about $218,000. Finally, Koch Industries Inc. bought a new position in shares of Mosaic during the second quarter valued at about $225,000. 76.94% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

Several analysts have commented on the stock. assumed coverage on shares of Mosaic in a research report on Wednesday, October 11th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $24.80 price objective on the stock. Cleveland Research raised shares of Mosaic from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 1st. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Mosaic from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $25.00 price objective on the stock in a research report on Friday, November 3rd. Stifel Nicolaus reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $24.00 price objective on shares of Mosaic in a research report on Thursday, October 12th. Finally, Royal Bank Of Canada reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Mosaic in a research report on Wednesday, October 18th. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have issued a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $23.91.

Mosaic Co (NYSE:MOS) opened at $23.62 on Friday. The firm has a market cap of $8,291.78, a PE ratio of 23.16, a PEG ratio of 2.47 and a beta of 1.31. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.37, a current ratio of 1.78 and a quick ratio of 0.90. Mosaic Co has a 12 month low of $19.23 and a 12 month high of $34.36.

Mosaic (NYSE:MOS) last posted its earnings results on Tuesday, October 31st. The basic materials company reported $0.43 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.25 by $0.18. The firm had revenue of $1.98 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.93 billion. Mosaic had a net margin of 4.68% and a return on equity of 3.61%. The company’s revenue was up 1.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $0.41 earnings per share. equities research analysts expect that Mosaic Co will post 1.01 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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 paid a $0.025 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, December 6th. This represents a $0.10 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.42%. Mosaic’s payout ratio is 10.42%.

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About Mosaic

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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