News articles about Mosaic (NYSE:MOS) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Mosaic earned a media sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the basic materials company an impact score of 45.8985963568866 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

Shares of Mosaic (NYSE MOS) traded up $0.15 during trading hours on Friday, hitting $27.22. 3,263,240 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 5,210,000. The stock has a market cap of $9,560.00, a P/E ratio of 28.65, a PEG ratio of 2.69 and a beta of 1.31. The company has a quick ratio of 0.90, a current ratio of 1.78 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.37. Mosaic has a twelve month low of $19.23 and a twelve month high of $34.36.

Mosaic (NYSE:MOS) last issued its quarterly earnings data 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 business 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% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $0.41 EPS. equities research analysts expect that Mosaic will post 1.01 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, March 1st. Stockholders of record on Thursday, March 1st will be given a dividend of $0.025 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, February 28th. This represents a $0.10 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.37%. Mosaic’s dividend payout ratio is presently 10.53%.

Several research firms have commented on MOS. Piper Jaffray Companies set a $23.00 price target on shares of Mosaic and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, October 6th. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Mosaic from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 17th. Scotiabank upgraded shares of Mosaic from an “underperform” rating to a “sector perform” rating in a report on Wednesday, November 1st. BMO Capital Markets boosted their price target on shares of Mosaic from $23.00 to $24.00 and gave the stock a “market perform” rating in a report on Wednesday, November 1st. Finally, began coverage on shares of Mosaic in a report on Wednesday, October 11th. They set a “buy” rating and a $24.80 price target for the company. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have issued a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $24.68.

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Mosaic Company 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.

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