Bp Plc bought a new position in Mosaic Co (NYSE:MOS) during the 4th quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund bought 160,000 shares of the basic materials company’s stock, valued at approximately $4,107,000.

Other institutional investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. SeaCrest Wealth Management LLC bought a new stake in Mosaic in the fourth quarter worth $106,000. Cerebellum GP LLC bought a new position in shares of Mosaic during the fourth quarter valued at $130,000. Stuart Chaussee & Associates Inc. bought a new position in shares of Mosaic during the fourth quarter valued at $138,000. Harel Insurance Investments & Financial Services Ltd. lifted its holdings in shares of Mosaic by 60.3% during the fourth quarter. Harel Insurance Investments & Financial Services Ltd. now owns 6,000 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $154,000 after purchasing an additional 2,257 shares in the last quarter. Finally, YorkBridge Wealth Partners LLC lifted its holdings 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. 76.81% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Mosaic Co (MOS) opened at $24.35 on Friday. Mosaic Co has a 1-year low of $19.23 and a 1-year high of $34.36. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.37, a current ratio of 1.78 and a quick ratio of 0.90. The firm has a market capitalization of $8,550.00, a PE ratio of 25.63, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.01 and a beta of 1.29.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, March 1st. Shareholders of record on Thursday, March 1st will be issued a $0.025 dividend. This represents a $0.10 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.41%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, February 28th. Mosaic’s dividend payout ratio is 10.53%.

A number of research analysts have recently issued reports on the company. Stephens assumed coverage on Mosaic in a report on Friday, February 2nd. They set an “overweight” rating on the stock. Zacks Investment Research raised Mosaic from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $30.00 price target on the stock in a report on Monday, January 22nd. Cowen reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $25.00 price target on shares of Mosaic in a report on Friday, January 12th. Royal Bank of Canada upped their price target on Mosaic from $24.00 to $28.00 and gave the company a “sector perform” rating in a report on Friday, January 12th. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. assumed coverage on Mosaic in a report on Friday, January 12th. They set a “neutral” rating and a $26.00 price target on the stock. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have given a hold rating, three have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $24.98.

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

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