Dynamic Technology Lab Private Ltd boosted its holdings in Mosaic Co (NYSE:MOS) by 92.5% during the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 42,688 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after buying an additional 20,511 shares during the quarter. Dynamic Technology Lab Private Ltd’s holdings in Mosaic were worth $1,387,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

A number of other institutional investors have also recently bought and sold shares of MOS. Boston Partners raised its position in Mosaic by 4,666.5% in the second quarter. Boston Partners now owns 8,543,454 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $239,644,000 after purchasing an additional 8,364,214 shares during the last quarter. Investec Asset Management LTD bought a new position in Mosaic in the second quarter valued at about $127,458,000. FMR LLC raised its position in Mosaic by 52.6% in the second quarter. FMR LLC now owns 11,831,390 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $331,871,000 after purchasing an additional 4,080,426 shares during the last quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp raised its position in Mosaic by 49.0% in the third quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 7,254,320 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $235,621,000 after purchasing an additional 2,385,147 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Ashler Capital LLC bought a new position in Mosaic in the second quarter valued at about $49,914,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 75.65% of the company’s stock.

Shares of MOS opened at $33.52 on Friday. Mosaic Co has a 1 year low of $22.90 and a 1 year high of $37.37. The company has a quick ratio of 0.89, a current ratio of 1.67 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.42. The stock has a market cap of $13.32 billion, a PE ratio of 20.44, a P/E/G ratio of 2.59 and a beta of 1.45.

Mosaic (NYSE:MOS) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Monday, November 5th. The basic materials company reported $0.75 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.64 by $0.11. Mosaic had a positive return on equity of 6.17% and a negative net margin of 0.80%. The company had revenue of $2.93 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.95 billion. During the same period last year, the company earned $0.43 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue was up 47.5% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, research analysts anticipate that Mosaic Co will post 1.91 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, December 20th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, December 6th will be given a dividend of $0.025 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, December 5th. This represents a $0.10 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.30%. Mosaic’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 9.17%.

Several equities analysts have commented on MOS shares. Royal Bank of Canada set a $45.00 target price on Mosaic and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 7th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Mosaic from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $37.00 target price for the company in a research report on Tuesday, October 23rd. Morgan Stanley increased their target price on Mosaic from $33.00 to $36.00 and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, October 18th. Barclays started coverage on Mosaic in a research report on Tuesday, September 4th. They issued an “equal weight” rating and a $34.00 target price for the company. Finally, TheStreet upgraded Mosaic from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a research report on Monday, November 19th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have given a hold rating and ten have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Mosaic presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $35.79.

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Mosaic Profile

The Mosaic Company, through its subsidiaries, produces and markets concentrated phosphate and potash crop nutrients worldwide. The company operates through three segments: Phosphates, Potash, and International Distribution. It owns and operates mines, which produce concentrated phosphate crop nutrients, such as diammonium phosphate, monoammonium phosphate, and ammoniated phosphate products; and phosphate-based animal feed ingredients primarily under the Biofos and Nexfos brand names.

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