Mitsubishi UFJ Trust & Banking Corp lessened its stake in Mosaic Co (NYSE:MOS) by 4.7% in the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 403,446 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after selling 19,974 shares during the quarter. Mitsubishi UFJ Trust & Banking Corp owned approximately 0.11% of Mosaic worth $8,731,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently modified their holdings of the stock. Rockefeller Capital Management L.P. lifted its holdings in shares of Mosaic by 86.4% during the fourth quarter. Rockefeller Capital Management L.P. now owns 1,197 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $26,000 after purchasing an additional 555 shares during the last quarter. GWM Advisors LLC increased its holdings in shares of Mosaic by 2.6% during the fourth quarter. GWM Advisors LLC now owns 28,750 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $622,000 after buying an additional 725 shares in the last quarter. Flippin Bruce & Porter Inc. increased its holdings in shares of Mosaic by 1.5% during the fourth quarter. Flippin Bruce & Porter Inc. now owns 57,864 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $1,252,000 after buying an additional 863 shares in the last quarter. Signaturefd LLC increased its holdings in Mosaic by 292.5% in the fourth quarter. Signaturefd LLC now owns 1,260 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $27,000 after purchasing an additional 939 shares during the period. Finally, Nissay Asset Management Corp Japan ADV increased its holdings in Mosaic by 3.0% in the fourth quarter. Nissay Asset Management Corp Japan ADV now owns 35,205 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $762,000 after purchasing an additional 1,026 shares during the period. 76.90% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

Shares of MOS traded down $0.15 during trading hours on Thursday, reaching $10.72. The stock had a trading volume of 7,332,605 shares, compared to its average volume of 8,397,774. Mosaic Co has a 12 month low of $6.50 and a 12 month high of $28.01. The stock has a market capitalization of $4.05 billion, a PE ratio of -3.83, a PEG ratio of 4.04 and a beta of 1.70. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.48, a quick ratio of 0.63 and a current ratio of 1.43. The company’s 50-day moving average is $15.56 and its two-hundred day moving average is $19.05.

Mosaic (NYSE:MOS) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, February 19th. The basic materials company reported ($0.29) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.05) by ($0.24). The company had revenue of $2.08 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.93 billion. Mosaic had a positive return on equity of 0.65% and a negative net margin of 11.98%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was down 17.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $0.77 EPS. Equities analysts anticipate that Mosaic Co will post 0.38 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

A number of research firms have issued reports on MOS. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Mosaic from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, February 21st. TheStreet downgraded shares of Mosaic from a “c” rating to a “d+” rating in a research report on Wednesday, February 19th. UBS Group cut their target price on shares of Mosaic from $25.00 to $18.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research report on Friday, March 13th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. raised shares of Mosaic from an “underweight” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $10.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, March 17th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Finally, Bank of America downgraded shares of Mosaic from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $13.00 target price on the stock. in a research report on Friday, March 13th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have assigned a hold rating and nine have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $22.87.

In other Mosaic news, CEO James Calvin O’rourke bought 15,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Monday, March 9th. The shares were acquired at an average price of $11.92 per share, with a total value of $178,800.00. Following the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 25,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $298,000. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, VP Bruce M. Bodine bought 5,500 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Monday, March 9th. The shares were acquired at an average cost of $12.44 per share, for a total transaction of $68,420.00. Insiders have purchased 27,500 shares of company stock valued at $320,810 over the last ninety days. 0.51% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

Mosaic Profile

The Mosaic Company, through its subsidiaries, produces and markets concentrated phosphate and potash crop nutrients in North America and internationally. 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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