Price Action Alert: After Today’s Significant Increase, Is Mosaic Co’s Near-Term Analysis Positive?

Price Action Alert: After Today's Significant Increase, Is Mosaic Co's Near Term Analysis Positive?

The stock of Mosaic Co (NYSE:MOS) is a huge mover today! About 3.17M shares traded hands. Mosaic Co (NYSE:MOS) has declined 0.60% since April 28, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 6.52% the S&P500.
The move comes after 9 months positive chart setup for the $10.70B company. It was reported on Dec, 1 by Barchart.com. We have $31.15 PT which if reached, will make NYSE:MOS worth $749.00M more.

Analysts await Mosaic Co (NYSE:MOS) to report earnings on February, 9. They expect $0.12 earnings per share, down 77.36% or $0.41 from last year’s $0.53 per share. MOS’s profit will be $44.11 million for 60.65 P/E if the $0.12 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.33 actual earnings per share reported by Mosaic Co for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -63.64% negative EPS growth.

Mosaic Co (NYSE:MOS) Ratings Coverage

Out of 19 analysts covering The Mosaic Company (NYSE:MOS), 3 rate it a “Buy”, 6 “Sell”, while 10 “Hold”. This means 16% are positive. The Mosaic Company has been the topic of 48 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Wednesday, November 4 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock of Mosaic Co (NYSE:MOS) has “Neutral” rating given on Thursday, August 4 by Citigroup. On Monday, January 18 the stock rating was upgraded by Goldman Sachs to “Neutral”. As per Friday, March 11, the company rating was downgraded by Atlantic Securities. HSBC downgraded Mosaic Co (NYSE:MOS) rating on Monday, April 11. HSBC has “Hold” rating and $26.50 price target. The firm has “Underweight” rating by Barclays Capital given on Tuesday, April 19. As per Friday, January 8, the company rating was downgraded by BMO Capital Markets. The firm has “Outperform” rating by Bernstein given on Tuesday, October 13. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of MOS in a report on Wednesday, October 21 with “Outperform” rating. The stock of Mosaic Co (NYSE:MOS) earned “Sell” rating by Societe Generale on Tuesday, February 16.

According to Zacks Investment Research, “The Mosaic Company is one of the world’s leading producers and marketers of concentrated phosphate and potash crop nutrients. For the global agriculture industry, Mosaic is a single source for phosphates, potash, nitrogen fertilizers and feed ingredients.”

Insitutional Activity: The institutional sentiment decreased to 1.15 in 2016 Q2. Its down 0.34, from 1.49 in 2016Q1. The ratio dived, as 50 funds sold all Mosaic Co shares owned while 131 reduced positions. 70 funds bought stakes while 200 increased positions. They now own 300.01 million shares or 0.68% more from 297.98 million shares in 2016Q1.
State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement, a Florida-based fund reported 507,473 shares. Capital Interest Ca holds 0.01% or 4,000 shares in its portfolio. Royal Fincl Bank Of Canada has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Mosaic Co (NYSE:MOS). Pggm Invs has 0.03% invested in the company for 247,585 shares. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage Sa holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Mosaic Co (NYSE:MOS) for 123,296 shares. Price T Rowe Assoc Incorporated Md accumulated 635,668 shares or 0% of the stock. Botty Invsts Limited Liability Corporation holds 0.31% of its portfolio in Mosaic Co (NYSE:MOS) for 20,940 shares. The California-based Guardian Trust has invested 0.02% in Mosaic Co (NYSE:MOS). Commonwealth Commercial Bank Of Australia accumulated 0.04% or 120,808 shares. Verition Fund Mgmt Ltd Liability Corp has 0.08% invested in the company for 25,300 shares. Cap Fund Mgmt Sa holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Mosaic Co (NYSE:MOS) for 58,749 shares. Lenox Wealth Mngmt owns 74 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Sarasin And Ptnrs Llp has invested 0.08% of its portfolio in Mosaic Co (NYSE:MOS). Proshare Advsrs Limited Company, a Maryland-based fund reported 99,348 shares. Omers Administration last reported 0.17% of its portfolio in the stock.

More recent Mosaic Co (NYSE:MOS) news were published by: Reuters.com which released: “BRIEF-Mosaic Co Q3 EPS $0.11” on November 01, 2016. Also Law360.com published the news titled: “Mosaic Co. Says Suit Over Wastewater Spill Belongs In FDEP” on November 23, 2016. Equitiesfocus.com‘s news article titled: “Mosaic Co (NYSE:MOS) Posted Basic Consolidated EPS Of $2.7944” with publication date: December 01, 2016 was also an interesting one.

MOS Company Profile

The Mosaic Company (Mosaic), incorporated on March 25, 2004, is a producer and marketer of concentrated phosphate and potash crop nutrients. The Company’s divisions include Phosphates, Potash and International Distribution. The Company’s Phosphates Segment sells phosphate crop nutrients and animal feed ingredients throughout North America and internationally. The Company’s Potash Segment sells potash throughout North America and internationally, principally as fertilizer, and also for use in industrial applications. The Company’s International Distribution Segment consists of sales offices, crop nutrient blending and bagging facilities, port terminals and warehouses in Brazil, Paraguay, India and China.

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