After Touching 52-Week High, Is The Mosaic Company (MOS)’s Near-Term Analysis Positive?

June 14, 2018 - By Marry Poplack

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Investors sentiment increased to 1.07 in 2018 Q1. Its up 0.02, from 1.05 in 2017Q4. It improved, as 44 investors sold The Mosaic Company shares while 148 reduced holdings. 74 funds opened positions while 132 raised stakes. 265.69 million shares or 0.91% more from 263.29 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported.
Robeco Institutional Asset Bv invested in 40,712 shares. Ariel Lc reported 0.08% of its portfolio in The Mosaic Company (NYSE:MOS). 238,783 were accumulated by Verition Fund Management. Denver Investment Ltd Liability Corporation holds 0.08% or 63,934 shares. Quantres Asset Mgmt reported 41,900 shares stake. Wells Fargo & Co Mn stated it has 583,798 shares. Captrust Advsr owns 0% invested in The Mosaic Company (NYSE:MOS) for 456 shares. Stelac Advisory Svcs Ltd reported 5,250 shares or 0.04% of all its holdings. Goldman Sachs Grp, a New York-based fund reported 4.06M shares. Moreover, Gargoyle Advisor has 0.12% invested in The Mosaic Company (NYSE:MOS) for 12,033 shares. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage Sa holds 0% of its portfolio in The Mosaic Company (NYSE:MOS) for 264,040 shares. State Of Alaska Department Of Revenue reported 0.04% of its portfolio in The Mosaic Company (NYSE:MOS). Tru Of Vermont reported 0% stake. Alliancebernstein Lp owns 4.77M shares. Teachers Retirement System Of The State Of Kentucky stated it has 39,900 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings.

Since February 27, 2018, it had 2 insider buys, and 0 selling transactions for $159,491 activity. The insider WESTBROOK KELVIN R bought 1,200 shares worth $33,154.

The stock of The Mosaic Company (NYSE:MOS) hit a new 52-week high and has $30.36 target or 3.00 % above today’s $29.48 share price. The 9 months bullish chart indicates low risk for the $11.36B company. The 1-year high was reported on Jun, 14 by If the $30.36 price target is reached, the company will be worth $340.86 million more.
The 52-week high event is an important milestone for every stock because it shows very positive momentum and is time when buyers come in. During such notable technical setup, fundamental investors usually stay away and are careful shorting or selling the stock.

The stock decreased 0.67% or $0.2 during the last trading session, reaching $29.48. About 3.72 million shares traded. The Mosaic Company (NYSE:MOS) has risen 22.40% since June 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 9.83% the S&P500.

Analysts await The Mosaic Company (NYSE:MOS) to report earnings on August, 7. They expect $0.37 EPS, up 27.59 % or $0.08 from last year’s $0.29 per share. MOS’s profit will be $142.60 million for 19.92 P/E if the $0.37 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.20 actual EPS reported by The Mosaic Company for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 85.00 % EPS growth.

The Mosaic Company (NYSE:MOS) Ratings Coverage

Among 11 analysts covering Mosaic Co (NYSE:MOS), 6 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 55% are positive. Mosaic Co had 17 analyst reports since January 12, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Stephens on Thursday, February 1 with “Buy”. Citigroup maintained the stock with “Neutral” rating in Tuesday, April 10 report. The rating was upgraded by JP Morgan on Wednesday, February 21 to “Overweight”. Cowen & Co maintained The Mosaic Company (NYSE:MOS) rating on Friday, May 18. Cowen & Co has “Buy” rating and $3500 target. Bank of America maintained the stock with “Underperform” rating in Wednesday, February 21 report. The stock has “Market Perform” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Wednesday, May 9. The firm has “Underperform” rating given on Wednesday, May 9 by Credit Suisse. RBC Capital Markets upgraded the shares of MOS in report on Friday, May 11 to “Outperform” rating. Citigroup maintained The Mosaic Company (NYSE:MOS) on Monday, February 26 with “Neutral” rating. The stock of The Mosaic Company (NYSE:MOS) has “Hold” rating given on Friday, January 12 by Cowen & Co.

The Mosaic Company, through its subsidiaries, produces and markets concentrated phosphate and potash crop nutrients worldwide. The company has market cap of $11.36 billion. The firm operates through three divisions: Phosphates, Potash, and International Distribution. It currently has negative earnings. It owns and operates mines, which produce concentrated phosphate crop nutrients, such as diammonium phosphate, monoammonium phosphate, and ammoniated phosphate products; and phosphate animal feed ingredients primarily under the Biofos and Nexfos brand names.

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