What’s in The Mosaic Company (MOS) After Touching 52-Week High?

June 14, 2018 - By Ann Prendergast

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Investors sentiment increased to 1.07 in Q1 2018. 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.
921 were accumulated by Crow Point Partners Ltd Liability Corporation. The Massachusetts-based State Street has invested 0.04% in The Mosaic Company (NYSE:MOS). Penn Davis Mcfarland holds 1.44% or 194,532 shares in its portfolio. The Colorado-based Denver Advisors Limited Liability Com has invested 0.08% in The Mosaic Company (NYSE:MOS). Amalgamated Bancorporation invested in 43,673 shares or 0.03% of the stock. River & Mercantile Asset Mngmt Ltd Liability Partnership reported 0.85% in The Mosaic Company (NYSE:MOS). Thrivent For Lutherans has 14,590 shares. Moreover, Strs Ohio has 0.14% invested in The Mosaic Company (NYSE:MOS). 1.08M are held by California Employees Retirement Systems. Guggenheim Limited Liability Corp reported 2.16 million shares. Copper Rock Prtnrs stated it has 0.61% in The Mosaic Company (NYSE:MOS). Raymond James Financial Svcs Advisors Inc reported 25,075 shares. The Montana-based Davidson Invest has invested 0.73% in The Mosaic Company (NYSE:MOS). Oppenheimer Incorporated has invested 0.04% in The Mosaic Company (NYSE:MOS). Natixis owns 17,203 shares for 0% of their portfolio.

Since February 27, 2018, it had 2 insider purchases, and 0 selling transactions for $159,491 activity. Another trade for 4,655 shares valued at $126,337 was bought by LUMPKINS ROBERT L.

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 Barchart.com. 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 $142.60M 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. RBC Capital Markets maintained The Mosaic Company (NYSE:MOS) rating on Thursday, April 19. RBC Capital Markets has “Hold” rating and $3000 target. On Monday, February 12 the stock rating was upgraded by IBC to “Neutral”. As per Monday, February 26, the company rating was maintained by Citigroup. The firm has “Market Perform” rating given on Wednesday, February 21 by BMO Capital Markets. Cowen & Co maintained The Mosaic Company (NYSE:MOS) rating on Friday, January 12. Cowen & Co has “Hold” rating and $25.0 target. J.P. Morgan upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Wednesday, February 21 report. The company was maintained on Wednesday, May 9 by BMO Capital Markets. On Wednesday, May 9 the stock rating was maintained by Credit Suisse with “Underperform”. The rating was maintained by Bernstein with “Buy” on Tuesday, January 23. RBC Capital Markets upgraded The Mosaic Company (NYSE:MOS) on Friday, May 11 to “Outperform” rating.

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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