Will The Mosaic Company (MOS) benefit from Wall Street bulls Calls?

The Mosaic Company (NYSE: MOS) is 2.40% higher on its value in year-to-date trading and has touched a low of $6.50 and a high of $23.70 in the current 52-week trading range. The MOS stock was last observed hovering at around $21.68 in the last trading session, with the day’s gains setting it 0.48% off its average median price target of $23.50 for the next 12 months. It is also 30.75% off the consensus price target high of $32.00 offered by 21 analysts, but current levels are -38.5% lower than the price target low of $16.00 for the same period.


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Currently trading at $22.16, the stock is -0.53% and 9.33% above its SMA20 and SMA50 respectively. However, with a daily trading volume of 2.85 million and changing 2.21% at the moment leaves the stock 40.86% off its SMA200. MOS registered 2.40% gain for a year compared to 6-month gain of 79.14%. The firm has a 50-day simple moving average (SMA 50) of $21.27 and a 200-day simple moving average (SMA200) of $17.67.

The stock witnessed a 0.91% loss in the last 1 month and extending the period to 3 months gives it a 21.29%, and is 1.33% up over the last 5 days. If we measure the stock’s price variations over the week and the month, we find that the volatility rates stand at 2.88% over the week and 3.63% over the month.

The Mosaic Company (MOS) has around 12600 employees, a market worth around $8.45B and $8.30B in sales. Fwd P/E is 16.28. Profit margin for the company is -13.00%. Distance from 52-week low is 240.92% and -6.50% from its 52-week high. The company has generated returns on investments over the last 12 months (-6.30%).

The Mosaic Company (MOS) Analyst Forecasts

Analyst recommendations provided by FactSet shows that the consensus forecast for The Mosaic Company (MOS) is a “Overweight”. 21 analysts offering their recommendations for the stock have an average rating of 2.40, where 11 rate it as a Hold and 2 think it is a “Overweight”. 7 of the analysts rate the stock as a “Buy”. 1 analysts have rated the stock as a Sell or Underperform.

The Mosaic Company is expected to release its quarterly report on 02/17/2021 and quarterly earnings per share for the current quarter are estimated at $0.15 with sales reaching $2.11B over the same period.The EPS is expected to shrink by -328.60% this year, but quarterly earnings will post -7.00% year-over-year. Quarterly sales are estimated to grow 1.80% in year-over-year returns.

The Mosaic Company (MOS) Top Institutional Holders

705 institutions hold shares in The Mosaic Company (MOS), with 36.35M shares held by insiders accounting for 9.59% while institutional investors hold 85.65% of the company’s shares. The shares outstanding are 379.10M, and float is at 342.73M with Short Float at 2.45%. Institutions hold 77.44% of the Float.

The top institutional shareholder in the company is Vanguard Group, Inc. (The) with over 36.07 million shares valued at $658.94 million. The investor’s holdings represent 9.51% of the MOS Shares outstanding. As of Sep 29, 2020, the second largest holder is Blackrock Inc. with 24.84 million shares valued at $453.89 million to account for 6.55% of the shares outstanding. The other top investors are State Street Corporation which holds 18.14 million shares representing 4.78% and valued at over $331.33 million, while Norges Bank Investment Management holds 2.77% of the shares totaling 10.49 million with a market value of $227.08 million.

The Mosaic Company (MOS) Insider Activity

The most recent transaction is an insider purchase by Isaacson Mark J., the company’s SVP, Gen. Counsel & Corp. Sec.. SEC filings show that Isaacson Mark J. bought 1,000 shares of the company’s common stock on Mar 17 at a price of $9.67 per share for a total of $9665.0. Following the purchase, the insider now owns 22062.0 shares.

The Mosaic Company disclosed in a document filed with the SEC on Mar 16 that Bernardes Oscar (Director) bought a total of 5,000 shares of the company’s common stock. The trade occurred on Mar 16 and was made at $9.96 per share for $49781.0. Following the transaction, the insider now directly holds 5000.0 shares of the MOS stock.

Still, SEC filings show that on Mar 13, Pires Luciano Siani (Director) acquired 10,000 shares at an average price of $9.43 for $94263.0. The insider now directly holds 10,000 shares of The Mosaic Company (MOS).

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The Mosaic Company (MOS): Who are the competitors?

The company’s main competitors (and peers) include Intrepid Potash Inc. (IPI) that is trading -34.54% down over the past 12 months. Short interest in the company’s stock has risen 40.9% from the last report on Nov 12, 2020 to stand at a total of 4.97 million short shares sold with a short interest ratio of 1.54.

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