Could Mosaic Co Decline After Today’s Tip From Option Traders?

 Could Mosaic Co Decline After Today's Tip From Option Traders?

In today’s session Mosaic Co (MOS) registered an unusually high (1,045) contracts volume of call trades. Someone, most probably a professional was a very active buyer of the March, 2017 call, expecting serious MOS increase. With 1,045 contracts traded and 5194 open interest for the Mar, 17 contract, it seems this is a quite bullish bet. The option with symbol: MOS170317C00025000 closed last at: $1.6 or 1.2% down. About 3.70 million shares traded hands. Mosaic Co (NYSE:MOS) has declined 16.32% since March 30, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 19.34% the S&P500.

Mosaic Co (NYSE:MOS) Ratings Coverage

Out of 18 analysts covering The Mosaic Company (NYSE:MOS), 2 rate it a “Buy”, 6 “Sell”, while 10 “Hold”. This means 11% are positive. The Mosaic Company has been the topic of 47 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. Cowen & Co downgraded Mosaic Co (NYSE:MOS) on Thursday, April 14 to “Underperform” rating. The rating was downgraded by Stifel Nicolaus to “Hold” on Tuesday, May 31. As per Thursday, November 5, the company rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Outperform” on Friday, February 5. Citigroup maintained Mosaic Co (NYSE:MOS) rating on Thursday, August 4. Citigroup has “Neutral” rating and $28 price target. The stock has “Neutral” rating given by Susquehanna on Wednesday, August 17. The stock of Mosaic Co (NYSE:MOS) earned “Mkt Perform” rating by Bernstein on Friday, September 11. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with “Outperform” rating and $43 target price in Wednesday, November 4 report. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Monday, January 18 by Goldman Sachs. The company was downgraded on Monday, January 25 by JP Morgan.

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 increased to 1.49 in Q2 2016. Its up 0.19, from 1.3 in 2016Q1. The ratio increased, 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.
Blackrock Inc reported 878,650 shares or 0.03% of all its holdings. Franklin Resource Inc accumulated 0.22% or 15.47M shares. Apg Asset Mngmt Nv has invested 0.05% of its portfolio in Mosaic Co (NYSE:MOS). Flippin Bruce And Porter owns 116,040 shares or 0.9% of their US portfolio. Trust Of Vermont has 5,285 shares for 0.02% of their US portfolio. The Massachusetts-based State Street Corporation has invested 0.05% in Mosaic Co (NYSE:MOS). Cutter & Brokerage last reported 81,761 shares in the company. First Savings Bank Sioux Falls has invested 0.02% of its portfolio in Mosaic Co (NYSE:MOS). Virginia Retirement Systems Et Al last reported 27,600 shares in the company. Guggenheim Capital Limited Liability Corporation has 0.12% invested in the company for 1.43 million shares. S&Co owns 598,605 shares or 2.42% of their US portfolio. Community Bank & Trust Na last reported 23 shares in the company. Kbc Nv has 91,244 shares for 0.03% of their US portfolio. Raymond James And Assocs last reported 0.02% of its portfolio in the stock. Roundview Limited Liability accumulated 43,035 shares or 0.41% of the stock.

Insider Transactions: Since June 2, 2016, the stock had 0 buys, and 1 insider sale for $507,080 net activity. The insider BRAUSEN ANTHONY T sold $507,080.

The Mosaic Company is a producer and marketer of concentrated phosphate and potash crop nutrients. The company has a market cap of $8.46 billion. The Company’s divisions include Phosphates, Potash and International Distribution. It has a 15.41 P/E ratio. The Company’s Phosphates Segment sells phosphate crop nutrients and animal feed ingredients throughout North America and internationally.

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.

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 Rttnews.com published the news titled: “Mosaic Co. Reveals 76% Retreat In Q3 Bottom Line” on November 01, 2016. Benzinga.com‘s news article titled: “Mid-Morning Market Update: Markets Edge Lower; Pfizer Profit Misses Views” with publication date: November 01, 2016 was also an interesting one.

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