Is Buying Stock Like Mosaic Co Good Idea After Today’s Bearish Options Activity?

 Is Buying Stock Like Mosaic Co Good Idea After Today's Bearish Options Activity?

In today’s session Mosaic Co (MOS) recorded an unusually high (689) contracts volume of put trades. Someone, most probably a professional was a very active buyer of the March, 2017 put, expecting serious MOS decrease. With 689 contracts traded and 2114 open interest for the Mar, 17 contract, it seems this is a quite bearish bet. The option with symbol: MOS170317P00020000 closed last at: $0.34 or 20.9% down. About 778,371 shares traded hands. Mosaic Co (NYSE:MOS) has risen 7.36% since April 12, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 2.38% the S&P500.

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. $56 is the highest target while $22 is the lowest. The $33.53 average target is 19.88% above today’s ($27.97) stock price. The Mosaic Company has been the topic of 48 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. The rating was initiated by Bernstein on Friday, September 11 with “Mkt Perform”. The rating was downgraded by Susquehanna to “Neutral” on Wednesday, August 17. The stock of Mosaic Co (NYSE:MOS) has “Reduce” rating given on Monday, May 23 by HSBC. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Goldman Sachs given on Friday, January 15. As per Monday, April 4, the company rating was downgraded by IBC. The firm has “Hold” rating by HSBC given on Monday, April 11. The firm has “Sector Perform” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Wednesday, July 13. The stock of Mosaic Co (NYSE:MOS) earned “Market Perform” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Friday, January 8. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, November 2 by CLSA. Stifel Nicolaus downgraded the shares of MOS in a report on Tuesday, May 31 to “Hold” rating.

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 2016 Q2. 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.
Tocqueville Asset L P last reported 0.03% of its portfolio in the stock. Flippin Bruce Porter accumulated 116,040 shares or 0.9% of the stock. World Asset Mngmt Inc has 37,939 shares for 0.04% of their US portfolio. Wellington Mngmt Gp Llp holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Mosaic Co (NYSE:MOS) for 2.20M shares. Mayo Inv Advisers Limited Co accumulated 1.47% or 282,050 shares. Liberty Mutual Asset accumulated 0.02% or 24,253 shares. Artisan Prns Lp last reported 8.92 million shares in the company. Janus Capital Management Limited Liability Corporation, a Colorado-based fund reported 33,392 shares. Adage Capital Group Ltd Liability Corporation holds 0.44% of its portfolio in Mosaic Co (NYSE:MOS) for 6.22 million shares. Profund Advisors Limited Liability has 39,734 shares for 0.05% of their US portfolio. Aperio Grp Incorporated Ltd Limited Liability Company has 149,273 shares for 0.03% of their US portfolio. Exxonmobil Invest Mgmt Tx accumulated 90,550 shares or 0.05% of the stock. Spot Trading Lc owns 9,541 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Arizona State Retirement System reported 120,900 shares or 0.04% of all its holdings. The Florida-based Aviance Ptnrs Lc has invested 0.27% in Mosaic Co (NYSE:MOS).

Insider Transactions: Since June 2, 2016, the stock had 0 buys, and 1 sale for $507,080 net activity. BRAUSEN ANTHONY T sold $507,080 worth of stock or 19,716 shares.

The Mosaic Company is a producer and marketer of concentrated phosphate and potash crop nutrients. The company has a market cap of $9.51 billion. The Company’s divisions include Phosphates, Potash and International Distribution. It has a 22.43 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.

Another recent and important Mosaic Co (NYSE:MOS) news was published by Reuters.com which published an article titled: “BRIEF-Mosaic Co Q3 EPS $0.11” on November 01, 2016.

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