In today’s session Mosaic Co (MOS) registered an unusually high (242) 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 242 contracts traded and 14624 open interest for the Mar, 17 contract, it seems this is a quite bullish bet. The option with symbol: MOS170317C00030000 closed last at: $1.15 or 1.7% down. About 967,302 shares traded hands. Mosaic Co (NYSE:MOS) has declined 4.20% since April 26, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 9.46% the S&P500.
Analysts await Mosaic Co (NYSE:MOS) to report earnings on February, 9. They expect $0.12 earnings per share, down 77.36% or $0.41 from last year’s $0.53 per share. MOS’s profit will be $41.90M for 56.27 P/E if the $0.12 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.33 actual earnings per share reported by Mosaic Co for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -63.64% negative EPS growth.
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. The Mosaic Company has been the topic of 48 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Monday, January 18 by Goldman Sachs. The stock of Mosaic Co (NYSE:MOS) has “Outperform” rating given on Tuesday, October 13 by Bernstein. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of MOS in a report on Friday, February 5 with “Outperform” rating. The stock has “Sector Perform” rating given by Scotia Capital on Thursday, April 14. The stock of Mosaic Co (NYSE:MOS) earned “Sell” rating by Societe Generale on Tuesday, February 16. The firm has “Equal-Weight” rating by Morgan Stanley given on Wednesday, March 16. IBC downgraded the shares of MOS in a report on Monday, April 4 to “Underperformer” rating. 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, March 16 by UBS. The rating was downgraded by Barclays Capital on Tuesday, April 19 to “Underweight”.
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 decreased to 1.15 in 2016 Q2. Its down 0.34, from 1.49 in 2016Q1. The ratio turned negative, 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.
Moreover, Advantus Cap has 0.02% invested in Mosaic Co (NYSE:MOS) for 33,933 shares. Natixis Asset Mgmt last reported 0.03% of its portfolio in the stock. Meeder Asset Management Incorporated holds 0.04% of its portfolio in Mosaic Co (NYSE:MOS) for 16,969 shares. Westpac Banking last reported 74,596 shares in the company. Bokf Na holds 55,322 shares or 0.05% of its portfolio. State Of Tennessee Treasury Department holds 0.01% or 78,295 shares in its portfolio. Visionary Asset Management, a Texas-based fund reported 85,960 shares. Princeton Alpha Mngmt Limited Partnership holds 60,728 shares or 0.28% of its portfolio. Moreover, Quantum Management has 0.07% invested in Mosaic Co (NYSE:MOS) for 19,976 shares. Dnb Asset Mgmt As accumulated 0% or 902,480 shares. Moreover, Parkside Bancorporation Trust has 0% invested in Mosaic Co (NYSE:MOS) for 187 shares. Tocqueville Asset Mgmt L P holds 0.03% of its portfolio in Mosaic Co (NYSE:MOS) for 86,581 shares. Suntrust Banks Incorporated owns 8,046 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Ww Asset reported 37,939 shares or 0.04% of all its holdings. First Interstate Comml Bank has 0% invested in the company for 230 shares.
The Mosaic Company is a producer and marketer of concentrated phosphate and potash crop nutrients. The company has a market cap of $9.44 billion. The Company’s divisions include Phosphates, Potash and International Distribution. It has a 21.67 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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