Mosaic Co (MOS) Holdings Increased by Berman Capital Advisors LLC

Berman Capital Advisors LLC boosted its stake in shares of Mosaic Co (NYSE:MOS) by 177.3% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 3,910 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after buying an additional 2,500 shares during the period. Berman Capital Advisors LLC’s holdings in Mosaic were worth $105,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently bought and sold shares of the business. Private Capital Group LLC increased its holdings in shares of Mosaic by 50.8% in the 4th quarter. Private Capital Group LLC now owns 1,203 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $35,000 after purchasing an additional 405 shares during the period. CWM LLC increased its holdings in shares of Mosaic by 2,795.7% in the 1st quarter. CWM LLC now owns 2,027 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $55,000 after purchasing an additional 1,957 shares during the period. Exane Asset Management acquired a new position in shares of Mosaic in the 4th quarter valued at about $72,000. Quantamental Technologies LLC acquired a new position in shares of Mosaic in the 1st quarter valued at about $78,000. Finally, Penserra Capital Management LLC increased its holdings in shares of Mosaic by 125.9% in the 1st quarter. Penserra Capital Management LLC now owns 4,894 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $132,000 after purchasing an additional 2,728 shares during the period. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 73.27% of the company’s stock.

In other news, CEO James Calvin O’rourke acquired 10,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, May 8th. The shares were purchased at an average price of $24.03 per share, for a total transaction of $240,300.00. Following the completion of the acquisition, the chief executive officer now owns 168,345 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $4,045,330.35. The purchase was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, Director Emery N. Koenig acquired 2,089 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, May 10th. The stock was purchased at an average price of $23.95 per share, for a total transaction of $50,031.55. Following the acquisition, the director now directly owns 25,244 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $604,593.80. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders purchased 17,339 shares of company stock worth $414,182 in the last 90 days. 0.51% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

A number of equities analysts have recently weighed in on MOS shares. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Mosaic from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, January 29th. Credit Suisse Group reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $30.00 target price on shares of Mosaic in a report on Monday, February 4th. Cleveland Research downgraded Mosaic from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report on Friday, February 22nd. UBS Group set a $40.00 target price on Mosaic and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, February 26th. Finally, Citigroup dropped their target price on Mosaic from $40.00 to $38.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a report on Wednesday, February 27th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have assigned a hold rating and eight have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $33.13.

NYSE:MOS opened at $21.62 on Friday. Mosaic Co has a 52 week low of $21.51 and a 52 week high of $37.37. The company has a market capitalization of $8.62 billion, a P/E ratio of 10.20, a PEG ratio of 1.94 and a beta of 1.42. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.42, a quick ratio of 0.66 and a current ratio of 1.73.

Mosaic (NYSE:MOS) last released its quarterly earnings data on Monday, May 6th. The basic materials company reported $0.25 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.21 by $0.04. Mosaic had a return on equity of 7.88% and a net margin of 5.85%. The firm had revenue of $1.90 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.86 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.20 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue was down 1.8% on a year-over-year basis. On average, sell-side analysts anticipate that Mosaic Co will post 1.68 EPS for the current year.

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Mosaic Profile

The Mosaic Company, through its subsidiaries, produces and markets concentrated phosphate and potash crop nutrients in North America and internationally. The company operates through three segments: Phosphates, Potash, and International Distribution. It owns and operates mines, which produce concentrated phosphate crop nutrients, such as diammonium phosphate, monoammonium phosphate, and ammoniated phosphate products; and phosphate-based animal feed ingredients primarily under the Biofos and Nexfos brand names.

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