Mosaic (NYSE:MOS) released its earnings results on Monday, February 19th. The basic materials company reported $0.34 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.27 by $0.07, Yahoo Finance reports. The firm had revenue of $2.09 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.91 billion. Mosaic had a positive return on equity of 3.90% and a negative net margin of 1.45%. Mosaic’s revenue was up 12.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the business posted $0.03 earnings per share.

Mosaic (NYSE MOS) opened at $26.39 on Friday. Mosaic has a 12 month low of $19.23 and a 12 month high of $29.80. The company has a current ratio of 2.27, a quick ratio of 1.51 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.51. The company has a market cap of $9,513.43, a P/E ratio of 24.64, a P/E/G ratio of 2.12 and a beta of 1.26.

In related news, Director Kelvin R. Westbrook acquired 1,200 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, February 27th. The shares were acquired at an average price of $27.63 per share, for a total transaction of $33,156.00. Following the completion of the purchase, the director now directly owns 1,200 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $33,156. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. 0.38% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

Several equities analysts recently issued reports on MOS shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Mosaic from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $31.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Tuesday. Cowen reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $25.00 target price on shares of Mosaic in a research note on Friday, January 12th. BMO Capital Markets reaffirmed a “market perform” rating and issued a $26.00 target price (up previously from $24.00) on shares of Mosaic in a research note on Wednesday, February 21st. JPMorgan Chase & Co. initiated coverage on Mosaic in a report on Friday, January 12th. They set a “neutral” rating and a $26.00 price objective for the company. Finally, CIBC upgraded Mosaic from a “sector underperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report on Sunday, February 11th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have assigned a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the stock. Mosaic has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $25.84.

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Mosaic Company Profile

The Mosaic Company is a producer and marketer of concentrated phosphate and potash crop nutrients. The Company operates through three segments: Phosphates, Potash and International Distribution. The Company is a supplier of phosphate- and potash-based crop nutrients and animal feed ingredients. The Phosphates segment owns and operates mines and production facilities in Florida, which produce concentrated phosphate crop nutrients and phosphate-based animal feed ingredients, and processing plants in Louisiana, which produce concentrated phosphate crop nutrients.

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