The Mosaic Company (MOS) Performance and Fundamentals Dashboard tells a completely different story

The Mosaic Company (NYSE: MOS) stock jumped 0.23% on Tuesday to $48.46 against a previous-day closing price of $48.35. With 3.35 million shares changed hands, the volume of the stock remained lighter than its average volume of 3.96 million shares. During the session, the Agricultural Inputs company that operates in wider Basic Materials sector, reached to the highest price of $50.40 whereas the lowest price it dropped to was $40.29. The 52-week range on MOS shows that it touched its highest point at $79.28 and its lowest point at $37.08 during that stretch. It currently has a 1-year price target of $58.28. With its current market cap of 16.06 billion, MOS has annualized dividend of $0.80 while the current yield stands at 1.65%. Beta for the stock currently stands at 1.55.

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Price Performance and Earnings:

Stock performance is one of the indicators that investors use to determine whether they will profit from a stock. The price performance of MOS was up-trending over the past week, with a rise of 2.56%, but this was up by 5.69% over a month. Three-month performance dropped to -8.74% while six-month performance fell -4.06%. The stock gained 23.28% in the past year, while it has gained 10.46% so far this year. A look at the trailing 12-month EPS for MOS yields 10.23 with Next year EPS estimates of 9.15. For the next quarter, that number is 2.40. This implies an EPS growth rate of 153.60% for this year and -21.10% for next year. EPS is expected to grow by 14.70% annually over the next five years; however, over the past five years, the company experienced an annual growth rate of 38.20%.

Float and Shares Shorts:

At present, 344.20 million MOS shares are outstanding with a float of 339.52 million shares on hand for trading. On Oct 13, 2022, short shares totaled 9.86 million, which was 2.86% higher than short shares on Sep 14, 2022. In addition to Mr. James C. O’Rourke P.Eng. as the firm’s CEO, Pres & Director, Mr. Clint C. Freeland serves as its Sr. VP & CFO.

Institutional Ownership:

Through their ownership of 90.04% of MOS’s outstanding shares, institutional investors have majority control over the company. Other institutions hold 54.81% of MOS, in contrast to 35.36% held by mutual funds. Shares owned by individuals account for 10.62%. As the largest shareholder in MOS with 11.26% of the stake, The Vanguard Group, Inc. holds 38,331,709 shares worth 38,331,709. A second-largest stockholder of MOS, BlackRock Fund Advisors, holds 18,218,536 shares, controlling over 5.35% of the firm’s shares. Fidelity Management & Research Co is the third largest shareholder in MOS, holding 18,045,049 shares or 5.30% stake. With a 4.61% stake in MOS, the American Funds Fundamental Invest is the largest stakeholder. A total of 15,702,000 shares are owned by the mutual fund manager. The Vanguard Total Stock Market Index, which owns about 3.04% of MOS stock, is the second-largest Mutual Fund holder. It holds 10,349,890 shares valued at 454.05 million. Vanguard Mid Cap Index Fund holds 2.33% of the stake in MOS, owning 7,917,261 shares worth 347.33 million.

Analysts Ratings:

Reading analyst opinions is an effective way to decide where to invest, and there are several opinions available for MOS since 24 analysts follow the stock currently. There are 8 analysts who recommend BUY ratings, while 3 suggest SELL ratings. Of the remaining analysts, 13 believe that the stock is worth HOLDING, 0 give it an OVERWEIGHT rating, and 0 thinks that it’s UNDERWEIGHT. In the same way, a target price assigned to a stock can also reveal much about its potential. With MOS analysts setting a high price target of $80.00 and a low target of $39.00, the average target price over the next 12 months is $56.78. Based on these targets, MOS could surge 65.08% to reach the target high and fall by -19.52% to reach the target low. Reaching the average price target will result in a growth of 17.17% from current levels.

EPS: Estimates vs Actual

It is also common to use earnings estimates to evaluate a firm’s growth potential and to determine trading strategy. MOS will report FY 2022 earnings on 02/21/2024. Analysts have provided yearly estimates in a range of $12.78 being high and $10.40 being low. For MOS, this leads to a yearly average estimate of $11.48. The earnings surprise of a firm occurs when the actual results change from the consensus earnings estimate. The Mosaic Company surprised analysts by -$0.12 when it reported $3.22 EPS against a consensus estimate of $3.34. The surprise factor in the prior quarter was -$0.33. Based on analyst estimates, the high estimate for the next quarter is $3.99 and the low estimate is $1.79. The average estimate for the next quarter is thus $2.33.

Summary of Insider Activity:

Insiders traded MOS stock several times over the past three months with 0 Buys and 0 Sells. In these transactions, 0 shares were bought while 0 shares were sold. The number of buy transactions has increased to 43 while that of sell transactions has risen to 29 over the past year. The total number of shares bought during that period was 1,091,297 while 926,347 shares were sold.

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