Mosaic Co (MOS) Shares Sold by Guggenheim Capital LLC

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Guggenheim Capital LLC decreased its position in shares of Mosaic Co (NYSE:MOS) by 13.9% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 2,158,561 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after selling 347,115 shares during the period. Guggenheim Capital LLC owned about 0.61% of Mosaic worth $52,410,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Several other institutional investors also recently modified their holdings of the stock. Afam Capital Inc. grew its holdings in Mosaic by 1.3% during the 1st quarter. Afam Capital Inc. now owns 150,981 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $3,666,000 after acquiring an additional 1,954 shares during the period. Denver Investment Advisors LLC grew its holdings in Mosaic by 3.2% during the 1st quarter. Denver Investment Advisors LLC now owns 63,934 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $1,553,000 after acquiring an additional 1,988 shares during the period. Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado grew its holdings in Mosaic by 3.8% during the 4th quarter. Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado now owns 60,956 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $1,564,000 after acquiring an additional 2,237 shares during the period. Federated Investors Inc. PA grew its holdings in Mosaic by 44.0% during the 1st quarter. Federated Investors Inc. PA now owns 7,483 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $182,000 after acquiring an additional 2,288 shares during the period. Finally, Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. grew its holdings in Mosaic by 4.9% during the 1st quarter. Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. now owns 66,605 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $1,617,000 after acquiring an additional 3,112 shares during the period. 72.24% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

In other Mosaic news, Director Robert L. Lumpkins purchased 4,655 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, May 2nd. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $27.14 per share, for a total transaction of $126,336.70. Following the transaction, the director now owns 13,994 shares in the company, valued at approximately $379,797.16. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Corporate insiders own 0.45% of the company’s stock.

Shares of Mosaic traded down $0.44, reaching $28.44, on Monday, MarketBeat reports. 82,285 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 3,705,041. Mosaic Co has a one year low of $19.23 and a one year high of $29.95. The company has a current ratio of 1.73, a quick ratio of 0.80 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.45. The company has a market cap of $11.13 billion, a PE ratio of 25.88, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.78 and a beta of 1.26.

Mosaic (NYSE:MOS) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Monday, May 7th. The basic materials company reported $0.20 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.28 by ($0.08). Mosaic had a positive return on equity of 4.44% and a negative net margin of 0.82%. The firm had revenue of $1.93 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.85 billion. During the same period last year, the company posted $0.04 EPS. The business’s revenue was up 22.5% on a year-over-year basis. research analysts forecast that Mosaic Co will post 1.48 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, June 21st. Shareholders of record on Thursday, June 7th were given a $0.025 dividend. This represents a $0.10 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.35%. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, June 6th. Mosaic’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 9.17%.

MOS has been the topic of several research reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Mosaic from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $31.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, March 13th. Stifel Nicolaus lifted their price target on shares of Mosaic from $28.00 to $32.00 and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, May 15th. BMO Capital Markets lifted their price target on shares of Mosaic from $26.00 to $28.00 and gave the company a “market perform” rating in a research note on Wednesday, May 9th. Citigroup lowered their price objective on shares of Mosaic from $31.00 to $27.00 and set a “neutral” rating on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, April 10th. Finally, Cowen upgraded shares of Mosaic from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research note on Monday, March 5th. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $27.37.

About Mosaic

The Mosaic Company, through its subsidiaries, produces and markets concentrated phosphate and potash crop nutrients worldwide. 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.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Mosaic (NYSE:MOS)

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