Somewhat Positive Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Mosaic (MOS) Stock Price

Headlines about Mosaic (NYSE:MOS) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. The research group scores the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Mosaic earned a media sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the basic materials company an impact score of 45.8908613105877 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern’s analysis:

Shares of Mosaic (MOS) traded up $0.68 on Thursday, reaching $26.22. The company had a trading volume of 6,418,898 shares, compared to its average volume of 5,150,000. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.37, a current ratio of 1.78 and a quick ratio of 0.90. The firm has a market capitalization of $9,200.00, a P/E ratio of 27.60, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.61 and a beta of 1.31. Mosaic has a 52-week low of $19.23 and a 52-week high of $34.36.

Mosaic (NYSE:MOS) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, October 31st. The basic materials company reported $0.43 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.25 by $0.18. The firm had revenue of $1.98 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.93 billion. Mosaic had a return on equity of 3.61% and a net margin of 4.68%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 1.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $0.41 earnings per share. equities research analysts predict that Mosaic will post 1.01 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, March 1st. Stockholders of record on Thursday, March 1st will be issued a $0.025 dividend. This represents a $0.10 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.38%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, February 28th. Mosaic’s payout ratio is currently 10.53%.

MOS has been the topic of a number of recent research reports. initiated coverage on shares of Mosaic in a research note on Wednesday, October 11th. They set a “buy” rating and a $24.80 target price on the stock. Cleveland Research upgraded shares of Mosaic from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 1st. Zacks Investment Research raised Mosaic from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $25.00 price target for the company in a report on Friday, November 3rd. Stifel Nicolaus reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $24.00 price target on shares of Mosaic in a report on Thursday, October 12th. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Mosaic in a report on Wednesday, October 18th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have assigned a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $24.68.

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About Mosaic

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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