Paloma Partners Management Co increased its holdings in Mosaic Co (NYSE:MOS) by 301.6% in the 4th quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 165,866 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after purchasing an additional 124,566 shares during the period. Paloma Partners Management Co’s holdings in Mosaic were worth $4,257,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.
A number of other large investors have also bought and sold shares of MOS. Renaissance Technologies LLC raised its position in Mosaic by 324.4% in the fourth quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 2,019,600 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $51,823,000 after purchasing an additional 1,543,700 shares in the last quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP increased its holdings in shares of Mosaic by 26.8% during the third quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 4,364,003 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $94,211,000 after buying an additional 921,345 shares in the last quarter. Amundi Pioneer Asset Management Inc. acquired a new stake in shares of Mosaic during the fourth quarter worth approximately $23,318,000. Global Thematic Partners LLC increased its holdings in shares of Mosaic by 49.9% during the fourth quarter. Global Thematic Partners LLC now owns 2,325,030 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $59,660,000 after buying an additional 773,747 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Impala Asset Management LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Mosaic during the fourth quarter worth approximately $17,184,000. 80.90% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.
In related news, Director Kelvin R. Westbrook purchased 1,200 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, February 27th. The stock was acquired at an average price of $27.63 per share, with a total value of $33,156.00. Following the completion of the acquisition, the director now directly owns 1,200 shares in the company, valued at approximately $33,156. The acquisition was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Company insiders own 0.38% of the company’s stock.
Shares of Mosaic Co (NYSE:MOS) opened at $27.62 on Tuesday. The company has a quick ratio of 1.51, a current ratio of 2.27 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.51. The firm has a market cap of $9,917.13, a P/E ratio of 25.68, a P/E/G ratio of 2.21 and a beta of 1.26. Mosaic Co has a fifty-two week low of $19.23 and a fifty-two week high of $29.80.
Mosaic (NYSE:MOS) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Monday, February 19th. The basic materials company reported $0.34 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.27 by $0.07. The business had revenue of $2.09 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.91 billion. Mosaic had a negative net margin of 1.45% and a positive return on equity of 3.90%. Mosaic’s revenue for the quarter was up 12.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $0.03 earnings per share. research analysts expect that Mosaic Co will post 1.35 EPS for the current year.
The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, March 1st. Investors of record on Thursday, March 1st were issued a $0.025 dividend. This represents a $0.10 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.36%. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, February 28th. Mosaic’s dividend payout ratio is currently -33.33%.
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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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