Mosaic (MOS) Earning Somewhat Positive Press Coverage, Accern Reports

Media headlines about Mosaic (NYSE:MOS) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Mosaic earned a daily sentiment score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the basic materials company an impact score of 46.041407713522 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

Shares of Mosaic stock traded down $0.42 on Friday, reaching $24.26. 3,233,674 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 4,973,278. 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 firm has a market capitalization of $8,516.45, a PE ratio of -80.86, a P/E/G ratio of 1.85 and a beta of 1.26. Mosaic has a one year low of $19.23 and a one year high of $29.80.

Mosaic (NYSE:MOS) last announced its earnings results on Monday, February 19th. The basic materials company reported $0.34 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.27 by $0.07. The company had revenue of $2.09 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.91 billion. Mosaic had a negative net margin of 1.45% and a positive return on equity of 3.90%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 12.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $0.03 earnings per share. research analysts predict that Mosaic will post 1.38 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

MOS has been the subject of several recent analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Mosaic from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $31.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Tuesday, March 13th. Cowen reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $25.00 price objective on shares of Mosaic in a research note on Friday, January 12th. BMO Capital Markets reiterated a “market perform” rating and issued a $26.00 price objective (up previously from $24.00) on shares of Mosaic in a research note on Wednesday, February 21st. Citigroup raised their price objective on shares of Mosaic from $28.00 to $31.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research note on Monday, February 26th. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. initiated coverage on shares of Mosaic in a research note on Friday, January 12th. They issued a “neutral” rating and a $26.00 price objective for the company. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have issued a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $25.84.

In other Mosaic news, Director Kelvin R. Westbrook bought 1,200 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, February 27th. The stock was bought at an average price of $27.63 per share, for a total transaction of $33,156.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 1,200 shares in the company, valued at approximately $33,156. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Insiders own 0.38% of the company’s stock.

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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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