How Analysts Feel About The Mosaic Company (MOS)?

As of Friday close, The Mosaic Company’s (NYSE:MOS) stock was up $3.55, moving up 6.04 percent to $62.29. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 8,014,360 shares. 2 times new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a -$1.76 fall in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 8,751,640, while in the previous 50 days, it was 10,511,304.


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Since last month, MOS stock retreated -17.00%. Shares of the company fell to $55.34 on 05/09/22, the lowest level in the past month. A 52-week high of $79.28 was reached on 04/18/22 after having rallying from a 52-week low of $28.26. Since the beginning of this year, MOS’s stock price has risen by 58.54% or $23.00, and marked a new high 30 times. However, the stock has declined by -21.43% since its 52-week high.

The Mosaic Company (MOS) last reported insider trading activity 8 days ago on May 06. EBEL GREGORY L, the Director of the company, purchased of 15,600 shares for $63.49 on May 06. It resulted in a $990,502 investment by the insider. Precourt Walter F. III sold 9,647 shares at an average price of $78.00 on Apr 18. The insider now owns 75,000 shares following the transaction. On Apr 18, SVP, Gen. Counsel & Corp. Sec. Isaacson Mark J. sold 14,461 shares at $76.02 apiece. The transaction was valued at $1,099,325.

Valuation Metrics

Right now, The Mosaic Company (MOS) has a P/E ratio of about 8.82. The stock’s beta is 1.57. Besides these, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 1.63, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 1.96, and the price-to-cash flow ratio of 23.77 may also be considered.

The latest dividend of $0.1120 per share was paid out, which is 49.33% more than last year’s $0.0750. On Friday December 17 2021, a $0.0370 dividend increase was announced.

Financial Health

In the three months ended September 29, The Mosaic Company’s quick ratio stood at 0.60, while its current ratio was 1.20, showing that the company is not able to pay off its debt. According to company report, the long-term debt-to-equity ratio for the quarter ending September 29 was 0.29, and the total debt-to-equity ratio was 0.38. On the profitability front, the trailing twelve-month gross margin is 30.10% percent. In the year ended September 29, operating margins totaled 24.40%. Based on annual data, MOS earned $3.2 billion in gross profit and brought in $12.36 billion in revenue.

A company’s management is another factor that investors consider when determining the profitability of an investment. In the past year, return on investment (ROI) was 12.60%. Return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months was 24.70%.

In The Mosaic Company’s quarter-end financial report for September 29, it reported total debt of $3.38 billion. According to the earnings report, the company had a higher net income in the recent quarter than it did in the previous quarter. MOS’s revenue rose 41.43% to $3.84 billion during the quarter, while net income inched up to $3.92 billion. While analysts expected The Mosaic Company to report $1.56 quarterly earnings, the actual figure was $1.35 per share, beating the consensus estimate by -13.50%. During the quarter, the company generated $1.5 billion in EBITDA. The liabilities of The Mosaic Company were 11.63 billion at the end of its most recent quarter ended September 29, and its total debt was $4.18 billion. The value of shareholders’ equity is $361.99 million.

Technical Picture

This quick technical analysis looks at The Mosaic Company’s (MOS) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 95.77%, the RSI 9-day stood at 47.19% on 13 May.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current The Mosaic Company price is down by -2.75% percent or -$1.76. At present, MOS shares trade -18.09% below its 20-day simple moving average and +75.27% percent above its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately +11.91% above its SMA50 and +100.10% above its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 34.50% and Stochastic coefficient D was 22.85%, while ATR was 4.73. Given the Stochastic reading of 51.87% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 46.63%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at -1.81, while the 14-day reading stands at -2.44.

Analyst Ratings

The Mosaic Company downgraded its rating on The Mosaic Company (NYSE: MOS) to a Neutral in a note to investors on April 20, 2022. The analysts firm previously had an Outperform rating on the stock.The Mosaic Company (MOS) has been rated Overweight by analysts. According to 0 brokerage firms, MOS is a sell, and 11 firms recommend it is a Hold. There are 1 analyst who say the stock is underweight. A total of 0 analysts rate The Mosaic Company stock as buy, with 8 recommending it as overweight.

With a median target price of $77.00, the current consensus forecast for the stock is $60.00 – $95.00. Based on these forecasts, analysts predict The Mosaic Company (MOS) will achieve an average price target of $76.22.

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