How Analysts Feel About The Mosaic Company (MOS)?


As of Friday close, The Mosaic Company’s (NYSE:MOS) stock was down -$1.46, moving down -3.28 percent to $43.09. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 5,806,640 shares. 2 times new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a -$5.99 fall in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 5,299,735, while in the previous 50 days, it was 4,452,670.

Since last month, MOS stock retreated -12.70%. Shares of the company fell to $43.00 on 03/15/23, the lowest level in the past month. A 52-week high of $78.86 was reached on 03/03/23 after having rallying from a 52-week low of $40.08. Since the beginning of this year, MOS’s stock price has dropped by -1.26% or -$0.78, and marked a new high 16 times. However, the stock has declined by -45.36% since its 52-week high.

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MOS stock investors should be aware that The Mosaic Company (MOS) stock had its last reported insider trading activity 306 days ago on May 16. Johnson Denise C, the Director of the company, disposed of 24,427 shares for $65.00 on May 16. It resulted in a $1,587,755 divestment by the insider. EBEL GREGORY L added 15,600 shares at an average price of $63.49 on May 06. The insider now owns 80,068 shares following the transaction. On Apr 18, Sr VP – Mosaic Fertilizantes Ricard Corrine D. sold 17,284 shares at $76.02 apiece. The transaction was valued at $1,313,930.

Valuation Metrics

Right now, The Mosaic Company (MOS) has a P/E ratio of about 4.31. The stock’s beta is 1.53. Besides these, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 0.81, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 1.22, and the price-to-cash flow ratio of 6.23 may also be considered.

The latest dividend of $0.20 per share was paid out, which is -60.0% less than last year’s $0.50.

Financial Health

In the three months ended September 29, The Mosaic Company’s quick ratio stood at 0.50, 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 0.20, and the total debt-to-equity ratio was 0.30. On the profitability front, the trailing twelve-month gross margin is 30.10% percent. In the year ended September 29, operating margins totaled 25.00%. Based on annual data, MOS earned $5.76 billion in gross profit and brought in $19.13 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 22.70%. Return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months was 30.50%.

In The Mosaic Company’s quarter-end financial report for September 29, it reported total debt of $2.41 billion. According to the earnings report, the company had a lower net income in the recent quarter than it did in the previous quarter. MOS’s revenue rose 14.29% to $5.35 billion during the quarter, while net income inched up to $4.48 billion. While analysts expected The Mosaic Company to report $3.4 quarterly earnings, the actual figure was $3.22 per share, beating the consensus estimate by -5.30%. During the quarter, the company generated $956.0 million in EBITDA. The liabilities of The Mosaic Company were 11.19 billion at the end of its most recent quarter ended September 29, and its total debt was $4.35 billion. The value of shareholders’ equity is $336.49 million.

Technical Picture

This quick technical analysis looks at The Mosaic Company’s (MOS) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 19.90%, the RSI 9-day stood at 19.11% on 17 March.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current The Mosaic Company price is down by -12.20% percent or -$5.99. At present, MOS shares trade -14.50% below its 20-day simple moving average and -18.85% percent below its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately -0.42% below its SMA50 and -31.22% below its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 7.79% and Stochastic coefficient D was 8.55%, while ATR was 2.20. Given the Stochastic reading of 0.62% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 27.52%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at -4.39, while the 14-day reading stands at -6.91.


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