The Mosaic Company [NYSE: MOS] surged by $0.27 during the normal trading session on Wednesday and reaching a high of $32.18 during the day while it closed the day at $31.61. The company report on March 24, 2021 that Mosaic and AgBiome Announce Collaboration to Develop Biological Alternatives to Enhance Soil Health.
The Mosaic Company (NYSE:MOS), one of the world’s leading producers and marketers of concentrated phosphate and potash crop nutrients and AgBiome, a leader in discovering and developing innovative agricultural products from diverse microbial communities, announced a strategic collaboration, aiming to discover, develop and launch novel biological approaches to enhancing soil fertility.
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The collaboration will leverage AgBiome’s proprietary GENESIS™ platform that comprises the world’s largest, most diverse, fully-sequenced collection of microbes coupled with innovative product discovery technology. Mosaic will lend its industry-leading expertise in soil health and product development, as well as its global distribution and sales network. Together the companies expect to find solutions that can be added to Mosaic’s soil health portfolio.
The Mosaic Company stock has also gained 4.63% of its value over the past 7 days. However, MOS stock has inclined by 45.80% in the 3 months of the year. Over the past six months meanwhile, it has gained 75.81% and gained 37.38% year-on date.
The market cap for MOS stock reached $11.84 billion, with 379.00 million shares outstanding and 342.61 million shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 6.08M shares, MOS reached a trading volume of 7390839 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.
Here’s what leading stock market gurus have to say about The Mosaic Company [MOS]:
Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for MOS shares is $33.65 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on MOS stock is a recommendation set at 2.20. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.
Citigroup have made an estimate for The Mosaic Company shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Buy, with their previous recommendation back on January 25, 2021. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, Exane BNP Paribas raised their target price to Outperform. The new note on the price target was released on January 19, 2021, representing the official price target for The Mosaic Company stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise to $32, while JP Morgan analysts kept a Overweight rating on MOS stock.
The Average True Range (ATR) for The Mosaic Company is set at 1.67, with the Price to Sales ratio for MOS stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 1.36. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 1.25, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 1.53. Price to Free Cash Flow for MOS in the course of the last twelve months was 35.21 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 0.60.
MOS stock trade performance evaluation
The Mosaic Company [MOS] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 4.63. With this latest performance, MOS shares gained by 1.22% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 75.81% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 192.14% in the past year of trading.
Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for MOS stock in for the last two-week period is set at 52.40, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 50.61, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 54.01 for The Mosaic Company [MOS]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 30.02, while it was recorded at 31.23 for the last single week of trading, and 21.35 for the last 200 days.
The Mosaic Company [MOS]: An insightful look at the core fundamentals
Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and The Mosaic Company [MOS] shares currently have an operating margin of +8.64 and a Gross Margin at +12.92. The Mosaic Company’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +7.67.
Return on Total Capital for MOS is now 5.23, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 4.83. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 7.10, with Return on Assets sitting at 3.41. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, The Mosaic Company [MOS] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 49.59. Additionally, MOS Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 33.15, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 24.01. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 43.66, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 29.19.
Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, The Mosaic Company [MOS] managed to generate an average of $52,794 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 8.49 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.44.The Mosaic Company’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 0.60 and a Current Ratio set at 1.10.
Earnings per share (EPS) analysis for The Mosaic Company [MOS] stock
With the latest financial reports released by the company, The Mosaic Company posted -0.06/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at -0.08/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company surpassed the estimates by a Surprise Factor of 25.00%. The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for MOS. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for The Mosaic Company go to 7.00%.
The Mosaic Company [MOS]: Insider Ownership positions
There are presently around $8,716 million, or 76.80% of MOS stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of MOS stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 36,038,114, which is approximately -0.079% of the company’s market cap and around 0.10% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 25,519,165 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $806.66 million in MOS stocks shares; and STATE STREET CORP, currently with $546.66 million in MOS stock with ownership of nearly -4.64% of the company’s market capitalization.
Positions in The Mosaic Company stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of February and at the time of the February reporting period, where 252 institutional holders increased their position in The Mosaic Company [NYSE:MOS] by around 34,487,247 shares. Additionally, 226 investors decreased positions by around 36,524,854 shares, while 69 investors held positions by with 204,730,762 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 275,742,863 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. MOS stock had 97 new institutional investments in for a total of 6,611,762 shares, while 50 institutional investors sold positions of 6,135,294 shares during the same period.