Brokerage Firm Rating Update on Mosaic Company (The) (MOS)

Mosaic Company (The) (MOS) : The consensus on Mosaic Company (The) (MOS) based on 14 analyst recommendation on the company stock is 3.29, which is interpreted as a Hold recommendation. Zacks Investment Research has issued a rank of 5 which endorses a Strong Sell on the stock. However, 1 brokers have a differing view as they consider the stock to be a Strong Buy at current levels. 1 analyst believes that the stock is a Buy, which can produce decent returns in the future. 8 experts consider that the stocks earnings and the quoted price is in harmony, hence, they give it a Hold rating. 3 analyst sees the stock overvalued at current levels and advises a Strong Sell on the stock. 1 analyst also believes that the downside risk to the stock is higher and suggests a Sell on Mosaic Company (The) (MOS).

Mosaic Company (The) (MOS) : The highest short term price target forecast on Mosaic Company (The) (MOS) is $48 and the lowest target price is $21. A total of 12 equity analysts are currently covering the company. The average price of all the analysts is $28.25 with a standard deviation of $7.52.


Company shares have received an average consensus rating of Hold for the current week Also, Vertical Research downgrades its rating on Mosaic Company (The) (NYSE:MOS). Analysts at the Vertical Research have a current rating of Sell on the shares. The shares were previously rated Hold. The rating by the firm was issued on August 31, 2016.

Mosaic Company (The) (NYSE:MOS): stock was range-bound between the intraday low of $28.18 and the intraday high of $29.16 after having opened at $28.52 on Wednesdays session. The stock finally closed in the red at $28.52, a loss of -0.28%. The stock remained in the red for the whole trading day. The total traded volume was 4,789,476 shares. The stock failed to cross $29.16 in Wednesdays trading. The stocks closing price on Thursday was $28.65.

The Mosaic Company is a producer and marketer of concentrated phosphate and potash crop nutrients. The Company is a single source supplier of phosphate and potash-based crop nutrients and animal feed ingredients. It operates in two segments. 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. The Potash segment owns and operates potash mines and production facilities in Canada and the United States, which produce potash-based crop nutrients, animal feed ingredients and industrial products. It mines phosphate rock in Florida and process rock into finished phosphate products at facilities in Florida and Louisiana. It also mines potash in Saskatchewan and New Mexico. The Company has other production, blending or distribution operations in Brazil, China, India and Paraguay.

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