Deprince Race & Zollo Inc. Reduces Holdings in Mosaic Company (The) (MOS)

Deprince Race & Zollo Inc. trimmed its holdings in shares of Mosaic Company (The) (NYSE:MOS) by 25.1% during the third quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 583,003 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after selling 195,267 shares during the period. Deprince Race & Zollo Inc. owned 0.17% of Mosaic Company (The) worth $12,587,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Several other large investors have also modified their holdings of the business. YorkBridge Wealth Partners LLC increased its holdings in shares of Mosaic Company (The) by 13,636.4% in the 3rd quarter. YorkBridge Wealth Partners LLC now owns 6,044 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $130,000 after acquiring an additional 6,000 shares during the period. Pacer Advisors Inc. increased its holdings in shares of Mosaic Company (The) by 8.7% in the 2nd quarter. Pacer Advisors Inc. now owns 7,366 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $168,000 after acquiring an additional 587 shares during the period. CrestPoint Capital Management LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Mosaic Company (The) in the 2nd quarter worth about $208,000. Greenwood Capital Associates LLC increased its holdings in shares of Mosaic Company (The) by 30.5% in the 2nd quarter. Greenwood Capital Associates LLC now owns 9,445 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $216,000 after acquiring an additional 2,210 shares during the period. Finally, Westover Capital Advisors LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Mosaic Company (The) in the 2nd quarter worth about $218,000. 77.68% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

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Mosaic Company (NYSE:MOS) traded up $0.10 during midday trading on Friday, hitting $22.48. 4,547,300 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 4,468,998. The company has a quick ratio of 0.90, a current ratio of 1.78 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.37. The stock has a market capitalization of $7,970.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 21.94, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.43 and a beta of 1.27. Mosaic Company has a 1-year low of $19.23 and a 1-year high of $34.36.

Mosaic Company (The) (NYSE:MOS) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, October 31st. The basic materials company reported $0.43 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.25 by $0.18. The business had revenue of $1.98 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.93 billion. Mosaic Company (The) had a net margin of 4.68% and a return on equity of 3.61%. The firm’s revenue was up 1.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $0.41 earnings per share. equities research analysts predict that Mosaic Company will post 0.97 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, December 21st. Stockholders of record on Thursday, December 7th will be given a $0.025 dividend. This represents a $0.10 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.44%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, December 6th. Mosaic Company (The)’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 63.16%.

In other Mosaic Company (The) news, Director Robert L. Lumpkins acquired 7,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, August 21st. The shares were purchased at an average price of $19.94 per share, with a total value of $139,580.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 9,339 shares in the company, valued at $186,219.66. The acquisition was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this link. 0.38% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

MOS has been the topic of a number of analyst reports. initiated coverage on shares of Mosaic Company (The) in a report on Wednesday, October 11th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $24.80 price objective on the stock. Cleveland Research raised shares of Mosaic Company (The) from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, November 1st. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Mosaic Company (The) from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $25.00 price objective on the stock in a report on Friday, November 3rd. Morgan Stanley decreased their target price on shares of Mosaic Company (The) from $27.00 to $25.00 and set an “equal weight” rating for the company in a research report on Monday, August 7th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $25.00 target price on shares of Mosaic Company (The) in a research report on Friday, September 8th. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have given a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $23.99.

Mosaic Company (The) 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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