Winch Advisory Services LLC decreased its position in Mosaic Co (NYSE:MOS) by 19.4% in the 4th quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 13,611 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after selling 3,269 shares during the quarter. Winch Advisory Services LLC’s holdings in Mosaic were worth $398,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.
Other large investors have also recently modified their holdings of the company. Private Capital Group LLC grew its position in Mosaic by 50.8% in the fourth quarter. Private Capital Group LLC now owns 1,203 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $35,000 after acquiring an additional 405 shares in the last quarter. Exane Asset Management acquired a new stake in shares of Mosaic during the fourth quarter worth approximately $72,000. First Hawaiian Bank acquired a new stake in shares of Mosaic during the third quarter worth approximately $175,000. Glenmede Trust Co. NA grew its position in shares of Mosaic by 49.4% during the third quarter. Glenmede Trust Co. NA now owns 5,613 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $181,000 after buying an additional 1,856 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Nations Financial Group Inc. IA ADV acquired a new stake in shares of Mosaic during the third quarter worth approximately $201,000. 76.21% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.
A number of analysts have recently weighed in on MOS shares. Royal Bank of Canada set a $45.00 price target on shares of Mosaic and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 7th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Mosaic from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $36.00 price target for the company in a research report on Monday, January 21st. Credit Suisse Group reissued a “hold” rating and set a $30.00 price target on shares of Mosaic in a research report on Monday, February 4th. TheStreet raised shares of Mosaic from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a research report on Monday, November 19th. Finally, Morgan Stanley raised their price target on shares of Mosaic from $33.00 to $36.00 and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, October 18th. Eleven equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the company. Mosaic has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $35.93.
The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, March 21st. Investors of record on Thursday, March 7th will be paid a dividend of $0.025 per share. This represents a $0.10 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.33%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, March 6th. Mosaic’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 9.17%.
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Mosaic Company Profile
The Mosaic Company, through its subsidiaries, produces and markets concentrated phosphate and potash crop nutrients worldwide. The company operates through three segments: Phosphates, Potash, and International Distribution. It owns and operates mines, which produce concentrated phosphate crop nutrients, such as diammonium phosphate, monoammonium phosphate, and ammoniated phosphate products; and phosphate-based animal feed ingredients primarily under the Biofos and Nexfos brand names.
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