The shares of The Mosaic Company (NYSE:MOS) has been pegged with a rating of Neutral by JP Morgan in its latest research note that was published on December 12th, 2018. JP Morgan wasn’t the only research firm that published a report of The Mosaic Company, with other equities research analysts also giving their opinion on the stock. Cowen advised investors in its research note published on November 15th, 2018, to Outperform the MOS stock while also putting a $43 price target. The stock had earned Buy rating from Citigroup when it published its report on October 10th, 2018. The stock was given Equal Weight rating by Barclays in its report released on September 4th, 2018, the day when the price target on the stock was placed at $34. Cowen was of a view that MOS is Outperform in its latest report on August 14th, 2018 while giving it a price target of $38. Standpoint Research thinks that MOS is worth Hold rating. This was contained in the firm’s report on August 10th, 2018.
Amongst the analysts that rated the stock, 0 have recommended investors to sell it, 9 believe it has the potential for further growth, thus rating it as Hold while 5 advised investors to purchase the stock. The consensus currently stands at a Hold while its average price target is $37.74. The price of the stock the last time has raised by 22.36% from its Week high price while it is raised higher than its 52-Week low price. A look at the stock’s other technical shows that its 14-day RSI now stands at 29.28.
The shares of the company added by 0.36% during the trading session on Friday, reaching a low of $27.54 while ending the day at $28.02. During the trading session, a total of 5.65 million shares were traded which represents a -37.73% decline from the average session volume which is 4.10M shares. MOS had ended its last session trading at 27.92. The Mosaic Company currently has a market cap of $10.76B, while its P/E ratio stands at 23.08, while its P/E earnings growth sits at 1.12, with a beta of 1.51. The Mosaic Company debt-to-equity ratio currently stands at 0.44, while its quick ratio hovers at 0.90. MOS 52-week low price stands at $22.90 while its 52-week high price is $37.37.
The company in its last quarterly report recorded $0.77 earnings per share which is above the $0.57 predicted by most analysts. The The Mosaic Company generated $2,520.50 million in revenue during the last quarter, which is slightly higher than the $2,371.29 million predicted by analysts. In the second quarter last year, the firm recorded $0.75 earnings per share. Compared to the same quarter last year, the firm’s revenue was up by 2.6%. The Mosaic Company has the potential to record 1.21 EPS for the current fiscal year, according to equities analysts.
Investment analysts at Jefferies published a research note on November 8th, 2018 where it informed investors and clients that Dean Foods Company (NYSE:DF) is now rated as Hold. Cowen also rated DF as Reiterated on November 15th, 2018, with its price target of $43 suggesting that DF could surge by 33.49% from its current share price. Even though the stock has been trading at $3.05/share, analysts expect it to surge higher by -5.57% to reach $4.33/share. It started the day trading at $3.05 and traded between $2.81 and $2.88 throughout the trading session.
A look at its technical shows that DF’s 50-day SMA is 4.32 while its 200-day SMA stands at 7.06. The company’s average trading volume currently stands at 1.93M shares, which means that the short-interest ratio is just 8.41 days. Over the past seven days, the company moved, with its shift of -26.72%. Looking further, the stock has dropped -38.33% over the past 90 days while it lost -61.29% over the last six months.
The change in the stock’s fortunes has led to several institutional investors altering their holdings of the stock. BlackRock Fund Advisors bought more DF shares, increasing its portfolio by +3.21% during the last quarter. This move now sees BlackRock Fund Advisors purchasing 403,898 shares in the last quarter, thus it now holds 13,000,555 shares of DF, with a total valuation of $54,212,314. The Vanguard Group Inc meanwhile bought more DF shares in the recently filed quarter, changing its stake to $40,612,668 worth of shares. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP followed the path by decreasing its DF portfolio by -0.82% in the quarter. This means that Dimensional Fund Advisors LP sold -63,279 shares in the last quarter and now controls 7,619,317 shares of the DF stock, with the valuation hitting $31,772,552.
Similarly, SSgA Funds Management Inc increased its Dean Foods Company shares by +1.94% during the recently filed quarter. After buying 53,228 shares in the last quarter, the firm now controls 2,791,382 shares of Dean Foods Company which are valued at $11,640,063. In the same vein, Morgan Stanley Co LLC increased its Dean Foods Company shares by during the most recent reported quarter. The firm bought 1,878,895 shares during the quarter which increased its stakes to 2,117,655 shares and is now valued at $8,830,621. Following these latest developments, around 1.20% of Dean Foods Company stocks are owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.