The shares of The Mosaic Company (NYSE:MOS) has been pegged with a rating of Outperform by Cowen in its latest research note that was published on May 14th, 2019. The research company has also assigned a $33 price target. Cowen 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. JP Morgan advised investors in its research note published on May 8th, 2019, to Overweight the MOS stock while also putting a $27 price target. The stock had earned Outperform rating from Credit Suisse when it published its report on May 8th, 2019. That day the Credit Suisse set price target on the stock to $28. The stock was given Neutral rating by BofA/Merrill in its report released on May 2nd, 2019. BofA/Merrill was of a view that MOS is Buy in its latest report on April 18th, 2019 while giving it a price target of $34. Credit Suisse thinks that MOS is worth Neutral rating. This was contained in the firm’s report on March 29th, 2019.
Amongst the analysts that rated the stock, 0 have recommended investors to sell it, 10 believe it has the potential for further growth, thus rating it as Hold while 3 advised investors to purchase the stock. The consensus currently stands at a Hold while its average price target is $34.21. The price of the stock the last time has raised by 0.71% 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 24.91.
The shares of the company added by 0.04% during the trading session on Wednesday, reaching a low of $22.55 while ending the day at $22.82. During the trading session, a total of 3.92 million shares were traded which represents a 14.32% incline from the average session volume which is 4.58M shares. MOS had ended its last session trading at 22.81. The Mosaic Company currently has a market cap of $8.71B, while its P/E ratio stands at 15.83, while its P/E earnings growth sits at 0.91, with a beta of 1.44. The Mosaic Company debt-to-equity ratio currently stands at 0.45, while its quick ratio hovers at 0.70. MOS 52-week low price stands at $22.66 while its 52-week high price is $37.37.
The company in its last quarterly report recorded $0.25 earnings per share which is above the $0.24 predicted by most analysts. The The Mosaic Company generated $1,899.70 million in revenue during the last quarter, which is slightly higher than the $1,854.44 million predicted by analysts. In the second quarter last year, the firm recorded $0.77 earnings per share. Compared to the same quarter last year, the firm’s revenue was down by -208%. The Mosaic Company has the potential to record 1.44 EPS for the current fiscal year, according to equities analysts.
Investment analysts at BTIG Research published a research note on April 24th, 2019 where it informed investors and clients that PulteGroup, Inc. (NYSE:PHM) is now rated as Neutral. JP Morgan also rated PHM as Upgrade on May 8th, 2019, with its price target of $27 suggesting that PHM could down by -3% from its current share price. Even though the stock has been trading at $32.07/share, analysts expect it to surge higher by -0.44% to reach $31.00/share. It started the day trading at $32.25 and traded between $31.83 and $31.93 throughout the trading session.
A look at its technical shows that PHM’s 50-day SMA is 29.27 while its 200-day SMA stands at 27.07. The stock has a high of $33.04 for the year while the low is $20.64. The company’s P/E ratio currently sits at 8.98, while the P/B ratio is 1.80. At the moment, only of PulteGroup, Inc. shares were sold short. The company’s average trading volume currently stands at 3.92M shares, which means that the short-interest ratio is just 3.43 days. Over the past seven days, the company moved, with its shift of 2.73%. Looking further, the stock has raised 17.43% over the past 90 days while it gained 30.65% over the last six months.
The change in the stock’s fortunes has led to several institutional investors altering their holdings of the stock. The Vanguard Group Inc bought more PHM shares, increasing its portfolio by +3.31% during the last quarter. This move now sees The Vanguard Group Inc purchasing 991,368 shares in the last quarter, thus it now holds 30,979,906 shares of PHM, with a total valuation of $974,627,843. BlackRock Fund Advisors meanwhile bought more PHM shares in the recently filed quarter, changing its stake to $489,559,410 worth of shares. SSgA Funds Management Inc followed the path by decreasing its PHM portfolio by -7.27% in the quarter. This means that SSgA Funds Management Inc sold -933,792 shares in the last quarter and now controls 11,909,032 shares of the PHM stock, with the valuation hitting $374,658,147.
Similarly, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP increased its PulteGroup, Inc. shares by +2.28% during the recently filed quarter. After buying 194,658 shares in the last quarter, the firm now controls 8,725,417 shares of PulteGroup, Inc. which are valued at $274,501,619. In the same vein, LSV Asset Management decreased its PulteGroup, Inc. shares by during the most recent reported quarter. The firm sold -34,200 shares during the quarter which decreased its stakes to 8,287,496 shares and is now valued at $260,724,624. Following these latest developments, around 0.50% of PulteGroup, Inc. stocks are owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.