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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: The Mosaic Company, MOS

The Mosaic Company, MOS is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Agricultural Chemicals in the sector of Basic Materials. Based in USA, The Mosaic Company, MOS  has a market cap of 10214.17. Since its IPO date on the 1/26/1988, The Mosaic Company, MOS performance year to date is 4.84%. Today The Mosaic Company, MOS has gained -0.53%, with a current price of 28.17.

Ownership of the company is 0.10% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 91.20%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 69.40%. Return of assets are at 3.20%, with return on investment at 8.80%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, The Mosaic Company, MOS is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.38. While Total debt/equity is 0.39. With a profit margin of 6.70%, this is combined with a gross margin of 18.20%, and operating margin of 7.40%. The Mosaic Company ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 2, while the quick ratio is 1.1.

For the last year The Mosaic Company, MOS has seen a EPS growth of 3.60%. A performance for the year of -33.84%. The 52-week high is -35.58%, and the 52-week low is 30.66%. The average volume for The Mosaic Company, MOS is 2875976.

With a target price of 25.91, can The Mosaic Company, MOS reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of The Mosaic Company, MOS. The Mosaic Company has a P/E of 10.53 and a forward P/E of 24.1. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of *TBA. The Mosaic Company also has a P/S and a P/B of 1.21 and 0.99 respectively. For P/cash, The Mosaic Company has a value of *TBA, while it is *TBA for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 28.17, The Mosaic Company has a dividend yield of 3.88%. We see a return on equity of 5.70%.

Looking more long-term The Mosaic Company, is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of -3.90%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 82.45% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 3.60% for this year and for the last five years a -13.20% growth has been seen.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.

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