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How to buy The Mosaic Company stock

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The Mosaic Company is an agricultural inputs business based in the US. The Mosaic Company shares (MOS) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. The Mosaic Company employs 12,617 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$8.7 billion.

How to buy shares in The Mosaic Company

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  3. Search for The Mosaic Company. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: MOS. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until The Mosaic Company reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. Weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of The Mosaic Company, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of The Mosaic Company. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

The Mosaic Company share price

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The Mosaic Company shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-08.
52-week rangeUSD$9.4746 - USD$35.2008
50-day moving average USD$31.2671
200-day moving average USD$24.5069
Wall St. target priceUSD$34.1
PE ratio 17.7371
Dividend yield USD$0.2 (0.65%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$1.75

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Is it a good time to buy The Mosaic Company stock?

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Is The Mosaic Company under- or over-valued?

Valuing The Mosaic Company stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of The Mosaic Company's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

The Mosaic Company's P/E ratio

The Mosaic Company's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 18x. In other words, The Mosaic Company shares trade at around 18x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

The Mosaic Company's PEG ratio

The Mosaic Company's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.4037. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into The Mosaic Company's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

The Mosaic Company's EBITDA

The Mosaic Company's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$1.4 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a The Mosaic Company's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

The Mosaic Company financials

Revenue TTM USD$8.7 billion
Operating margin TTM 6.17%
Gross profit TTM USD$1.1 billion
Return on assets TTM 1.71%
Return on equity TTM 6.96%
Profit margin 7.67%
Book value $25.275
Market capitalisation USD$11.8 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting The Mosaic Company shares

There are currently 6.0 million The Mosaic Company shares held short by investors – that's known as The Mosaic Company's "short interest". This figure is 9.4% up from 5.5 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting The Mosaic Company shares can be evaluated.

The Mosaic Company's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

The Mosaic Company's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of The Mosaic Company shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of The Mosaic Company shares traded daily (recently around 7.3 million). The Mosaic Company's SIR currently stands at 0.82. In other words for every 100,000 The Mosaic Company shares traded daily on the market, roughly 820 shares are currently held short.

However The Mosaic Company's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of The Mosaic Company shares, or, against the total number of tradable The Mosaic Company shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case The Mosaic Company's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 The Mosaic Company shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0195% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable The Mosaic Company shares, roughly 20 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against The Mosaic Company.

Find out more about how you can short The Mosaic Company stock.

The Mosaic Company's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like The Mosaic Company.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

The Mosaic Company's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 37.5

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and The Mosaic Company's overall score of 37.5 (as at 12/31/2018) is pretty weak – landing it in it in the 77th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like The Mosaic Company is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

The Mosaic Company's environmental score

Environmental score: 18.72/100

The Mosaic Company's environmental score of 18.72 puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that The Mosaic Company is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

The Mosaic Company's social score

Social score: 12.39/100

The Mosaic Company's social score of 12.39 puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that The Mosaic Company is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

The Mosaic Company's governance score

Governance score: 8.89/100

The Mosaic Company's governance score puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that The Mosaic Company is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

The Mosaic Company's controversy score

Controversy score: 2/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. The Mosaic Company scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that The Mosaic Company has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

The Mosaic Company was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 37.5
Total ESG percentile 77.08
Environmental score 18.72
Environmental score percentile 5
Social score 12.39
Social score percentile 5
Governance score 8.89
Governance score percentile 5
Level of controversy 2

The Mosaic Company share dividends

24%

Dividend payout ratio: 23.53% of net profits

Recently The Mosaic Company has paid out, on average, around 23.53% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.65% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), The Mosaic Company shareholders could enjoy a 0.65% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In The Mosaic Company's case, that would currently equate to about $0.2 per share.

While The Mosaic Company's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that The Mosaic Company is investing more in its future growth.

The Mosaic Company's most recent dividend payout was on 17 March 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 2 March 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have The Mosaic Company's shares ever split?

The Mosaic Company's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 30 November 1995. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your The Mosaic Company shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for The Mosaic Company shares which in turn could have impacted The Mosaic Company's share price.

The Mosaic Company share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, The Mosaic Company's shares have ranged in value from as little as $9.4746 up to $35.2008. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

MOS.US volatility(beta: 1.85)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while The Mosaic Company's is 1.8456. This would suggest that The Mosaic Company's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

The Mosaic Company overview

The Mosaic Company, through its subsidiaries, produces and markets concentrated phosphate and potash crop nutrients in North America and internationally. The company operates through three segments: Phosphates, Potash, and Mosaic Fertilizantes. 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, as well as produces a double sulfate of potash magnesia product under K-Mag brand name. The company also produces and sells potash for use in the manufacturing of mixed crop nutrients and animal feed ingredients, and for industrial use; and for use in the de-icing and as a water softener regenerant. In addition, it provides nitrogen-based crop nutrients and animal feed ingredients, and other ancillary services; and purchases and sells phosphates, potash, and nitrogen products. The company sells its products to wholesale distributors, retail chains, farmers, cooperatives, independent retailers, and national accounts. The Mosaic Company was incorporated in 2004 and is headquartered in Tampa, Florida.

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