Analyst Ratings for Mosaic Co. (MOS)

Updated: 2017-07-29

Analysts covering Mosaic Co. (NYSE:MOS) have given it a consensus rating of Hold. A consensus rating of Hold was previously issued for MOS last month.

20 analysts issued ratings on the stock, where 1 gave MOS a buy rating, 2 issued an overweight rating, 11 issued a hold rating, 1 gave an underweight rating, and 5 gave a sell rating. Today, there are 0 more analysts optimistic about the company future as compared with 90 days ago. During this time, the number of analysts bearish on the stock has increased by 0.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for MOS. The maximum price target given was 33, implying a possible profit of 36.53 percent. The minimum price target given was 19, which equates to a potential downside of -21.39 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of -7.55 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -24.53 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised downwards by -1.12 percent, as compared to a month ago. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -16.08 percent.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, which can be compared to the 3 analysts that decreased their estimates. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 3 analysts decreased their estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of MOS to grow at a rate of 718.36 percent. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. MOS has a PEG ratio of 0.31.

In the trailing 52-weeks, MOS hit 34.36 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 21.79. Today's price is 10.92 percent above the 52-week low, and 29.66 percent lower than its 52-week high. MOS has a price/earnings ratio of 225.05. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The MOS value stock report compares MOS to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of MOS is $8.38 billion. MOS is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.