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.

MOS was given price targets by several analysts. The most optimistic price target was 33, implying potential capital gains of 36.53 percent. The most pessimistic price target 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.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates downwards by an average 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. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised downwards by -1.12 percent, compared to last month. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -16.08 percent in FY estimates.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 3 analysts revised their estimates downwards. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 3 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

The growth rate of MOS's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 718.36 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. 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. Currently the stock is 10.92 percent higher than its low, and 29.66 percent lower than its 52-week high. MOS has a P/E 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.