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.

A number of analysts gave price targets for MOS. 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 crucial to not blindly accept any price targets or stock ratings, because many analysts have it in their best interest to give positive coverage of certain 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. 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.

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 made negative revisions. 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.

Analysts estimate earnings of MOS to grow at a rate of 718.36 percent. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. The PEG ratio of MOS is 0.31.

In the last 52-weeks, MOS has achieved a high of 34.36 and a low of 21.79. Today's price is 10.92 percent above the 52-week low, and below the high by 29.66 percent. 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 stock has a market capitalization of $8.38 billion. MOS's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.