Mosaic Co Gets a Hold from RBC Capital

By Jason Carr

RBC Capital analyst Arun Viswanathan reiterated a Hold rating on Mosaic Co (NYSE: MOS) today and set a price target of $29. The company’s shares closed yesterday at $27.36.

According to, Viswanathan is a 5-star analyst with an average return of 9.3% and a 68.3% success rate. Viswanathan covers the Basic Materials sector, focusing on stocks such as Sherwin-Williams Company, Westlake Chemical Corp, and Axalta Coating Systems.

Currently, the analyst consensus on Mosaic Co is Moderate Sell and the average price target is $27.50, representing a 0.5% upside.

In a report issued on April 4, BMO Capital also reiterated a Hold rating on the stock with a $26 price target.

Based on the recent corporate insider activity of 43 insiders, corporate insider sentiment is positive on the stock. This means that over the past quarter there has been an increase of insiders buying their shares of MOS in relation to earlier this year. Most recently, in February 2017, Emery Koenig, a Director at MOS bought 3,000 shares for a total of $97,020.

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The Mosaic Co. engages in the production and marketing of concentrated phosphate and potash crop nutrients. The company operates its businesses through its wholly and majority owned subsidiaries. It operates through the following segments: Phosphates, Potash, and International Distribution. The Phosphates segment owns and operates mines and production facilities in Florida which produce concentrated phosphate crop nutrients and phosphate-based animal feed ingredients, and processing plants in Louisiana which produce concentrated crop nutrients. The Potash segment owns and operates potash mines and production facilities in Canada and the U.S. which produce potash-based crop nutrients, animal feed ingredients and industrial products. The International Distribution segment is consists of sales offices, crop nutrient blending and bagging facilities, port terminals, and warehouses in Brazil, Paraguay, India, and China. The company was founded on October 22, 2004 and is headquartered in Plymouth, MN.