Mosaic Co (MOS) Stock “Hold” Rating Reaffirmed at Stifel Nicolaus; The PT is Set to $27.0000, Cohen & Steers (CNS) Sentiment Is 1.38

July 17, 2017 - By Richard Conner

Cohen & Steers, Inc. is a holding company. The company has market cap of $1.93 billion. The Firm is an investment manager with a focus on liquid real assets, including real estate securities, listed infrastructure, commodities and natural resource equities, as well as preferred securities and other income solutions. It has a 19.81 P/E ratio. The Firm serves institutional and individual investors.

Among 20 analysts covering The Mosaic Company (NYSE:MOS), 3 have Buy rating, 5 Sell and 12 Hold. Therefore 15% are positive. The Mosaic Company has $56 highest and $22 lowest target. $30.38’s average target is 28.08% above currents $23.72 stock price. The Mosaic Company had 61 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Market Perform” rating on Friday, January 8 by BMO Capital Markets. As per Wednesday, July 12, the company rating was maintained by Citigroup. The firm has “Market Perform” rating by Cowen & Co given on Tuesday, January 24. As per Tuesday, May 31, the company rating was downgraded by Stifel Nicolaus. The firm earned “Underweight” rating on Friday, March 11 by Atlantic Securities. The company was downgraded on Tuesday, February 16 by Societe Generale. On Monday, May 23 the stock rating was downgraded by HSBC to “Reduce”. The firm has “Underweight” rating by Barclays Capital given on Tuesday, April 19. On Monday, April 4 the stock rating was downgraded by IBC to “Underperformer”. The rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with “Hold” on Thursday, July 6.

The stock decreased 0.10% or $0.04 on July 14, reaching $41.66. About shares traded. Cohen & Steers, Inc. (CNS) has risen 6.96% since July 17, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 9.74% the S&P500.

Analysts await Cohen & Steers, Inc. (NYSE:CNS) to report earnings on July, 19 after the close. They expect $0.49 earnings per share, up 6.52% or $0.03 from last year’s $0.46 per share. CNS’s profit will be $22.70 million for 21.26 P/E if the $0.49 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.47 actual earnings per share reported by Cohen & Steers, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 4.26% EPS growth.

Winslow Asset Management Inc holds 1.84% of its portfolio in Cohen & Steers, Inc. for 260,982 shares. Midas Management Corp owns 65,000 shares or 1.03% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Bamco Inc Ny has 0.56% invested in the company for 2.94 million shares. The New York-based Sandler Capital Management has invested 0.5% in the stock. Algebris Investments (Uk) Llp, a United Kingdom-based fund reported 82,228 shares.

The stock decreased 0.55% or $0.13 on July 14, reaching $23.72. About shares traded. Mosaic Co (NYSE:MOS) has declined 7.87% since July 17, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 24.57% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.8 in 2016 Q4. Its down 0.35, from 1.15 in 2016Q3. It dropped, as 57 investors sold Mosaic Co shares while 192 reduced holdings. 58 funds opened positions while 140 raised stakes. 297.50 million shares or 1.30% less from 301.41 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Ohio-based Lenox Wealth Management has invested 0% in Mosaic Co (NYSE:MOS). Grp holds 0.02% or 196,728 shares. Moreover, Alpha Windward Llc has 0.02% invested in Mosaic Co (NYSE:MOS). Integrated Wealth Counsel invested in 820 shares or 0.05% of the stock. 100,134 were reported by Aberdeen Asset Management Public Ltd Company Uk. Steelhead Prtnrs Ltd Liability Company invested 0.34% in Mosaic Co (NYSE:MOS). Guardian Tru Company stated it has 2,500 shares or 0% of all its holdings. One Association has 0.02% invested in Mosaic Co (NYSE:MOS) for 10,670 shares. 10,357 are owned by Tower Capital Limited Liability (Trc). The Alabama-based Fjarde Ap has invested 0.05% in Mosaic Co (NYSE:MOS). Alps Advsr owns 0.26% invested in Mosaic Co (NYSE:MOS) for 1.20 million shares. Ohio-based Fort Washington Advsrs Inc Oh has invested 0.02% in Mosaic Co (NYSE:MOS). Federated Inc Pa holds 0% of its portfolio in Mosaic Co (NYSE:MOS) for 9,279 shares. Meag Munich Ergo Kapitalanlagegesellschaft Mbh has 0.64% invested in Mosaic Co (NYSE:MOS) for 468,842 shares. Citigroup Inc, New York-based fund reported 83,477 shares.

Analysts await Mosaic Co (NYSE:MOS) to report earnings on August, 1 before the open. They expect $0.27 earnings per share, up 350.00% or $0.21 from last year’s $0.06 per share. MOS’s profit will be $94.25 million for 21.96 P/E if the $0.27 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.04 actual earnings per share reported by Mosaic Co for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 575.00% EPS growth.

Since February 10, 2017, it had 4 insider buys, and 1 sale for $758,708 activity. $493,340 worth of Mosaic Co (NYSE:MOS) was bought by EBEL GREGORY L on Friday, May 5. Koenig Emery N. bought $97,038 worth of stock. MACK RICHARD L had bought 7,500 shares worth $175,121 on Thursday, May 4. COOPER NANCY E sold 1,100 shares worth $25,724. Shares for $18,933 were bought by Johnson Denise C.

The Mosaic Company is a producer and marketer of concentrated phosphate and potash crop nutrients. The company has market cap of $8.28 billion. The Firm operates through three divisions: Phosphates, Potash and International Distribution. It has a 208.75 P/E ratio. The Firm is a supplier of phosphate- and potash crop nutrients and animal feed ingredients.

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