It may be riskier to trade before market opening and after market closing than during regular market hours. Since issuers often announce critical financial information outside regular trading hours. Extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for particular securities due to lower liquidity and higher volatility. After-hours trades for The Mosaic Company (MOS) shows that investor sentiment remained broken, with the stock’s consolidated last price falling by -$0.67, or -1.56%, to $42.20. The The Mosaic Company has recorded 87,732 volume in the after hours trading session. Recently, Yahoo Finance discussed the stock, revealing that Mosaic Announces First Quarter 2023 Results.
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The Mosaic Company is listed on the NYSE in the Basic Materials sector while operating in the Agricultural Inputs industry. At the end of the last regular session, the stock closed at $42.87 and fluctuated between $43.85 as its day high and $42.84 as its day low. The current market capitalization of The Mosaic Company is $13.98B. A total of 3.88 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 4.35M shares.
Insider trades are also considered as indicators of how a stock will perform in the future, in addition to stock predictions. During the recent three months, MOS has seen 22 BUY and 11 SELL insider trades, representing the acquisition of 1,546,349 and the disposition of 606,355 shares. Over the last 12 months, there were 39 BUYs and 20 SELLs from insiders. Insiders purchased 2,039,665 shares during that period but sold 1,144,845.
In the most recent transaction, Johnson Denise C sold 24,427 shares of MOS for 65.00 per share on May 16. After the transaction, the Director now owns 0 company shares. In a previous transaction on May 06, EBEL GREGORY L bought 15,600 shares at 63.49 per share. MOS shares that Director owns now total 80,068.
The reasons why investors prefer dividend-paying companies are that dividends generate immediate cash flow and indicate that the company will perform well in the future. The Mosaic Company pays an annual dividend of $0.80, resulting in a dividend yield of 1.87%, and it has a price to earnings (P/E) ratio of 4.29. MOS’s most recent ex-dividend date was 5/31/2023 when it declared a $0.20 quarterly dividend that was paid in cash on 6/15/2023. Previously, the company paid the dividend on 3/30/2023 with an ex-dividend date of 3/14/2023. The MOS stock dividend was $0.50 per share in cash.
Despite rarely being accurate, price targets can exert some form of influence at times, and are often regarded as valuable by markets. According to analysts who have offered 12-month price targets for MOS in the last 3 months, the mean price target is $52.57 with high estimates of $70.00 and low estimates of $38.00. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, MOS has a high of $68.38 and a low of $41.16.
As of this writing, MOS has an earnings estimate of $1.29 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 16 estimates, with a high estimate of $1.91 per share and a lower estimate of $0.95. The company reported an EPS of $3.22 in the last quarter, which was -5.30% lower than expectations of $3.4.
Balance Sheet Annually/Quarterly
As well as showing the assets and liabilities of the company, the balance sheet also shows the amount invested in equity by investors. Investors can analyze a company’s future prospects by calculating its financial ratios based on this information. MOS’s latest balance sheet shows that the firm has $769.50M in Cash & Short Term Investments as of fiscal 2021. There were $4.28B in debt and $4.79B in liabilities at the time. Its Book Value Per Share was $35.44, while its Total Shareholder’s Equity was $10.75B.
After-hours and pre-market trading may carry slightly higher risks than regular market hours. As issuers often announce important financial information outside regular trading hours, extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for a particular security. That is because extended-hours trading may result in lower liquidity and higher volatility. Currently, 23 analysts are providing their opinions on the stock. On a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being Sell and 5 being Buy, the average analyst rating for MOS is Sell with a score of 3.46. A total of 6 analysts rated the stock as Buy while 0 rated it as Overweight while 13 rated it as Hold. Among the other participants, 1 thought the stock was Underweight and 3 thought it should be Sold.