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) pushed the Chemicals industry lower today making it today's featured Chemicals laggard. The industry as a whole closed the day down 1.8%. By the end of trading, Mosaic fell $2.10 (-3.5%) to $57.55 on average volume. Throughout the day, 4.5 million shares of Mosaic exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.1 million shares. The stock ranged in price between $57.50-$59.79 after having opened the day at $59.73 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $59.65. Other companies within the Chemicals industry that declined today were:
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The Mosaic Company produces and markets concentrated phosphate and potash crop nutrients for the agriculture industry worldwide. Mosaic has a market cap of $18.53 billion and is part of the
sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 14, above the average chemicals industry P/E ratio of 13.6 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 18.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 14 analysts that rate Mosaic a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and five rate it a hold.
TheStreet Ratings rates Mosaic as a
. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income.
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