) -- The ex-dividend date for




) is tomorrow, November 1, 2011. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 5 cents per share. At a price of $59.85 as of 10:05 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 0.3%.

The average volume for Mosaic has been 8.2 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Mosaic has a market cap of $25.8 billion and is part of the

basic materials

sector and


industry. Shares are down 19.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

The Mosaic Company engages in the production and marketing of concentrated phosphate- and potash-based crop nutrients for the agriculture industry worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 9.7, above the average chemicals industry P/E ratio of 9.5 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Mosaic as a


. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, compelling growth in net income, notable return on equity and impressive record of earnings per share growth. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. You can view the full

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