) -- The ex-dividend date for




) is tomorrow, January 31, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 5 cents per share. At a price of $55.80 as of 9:40 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 0.4%.

The average volume for Mosaic has been 5.5 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Mosaic has a market cap of $16.31 billion and is part of the

basic materials

sector and


industry. Shares are up 12.2% 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 10.6, equal to the average chemicals industry P/E ratio 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 revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, notable return on equity and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. You can view the full

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