NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) -- The ex-dividend date for

Mosaic

(NYSE:

MOS

) is tomorrow, July 31, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 25 cents per share. At a price of $58.77 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 1.7%.

The average volume for Mosaic has been 4.2 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Mosaic has a market cap of $17.04 billion and is part of the

basic materials

sector and

chemicals

industry. Shares are up 16.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

The Mosaic Company produces and markets concentrated phosphate and potash crop nutrients for the agriculture industry worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 13.5, above the average chemicals industry P/E ratio of 13 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Mosaic as a

buy

. 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. You can view the full

Mosaic Ratings Report

.

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