NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) --

The Mosaic Company

(NYSE:

MOS

) is trading at unusually high volume Monday with 20 million shares changing hands. It is currently at four times its average daily volume and trading up $1.33 (+2%) at $66.75 as of 4:01 p.m. ET.

The Mosaic has a market cap of $29.6 billion and is part of the

basic materials

sector and

chemicals

industry. Shares are down 14.3% 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 crop nutrients for the agriculture industry worldwide. The company produces phosphate crop nutrients for use in crop nutrients and feed phosphate for animal feed ingredients. The company has a P/E ratio of 13.1, equal to the average chemicals industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates The Mosaic as a

buy

. 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, solid stock price performance, compelling growth in net income and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. You can view the full

The Mosaic Ratings Report

.

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