Mosaic Rises On Unusually High Volume (MOS)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Mosaic (NYSE: MOS) is trading at unusually high volume Friday with 5.7 million shares changing hands. It is currently at two times its average daily volume and trading up $1.78 (+3.1%) at $58.56 as of 1:20 p.m. ET.

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Mosaic has a market cap of $17.07 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and chemicals industry. Shares are up 5.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

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 12.3, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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, expanding profit margins and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. You can view the full Mosaic Ratings Report.

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