3. As of noon trading, Mosaic ( MOS) is down $0.63 (-1.1%) to $58.07 on light volume Thus far, 710,192 shares of Mosaic exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $57.66-$58.68 after having opened the day at $58.39 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $58.70.

The Mosaic Company produces and markets concentrated phosphate and potash crop nutrients for the agriculture industry worldwide. Mosaic has a market cap of $17.0 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 13.2, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 3.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 12 analysts that rate Mosaic a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Mosaic as a buy. 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, solid stock price performance and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Mosaic Ratings Report now.

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