2. As of noon trading, Mosaic ( MOS) is up $0.91 (2.1%) to $43.42 on average volume. Thus far, 3.6 million shares of Mosaic exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $42.51-$43.59 after having opened the day at $42.54 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $42.51.

The Mosaic Company produces and markets concentrated phosphate and potash crop nutrients for the agriculture industry worldwide. It operates in two segments, Phosphates and Potash. Mosaic has a market cap of $12.9 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 24.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate Mosaic a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

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, reasonable valuation levels and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Mosaic Ratings Report now.

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