Mosaic (MOS) is the largest producer of phosphate fertilizer globally but also has exposure to potash fertilizers. Like other fertilizer companies, Mosaic has stumbled in its performance lately, which has dented analysts’ confidence.
The company is set to announce its 4Q16 earnings on February 7, 2017. Let’s look at analysts’ recommendations and their price target for the next 12 months.
As of January 23, 2017, only three of the 20 analysts covering Mosaic (MOS) stock have given the company a “strong buy” to a “buy” recommendation for the next 12 months. However, like PotashCorp (POT), Mosaic has a high concentration of analysts recommending a “hold” over the next 12 months. Eight analysts have a “sell” recommendation for the stock, and none have a “strong sell” for the same period.
With more analysts recommending a “hold” or a “sell” for the company, the market environment for Mosaic appears subdued for the next 12 months.
For the next 12 months, Wall Street analysts have a price target of $27 for Mosaic. However, the stock closed at $31.55 on January 23, 2017, which is 16.9% above that target price.
Investors (SOIL) may be more optimistic than analysts about Mosaic’s performance over the next 12 months. If the company fails to meet expectations in its upcoming earnings release, the price may see a correction.
Next, we’ll take a look at analysts’ recommendations and their price target for Agrium (AGU).