The Mosaic Company (NYSE:MOS) is trading up 45.29% versus 12-month low of 21.14 and stands -2.60% lower from its 1-year peak of $31.54. The consensus price target (PT) of $26.61 means that the market expects Company shares to increase by -13.4% in the short run. The sell-side target prices range from $19 to $48. In the last month the stock has moved in price 1.79%, with a one year change of 34.43%. The last trading session volume compares with the 5.10M average and market worth floats around 10.78B.

The Mosaic Company (NYSE:MOS) gained 0.03% to reach at the trading price of $30.72 as it is set to release its next quarterly earnings report on February 15, 2017. The Mosaic Company stock trades in the range of $30.29 to $31.23 before the earnings release. Let’s take a closer look at the current earnings forecast, particularly the things traders should pay close attention to. Earnings per share for the recently concluded quarter is expected to come in at $0.13 a share with $1.8B in revenue.

The Mosaic Company (MOS) Future Earnings & History

After upcoming fiscal quarter results, all eyes will be on the prospects for the next reporting quarter. Analysts, on average, forecast The Mosaic Company to earn $0.15 per share (EPS) on revenue of $1.62B. The EPS consensus range is $-0.01-$0.21 on revenue between $1.74B and $1.44B.

While if we look at the Earnings Track Record, The Mosaic Company (MOS) managed to surpass quarterly earnings per share estimates in 5 of the trailing twelve fiscal quarters, and has a positive trend with an average surprise of 41%. Last time the company reported, The Mosaic Company (MOS) generated $0.33 in earnings per share, beating the consensus estimate of $0.11. Revenues hit $1.95B in the September 2017 quarter, which was above the consensus $1.92B projection. On the other hand, in the June 2017 quarter the company recorded a net $1.67B revenue with earnings per share of $0.06. Wall Street had anticipated $1.74B and $0.12, respectively. For comparison, there was a revenue of $1.67B and EPS of $0.14 in the March 2016 period.

The Mosaic Company (NYSE:MOS) Analyst Insights

The buoyancy in the outlook of The Mosaic Company (MOS) is getting weaker by the somewhat negative sentiment (3.10 on a 5-point scale) that sell-side analysts have provided concerning it. Brokerage firms on the average advocate the company shares as Hold. Susquehanna has been covering shares of MOS, so it is most recent view is worth a look. In a research note issued on Nov 02, 2016, analysts at CLSA lifted the stock to Buy from Outperform. Another noteworthy analyst activity was recorded on Aug 17, 2016. Downgraded the stock to Neutral from Positive.