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Stocks in the News: Mosaic Company (The) (NYSE:MOS) : Apache Corporation (NYSE:APA)

Mosaic Company (The) (NYSE:MOS)

The Mosaic Company is one of the world’s leading crop nutrition companies with a focus on potash and phosphate, two of three most vital nutrients. The Company mine and process phosphate and potash minerals into crop nutrients, and then shipped via rail, barge and ocean-going vessel to customers in the major agricultural centers of the world. The work of mining and processing potash and phosphate minerals is an energy- and water-intensive endeavor. Mosaic is an important driver of economic activity in each of operating communities. Mosaic is a leader in the potash industry. Mosaic also own related refineries at each of the mines. Mosaic is one of the world’s largest producers of finished phosphate products. Mosaic own and operate mines and production facilities in North and South America which produce concentrated phosphate crop nutrients and phosphate-based animal feed ingredients.

Mosaic Company (The) (NYSE:MOS)’s Financial Overview

Mosaic Company (The) (NYSE) declined -2.5% yesterday to close its trading session at $28.82. The company has 1 year Price Target of $38.68. Mosaic Company (The) has 52-Week high of $37.37 and 52-Week Low of $22.9. The stock touched its 52-Week High on 37.37 and 52-Week Low on 22.90. The stock traded with the volume of 2.7 Million shares yesterday. The firm shows the market capitalization of $11.47 Billion.

Mosaic Company (The) (NYSE) reported its last quarterly earnings on 9/29/2018 where the firm reported its Actual EPS of $0.75/share against the analyst consensus estimate of $0.65/share. The difference between the actual and expected EPS is $0.1 a share with a surprise factor of 15.4%.

The firm is trading with SMA20 of -10.01 Percent, SMA50 of -12.73 Percent and SMA200 of -3.15 percent. Mosaic Company (The) has P/S value of 1.25 while its P/B value stands at 1.06. Similarly, the company has Return on Assets of -0.4 percent, Return on Equity of -0.7 percent and Return on Investment of 2.9 Percent. The company shows Gross Margin and Operating Margin of 14.3 percent and 8.7 percent respectively.

The Stock currently has Analyst’ mean Recommendation of 2.3 where the scale is from 1 to 5, 1 means Strong Buy and 5 means Sell.

The 19 analysts offering 12-month price forecasts for Mosaic Co have a median target of 38.00, with a high estimate of 45.00 and a low estimate of 30.00. The median estimate represents a +31.85% increase from the last price of 28.82.

Mosaic Company (The) is estimated to report earnings on 02/18/2019. The upcoming earnings date is derived from an algorithm based on a company’s historical reporting dates.Our vendor, Zacks Investment Research, might revise this date in the future, once the company announces the actual earnings date. According to Zacks Investment Research, based on 5 analysts’ forecasts, the consensus EPS forecast for the quarter is $0.54. The reported EPS for the same quarter last year was $0.34.

Apache Corporation (NYSE:APA)

Apache Corporation is an independent energy company that explores for, develops and produces natural gas, crude oil and natural gas liquids. In North America, Apache’s exploration and production interests are focused on the Gulf of Mexico, the Anadarko Basin, the Permian Basin, the Gulf Coast and the Western Sedimentary Basin of Canada. Outside of North America, Apache has exploration and production interests offshore Western Australia and in Egypt, and exploration interests in Poland and offshore The People’s Republic of China.

Apache Corporation (NYSE:APA)’s Financial Outlook

The 28 analysts offering 12-month price forecasts for Apache Corp have a median target of 41.00, with a high estimate of 64.00 and a low estimate of 23.00. The median estimate represents a +55.66% increase from the last price of 26.34.

Our vendor, Zacks Investment Research, hasn’t provided us with the upcoming earnings report date.

According to Zacks Investment Research, Apache Corporation has a Consensus Recommendation of 2.98. (The Scale is from 1-5 where 1 means Strong Buy and 5 means Strong Sell).

The Stock declined -1.5% and closed its last trading session at $26.34. The company has the market capitalization of $10.45 Billion. The stock has 52-week high of $50.03 and 52-Week low of $24.56. The firm touched its 52-Week high on 50.03 and 52-Week low on 24.56. The company has volume of 4.85 Million shares. The company has a total of 396.73 Million shares outstanding.

Apache Corporation (NYSE) in the last quarter reported its actual EPS of $0.63/share where the analyst estimated EPS was $0.47/share. The difference between the actual and Estimated EPS is $0.16. This shows a surprise factor of 34 percent.

The company has YTD performance of -37.61 percent. Beta for Apache Corporation stands at 1.48 while its ATR (average true range) is 1.54. The company has Weekly Volatility of 5.35%% and Monthly Volatility of 4.89%%.

Apache Corporation has distance from 20-day Simple Moving Average (SMA20) of -15.03%, Distance from 50-Day Simple Moving Average of -24.78 percent and Distance from 200-Day Simple Moving Average of -35.78%.

The Company currently has ROA (Return on Assets) of 4 percent, Return on Equity (ROE) of 11.6 Percent and Return on Investment (ROI) of 10.2% with Gross margin of 80.3 percent and Operating & Profit margin of 21.9% and 12.1% respectively.