The Mosaic Company (NYSE:MOS) stock is currently pricing at roughly $26.87. Our analysis shows that the stock is widely covered by equity research firms, and target prices are revealing. If we look for a little more qualitative data on the range of expectations, we find in analyst notes that the stock has 1 “Buy” ratings in place. At the same time, 1 rate the stock a “strong buy”, suggesting more conviction in the story. As for the doubters, 11 equity research analyst firms call this stock a “Hold” and 0 consider it bad enough to warrant a “Sell” rating.

Analysts at CLSA took a look at MOS shares in a research note released on Feb 08, 2017, and issued a Outperform rating to this company. CLSA analysts provided their own take on company recently as well. In a research note published on Nov 02, 2016,the house assigned a Buy rating to this stock. According to a piece that hit the wires on Aug 17, 2016, researchers at Susquehanna reconsidered their prior rating on the stock, and lowered it from Positive Perform to Neutral.

The Mosaic Company (MOS) Cap Table Analysis

Breaking down the capitalization table is our next goal. From a bird’s eye view, Executives hold 0.21 percent of the stock.

If we take a more granular look, Mr. Lawrence W. Stranghoener is one of the largest owners in company capital stock among insiders. According to U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filings, this investor owns 140,422 shares, representing a total current market value of roughly $3773139.14. Mr. Richard L. Mack is another major player among company insiders, currently holding 128,601 shares as of less than 0.1%, carrying a current market value of $3455508.87. Mr. James (Joc) C. O’Rourke is currently ranked as the number three insider in terms of representation on the cap table for the stock, holding 109,095 shares, valued at around $2931382.65 as of recent close.

We noted a few insider transactions for the stock recently as well.

In a transaction on 2017-02-10, the company’s Director Koenig Emery N. Purchased 3,000 company shares for 97050. That means, once accounting for this transaction, the Director is left with a stake of 16,609 shares, carrying a current total market value of $446284. In addition, by means of a transaction dated 2016-06-02, Senior VP -Finance BRAUSEN ANTHONY T sold 19,716 shares worth $507100. After that transaction, this investor is left with a total holding of 26,891 shares, representing a total investment value of $722561.17. We also noted a 2016-05-13 transaction in which MOS EVP, CFO MACK RICHARD L sold 36,629 shares at a stock price of $25.43, carrying a total value of $931480, after which, this insider’s investment stands at 99,503 shares, with an overall financial value of $2673646.

The Mosaic Company (NYSE:MOS) Earnings View 

In the company’s last quarter, MOS EPS moved to $0.26 from $0.33 compared sequentially with the prior quarter. Revenues for the company came in at $1.86BM. This stacks up against $1.95BM, on a sequential basis.

How does this compare with bottom and top-line expectations? Well, according to what we could find, analysts had been looking for the company to post net income of about $0.13 per share on $1.8BM in revenue. That sets up an interesting next quarter report card. We would note that analysts seem to be projecting earnings, on average, for this quarter in the range of $0.18 to $0.38. On a year-over-year basis, that compares with an EPS comp of $0.14.