Mosaic Company ( MOS ) will begin trading ex-dividend on July 30, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.25 per share is scheduled to be paid on August 15, 2013. Shareholders who purchased MOS stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 5th quarter that MOS has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $52.61, the dividend yield is 1.9%.
The previous trading day's last sale of MOS was $52.61, representing a -18.62% decrease from the 52 week high of $64.65 and a 8.95% increase over the 52 week low of $48.29.
MOS is a part of the Basic Industries sector, which includes companies such as Monsanto Company ( MON ) and Syngenta AG ( SYT ). MOS's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $4.43. Zacks Investment Research reports MOS's forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as 13.18%, compared to an industry average of -2.4%.
For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the MOS Dividend History page.
Interested in gaining exposure to MOS through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have MOS as a top-10 holding:
- PowerShares Global Agriculture Portfolio ( PAGG )
- Market Vectors Agribusiness ETF ( MOO )
- iShares MSCI Agriculture Producers Fund ( VEGI )
- First Trust Materials AlphaDEX Fund ( FXZ )
- iShares Dow Jones U.S. Basic Materials Index ( IYM ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is FXZ with an increase of 2.73% over the last 100 days. PAGG has the highest percent weighting of MOS at 7.68%.
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