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Mosaic Upgraded to “Buy” at Ticonderoga on a Valuation Call (MOS)

Fertilizer giant The Mosaic Company ( MOS ) on Wednesday saw its shares upgraded by analysts at Ticonderoga Securities.

The firm said it boosted its rating on MOS from "Neutral" to "Buy" with an $80 price target. That target suggests a 31% upside to the stock's Tuesday closing price of $60.93.

Ticonderoga noted the move was a valuation call, as the stock has underperformed versus its peers - and the wider market - since the beginning of 2011.

Mosaic shares fell 48 cents, or -0.8%, in premarket trading Wednesday.

The Bottom Line

Shares of Mosaic ( MOS ) have a .33% dividend yield, based on last night's closing stock price of $60.93. The stock has technical support in the $56-$60 price area. If the shares can firm up, we see overhead resistance around the $65 price level.

The Mosaic Company ( MOS ) is not recommended at this time, holding a Dividend.com DARS™ Rating of 3.3 out of 5 stars.

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