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Mosaic (MOS) Has Fallen 20% in Last One Year, Underperforms Market

If you are looking for the best ideas for your portfolio you may want to consider some of White Brook Capital’s top stock picks. White Brook Capital, an investment management firm, is bullish on Mosaic Co (NYSE:MOS) stock. In its Q2 2019 investor letter – you can download a copy here – the firm discussed its investment thesis on Mosaic Co (NYSE:MOS) stock. Mosaic Co (NYSE:MOS) is the world’s leading integrated producer and marketer of concentrated phosphate and potash.

White Brook Capital said that Mosaic Co (NYSE:MOS) was one of the portfolio’s top underperformers in Q2 2019. Mosaic Co (NYSE:MOS) stock has posted a return of -19.9% in the trailing one year period, underperforming fund’s benchmark the S&P 500 Index which returned 11.1% in the same period. This suggests that the investment firm was wrong in its decision. On a year-to-date basis, Mosaic Co (NYSE:MOS) stock has fallen by 16.0%.

White Brook Capital fund posted a return of 5.46% in the second quarter of 2019, outperforming fund’s benchmark the S&P 500 Index which returned 4.30% in the same period. Let’s take a look at comments made by White Brook Capital about Mosaic Co (NYSE:MOS) stock in the Q2 2019 investor letter.

“Mosaic reported a good quarter and has resolved its issues with its 2 Brazilian dams at or ahead of schedule. The floods in the Midwest that I flagged would be an issue over the short term as they pushed out or cancelled fertilizer orders continue to weigh on the stock.

The Company trades at a similar level to where it traded 3 years ago, when it was more highly leveraged, commodity prices were lower, cash flow generation was more sporadic with future capital intensity more significant. The Company did not have regional diversity of production, and the global supply demand environment was worse. I believe the stock continues to be cheap as investors over-compensate for weather concerns combined with general disdain for non-SaaS stocks and a desire to be in stocks that “are already working”. In time, I believe Mosaic will be a very good investment story where our patience is paid off.”

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In Q1 2020, the number of bullish hedge fund positions on Mosaic Co (NYSE:MOS) stock remained unchanged from the previous quarter (see the chart here). Our calculations showed that Mosaic Co (NYSE:MOS) isn’t ranked among the 30 most popular stocks among hedge funds.

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