4-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Mosaic

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Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, fertilizer giant Mosaic (NYS: MOS) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Mosaic's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

Mosaic facts

Headquarters (founded)Plymouth, Minn. (2004)
Market Cap$23.0 billion
IndustryFertilizers and agricultural chemicals
Trailing-12-Month Revenue$11.1 billion
ManagementCEO James Prokopanko (since 2007)
CFO Lawrence Stranghoener (since 2004)
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)16.2%
Cash/Debt$3.2 billion / $1.1 billion
Dividend Yield0.9%
CompetitorsIsrael Chemicals
PotashCorp
OJSC Uralkali

Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 97% of the 2,804 members who have rated Mosaic believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.  

Just last month, one of those Fools, CoreAndExplore, succinctly summed up the Mosaic bull case for our community: "Global population growth means more mouths to feed which means more crops to plant, which means more fertilizer needed, which means more potash used, which means higher and higher earnings for the company."

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The article 4-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Mosaic originally appeared on Fool.com.

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