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Stocks In Action: The Mosaic Company (MOS), The Dow Chemical Company (DOW), Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (APC)


The Mosaic Company (MOS) traded within a range of $32.08 to $33.04 after opening the day at $32.08. The company has seen its stock increase in value by 12.04% so far this year. The stock was up close to 3.24% on light volume in last trading session and closed at $32.86 per share. After the recent gain, the stock is currently holding -3.32% below its 52 week high of $33.99 and 54.15% above its 12-month low of $22.2. The shares are up by over 24% in the last three months, and the RSI indicator value of 60.83 is neither bullish nor bearish, tempting investors to stay on the sidelines.

The Mosaic Company, through its subsidiaries, produces and markets concentrated phosphate and potash crop nutrients primarily for the agricultural industry worldwide. The company operates through three segments: Phosphates, Potash, and International Distribution. It owns and operates mines, which produce concentrated phosphate crop nutrients, such as diammonium phosphate, monoammonium phosphate, and ammoniated phosphate products; and phosphate-based animal feed ingredients primarily under the Biofos and Nexfos brand names. The company also produces and sells potash for use in the manufacturing of mixed crop nutrients and animal feed ingredients, and for industrial use; and for use in the de-icing and as a water softener regenerant, as well as fluorosilicic acid for water fluoridation. In addition, it provides nitrogen-based crop nutrients and animal feed ingredients, and other ancillary services; and purchases and sells phosphates, potash, and nitrogen products. The company sells its products to wholesale distributors, retail chains, cooperatives, independent retailers, and national accounts. The Mosaic Company was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Plymouth, Minnesota.

The Dow Chemical Company (DOW) continued its upward trend with the stock climbing 1.54% or $0.93 to close the day at $61.19 on light trading volume of 4.56M shares, compared to its three month average trading volume of 6.57M. The Midland Michigan 48674 based company has been outperforming the chemicals – major diversified group over the past 52 weeks, with the stock gaining 40.32%, compared to the industry which has advanced 43.49% over the same period. With RSI of 63.61, the stock should still continue to rise and get closer to its one year target estimate of $66.78, making it a hold for now.

The Dow Chemical Company manufactures and supplies products that are used primarily as raw materials in the manufacture of customer products and services worldwide. It operates through five segments: Agricultural Sciences, Consumer Solutions, Infrastructure Solutions, Performance Materials & Chemicals, and Performance Plastics segments. The Agricultural Sciences segment provides crop protection and seed/plant biotechnology products and technologies, urban pest management solutions, and healthy oils. The Consumer Solutions segment offers semiconductors and organic light-emitting diodes, adhesives, and foams for use in the transportation industry; cellulosics and other polymers for pharmaceutical formulations and food solutions; and silicone solutions used in consumer goods and automotive applications. The Infrastructure Solutions segment provides architectural and industrial coatings, construction material ingredients, building insulation products, adhesives, and microbial protection products for the oil and gas industry, telecommunications, and light and water technologies. The Performance Materials & Chemicals segment offers chlorine and caustic soda; industrial solutions; and propylene oxides, propylene glycols, polyether polyols, and aromatic isocyanates. The Performance Plastics segment provides elastomers, polyolefin plastomers, and ethylene propylene diene monomer elastomers; wire and cable insulation, semiconductive, and jacketing compound solutions, as well as bio-based plasticizers; acrylics, polyethylene, and polyolefin plastomers; and ethylene, propylene, benzene, butadiene, octene, aromatics co-products, and crude c4. The company was founded in 1897 and is based in Midland, Michigan.

Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (APC) gained $0.92 to close the day at a new closing price of $69.34, a 1.34% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 105.59% above its 52 week low of $33.85. A total of 4.51M shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 4.23M. The stock, which fluctuated between $68.79 and $70 during the day, currently situated -5.44% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -3.16% in the past one month and up by 13.4% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $82.03 and RSI of 48.74, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now.

Anadarko Petroleum Corporation engages in the exploration, development, production, and marketing of oil and gas properties. It operates through three segments: Oil and Gas Exploration and Production; Midstream; and Marketing. The Oil and Gas Exploration and Production segment explores for and produces oil, condensate, natural gas, and natural gas liquids (NGLs). The Midstream segment provides gathering, processing, treating, and transportation services to Anadarko and third-party oil, natural-gas, and NGLs producers, as well as owns and operates gathering, processing, treating, and transportation systems in the United States. The Marketing segment markets oil, natural gas, and NGLs in the United States; oil and NGLs internationally; and anticipated liquefied natural gas production from Mozambique. The company’s asset portfolio includes U.S. onshore resource plays in the Rocky Mountains area, the southern United States, the Appalachian basin, and Alaska; the deepwater Gulf of Mexico; and in Algeria, Ghana, Mozambique, Colombia, Côte d’Ivoire, New Zealand, Kenya, and other countries. As of December 31, 2015, it had approximately 2.1 billion barrels of oil equivalent of proved reserves. Anadarko Petroleum Corporation was founded in 1959 and is headquartered in The Woodlands, Texas.


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