Why Mosaic Is Poised to Outperform

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

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

Mosaic facts

Headquarters (founded)

Plymouth, Minn. (2004)

Market Cap

$25.2 billion

Industry

Fertilizers and agricultural chemicals

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$10.1 billion

Management

CEO James Prokopanko (since 2007)

CFO Lawrence Stranghoener (since 2004)

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)

18.9%

Cash/Debt

$3.3 billion / $1.1 billion

Dividend Yield

1.6%

Competitors

PotashCorp

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

On CAPS, 97% of the 2,744 members who have rated Mosaic believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just yesterday, one of those Fools, klstylez01, tapped Teradata as a particularly timely turnaround opportunity:

Buy it while it's cheap. Big data is going to be the future. As the economy improves, so will business spending. There is no way companies can process all that data. I am estimating a huge run in the 2nd half of the year.

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