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Enough top-performing CAPS members have turned bullish on Mosaic (NYSE:MOS) recently to upgrade it from the three- and four-star rank that it has been branded with for months, to a more formidable five-stars. Getting to the nitty-gritty on the fertilizer maker isn't hard -- a total of 2,486 members have given their opinion on Mosaic. Many of these opinions even come with analysis and commentary explaining the recent optimism.

Once high-flying stocks that seemed to hold no bounds, fertilizer producers such as Mosaic, Terra Industries (NYSE:TRA), and Agrium (NYSE:AGU) have suffered as the global slowdown has forced cutbacks in production and reductions in headcount. Some companies have had to walk away with lower prices due to the sudden drop in demand, and the tough times have even sparked attempts by some firms in the industry to consolidate.

But many CAPS members believe that in the long run the growing world population will support higher demand, especially with developing countries eating more meat and requiring more livestock feed. For instance, PotashCorp (NYSE:POT) predicts that China will increase its imports of potash by several million metric tons this year alone.

And despite the current slump in demand, many feel that farmers can't hold back forever on supply purchases. Recent results from Monsanto (NYSE:MON) that show rising seed prepayments could signal a good US planting season, which bodes well for fertilizer makers such as Mosaic and equipment makers such as Deere (NYSE:DE) and Cummins (NYSE:CMI).

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