BUZZ-Mosaic shares slip ahead of results Tuesday

Mon Aug 1, 2016 4:30pm EDT
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** Mosaic shares down 1.4 pct on the session ahead of its quarterly results, due early Tuesday

** MOS expected to report adj EPS of 13 cents, Thomson Reuters data shows

** Co has exceeded analysts' adj EPS expectations the last four reporting periods, but shares are still down 3.5 pct YTD

** Mosaic trading at 25.7x forward earnings estimates, a 60 pct premium to peers on this metric; Monsanto, for example, trades at 21.9x

** Major grain prices mixed so far this year: corn, and wheat down 7 pct and 14 pct, while Soybeans are up 12 pct