Stocks pairs trading: AGCO vs MOS

BATS:MOS   Mosaic Company (The)
In the agriculture sector, AGCO Corporation (AGCO) and The Mosaic Company (MOS) are two significant players with differing growth prospects and performance metrics. Both have their unique merits and challenges, which offer an intriguing opportunity for a pairs trading strategy. The goal here is to capitalize on their differences and aim for a reversion to their historical performance relationship. Specifically, the strategy contemplates going long on AGCO and short on MOS.

Why Go Long on AGCO:

Valuation: AGCO has a P/E ratio of 7.63, which is higher than MOS's P/E of 5.59. However, AGCO's forward P/E remains the same at 7.63, offering stable prospects compared to MOS's forward P/E of 10.25, which signals a potential overvaluation.

Profitability: AGCO has an impressive ROA of 10.45% and a strong ROE of 29.56%. In contrast, MOS's ROA and ROE stand at 9.20% and 17.96%, respectively. AGCO also boasts an EPS this year of 23.36%, which is promising for future profitability.

Performance Metrics: Although AGCO has seen declines recently, it has a positive Perf Year of 5.95%, making it a candidate for a rebound.

Why Short Mosaic Company (MOS):

Valuation: Despite its low P/E of 5.59, MOS's forward P/E rises to 10.25. Coupled with declining performance metrics, this could indicate a potential overvaluation.

Short Interest: MOS has a short float of 1.11%, which is low but not negligible, hinting at some level of negative sentiment that could substantiate a short position.

Profitability: MOS's ROA of 9.20% and ROE of 17.96% are both lower than AGCO's. MOS also has a negative EPS this year of -63.84%, making it less appealing for a long position.

Performance Metrics: MOS has experienced declines across the board in Perf Week, Perf Month, and Perf Quarter, reinforcing the short decision.


Long on 1 AGCO
Short on 3 MOS

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