Potash Corp of Saskatchewan Inc (POT)

POT (NYSE:Chemicals) EQUITY
$16.04
pos +0.00
+0.00%
Today's Range: 15.97 - 16.65 | POT Avg Daily Volume: 9,795,200
Last Update: 08/26/16 - 4:01 PM EDT
Volume: 0
YTD Performance: -6.31%
Open: $0.00
Previous Close: $16.48
52 Week Range: $14.64 - $26.10
Oustanding Shares: 839,432,689
Market Cap: 13,833,850,715
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TheStreet Ratings Grade for POT
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Analysts Ratings
Historical Rec Current 1 Mo. Ago 2 Mo. Ago 3 Mo. Ago
Strong Buy 4 4 4 5
Moderate Buy 0 0 0 0
Hold 7 8 8 8
Moderate Sell 1 1 1 1
Strong Sell 3 3 3 3
Mean Rec. 2.93 2.94 2.94 2.82
Latest Dividend: 0.25
Latest Dividend Yield: 6.07%
Dividend Ex-Date: 07/08/16
Price Earnings Ratio: 20.35
Price Earnings Comparisons:
POT Sector Avg. S&P 500
20.35 20.30 12.90
Price Performance History (%Change):
3 Mo 1 Yr 3 Y
-4.12% -35.27% -47.50%
GROWTH 12 Mo 3 Yr CAGR
Revenue -11.70 -0.20 -0.07
Net Income -17.30 -0.40 -0.15
EPS -16.50 -0.40 -0.14
Earnings for POT:
EBITDA 2.41B
Revenue 6.28B
Average Earnings Estimates
Qtr (09/16) Qtr (12/16) FY (12/16) FY (12/17)
Average Estimate $0.09 $0.15 $0.56 $0.70
Number of Analysts 6 5 8 10
High Estimate $0.15 $0.19 $0.70 $0.98
Low Estimate $0.06 $0.07 $0.46 $0.47
Prior Year $0.34 $0.24 $1.52 $0.56
Growth Rate (Year over Year) -74.02% -39.17% -63.24% 26.00%
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The U.S. dollar strengthened on New York Fed President Stanley Fischer's hawkish comments. The price of crude oil is flat. Gold also flat lined. A $1,300 to $1,310 test seems possible. Entry point? A wild day in agricultural commodities: wheat -18, corn -5, soybean -14 and oats -6. (To those in Comments Section, I would continue to avoid fertilizers. I don't understand the interest in purchasing Potash (POT) down below! Double entendre! ) Lumber rallied by a beaner after being lower this week. Municipals are flat but closed-end muni bond funds are getting hit by profit taking; I would be out of/avoid this asset class. Junk bonds are unchanged. Banks continue to act swell, led by Bank of America (BAC) . Insurance is slightly higher but my fav long, Hartford Financial Services Group (HIG) , continues to lag. Brokerages, up big, are flat. I initiated shorts in MS and GS based on the magnitude of the recent rally, reduced expectations for capital market activity and a flattening yield curve. Retail was broadly lower. I addressed the headwinds facing dollar-store companies in my opening missive. Both DG and DLTR reversed by more than $2 from the morning highs. Home Depot (HD) also is lower again (Some interest in this name in the Comments Section; I would continue to avoid after a period of outperformance). Biotech is flat as a pancake. Energy stocks moved lower despite a modest rise in the price of crude. I initiated trading shorts in U.S. Oil Fund (USO) , Schlumberger (SLB) and Exxon Mobil (XOM) this week. Autos down on the day. I pointed out the rise in subprime auto delinquencies yesterday as another signpost of Peak Autos. Staples have been hit on a stronger U.S. currency. Media is weaker. Here are some value-added contributions on our site today: Jim "El Capitan" Cramer on what's real or Memorex? Jim also chimes in on his view of the dollar-store space. Mark "Nashville Cats" Sebastian on a Financial Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLF) game plan.  Rev Shark on possible reactions to the Fed.  Ed Ponsi "Scheme" on how to play Jackson Hole. 

Just Say No to POT Real Money Pro($)

I would continue to avoid Potash Corp. (POT) and all fertilizer firms following the warning issued today by German fertilizer giant K+S.
Reply•Share > badgolfer22 • 25 minutes ago I think what we all need to remember, and I think we do, is we are here on this blog to add our own views, our own experiences, our own expertise both in professional lives and personal and geographic. When Doug talks about fundamentals of particular stocks, I pay attention. If what I do jives with what he's looking at, I may feel much better about taking a shot. There's never a guarantee in this biz. When Rich has a new technology stk, I take note and look at the technicals. I would have never had the reason to pull up YRC Worldwide (YRCW) unless Johnny, who's in the biz, hadn't mentioned it. When I saw the stock set up almost perfectly on the chart, we had a winner and many made money. Even if it had of been a loser, it was a thoughtful idea with decent risk/reward. Kim's skepticism on Potash (

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Biotech is dancing off of the stock screen, especially the more speculative merchandise. In large cap bio, Celgene (CELG) remains an upside standout. I don't have a dog in the hunt. Apple (AAPL) is still recovering from the earnings report date last week. I will give the stock some leeway before adding to my short. Walmart (WMT) is the world's fair. Amazon's (AMZN) streak is intact, as is Alphabet's (GOOGL) . This is contributing to continued strength of QQQs over SSSs. Twitter (TWTR) -- arguably the world's most hated stock these days -- continues to climb, albeit slowly. I have recently added post-earnings. My favorite large-cap, DuPont (DD) , holds up well and seems to have a mission to reach $70. I will have an update in the next few days. The Bad Bonds are the day's lows. I continue to see a generational bottom in yields, as noted a few weeks ago when the 10-year U.S. note yield breached 1.35%. Energy stocks are finally catching up to the drop in crude oil prices. I don't find en

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Market continues to run like the Energizer Bunny, completing a very strong month of July. Gold continues to shine following the weak second-quarter GDP print, which implies "lower for longer" and more cowbell from the world's central bankers. . Staples, excluding Coca-Cola (KO) , that are benefiting from a weak currency have revived today. The two pillars of technology -- Amazon (AMZN) and Alphabet (GOOGL) -- ring the register for investors. This is aiding PowerShares QQQ ETF's (QQQ) absolute and relative strength vis a vis the other indices. Herbalife (HLF) continues to rally after its agreement with authorities. Or maybe Ackman/Pershing Square is just getting squeezed by Carl Icahn! Schlumberger (SLB) , despite only a modest rise in crude oil today (after crude was down 17% for month of July) , is a standout. To many, Twitter (TWTR) is showing surprising strength --up 2% today -- following Thursday's drubbing. I added small on Thursday and in the after-hours on Wednesday. I like the upside/downside but I have no illusion that the near-term outlook is promising as management's heavy lifting lies ahead, and it will take time. A multi-month high for Blackstone/GSO Strategic Credit Fund (BGB) despite a nearly 20% drop in the price of crude oil this month. The Bad Domestic growth is weak, with 2Q real GDP up 1.2% -- well short of expectations. Gilead Sciences (GILD) , a favorite value play in biotech, continues to fall, breaking $80 a share. Talking head "carpet sweepers" are nowhere to be seen on this one!. Life insurance stocks, plagued by the absence of investing alternatives in a low-rate setting, continue to weaken. Potash (POT) continues to sell off after weak top-line performance and poor forward guidance. I reviewed the quarter this morning. The Ugly My long Hartford Financial Services Group (HIG) , my project this weekend, is stinking up the joint after an earnings shortfall caused by catastrophe losses and a weak auto book. My preliminary read is that there

Why I Quit POT Real Money Pro($)

As I noted previously, Potash Corp. (POT)  yesterday reported in-line earning per share for the second quarter, but weak sales.

Just Say No to POT Real Money Pro($)

Potash Corp. (POT) reported earnings this morning, meeting bottom-line expectations but coming up short on the top line and apparently lowering full-year guidance. (Click here to read my earnings preview from yesterday.) POT is attracting some interest at current prices, at least according to our comments section. However, the elongated down cycle for both the farming sector and potash prices suggests to me that this could be premature.

My Takeaways and Observations Real Money Pro($)

The U.S. dollar faltered. The price of crude oil fell another $1 on top of days of losses. No correlation at all with stocks. Gold up $20 to $1,341. A two-week high. Agricultural commodities: wheat flat, corn +4, soybeans +13, oats -1. Lumber -2. Bonds ripped higher, with iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (TLT) up $1.90. The yield on the 10-year U.S. note dropped by six basis points to 1.50%. The long bond was 21%. As mentioned earlier the 2s/10s spread dropped to 78 basis points, within three basis points of the lowest spread since 2007. Municipals were well-bid. Closed-end muni bond funds gave up a bit despite the gain in taxables. Junk bonds were higher. Banks continued to rally. I shorted Financial Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLF) near day's end. An awful Deutsche Bank (DB) profit report sent the shares nearly 4% lower. Insurance stocks were hit on higher bond prices. Retail universally was lower after some tentative signs recently of technical improvement. Crude oil's decline hit energy stocks -- another group that appeared to have improved technically. Maybe not so much. Media was mixed. Staples were weak, led by lower guidance at KO. Biotech was up 3%, led by good news from Allergan (AGN) . Ag equipement was mixed. Deere (DE) was lower but my short Caterpillar (CAT) continues its strong climb. (T)FANG featured an earnings-inspired run from FB after the close. In individual names, Apple was higher, Twitter lower and Oaktree Capital Group (OAK) was down nearly 4% in reaction to earnings. which I will get to tonight. Here are some valuable contributions on our site today: Jim "El Capitan" Cramer on four stocks that upset the short community.  Tom Graff on the Fed.  Rev Shark invokes The Happenings. We'll see the Fed in September.  "Big" James Gentile on when good earnings really aren't. Ed Ponsi "Scheme" on the tale of two Apples. 

Previewing Potash Real Money Pro($)

Potash (POT) will report tomorrow morning.

My Takeaways and Observations Real Money Pro($)

The U.S. dollar weakened. The price of crude oil suffered, declining by $2 to $44.82. Agricultural commodities: wheat flat, corn +10, soybeans +18, oats +2. Gold up $9 to $1,344. Lumber +2. Bonds reverse yesterday's weakness. iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (TLT) was up $1.60. The yield on the 10-year note dropped by nearly five basis points to 1.465%. The long bond's yield declined by six basis points to 2.17%. The 2s/10s spread stood at 80 basis points, flattening a bit. As I mentioned, while municipals rose small, closed-end muni bond funds got beaten down . Junk bonds declined. Banks suffered, but only modestly Brokerages were mixed. Insurance was lower on the lesser fixed-income yields. Auto stocks were flat. Energy stocks fell in line with the drop in commodity price. Old tech was slightly higher, though no large price movement. Biotech was disappointing for a second day in a row. Staples were stronger, again led by PepsiCo (PEP) . By contrast, my short Coca-Cola (KO) is dramatically underperforming PEP. Retail was weak, including my short Nordstrom (JWN) . Media lower, but small. Ag equipment was up on the day, as were fertilizers. Potash (POT) was up 4.5%. (T)FANG again was conspicuously weak. Tesla (TSLA) , Facebook (FB) , Amazon (AMZN) and Alphabet (GOOGL) all were lower in a flat tape. Netflix NFLX, my short Trade of the Week, was up small. In individual stocks, Oaktree Capital Group (OAK) was down a beaner on no news, while DuPont (DD) and Radian Group (RDN) (last week's Trade of the Week) held recent gains well. Twitter (TWTR) was down small on profit taking. Here are some value-added contributions on our site today: Trix are for everyone, from Jim "El Capitan" Cramer  Jeremy LaKosh is in my camp, shorting Fastenal (FAST) . JK sees a $36 to $38 price target. I am lower!  RevShark on alternative approaches to trading -- he follows the "action." Mike Norman on inflation ahead.

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