Potash Corp of Saskatchewan Inc (POT)

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Today's Range: 15.90 - 16.26 | POT Avg Daily Volume: 10,387,700
Last Update: 09/23/16 - 4:01 PM EDT
Volume: 0
YTD Performance: -6.83%
Open: $0.00
Previous Close: $16.32
52 Week Range: $14.64 - $22.37
Oustanding Shares: 839,432,689
Market Cap: 13,699,541,484
6-Month Chart
TheStreet Ratings Grade for POT
Buy Hold Sell
A+ A A- B+ B B- C+ C C- D+ D D- E+ E E- F
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Analysts Ratings
Historical Rec Current 1 Mo. Ago 2 Mo. Ago 3 Mo. Ago
Strong Buy 3 4 4 4
Moderate Buy 1 0 0 0
Hold 7 7 8 8
Moderate Sell 1 1 1 1
Strong Sell 1 3 3 3
Mean Rec. 2.69 2.93 2.94 2.94
Latest Dividend: 0.10
Latest Dividend Yield: 2.45%
Dividend Ex-Date: 10/07/16
Price Earnings Ratio: 20.15
Price Earnings Comparisons:
POT Sector Avg. S&P 500
20.15 20.10 12.90
Price Performance History (%Change):
3 Mo 1 Yr 3 Y
-8.75% -23.90% -50.31%
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:
Revenue 6.28B
Average Earnings Estimates
Qtr (09/16) Qtr (12/16) FY (12/16) FY (12/17)
Average Estimate $0.09 $0.14 $0.55 $0.68
Number of Analysts 4 4 7 9
High Estimate $0.11 $0.17 $0.70 $0.98
Low Estimate $0.08 $0.07 $0.46 $0.45
Prior Year $0.34 $0.24 $1.52 $0.55
Growth Rate (Year over Year) -74.26% -43.75% -64.10% 25.42%
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You've Been Warned Real Money Pro($)

We continue to have some subscribers in the Comments section as supporters of fertilizer stocks, such as Potash (POT) et al.   A…
The global bond market, including taxable-bond plays like the iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (TLT) , non-taxables like the iShares S&P National AMT-Free Municipal Bond Fund (MUB) and high-yield securities like the iShares iBoxx U.S. Dollar High Yield Corporate Bond ETF (HYG) . I would not be long any closed-end municipal bond funds or junk-bond funds, e.g. (BGG)  (down $0.15). All bond surrogates. That includes real estate investment trusts like the iShares Dow Jones US Real Estate ETF (IYR) recently placed on Best Ideas List, consumer staples and utilities. Growth stocks like Amazon, (AMZN) , Netflix (NFLX)  and Tesla (TSLA) . Banks, despite the general drop in bond prices. Retail plays, including Home Depot (HD) , Nordstroms (JWN) , Dollar Tree (DLTR) and Dollar General (DG) . The price of crude oil and oil stocks like Exxon Mobil (XOM) and Schlumberger (SLB) . Fertilizer companies like Monsanto (MON) and Potash (POT) . Media stocks like Walt Disney (DIS) . Consumer-discretionary stocks, including Starbucks (SBUX) . Consumer staples such as Coca-Cola (KO) . Autos, including Ford (F) and General Motors (GM) . The S&P 500 (SPY) .
Fertilizer company could be a takeover target.
Fertilizer merger talks have boosted MOS, and the stock has broken out of its range.
American Express and Potash are among such finds.

My Takeaways and Observations Real Money Pro($)

The U.S. dollar strengthened again. The price of crude oil dropped by another 60 cents (same as yesterday) to $46.35. Gold is souring and seems to have a meeting at $1,300; down another $11.40 to $1,318. Ag chemicals continue their schmeissing: wheat -4, corn -5, soybean -17 and oats -4. Bonds flat lined. The yield on the 10-year note and long bond showed no change. The 2/10s spread rose by one basis point to 78 basis points. Banks (weird divergence against bonds/slope continues, but less so than yesterday) and brokers are still the world's fair. Insurers are rallying. I'm adding to HIG. I'm down to tag ends in MetLife (MET) and Lincoln National (LNC) . Non-taxables (munis) and junk bonds sold off small. Biotech are down small. Retail is conspicuously weak -- the worst-performing S&P group. I'm adding to JCP, but it's an investment and not a trade. Autos and energy are mixed. Old tech is broadly lower. Consumer staples are reversing (maybe it's the EC decision against Apple?) yesterday's gains as our currency firms. I recently added to my Coca-Cola (KO) short (a conservative and low-risk way to short Mr. Market). Media is lower. Ag equipment got hit on a worsening ag commodities picture. (T)FANG's five components are lower on the day. Here are some value-added contributions on our site today: Jim "El Capitan" Cramer on Apple.  Dueling Apple views by Tony Owusu.  Ed Ponsi (Scheme) keeping it real.  "Meet" Bret Jensen on two interesting speculative biotech names.  Boring, according to the righteous Rev Shark.
The action in the indices is poor; I'll manage positions closely.

POT Prices Soar Real Money Pro($)

Potash Corp. (POT) is up more than 12% as I write this amid rumors of a tie-up with rival fertilizer giant Agrium (AGU) .
Global Capacity Creep. More fertilizer supply seems to be on the way courtesy of Iran's Marvdasht Martyrs Petrochemical Plant, Saudi Arabia's Ma'aden, Nigeria's Indorama and other overseas players. As a result, oversupply looks likely "as far as the investment eye can see." Soft Pricing. The "Golden Age" of U.S. nitrogen appears to be behind us. Urea and ammonia prices are weak. Customer Woes. As I've mentioned in my frequent missives about Caterpillar (CAT) , U.S. farmers' financial condition remains weak and shows no signs of improving. Lack of Profitability. Experts estimate that 60% of global fertil
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. 


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