Potash Corp of Saskatchewan Inc (POT)

neg -0.18
Today's Range: 30.81 - 31.07 | POT Avg Daily Volume: 3,894,400
Last Update: 07/02/15 - 4:05 PM EDT
Volume: 3,958,286
YTD Performance: -12.26%
Open: $30.98
Previous Close: $31.17
52 Week Range: $30.13 - $38.06
Oustanding Shares: 834,080,020
Market Cap: 25,998,274,223
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 6 6 6 6
Moderate Buy 1 1 1 1
Hold 10 10 10 9
Moderate Sell 0 0 0 0
Strong Sell 1 1 2 2
Mean Rec. 2.39 2.39 2.53 2.50
Latest Dividend: 0.38
Latest Dividend Yield: 4.88%
Dividend Ex-Date: 07/08/15
Price Earnings Ratio: 16.76
Price Earnings Comparisons:
POT Sector Avg. S&P 500
16.76 16.70 26.13
Price Performance History (%Change):
3 Mo 1 Yr 3 Y
-5.23% -18.21% -29.52%
Revenue -2.60 -0.18 -0.06
Net Income -13.90 -0.50 -0.21
EPS -11.00 -0.49 -0.20
Earnings for POT:
Revenue 7.12B
Average Earnings Estimates
Qtr (06/15) Qtr (09/15) FY (12/15) FY (12/16)
Average Estimate $0.53 $0.44 $1.92 $2.14
Number of Analysts 6 6 10 10
High Estimate $0.55 $0.46 $2.11 $2.30
Low Estimate $0.50 $0.40 $1.82 $1.94
Prior Year $0.56 $0.38 $1.80 $1.92
Growth Rate (Year over Year) -5.65% 15.35% 6.61% 11.41%
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POT Prices Are Going Up Real Money Pro($)

Shares of Potash Corp. (POT) are ripping higher after Germany's K+S Aktiengesellschaft reportedly received a written proposal from Potash to acquire it.
German business newspaper Handelsblatt is reporting that Potash Corp. (POT) might be eyeing a takeover of Germany's K&S for about 7 billion euros ($7.85 billion).
Banks remain the market's leaders. I'm long on 13 banks, with six on my Best Ideas List. The average gain on those six has been 14% in the last three months (although that's not sustainable, in my view). 

Doug's Morning Musings Real Money Pro($)

Yesterday's market was "newsy," governed principally by the flow of information regarding Greece (click here and here for updates). As I've repeatedly cautioned, newsy markets are more difficult to navigate. Thanks in part to the domination of price momentum strategies (i.e., high frequency trading), a force in motion tends to stay in motion and get overextended. As it relates to the markets, that's particularly true these days in both bonds and financial stocks. Both are overextended, although in opposite directions. Fixed income is oversold, while financials are overbought. Health care and banks were market leaders yesterday, with the latter group benefiting from a steepening Treasury-bond yield curve (especially the 2-year-vs.-10-year spread). Banks are now overbought. Although I haven't sold a share of my money-center and regional-bank holdings, I'm not chasing the sector either. The fixed-income market rallied appreciably yesterday. The 10-year yield fell from 2.505% to under 2.40% and stands at under 2.39% this morning. As I noted in my column on Wednesday, bonds are very oversold. I had expected 10-year U.S. Treasury yields to peak in the 2.35%-to-2.50% range -- and thus far, that projection has held. On the other hand, I had expected 10-year Treasury yields to move closer toward 2% this summer as signs of slowing growth emerged. Let's see if that forecast holds as well. My current feeling is that it's too ambitious by 10 to 15 basis points given the higher yields and continued weakness in German Bunds and other EU bonds. Monthly retail sales were more or less in line -- but under the hood, the growth was skewed toward strength in gasoline and autos (as I discussed in Columnist Conversations). The Atlanta Fed GDPNow model's estimate of second-quarter real GDP rose to 1.9% from 0.8%. The news of CEO Dick Costolo's departure from Twitter (TWTR) isn't surprising. I haven't had the chance to completely review yesterday's conference call (I was out all day), but I'll do so shortly and share my thoughts on Monday. I generally agree with Jim "El Capitan" Cramer's comments that operational change is brewing at Twitter despite the company's statement that current strategy continue. Based on what I've read so far, a move into the low $40s for Twitter stock seems likely this summer. I have no plans to sell my position -- indeed, I'd be a buyer at under $38 a share. As an aside, we should remember that Facebook (FB) also had some issues after going public. FB needed to social scale post-IPO and resolved -- post haste -- that important issue. I expect the same with TWTR. As for this morning's action, futures are slightly lower -- but are volatile and have already moved well off of their lows. I remain net short in this unpredictable and "newsy" setting. Although I'm still of the "Peak Complacency" opinion, i

Adding Yahoo! and Going to POT Real Money Pro($)

I added to my long on Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan (POT) and increased my stake in Yahoo! (YHOO) for the first time in a few weeks.

Strategic Updates Real Money Pro($)

I'm sticking with Market Vectors Agribusiness ETF (MOO) even though it's been a dog for me, and I've been adding to my stake in Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan (POT) on weakness recently. I wouldn't be surpri

Questions Go to POT Real Money Pro($)

Last week we had a discussion of the merits of Potash (POT) in the Comments Section. Subscriber Kim G asks what the historical price-to-book value of the shares is. Here is the chart.

Today's Trades Real Money Pro($)

I added to General Motors (GM), Market Vectors Agribusiness ETF (MOO), Potash (POT) and Radian Group (RDN).

Citi, Potash Corp. in the News Real Money Pro($)

Citigroup (C) has announced plans to shut down Banamex USA, which employs about 300 people and has approximately $1 billion in assets. Citi shares, which are on my Best Ideas list, are trading at +$0.80 in premarket action.

Why MOO is Good for You Real Money Pro($)

Deere's shares (DE) have broken out of an extended base, too. The company also announced a nice earnings beat last week. I'm already bullish on Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan (POT) which has been on my "Best Ideas" list for an extended period of time. The fertilizer and agriculture sectors stand to benefit from a burgeoning middle class around the world.   Most folks will elect to buy MOO outright. I've begun purchasing it with a $57 limit and am working as a scale buyer lower. However, given my negative market view, I like the idea of a pair trade -- going long on MOO and short on SPY.

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