Potash Corp of Saskatchewan Inc (POT)

neg -0.24
Today's Range: 19.65 - 19.92 | POT Avg Daily Volume: 7,024,500
Last Update: 11/27/15 - 10:53 AM EST
Volume: 794,376
YTD Performance: -43.80%
Open: $19.91
Previous Close: $19.85
52 Week Range: $19.47 - $37.60
Oustanding Shares: 834,948,893
Market Cap: 16,573,735,526
6-Month Chart
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 6 7 6 6
Moderate Buy 0 0 0 0
Hold 11 10 9 9
Moderate Sell 0 0 0 0
Strong Sell 1 1 1 0
Mean Rec. 2.44 2.33 2.38 2.20
Latest Dividend: 0.38
Latest Dividend Yield: 7.66%
Dividend Ex-Date: 01/12/16
Price Earnings Ratio: 11.21
Price Earnings Comparisons:
POT Sector Avg. S&P 500
11.21 11.30 32.68
Price Performance History (%Change):
3 Mo 1 Yr 3 Y
-17.29% -42.50% -48.28%
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 (12/15) Qtr (03/16) FY (12/15) FY (12/16)
Average Estimate $0.32 $0.31 $1.63 $1.60
Number of Analysts 7 2 10 10
High Estimate $0.35 $0.34 $1.82 $2.08
Low Estimate $0.28 $0.29 $1.55 $1.39
Prior Year $0.49 $0.44 $1.80 $1.63
Growth Rate (Year over Year) -34.99% -28.41% -9.33% -1.90%
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POT Prices Are Stable Real Money Pro($)

Potash Corp. (POT) is trading flattish despite a reasonably good earnings report yesterday from rival Agrium (AGU).

Good News for POT Heads Real Money Pro($)

CNBC contributor Pete Najarian recently cited bullish call activity in Potash Corp. (POT).
World demand for MOS products are strong in most locales. The company is well-positioned for improving industry conditions. The one constant around the world is that demand for both potash and phosphate remains strong. Global phosphate shipments should hit a record this year, although potash output will probably drop slightly from 2014's record level.

POT Prices Are Rising Real Money Pro($)

Potash Corp. (POT) is beginning to participate in the industrial/commodities rally now.
Case in point: The broad strength in the energy sector (look at Schlumberger (SLB) and Exxon Mobil (XOM) as examples) against the backdrop of lower oil prices. Or the broad strength in closed-end municipal bond funds against higher interest rates (and lower taxable and non-taxable bond prices) today.  Bonds are lower, and so are municipals. Banks and selected financials (e.g., Oaktree (OAK) and life insurance stocks) are higher. Junk bonds are offered. Crude is down by 1%. TFANG was broadly lower in the early going and is now broadly higher. Old tech led by Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) and Microsoft (MSFT). Alibaba (Baba) has some pep in its step, but Yahoo! (YHOO), which I have liquidated, is stalling. Consumer non-durables are mixed, but Kimberly-Clark (KMB) is a stand out. Biowreck is launching a nearly 4% rally, perhaps buoyed by the stability at Valeant Pharmaceuticals (VRX). Retail was conspicuously weak in the morning and now mostly higher, too. No downticks today -- a steadily higher market typically characterized by buy programs. In looking at the drek, Twitter (TWTR) and Potash (POT) are both bouncing back. I did little today, as my confidence level is sub-optimal.
Another win for the bulls. Uneventful, inside day, thus far. Bonds were the feature, with yields rising in a delayed response to the Fed's statement yesterday. Crude flattish. Municipals were flat and junk was offered. Closed-end municipal bond funds did well, despite the above. Banks took small hits, but nothing compared to Wednesday's gain. Autos, recently taken off my Best Ideas List, are conspicuously weaker in share price.  Retail still sucking wind. Biowreck -- an exception being the strength in Allergan (AGN) -- was mixed to lower. The U.S. dollar weakened a bit after yesterday's rip higher. Gold lower in the face of the Federal Open Market Committee communique. Consumer nondurables rebounded from Wednesday's losses after the euro firmed. According to the sentiment surveys (I should have emphasized the negativity more in my thinking at the September lows!), sentiment not surprisingly has rebounded into the bullish camp. (T)FANG stronger again, though Netflix (NFLX) and Telsa (TSLA) down on the day. Potash (POT) missed (better than I thought) slightly, though most of the miss was from a three-cent extraordinary charge, and lowered guidance for the balance of the year on tonnage/sales/earnings per share. This shouldn't be surprising --  I will come back with a review of the quarter on Monday; I added on today's weakness. Apple (AAPL) continues its run higher. Potholes seen in GoPro (GPRO), Twitter (TWTR) and former fav Buffalo Wild Wings (BWLD). I did little today.
I neglected to mention last week that Bernstein upgraded Potash Corp. (POT) to Outperform from Market Perform, with a $28 price target.
For a change, an "inside day." The market seems a bit tired after a terrific run-up. The Russell Index is the red-headed stepchild. Bonds well bid, with the 10-year U.S. note yielding trading around 2.00%. Municipals better bid. High yield stronger; Blackstone / GSO Strategic Credit Fund (BGB )diverging. Municipal bond funds in the green. Gold unchanged. Financials giving up little from yesterday's spike higher. Twitter (TWTR) got a friend in Steve Ballmer. TFANG (the "t" is silent) is mixed. Netflix (NFLX) breaks par. The consumer staples/defensives are the "world's fair" in a slow-growth domestic economy. I shorted more Berkshire Hath
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