Potash Corp of Saskatchewan Inc (POT)

POT (NYSE:Chemicals) EQUITY
$16.87
pos +0.00
+0.00%
Today's Range: 16.58 - 17.38 | POT Avg Daily Volume: 8,999,800
Last Update: 06/24/16 - 4:03 PM EDT
Volume: 0
YTD Performance: -1.46%
Open: $0.00
Previous Close: $17.48
52 Week Range: $14.64 - $32.18
Oustanding Shares: 838,932,638
Market Cap: 14,664,542,512
6-Month Chart
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Analysts Ratings
Historical Rec Current 1 Mo. Ago 2 Mo. Ago 3 Mo. Ago
Strong Buy 4 5 5 6
Moderate Buy 0 0 0 0
Hold 8 8 9 10
Moderate Sell 1 1 1 1
Strong Sell 3 3 3 1
Mean Rec. 2.94 2.82 2.83 2.50
Latest Dividend: 0.25
Latest Dividend Yield: 5.72%
Dividend Ex-Date: 07/08/16
Price Earnings Ratio: 11.50
Price Earnings Comparisons:
POT Sector Avg. S&P 500
11.50 15.00 12.90
Price Performance History (%Change):
3 Mo 1 Yr 3 Y
-1.23% -44.58% -56.00%
GROWTH 12 Mo 3 Yr CAGR
Revenue -11.70 -0.20 -0.07
Net Income -17.30 -0.40 -0.15
EPS -16.60 -0.40 -0.14
Earnings for POT:
EBITDA 2.41B
Revenue 6.28B
Average Earnings Estimates
Qtr (06/16) Qtr (09/16) FY (12/16) FY (12/17)
Average Estimate $0.20 $0.19 $0.70 $0.87
Number of Analysts 7 6 9 11
High Estimate $0.23 $0.25 $0.73 $1.07
Low Estimate $0.16 $0.12 $0.64 $0.61
Prior Year $0.50 $0.34 $1.52 $0.70
Growth Rate (Year over Year) -60.00% -44.61% -53.87% 24.09%
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My Takeaways and Observations Real Money Pro($)

The U.S. dollar weakened. Oil rose by 97 cents to more than $50 a barrel. Gold fell by $10 and closed at $1,260. Again, the $1,300 level has proven to be a formidable resistance point. Agricultural commodities continued for the second day in a row to be under pressure: wheat -4, corn -5.5, soybean -14 and oats unchanged. Lumber +2.50. Bonds fell in price and rose in yield, with the iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (TLT) down $1.50. The 10-year U.S. note yield increased by nearly six basis points to 1.745%.The long bond's yield also climbed by nearly six basis points to 2.55%. The 2s/10s spread expanded by two basis points to 96 basis points. Municipals got hit and closed-end muni bond funds were lower in price. However, the high-yield bond market was strong, with iShares iBoxx High Yield Corporate Bond ETF (HYG) up 62 cents and SPDR Barclays High Yield Bond ETF (JNK) up 26 cents. Blackstone/GSO Strategic Credit Fund (BGB) rose by nine cents to $14.46 a share. Banks gapped higher, as rates rose. Stress test results shortly. Brokerages were strong. Insurance stocks rose, with large gains in Lincoln National (LNC), MetLife (MET) and Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.B). My long Hartford Financial Services Group (HIG) was up $1. Retail was broadly higher but marginally so. My two shorts underperformed; Foot Locker (FL) was lower and Nordstrom (JWN) was up only slightly. Old tech was stronger, with IBM (IBM) up $2.50. Auto stocks rose after being weak for several trading day. Energy stocks followed the commodity higher. Ag equipment was strong, led by a $1.80 gain for Caterpillar (CAT). Media underperformed with small (pennies) gains at Comcast (CMCSA) and Disney (DIS). (T)FANG rallied from morning weakness. Amazon (AMZN) led the parade, but Tesla (TSLA) remains under pressure. In individual stocks, Potash (POT) gained a beaner and Oaktree Capital Group (OAK) and HIG almost did as well. Twitter (TWTR), a recent buy, closed over $17 a share and now is up more than 15% from my buy about a week ago. My fav large-cap, DuPont (DD), was up $1.20 and looks like it has a mission to reach $70 a share. Here are some value-added contributions on our site: Jim "El Capitan" goes beyond Brexit.  Mark Sebastian also chimes in on Brexit.  Carley Garner on gold.  Rev Shark on Friday's "action." 

Takeaways and Observations Real Money Pro($)

It was Groundhog Day on Wall Street again. We finished down, but well off of the session lows. I did no trading. The U.S. dollar weakened. Oil, stronger in the morning, weakened in
Path of least resistance is pointing up, if conditions are right.

My Takeaways and Observations Real Money Pro($)

The U.S. dollar was slightly weaker. Crude oil was up 40 cents to over $50. Gold is unchanged. Agricultural commodities are mixed today after sharp gains: wheat +2, corn -0.50, soybean +2.50 and oats +2.25. Lumber is down $6.50. iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (TLT) is up 55 cents. The yield on the 10-year U.S. note and long bond are down a basis point. The 2s/10s spread is unchanged at 94 basis points. Municipals were bid and higher. Closed-end municipal bonds were mixed. High yield was stronger, again. iShares iBoxx High-Yield Corporate Bond ETF (HYG) was up 40 cents and SPDR Barclays High Yield Bond ETF (JNK) was up 15 cents. Blackstone/GSO Strategic Credit Fund's (BGB) streak came to a temporary halt, down a nickel. Banks were mixed with little price change. Insurance stocks were fractionally better, with my long Hartford Financial Services Group (HIG) rallying 35 cents. However, brokerages were hit with some profit-taking. Retail was broadly higher. My short Nordstrom (JWN) was up 80 cents. Remodeling came back from recent drops. Consumer staples were mixed. Kellogg (K) was an upside standout, based on vague rumors that Coca-Cola (KO) is interested in the company. I have no clue.  Energy stocks are on a magnificent streak -- still, following higher crude oil prices. Autos strengthened, with 25-cent gains for Ford (F) and General Motors (GM). Old tech showed nothing. Old media flat-lined. Biotech, which I sold out of and observed the media's love affair with after gains in the space, was conspicuously to the downside. VRX lower and so was most of the sector. iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology ETF (IBB) was  down $6, or 2.2%. Agricultural equipment was unchanged. (T)FANG was lower save Telsa (TSLA) due to the Ron Baron Bounce! NOSH's tasty bits included O'Reilly Automotive (ORLY) and Home Depot (HD). In individual stocks, Potash (POT) continues higher, Oaktree Capital Group (OAK) saw a second nice advance in a row, Monsanto (MON) looks like it might be rolling over (but it's a newsy stock), DuPont (DD) is a monster, and Apple (AAPL), my Trade of the Week, was up again today. I am about to short more. Here are some good, value-added commentary on our site: Jim "El Capitan" Cramer looks toward the skies.  Tom Graff looks at the gloomy domestic economy.  Melvin, millennials and homes.   Rev Shark on portfolio positioning.  Muhammad Ali rubbed off on "Diamond" James Gentile.  Or maybe it was Randy Newman's "short people." 

My Takeaways and Observations Real Money Pro($)

The U.S. dollar was unchanged. Crude oil was up a beaner to nearly $50 a barrel. Nat gas up two cents. Gold was up $4.40 to $1,247 but still in a downtrend. Agricultural commodities were on another tear: wheat +9.75, corn +9.00, soybean +7.00 and oats +6.00. Fertilizer stocks, such as Potash (POT), are responding. Bonds were weaker in price, higher in yield. iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (TLT) was up nearly a buck. The yield of the 10-year U.S. note was up two-and-a-half basis points to 1.73%. The long bond was up by three basis points to 2.554%. The 2s/10s spread still is at 93 basis points. High yield prospered, with iShares iBoxx High-Yield Corporate Bond ETF (HYG) up 40 cents and SPDR Barclay High Yield Bond ETF (JNK) up 15 cents. Blackstone/GSO Strategic Credit Fund (BGB) hit another new high, rising 18 cents to $14.66. Banks rallied, but not intensely, perhaps because of continuing flat yield curve. Brokerages were stronger with Goldman Sachs (GS) up $2 (it got 250,000 summer intern applications!) Insurance stocks were firmer, with Lincoln National (LNC) up $1.10, or 2.5%; my long Hartford Financial Services Group (HIG) lagged, up only 15 cents. Old tech lagged with little price change. Biotech was up, with iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology ETF (IBB) rising more than $4 and led by Celgene (CELG). Acadia Pharmaceuticals (ACAD), a former biotech basket member, was up nearly 13%, or $4.60. I sold out of the space last week. Autos was up small. Retail was disappointing, with most in the space marginally higher or down. Home Depot (HD) and Lowe's (LOW) were low points Ag equipment was stronger, with Deere (DE) and Caterpillar (CAT) both up. Energy stocks surged, led by Schlumberger (SLB), up $3.50. Media was a noticeable underperformer, with Comcast (CMCSA) and Disney (DIS) flat. (T)FANG underperformed, with Alphabet (GOOGL) down almost $6 and Facebook (FB) barely higher. NOSH was mixed, with Nike (NKE) and Starbucks (SBUX) better but O'Reilly Automotive (ORLY) and HD lower. In individual stocks, POT was a highlight, up $1.20, perhaps on higher ag prices. Oaktree Capital Group (OAK) climbed $2.50 on a favorable Barron's article. Here are some value-added columns on our site today: Ben "Goldfinger" Cross likes gold.  "Diamond" James Gentile on what the rate of rate rise means for stocks.  Cramer and Mohr on the soft dollar benefits.  Rev asks does the market even care what Yellen says?   Jeremy LaKosh on the labor market.

My Takeaways and Observations Real Money Pro($)

The U.S. dollar advanced modestly. I continue to see more strength ahead, which should help my Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLP) short (last week's Trade of the Week) and my XLB short (this week's Trade of the Week). Crude oil declined by 42 cents and is under $49. I am short energy stocks and I wouldn't be surprised if oil prices rolled over in the face of (1) the recent rip and (2) more evidence of slowing domestic economic growth. Nat gas rose by 12 cents. Gold rose by $2.80 and is trading at $1,219; my guess is $1,150 before $1,300, but this is a non-rigorous guess! Agricultural commodities got schmeissed: wheat -15.50, corn -7.75 (UBS raised Deere (DE) based on higher corn prices -- we will see!), soybeans -8.0 and oats -3.75. Lumber -6.40. Bonds were better bid. The yield on the 10-year note was down a basis point at 1.83% and the long bond also was basis point lower at 2.635%. Municipals were slightly higher in price and lower in yield. Closed-end municipal bond funds were mixed. High yield was sold. Blackstone/GSO Strategic Credit Fund (BGB) was flat after making a near-term high earlier in the morning at $14.40. Banks reversed to the downside after morning gains. I would continue to avoid them, but I am in the minority. Seems like every talking head now loves the space after rejecting banks at the lows. Insurance got hit, though my long Hartford Financial Services Group (HIG) outperformed Lincoln National (LNC) and MetLife (MET) --- a good thing. Brokerages also reversed good gains in the a.m. I'm not interested here with capital markets dull and trading light. iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology ETF (IBB) was up $3 but off the day's highs. AGN now is reversing back into the red. Valeant (VRX) can't rally. Gilead Sciences (GILD), Celgene (CELG) and Intrexon (XON) -- three other recent additions -- are trading well. Energy stocks were conspicuously weak despite a quiet day in the commodity. Media, led by Disney (DIS), was weaker. I addressed DIS earlier in the day. Staying short. Autos turned lower, but fractionally so. I still endorse the Peak Autos thesis. Agricultural equipment was trading better on the Deere upgrade, but sense it will be short-lived. Retail was mixed, but my shorts Nordstrom (JWN) and Foot Locker (FL) were lower by about half a beaner. I have no longs and don't anticipate a move in the retail space on the long side. Staples were broadly lower, a good thing for last week's Trade of the Week, short XLP. TFANG was buoyed by another new high in Amazon (AMZN), up $8.50. Others were fading. NOSH -- all four names were lower, led by Home Depot (HD), O'Reilly Automotive (ORLY) and Nike (NKE). In individual names, Potash (POT) suffered a downgrade by Stifel.  The MIghty Oak, Oaktree Capital Group (OAK), was up on the day. Twitter (TWTR) continues to rally, albeit from low levels. Apple was down $1.10 on the upgrade cycle lengthening news (see above). Mortgage insurance was flat.  Here are five good columns from Real Money Pro today: Jim "El Capitan" Cramer sees bargains. I see few sectors or stocks that meet my standards of value. Ben "Goldfinger" Cross sees the credibility of the Fed put to the test. This is a refrain of mine for the last 12 months.  Tom Graff asks what numbers are most meaningful to the Fed. Tim "Not Judy or Phil" Collins on alphabet soup!  Divine defines sentiment  and RevShark goes Tina Turner on us.

From The Street of Dreams Real Money Pro($)

Stifel downgrades Potash Corp. (POT) due to an imbalance in supply and demand.

My Takeaways and Observations Real Money Pro($)

The U.S. dollar weakened. Crude oil rose by nearly a beaner to $49.50. Nat gas climbed a penny. Another weak day for gold, down $5.50 to $1223; I wrote upon the subject yesterday and previously. Agricultural commodities: wheat +2, corn +7, soybeans +31(!), oats +1. Lumber +5. Bonds fell. iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (TLT) down half a beaner. The yield on the 10-year U.S. note was unchanged, with the yield at 1.86%. The long bond yield rose by two basis points to 2.67%. Municipals were flat and so were closed-end muni funds. The high-yield market was bid for. iShares iBoxx High Yield Corporate Bond ETF (HYG) up 15 cents and SPDR Barclays High Yield Bond ETF (JNK) up a nickel. Blackstone/GSO Strategic Credit Fund (BGB) was three cents higher and appears to be challenging the recent highs. Banks were the standout group despite no normalization in the yield curve. Insurance was broadly higher. My long, Hartford Financial Services Group (HIG), lagged -- I added. Brokerage stocks on fire. Morgan Stanley (MS) up 40 cents and Goldman Sachs (GS) up $4. Retail rallied after being sold off for weeks. Shorts Nordstrom (JWN) was up 20 cents and Foot Locker (FL) up 75 cents. Energy stocks followed the rise in crude oil. Schlumberger (SLB) was up $2. Old tech was led by an outsize gain in IBM (IBM), up $3, but Intel (INTC), Microsoft (MSFT) and Cisco (CSCO) all were stronger. Media lagged. Comcast (CMCSA) and Disney (DIS) were up only modestly. Staples were higher, but not materially so. Nevertheless, my Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLP) short (Trade of the Week) is stinking up the joint. Agricultural equipment was strong, with Deere (DE) up 80 cents and Caterpillar (CAT) up $1.30. (T)FANG looks like it is being rotated out of. NOSH was lower, save O'Reilly Automotive (ORLY). CRABBY was led by Citigroup (C) but hurt by Alleghany (Y). In individual stocks, Apple (AAPL) continues its forceful move, up $1.75. It is now in my shorting range. Stay tuned. Potash (POT) recovered from yesterday's loss. Twitter (TWTR) had a dead-cat bounce. DuPont (DD), my large cap fav, looks like it has a mission at $70. My fav short, Coca-Cola (KO), is flat. Oaktree Capital Group (OAK) is better; I have been buying. Here are some valueable columns form Real Money Pro today: Jim "El Capitan" Cramer takes an opposite view of mine on banks. Hey, Mikey, he likes theme!  Rev Shark on lull lite.  Tim "Not Judy or Phil" Collins on investor sentiment, which I believe is fueling the market, in part, this week.  Another one on sentiment from Rev.  Jeremy LaKosh on Staples (SPLS). 

My Takeaways and Observations Real Money Pro($)

The U.S. dollar rallied strongly. And stocks lost their correlation to the currency, rising dramatically. Crude oil advanced by 60 cents to $48.68. But nat gas dropped by six cents. Gold declined by more than $22 an ounce; I cautioned about the precious metal yesterday. Again, participants "off sides" much like equities today.  Agricultural commodities were mixed: wheat +2.75, corn +0.75, soybean -2.25, oats -.50. Lumber rose by $2.50 following the buoyant housing data. Bonds fell. Dennis Gartman had quite negative comments on fixed income in his daily letter today. The yield on the 10-year note rose by one basis point to 1.85% and the long bond was flat at 2.63% despite a successful two-year auction. Municipals were well-bid. Closed-end muni bond funds continued toward their second daily advance. High yield was also stronger. Blackstone/GSO Strategic Credit Fund (BGB) sprinted up nearly 1%. Banks flourished with talk of a June/July rate hike and, perhaps, a few more later in the year. Insurance rallied. I added to long Hartford Financial Services Group (HIG). Brokerages rose but failed to rally as hard as the overall market. Retail was weak, though Home Depot (HD) rose $2. Best Buy (BBY) was a feature to downside after disappointing guidance. Surprisingly, my two shorts -- Foot Locker (FL) and Nordstrom (JWN) -- were marginally lower. Old tech was led by Microsoft (MSFT), which caught an analyst upgrade at Cowen and rose $1.50. IBM (IBM) was up a similar amount. Media was up, but marginally. Disney (DIS) and Comcast (CMCSA) were up 50 cents each. Energy stocks underperformed. My short Exxon Mobil (XOM) was up a quarter and short Schlumberger (SLB) rose 60 cents. Staples were higher. Autos were ahead, but small and non-threatening to the shorts. Ford (F) was up 15 cents and General Motors (GM) up 35 cents. Biotech, my new long target, rallied. iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology ETF (IBB) was up $5. Buys Allergan (AGN) gained $3.60, Celgene (CELG) rose $2.35, Gilead Sciences (GILD) was up $2.70 and Intrexon (XON) was up 70 cents.  Ag equipment was well-bid. Caterpillar (CAT) was up 40 cents and Deere (DE) gained $1.40. (T)FANG was marvelous. Strong gains in Netflix (NFLX), Alphabet (GOOGL), Amazon (AMZN) and Facebook (FB). NOSH was strong as investors/traders gobbled up O'Reilly Automotive (ORLY) and HD. CRABBY's six components were higher. In terms of individual stocks, Apple (AAPL) continued its ascent, rising $1.30. Potash (POT), which I sold yesterday, was conspicuously weaker despite Monsanto's (MON) $3 gain. Twitter (TWTR) hit new lows. Oaktree Capital Group (OAK) rallied; I added at low levels today and over last few days. DuPont (DD) is the "world's fair," hitting another new high and up 85 cents. Here are some value-added columns posted on Real Money Pro today: Jim "El Capitan" Cramer on Catalyst City.  Tim "Not Judy or Phil" Collins on an interesting comparison between U.S. Oil Fund (USO) and Alerian MLP (AMLP).  Bret "Meet George" Jensen says take a chill pill.  Tim Melvin on three interesting small bank ideas. Rev Shark gets Billy Joel on us -- it's all just a matter of trust.

My Takeaways and Observations Real Money Pro($)

The U.S. dollar weakened modestly after two days of strengthening following the Fed's remarks. Crude oil fell by 40 cents to $48. Nat gas was flat. Gold was down $1.60, recovering from the day's lows. Agricultural commodities: wheat -4.75, corn +2.50, soybeans -14.25 and oats flat. Lumber -9.20. Bonds rallied in price. The yield on the 10-year U.S. note down by one basis point to  1.83% and the long bond down two basis points to 2.62%. Municipals were up small but closed-end muni bond funds rallied nicely from the recent carnage. High yield was flat. Banks flat-lined and I remain cautious. Deutsche Bank (DB) is under $17, again. A concern. Insurers were down large fractions. Brokerages were mixed. Retail was up and down, but nothing major. My three shorts are Starbucks (SBUX), up a dime, Nordstrom (JWN), up 20 cents, and Foot Locker (FL), down 55 cents. Old media and old tech did little. Energy was unchanged, though Schlumberger (SLB) caught a recommendation from the Buy Side. SLB was down 20 cents and Exxon Mobil (XOM) was up 20 cents. Autos continue to roll over. Ag equipment was strong, with Deere (DE) up 60 cents and Caterpillar (CAT) up 75 cents. Consumer nondurables were slightly better, despite my protestations! Biotech couldn't hold its morning gains, though iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology ETF (IBB) nonetheless was up $2.60. Allergan (AGN) and Valeant (VRX) -- the object of my recent disaffection -- were lower, off $4.10 and $1.10, respectively. My former speculative biotech package was up marginally.  (T)FANG was mixed, with Tesla (TSLA) down $3, Facebook (FB) down $1.10, Amazon (AMZN) down $3 and Netflix (NFLX) up $1.75. NOSH was weighed down by O'Reilly Automotive (ORLY), down $2. CRABBY was settled, with little price change on the day. In terms of individual stocks, Apple (AAPL) was up $1.60 (continuing its Berkshire-inspired rally from last week -- yawn!), POT was up 60 cents on the Monsanto (MON) takeover news, and Oaktree Capital Group (OAK) was down 50 cents. Here is some good stuff from Real Money Pro today: Jim "El Capitan" Cramer on McDonald's (MCD) and PepsiCo (PEP).  Tim "Not Judy or Phil" Collins chimes in on gold.  Bob Lang on "The Bear Market."  Rev Shark on something strange in the neighborhood (and it isn't ghosts).  Bret Jensen on two promising biopharmas.

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