News articles about Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan (NYSE:POT) (TSE:POT) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern rates the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan earned a daily sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the fertilizer maker an impact score of 45.658079135063 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

A number of research analysts have recently commented on POT shares. Royal Bank Of Canada reissued a “buy” rating and set a $19.00 price target on shares of Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan in a report on Tuesday, June 20th. Vertical Research raised Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, May 19th. Stifel Nicolaus reissued a “buy” rating and set a $19.00 price target (down from $20.00) on shares of Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan in a report on Monday, July 10th. BMO Capital Markets reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan in a report on Sunday, August 13th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research lowered Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, July 11th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have given a hold rating, six have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $18.18.

Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan (NYSE POT) traded up 0.93% during trading on Thursday, hitting $17.39. The company had a trading volume of 2,927,387 shares. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $17.59 and a 200 day moving average of $17.08. Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan has a 12-month low of $15.72 and a 12-month high of $20.26. The company has a market capitalization of $14.61 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 30.62 and a beta of 0.46.

Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan (NYSE:POT) (TSE:POT) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July 27th. The fertilizer maker reported $0.16 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.17 by $0.01. Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan had a return on equity of 5.19% and a net margin of 11.07%. The company had revenue of $1.12 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $982.05 million. During the same period last year, the firm earned $0.18 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 6.4% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities research analysts forecast that Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan will post $0.62 earnings per share for the current year.

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Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Company Profile

Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc (PCS) is a fertilizer producer producing a range of primary crop nutrients, such as potash, nitrogen and phosphate. The Company operates through three segments: potash, nitrogen and phosphate. As of December 31, 2016, it owned and operated five potash operations in Saskatchewan and owned one in New Brunswick.

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