Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan (POT) Receives Coverage Optimism Score of 0.13
News coverage about Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan (NYSE:POT) (TSE:POT) has been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm ranks the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan earned a media sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the fertilizer maker an impact score of 46.7266570038762 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.
Here are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s rankings:
- Potash Corporation and Agrium Merged Firm to Be Called Nutrien Later This Year. – HiBusiness (blog) (hibusiness.ca)
- Analyzing American Vanguard Corporation (AVD) and Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan (NYSE:POT) (americanbankingnews.com)
- Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan’s (NYSE:POT) Hold Rating Reaffirmed at BMO Capital Markets (americanbankingnews.com)
- Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc. (POT) Receives Consensus Recommendation of “Hold” from Analysts (americanbankingnews.com)
- Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc. (NYSE:POT) Rating Reiterated by Stifel Nicolaus (americanbankingnews.com)
POT has been the subject of a number of research reports. Scotiabank raised shares of Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan from a “sector perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and set a $20.00 price target for the company in a report on Monday, July 10th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, July 11th. Royal Bank Of Canada reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $19.00 price objective on shares of Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan in a report on Wednesday, May 17th. Vertical Research raised shares of Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, May 19th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $17.00 price objective on shares of Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan in a report on Friday, July 7th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have assigned a hold rating, seven have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $18.18.
Shares of Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan (POT) traded up 0.11% during trading on Tuesday, reaching $17.51. 3,238,559 shares of the company traded hands. Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan has a 12 month low of $15.72 and a 12 month high of $20.26. The company has a 50-day moving average of $17.39 and a 200-day moving average of $17.18. The stock has a market capitalization of $14.71 billion, a PE ratio of 30.83 and a beta of 0.46.
Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan (NYSE:POT) (TSE:POT) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July 27th. The fertilizer maker reported $0.16 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate 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 firm had revenue of $1.12 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $982.05 million. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $0.18 EPS. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 6.4% compared to the same quarter last year. Analysts forecast that Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan will post $0.62 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
About Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan
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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