Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan (POT) Receiving Somewhat Positive Media Coverage, Study Shows

Press coverage about Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan (NYSE:POT) (TSE:POT) has trended somewhat positive on Monday, according to Accern. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of 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 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the fertilizer maker an impact score of 46.5744749144155 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

POT has been the topic of several recent analyst reports. Cowen and Company set a $16.00 price objective on shares of Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, July 27th. Royal Bank Of Canada reissued a “buy” rating and set a $19.00 price objective on shares of Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan in a research note on Friday, July 28th. Stifel Nicolaus reissued a “buy” rating and set a $20.50 price objective on shares of Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan in a research note on Friday, August 11th. BMO Capital Markets reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan in a research note on Sunday, August 13th. Finally, TD Securities raised shares of Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and upped their price objective for the company from $17.50 to $24.00 in a research note on Thursday, September 28th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating, eight have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $19.94.

Shares of Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan (POT) traded up $0.04 during mid-day trading on Monday, hitting $19.09. 3,592,200 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 4,896,301. Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan has a fifty-two week low of $15.74 and a fifty-two week high of $20.26. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.44, a quick ratio of 0.50 and a current ratio of 0.99. The stock has a market cap of $16,038.73, a P/E ratio of 38.18, a PEG ratio of 4.66 and a beta of 0.46.

Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan (NYSE:POT) (TSE:POT) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The fertilizer maker reported $0.09 EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.12 by ($0.03). Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan had a net margin of 10.21% and a return on equity of 5.01%. The business had revenue of $1.23 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.03 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $0.10 EPS. The business’s revenue was up 8.6% on a year-over-year basis. equities analysts forecast that Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan will post 0.63 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, November 1st. Stockholders of record on Friday, September 29th were paid a $0.10 dividend. This represents a $0.40 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.10%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, September 28th. Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan’s dividend payout ratio is presently 72.73%.

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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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