Potash Co. of Saskatchewan (NYSE:POT) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, April 27th. Two analysts have issued estimates for Potash Co. of Saskatchewan's earnings, with the lowest sales estimate coming in at $963.34 million and the highest estimate coming in at $989.9 million. Carmignac Gestion bought a new stake in Potash Co. of Saskatchewan during the third quarter worth about $198,721,000. On average, equities research analysts expect that Potash Co. of Saskatchewan will post $0.61 EPS for the current fiscal year.
In terms of Buy, Sell or Hold recommendations, Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan Inc (NYSE:POT) has analysts' mean recommendation of 2.7. The fertilizer maker reported $0.18 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.10 by $0.08. The business had revenue of $1.11 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $999.41 million. The consensus mean EPS for the current quarter is at $0.19 derived from a total of 16 estimates from the analysts who have weighed in on projected earnings. The business's revenue for the quarter was down 8.0% on a year-over-year basis. Vetr upgraded shares of Potash Co. of Saskatchewan from a "sell" rating to a "hold" rating and set a $18.98 price objective for the company in a research report on Monday, January 30th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Potash Co. of Saskatchewan from a "sell" rating to a "hold" rating in a research note on Wednesday, February 15th. BMO Capital Markets restated a "hold" rating and issued a $16.00 price target on shares of Potash Co. of Saskatchewan in a report on Friday, January 27th. The stock presently has an average rating of "Hold" and an average target price of $17.95.
Shares of Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan (USA) (NYSE:POT) declined -0.55% to $16.30. The company has a market cap of $13.69 billion, a P/E ratio of 34.68 and a beta of 0.58.
Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan Inc (NYSE:POT) 52-week high price stands at $20.15 and low price stands at $14.95, its price distance from 52-week high is -18.67% while its distance from 52-week low price is 9.65%.
Stock is now moving with a negative distance from the 200 day simple moving average of approximately -4.15%, and has a poor year to date (YTD) performance of -8.37% which means the stock is constantly subtracting to its value from the previous fiscal year end price.
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Stock exchanged hands with the total volume of 4.19 Million shares, as contrast to its average volume of 1.93 Million shares. The overall volume in the last trading session was 4.92 million shares, versus the average volume of 3.22 million shares.
The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, August 1st. Stockholders of record on Friday, June 30th will be given a $0.10 dividend.
On 1/26/2017 Potash Co. of Saskatchewan announced a quarterly dividend of $0.10 2.08% with an ex dividend date of 3/29/2017 which will be payable on 5/2/2017.
Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc. First Eagle Investment Management LLC boosted its stake in Potash Co. of Saskatchewan by 21.9% in the first quarter. The stock remained 1.57% volatile for the week and 1.67% for the month. Finally, Deroy & Devereaux Private Investment Counsel Inc. bought a new position in Potash Co. of Saskatchewan during the third quarter worth about $196,000. World Asset Management Inc now owns 56,087 shares of the fertilizer maker's stock valued at $915,000 after buying an additional 4,263 shares in the last quarter. WFG Advisors LP boosted its position in Potash Co. of Saskatchewan by 356.3% in the fourth quarter.
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On the other hand the company has Relative Strength Index (RSI 14) of 42.82 along with Average True Range (ATR 14) of 0.28, Consequently Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan Inc (NYSE:POT)'s weekly and monthly volatility is 1.70%, 1.66% respectively.
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