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April 2, 2014
10:53 EDTAGU, POT, MOSAgrium slips after warning on late planting season impact on earnings
Shares of agricultural nutrients producer Agrium (AGU) are slipping after the company warned that it expects first quarter earnings per share just above breakeven. WHAT'S NEW. Agrium announced that the late spring season this year is expected to result in first quarter earnings per share just above breakeven, while analysts' consensus estimate prior to the announcement stood at 53c per share. The company said the slow start to the spring season is expected to impact the timing of its wholesale, and to a lesser extent its retail, earnings. First quarter wholesale results were also impacted by reduced rail availability and the usual lag in realized wholesale nutrient prices, Agrium added. Additionally, the Carseland nitrogen facility experienced a failure in March, which has resulted in an unplanned shutdown to make repairs that are expected to be complete in the second half of May. The shutdown is anticipated to lower product availability of urea by approximately 100,000 tonnes and ammonia by approximately 20,000 tonnes in the second quarter, Agrium noted. WHAT'S NOTABLE: On February 20, Agrium said that it expected FY14 North American spring crop area to be near FY13. It said that it projected crop nutrient shipments to be strong in the first half of FY14, in part due to a shorter fall application season in FY13 due to weather. Agrium projected North American nitrogen demand to decline about 2%-4% in FY13/FY14 due primarily to reduced corn acreage, while global nitrogen demand is projected to increase by 1.5%-2% in FY14 from FY13 levels. OTHERS TO WATCH: Agrium's peers in the fertilizer industry include Mosaic (MOS) and Potash (POT). PRICE ACTION: During morning trading, shares of Agrium fell 1.76% to $95.80, Potash dropped 1.6%, and Mosaic slipped 0.7%.
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May 1, 2015
10:00 EDTMOSOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy upgrades include: CVR Refining (CVRR) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at Credit Suisse... Cash America (CSH) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at JMP Securities... Chipotle (CMG) upgraded on positive catalysts at BMO Capital... Cypress Semiconductor (CY) upgraded to Strong Buy from Buy at Needham... Energy Transfer Equity (ETE) upgraded to Strong Buy from Outperform at Raymond James... Expedia (EXPE) upgraded to Outperform from Sector Perform at RBC Capital... Immersion (IMMR) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Ascendiant... Integra LifeSciences (IART) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Wells Fargo... Key Energy (KEG) upgraded to Neutral from Reduce at Global Hunter... Limelight Networks (LLNW) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at B. Riley... Live Nation (LYV) upgraded followin strong core results at Stifel... Mosaic (MOS) upgraded to Outperform from Sector Perform at RBC Capital... Ocwen (OCN) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Sterne Agee CRT... Pacific Biosciences (PACB) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at William Blair... Pinnacle Financial (PNFP) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Sandler O'Neill... SPX Corp. (SPW) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan... Titan International (TWI) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Feltl... Ultra Petroleum (UPL) upgraded to Market Perform from Underperform at Raymond James... United Insurance (UIHC) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Keefe Bruyette... Western Union (WU) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Wells Fargo... Zayo Group (ZAYO) upgraded to Strong Buy from Outperform at Raymond James.
09:26 EDTPOT, MOS, AGUPotash, Mosaic investors should switch to Agrium, says Canaccord
Canaccord noted that both Potash (POT) and Mosaic (MOS) missed Q1 estimates and gave what the firm views as soft forward guidance. The firm sees U.S. shipments of potash and phosphates this spring lower than expected and sees international volumes heading into a mild oversupply situation. Canaccord suggests Potash and Moasic investors switch into Agrium (AGU), given its exposure to nitrogen and retail segments. Canaccord maintains its Buy rating and lowered its price target to $125 from $128 on Agrium, while maintaining its Hold rating on both Potash and Mosaic shares.
07:59 EDTMOSMosaic upgraded to Outperform from Sector Perform at RBC Capital
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April 30, 2015
09:18 EDTPOTOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers.
UP AFTER EARNINGS: Glu Mobile (GLUU), up 28.2% after reporting first quarter results and deals with Tencent and Britney Spears... Civeo (CVEO), up 3.05... TASER (TASR), up 9.6%... Virgin America (VA), up 2.7%... Noble Corp (NE), up 1.8%... Statoil (STO), up 2.8%... Alpha Natural (ANR), up 3.6%... Exxon Mobil (XOM), up 1.4%... Phillips 66 (PSX), up 1.2%... NXP Semiconductors (NXPI), up 2.4%. ALSO HIGHER: Clicksoftware (CKSW), up 27.8% after being acquired by Francisco Partners... JetBlue (JBLU), up 1.4% after being upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse... WuXi PharmaTech (WX), up 16.5% after receiving going private proposal. DOWN AFTER EARNINGS: Yelp (YELP), down 17.1%... Celgene (CELG), down 2.4%... STMicroelectronics (STM), down 11.4%... Harman International (HAR), down 9%... Potash (POT), down 2.4%... Generac (GNRC), down 7%... Nokia (NOK), down 8.7%... Baidu (BIDU), down 2.6%. ALSO LOWER: Inovio Pharmaceuticals (INO), down 18.1% after 9.5M share Spot Secondary priced at $8.00... Miller Energy (MILL), down 9% after receiving 'Wells Notice'... Scorpio Tankers (STNG), down 7.5% after 15M share Spot Secondary priced at $9.30... Advaxis (ADXS), down 6% after 2.8M share Spot Secondary priced at $19.00.
09:14 EDTPOTOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers.
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08:18 EDTPOTPotash reports Q1 EPS 44c, consensus 50c
Reports Q1 revenue $1.67B, consensus $1.67B. Potash said, "Following a period of especially robust potash markets, demand and pricing in spot markets eased slightly during the first quarter of 2015. While currency headwinds, weaker demand in Brazil and later settlements of annual Chinese contracts caused some caution among buyers, strong consumption needs kept demand at historically elevated levels. Potash exports from North American producers increased in the quarter as rail constraints that limited deliveries in last year's first quarter largely abated. In the North American market, a slow start to the spring planting season and record offshore imports resulted in weaker domestic producer sales compared to last year's first quarter."
06:32 EDTPOTPotash sees FY15 annual estimate for potash gross margin $1.5B-$1.8B
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06:31 EDTPOTPotash sees encouraging signs in potash
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06:23 EDTMOSMosaic sees Q2 Phosphates sales volumes 2.3M-2.7M tonnes
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06:20 EDTMOSMosaic reports Q1 EPS 80c, consensus 74c
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06:05 EDTPOTPotash sees FY15 EPS $1.75-$2.05, consensus $2.02
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06:05 EDTPOTPotash sees Q2 EPS 45c-55c, consensus 57c
April 29, 2015
15:00 EDTPOTNotable companies reporting before tomorrow's open
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13:20 EDTPOT, MOSEarnings Watch: Potash sees Q1 EPS 45c-55c per share
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10:53 EDTMOSMosaic May volatility elevated into Q1 and outlook
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April 23, 2015
11:31 EDTAGUAgrium to divest West Sacramento site
Agrium announced that it intends to divest the West Sacramento product upgrade facility and site in 2015. The site has access to tidewater and imports the raw materials to produce UAN solutions for the California market. Over the past two years, the site has produced on average about 200,000 tonnes of nitrogen solution products. The decision to divest the site was made as part of Agrium's portfolio review and any impact on financials are expected to be negligible.
10:00 EDTPOTOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
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07:58 EDTPOTPotash upgraded to Buy from Hold at HSBC
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April 22, 2015
10:02 EDTAGUOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
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06:17 EDTAGUAgrium downgraded to Sell from Neutral at Citigroup
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