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January 15, 2014
11:30 EDTPOT, IPI, MOS, AGUAnalyst says investors should unload fertilizer stocks
Investors should sell stocks of fertilizer makers, BMO Capital analyst Joel Jackson wrote today in a note to investors. WHAT'S NEW: Fertilizer stocks may not rise much this year, as their multiples have already increased significantly compared with chemical and mining stocks, and the market as a whole, BMO Capital analyst Joel Jackson wrote. Moreover, Jackson believes that the stocks already reflect the lift that the sector typically gets during January and February, along with the possibility that the Belarusian Potash Company will be rejuvenated. A cartel that was created in an effort to keep fertilizer prices high, the company was disbanded when Russian potash maker Uralkali withdrew from it last year. Moreover, analysts' 2014 and 2015 estimates for the sector must drop further, partly because crop prices have dropped significantly, while the potash supply/demand dynamic is deteriorating, the analyst added. He identified Agrium (AGU) as his top pick in the sector, and kept Market Perform ratings on Potash (POT) and Mosaic (MOS). He maintained an Underperform rating on Intrepid Potash (IPI). PRICE ACTION: In late morning trading, Potash gained 2% to $35, Mosaic advanced 3% to $49.50, Agrium added 0.7% to $94.30, and Intrepid Potash rallied 4% to $17.
News For POT;IPI;MOS;AGU From The Last 14 Days
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September 17, 2014
12:54 EDTPOTPotash would like to grow dividend over time
Comments made at the Credit Suisse Basic Materials Conference.
September 16, 2014
17:27 EDTPOT, AGU, MOSUralkali has no plans to restore Belarus potash arrangement, WSJ says
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September 12, 2014
06:27 EDTPOTPotash extracting last miners trapped by mine fire, WSJ reports
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September 11, 2014
12:03 EDTPOT, MOS, AGU, IPIUSDA raises U.S. corn yield forecast to record
In its monthly World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates, or WASDE, report, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's corn yield forecast is raised 4.3 bushels per acre to a record 171.7 bushels. Corn production for 2014/15 is forecast 363 million bushels higher at a record 14,395 million bushels. Total 2014/15 corn usage is projected at 13,605 million bushels, up 170 million from last month. Although a record, usage is expected up just 5 million bushels from 2013/14 as export prospects remain constrained by large foreign carryin stocks, the USDA wrote. Publicly traded companies in the agriculture space include Agrium (AGU), Andersons (ANDE), Archer Daniels (ADM), Bunge (BG), CF Industries (CF), Compass Minerals (CMP), DuPont (DD), Intrepid Potash (IPI), Monsanto (MON), Mosaic (MOS), Potash (POT) and Syngenta (SYT).
September 10, 2014
09:51 EDTPOTPotash September calls active
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September 9, 2014
10:10 EDTPOT, MOSOn the Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
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08:52 EDTIPI, MOS, POT, AGUFertilizer estimates lowered at Cowen
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08:20 EDTMOSMosaic downgraded at RBC Capital
As noted earlier, RBC Capital downgraded Mosaic to Sector Perform from Outperform. The firm downgraded the stock based on higher phosphate input costs and concerns about potash market fundamentals. Target to $51 from $55.
07:51 EDTPOTPotash downgraded to Underperform at Cowen
As previously reported, Cowen downgraded Potash to Underperform from Market Perform. The analyst sees an extended period of potash pricing pressure and significant multiple compression risk going forward. Price target lowered to $29 from $32.
06:34 EDTMOSMosaic downgraded to Sector Perform from Outperform at RBC Capital
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