Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan (NYSE:POT)’s share price traded up 3.8% on Wednesday . The stock traded as high as $16.86 and last traded at $16.77, with a volume of 9,036,082 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $16.15.

Several equities analysts recently commented on the company. Vetr raised Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $16.08 price target on the stock in a research report on Monday, May 30th. Stifel Nicolaus lowered Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, May 31st. Credit Suisse Group AG reissued a “sell” rating on shares of Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan in a research report on Saturday, April 30th. Finally, Vertical Research lowered Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, April 21st. Eight analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fourteen have issued a hold rating, two have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $18.95.

The firm’s 50 day moving average is $16.68 and its 200 day moving average is $16.77. The stock has a market capitalization of $14.45 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 14.76.

Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan (NYSE:POT) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, April 28th. The fertilizer maker reported $0.09 EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.16 by $0.07. The business earned $1.21 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.16 billion. The company’s revenue for the quarter was down 27.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $0.44 EPS. Equities research analysts forecast that Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan will post $0.67 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, August 2nd. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, July 12th will be issued a $0.25 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Friday, July 8th. This represents a $1.00 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 5.81%.

Other institutional investors recently modified their holdings of the company. Atlantic Trust Group LLC boosted its position in shares of Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan by 9.0% in the fourth quarter. Atlantic Trust Group LLC now owns 70,950 shares of the fertilizer maker’s stock worth $1,214,000 after buying an additional 5,880 shares during the last quarter. BOKF NA boosted its stake in Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan by 2.8% in the fourth quarter. BOKF NA now owns 71,347 shares of the fertilizer maker’s stock worth $1,221,000 after buying an additional 1,926 shares in the last quarter. Pekin Singer Strauss Asset Management IL boosted its stake in Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan by 156.8% in the fourth quarter. Pekin Singer Strauss Asset Management IL now owns 100,015 shares of the fertilizer maker’s stock worth $1,712,000 after buying an additional 61,065 shares in the last quarter. Hamilton Point Investment Advisors LLC boosted its stake in Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan by 46.3% in the fourth quarter. Hamilton Point Investment Advisors LLC now owns 114,593 shares of the fertilizer maker’s stock worth $1,962,000 after buying an additional 36,255 shares in the last quarter. Finally, PARK CIRCLE Co acquired a new stake in Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan during the fourth quarter worth $2,123,000.

Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc is a fertilizer producer producing various primary crop nutrients, such as potash, nitrogen and phosphate. The Company operates through three segments: potash, nitrogen and phosphate. It owns and operates approximately five potash operations in Saskatchewan and one in New Brunswick.

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