Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan (NYSE:POT)’s share price traded up 2.5% during mid-day trading on Tuesday . The company traded as high as $15.92 and last traded at $15.71, with a volume of 13,451,612 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $15.32.

A number of equities analysts have recently issued reports on the company. BMO Capital Markets reissued a “market perform” rating on shares of Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan in a research report on Monday. JPMorgan Chase & Co. decreased their price objective on Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan from $17.00 to $16.00 and set a “neutral” rating for the company in a research note on Friday. Credit Suisse Group AG restated a “sell” rating and set a $11.00 price objective on shares of Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan in a research note on Friday. Vetr upgraded Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $19.64 price objective for the company in a research note on Tuesday, July 12th. Finally, Citigroup Inc. decreased their price objective on Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan from $18.00 to $17.00 and set a “neutral” rating for the company in a research note on Thursday, July 7th. Eight research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have given a hold rating, two have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $18.09.

The stock has a 50-day moving average of $16.60 and a 200 day moving average of $16.79. The stock has a market capitalization of $13.30 billion and a PE ratio of 19.57.

Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan (NYSE:POT) last released its earnings results on Thursday, July 28th. The fertilizer maker reported $0.18 EPS for the quarter, hitting the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.18. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $0.50 earnings per share. The company had revenue of $1.05 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.18 billion. The company’s revenue for the quarter was down 39.2% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities analysts anticipate that Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan will post $0.59 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, August 2nd. Investors of record on Tuesday, July 12th will be paid a dividend of $0.25 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, July 8th. This represents a $1.00 annualized dividend and a yield of 6.31%.

A number of hedge funds and institutional investors recently added to or reduced their stakes in POT. Atlantic Trust Group LLC boosted its position in 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 valued at $1,214,000 after buying an additional 5,880 shares during the last quarter. BOKF NA boosted its position 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 valued at $1,221,000 after buying an additional 1,926 shares during the last quarter. Birch Hill Investment Advisors LLC boosted its position in Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan by 21.4% in the fourth quarter. Birch Hill Investment Advisors LLC now owns 172,075 shares of the fertilizer maker’s stock valued at $2,946,000 after buying an additional 30,300 shares during the last quarter. Trexquant Investment LP boosted its position in Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan by 698.2% in the fourth quarter. Trexquant Investment LP now owns 216,300 shares of the fertilizer maker’s stock valued at $3,703,000 after buying an additional 189,200 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Morningstar Investment Services LLC boosted its position in Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan by 11.3% in the fourth quarter. Morningstar Investment Services LLC now owns 247,424 shares of the fertilizer maker’s stock valued at $4,236,000 after buying an additional 25,140 shares during the last quarter.

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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