Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan (POT) Stock Price

Media headlines about Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan (NYSE:POT) (TSE:POT) have been trending somewhat positive on Sunday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan earned a daily sentiment score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the fertilizer maker an impact score of 45.4713354579907 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Here are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan (NYSE:POT) opened at 18.74 on Friday. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $17.63 and its 200 day moving average price is $17.04. Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan has a one year low of $15.72 and a one year high of $20.27. The company has a market capitalization of $15.74 billion, a P/E ratio of 32.99 and a beta of 0.48.

Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan (NYSE:POT) (TSE:POT) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July 27th. The fertilizer maker reported $0.16 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.17 by ($0.01). The company had revenue of $1.12 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $982.05 million. Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan had a return on equity of 5.19% and a net margin of 11.07%. The company’s revenue was up 6.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $0.18 earnings per share. Equities analysts anticipate that Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan will post $0.63 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, November 1st. Stockholders of record on Friday, September 29th will be given a $0.10 dividend. This represents a $0.40 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.13%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, September 28th. Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan’s payout ratio is 67.80%.

A number of equities analysts have issued reports on POT shares. Stifel Nicolaus reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $20.50 price objective on shares of Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan in a report on Friday, August 11th. Cowen and Company reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan in a report on Friday, September 1st. Royal Bank Of Canada increased their price objective on Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan from $19.00 to $20.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a report on Friday. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, July 11th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan in a report on Sunday, August 13th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have issued a hold rating, six have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $18.25.

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About Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan

Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc (PCS) is a fertilizer producer producing a range of primary crop nutrients, such as potash, nitrogen and phosphate. The Company operates through three segments: potash, nitrogen and phosphate. As of December 31, 2016, it owned and operated five potash operations in Saskatchewan and owned one in New Brunswick.

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