News coverage about Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan (NYSE:POT) (TSE:POT) has trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern ranks the sentiment of media 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 closest to one being the most favorable. Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan earned a news impact score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the fertilizer maker an impact score of 46.796024507069 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

These are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

A number of research analysts have recently issued reports on the company. TD Securities raised Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and upped their price target for the company from $17.50 to $24.00 in a report on Thursday, September 28th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Monday, October 23rd. Royal Bank Of Canada reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $20.00 target price on shares of Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan in a report on Wednesday, October 18th. UBS AG increased their target price on Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan from $21.00 to $22.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, October 27th. Finally, began coverage on Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan in a report on Wednesday, October 11th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $24.25 target price on the stock. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating, eight have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $19.94.

Shares of Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan (NYSE POT) traded down $0.15 on Wednesday, reaching $18.75. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 3,589,600 shares, compared to its average volume of 4,911,864. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.44, a quick ratio of 0.50 and a current ratio of 0.99. The stock has a market capitalization of $16,055.53, a PE ratio of 38.22, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 4.67 and a beta of 0.46. Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan has a fifty-two week low of $15.74 and a fifty-two week high of $20.26.

Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan (NYSE:POT) (TSE:POT) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The fertilizer maker reported $0.09 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.12 by ($0.03). The company had revenue of $1.23 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.03 billion. Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan had a return on equity of 5.01% and a net margin of 10.21%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 8.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned $0.10 EPS. equities research analysts forecast that Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan will post 0.63 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, November 1st. Shareholders of record on Friday, September 29th were given a $0.10 dividend. This represents a $0.40 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.13%. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, September 28th. Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan’s payout ratio is 72.73%.

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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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