Somewhat Positive News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Potash Co. of Saskatchewan (NYSE:POT) Share Price

Media stories about Potash Co. of Saskatchewan (NYSE:POT) (TSE:POT) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern rates the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Potash Co. of Saskatchewan earned a daily sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the fertilizer maker an impact score of 46.0242836688289 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Potash Co. of Saskatchewan (NYSE POT) opened at $20.65 on Monday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.44, a current ratio of 0.99 and a quick ratio of 0.50. The firm has a market cap of $17,350.00, a PE ratio of 38.96, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 5.10 and a beta of 0.46. Potash Co. of Saskatchewan has a 12-month low of $15.74 and a 12-month high of $21.04.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, February 1st. Stockholders of record on Friday, December 29th were paid a $0.10 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, December 28th. This represents a $0.40 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.94%. Potash Co. of Saskatchewan’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 75.47%.

Several analysts have recently issued reports on POT shares. Stephens started coverage on shares of Potash Co. of Saskatchewan in a research note on Monday, December 4th. They set an “overweight” rating and a $23.00 price objective for the company. UBS Group boosted their price objective on shares of Potash Co. of Saskatchewan from $21.00 to $22.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, October 27th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Potash Co. of Saskatchewan from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Monday, October 23rd. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating, eight have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $20.44.

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Potash Co. of Saskatchewan Company Profile

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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