Headlines about Potash Co. of Saskatchewan (NYSE:POT) (TSE:POT) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Potash Co. of Saskatchewan earned a media sentiment score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the fertilizer maker an impact score of 46.5669203945238 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.
These are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern’s rankings:
- Nutrien sells 14% stake in Israel Chemicals for $700m (miningweekly.com)
- BRIEF-Nutrien announces sale of its equity position in Israel Chemicals Ltd (reuters.com)
- Israel Chemicals up after Nutrien stake sale details end uncertainty (nasdaq.com)
- USW Potash Locals United Like Never Before Following Strategic Meetings (markets.businessinsider.com)
Shares of Potash Co. of Saskatchewan (NYSE:POT) remained flat at $$20.65 on Thursday. The company has a current ratio of 0.99, a quick ratio of 0.50 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.44. Potash Co. of Saskatchewan has a 12 month low of $15.74 and a 12 month high of $21.04. The firm has a market cap of $17,350.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 38.96, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 5.10 and a beta of 0.46.
The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, February 1st. Stockholders of record on Friday, December 29th will be issued a dividend of $0.10 per share. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, December 28th. This represents a $0.40 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.94%. Potash Co. of Saskatchewan’s payout ratio is 75.47%.
A number of research analysts have weighed in on POT shares. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Potash Co. of Saskatchewan from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Monday, October 23rd. TD Securities upgraded Potash Co. of Saskatchewan from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and upped their target price for the stock from $17.50 to $24.00 in a report on Thursday, September 28th. UBS Group upped their target price on Potash Co. of Saskatchewan from $21.00 to $22.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, October 27th. assumed coverage on Potash Co. of Saskatchewan in a research note on Wednesday, October 11th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $24.25 price target on the stock. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada restated a “buy” rating and issued a $20.00 price target on shares of Potash Co. of Saskatchewan in a research note on Wednesday, October 18th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating, eight have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. Potash Co. of Saskatchewan has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $20.25.
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About Potash Co. 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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