AGU : Analysis & Opinions

  1. Agrium, Potash Turn to High-Margin Industries

    January 12, 2017
    To offset slumping agriculture revenue and prices, fertilizer makers have turned to other industries.
  2. Potash Announces Production, Job Cuts (POT, AGU)

    November 24, 2016
    The world's largest crop nutrient company announced production and job reduction plans.
  3. Potash Downgraded by Moody's (POT, AGU)

    November 7, 2016
    Amid a prolonged decline in the fertilizer and agriculture industry, Moody's downgraded Potash, sending its shares lower ...
  4. Agrium's Surprise Q3 Loss Affirms Need for Potash (AGU, POT)

    November 4, 2016
    Agrium was hurt by weak crop nutrient sales, which declined 14% during the quarter, while crop-protection product revenue ...
  5. Potash Q3 Earnings Beat, Revenue Misses (POT, AGU)

    October 28, 2016
    Potash shares declined as much as 2% Thursday even though the world's largest crop nutrient company reported better-than-expected ...
  6. Potash Earnings on Tap, What to Expect? (POT, AGU)

    October 26, 2016
    Although investors have broadly hated the deal with Agrium, Potash's results on Thursday could help change sentiment on the ...
  7. Why Investors Should Back Agrium, Potash Merger (POT, AGU)

    October 21, 2016
    Investor advisory firm Glass Lewis offered a few reasons why shareholders should endorse the $36 billion deal.
  8. Assessing Potash Stock Valuation (POT, AGU)

    October 17, 2016
    Investors have shown little to no interest in Potash stock even though the company has received upgrades by several Wall ...
  9. Potash Stock Upgraded at RBC Capital (POT, AGU)

    October 11, 2016
    Can anything get shares of Potash out of its funk?
  10. Potash Stock Trades Ex-Dividend Friday (POT, AGU)

    October 6, 2016
    The company will send its quarterly payout on Nov.2 to shareholders of record as of Oct.12.
  11. Agrium Stock Trades Ex-Dividend Wednesday (AGU, POT)

    September 28, 2016
    Agrium will send its dividend payment on Oct. 20 to shareholders of record as of Sept. 30.
  12. Potash Stock Upgraded at Susquehanna (POT, AGU)

    September 27, 2016
    On Monday, Susquehanna boosted its rating on Potash stock to "positive" from "neutral" and increased its price target on ...
  13. Agrium, Potash $36B Merger Done at Right Time (POT, AGU)

    September 21, 2016
    Shares of both companies are trading below the levels reached prior to the announced deal on September 12.
  14. Why Agrium Shareholders Dislike $36B Potash Merger (AGU, POT)

    September 16, 2016
    Some Agrium shareholders don't see how this deal with Potash benefits them.
  15. Potash Stock Upgraded at Stifel Nicolaus (POT, AGU)

    September 15, 2016
    Shares of Potash were under pressure Wednesday, declining as much as 1% even though the company received an upgrade by analysts ...
  16. Potash Stock Falls on Ratings Downgrade (POT, AGU)

    September 13, 2016
    Potash shares were under pressure Tuesday, falling as much as 5% to a session low of $15.95 after the company was downgraded ...
  17. Potash, Agrium: A $36B Merger Out of Necessity (POT, AGU)

    September 12, 2016
    This is a deal that comes out of necessity. Revenue and profits have been hard to come by for both firms.
  18. PotashCorp and Agrium Agree to Merge

    September 12, 2016
    The merger of equals between PotashCorp (NYSE: POT) and Agrium (NYSE: AGU) is becoming a reality: The two fertilizer giants ...
  19. PotashCorp and Agrium Discuss Merger of Equals

    August 31, 2016
    If PotashCorp (NYSE: POT) and Agrium (NYSE: AGU) do eventually merge, as they've said they're in discussions to do, not ...
  20. Is PotashCorp's Recovery Near At Hand?

    August 30, 2016
    PotashCorp (NYSE: POT) and the global potash market may have finally gotten some good news: Russian producer Uralkali signed ...
  21. PotashCorp Hacks Dividend, Says the Bottom Is Here

    July 29, 2016
    Crop nutrient producer PotashCorp (NYSE: POT) reported second-quarter earnings that met analysts' expectations, but amid ...
  22. Why PotashCorp Is Optimistic Despite Low Prices

    July 21, 2016
    PotashCorp (NYSE: POT) sees a silver lining within the dark gray cloud of the recent benchmark contract China signed for ...
  23. Agrium Acquires Cargill's Retail Operations

    July 7, 2016
    Arguably best known as one of the triumvirate of companies that own Canpotex, the North American marketing group for the ...
  24. Potash Prices Tumble on Belaruskali's India Deal

    June 28, 2016
    The price of potash just tumbled to its lowest level in a decade after Belaruskali announced it had signed a contract with ...
  25. Potash Sellers Rise on Hints of Cartel's Revival

    June 24, 2016
    Shares of potash producers surged higher on Thursday after the president of Belarus hinted he would be willing to have the ...
  26. The Potash Glut Kills Canada's New Export Terminal

    June 20, 2016
    The continued decline of the potash market has doomed the construction of a new export terminal in British Columbia. Canpotex, ...
  27. BHP Billiton Cuts Back on Another Commodity

    March 15, 2016
    BHP Billiton (NYSE: BHP) has built up operations that span the gamut of natural resources -- iron ore, petroleum, copper, ...
  28. Agricultural Stocks May Head Even Lower (POT, MON)

    March 3, 2016
    Agricultural chemical companies may resume major downtrends after working off oversold technical conditions.
  29. How To Invest In Farming Without Owning a Farm

    September 16, 2015
    Investors have a number of ways to get exposure to the agriculture and farming sector besides actually having to buy a farm.
  30. The 5 Biggest Canadian Mining Companies (POT, AGU)

    August 20, 2015
    Learn about the largest Canadian mining companies by market capitalization, including potash production, gold production ...
  31. The Top 3 ETFs For Investing in Agriculture (DBA, MOO)

    August 3, 2015
    Learn about some the best available exchange-traded funds for profiting from exposure to the agricultural sector through ...
  32. PotashCorp Gives K+S Nothing New to Talk About

    July 27, 2015
    PotashCorp (NYSE: POT) really needs to sweeten the pot if it wants to bring German rival K+S to the negotiating table. The ...
  33. Is This Why PotashCorp Really Wants to Buy K+S?

    July 13, 2015
    The $8.7 billion takeover bid by PotashCorp (NYSE: POT) for German rival K+S may not just be an effort to use the depressed ...
  34. The 3 Key Numbers PotashCorp Investors Must Know

    May 28, 2015
    The fertilizer industry has run both hot and cold over the years, and PotashCorp (NYSE: POT) has been at the forefront of ...
  35. 4 Top Dividend-Paying Agriculture Stocks (MON, TNH)

    April 23, 2015
    Here are four different ways to play dividend-paying agro stocks.
  36. Watch for Bullish MACD Crossovers in These Stocks

    April 16, 2015
    These stocks are trending higher but recently experienced a pullback. Watch for a bullish MACD crossover to indicate upward ...
  37. How To Profit From The Rise in Proxy Fights

    September 9, 2014
    A proxy vote is a vote cast by an entity or person on behalf of another. This sets the stage for a proxy fight between the ...
  38. A Huge Opportunity In Fertilizer Stocks

    August 7, 2013
    While the Belarusian Potash Company (BPC) cartel’s break-up shook the entire fertilizer industry, the long term picture is ...
  39. A Lot To Like About Fertilizer Companies

    July 4, 2011
    Agriculture stocks are long-term plays that are becoming more attractive during the market selloff.
  40. Taking a Closer Look at Chemical Companies

    December 6, 2005
    The chemical sector may be painted with an outdated brush there might be a lot more opportunity here than many investors ...