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What Analysts Have to Say About Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan Inc (NYSE:POT)?

Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan Inc (NYSE:POT) shares traded 0.49% up during most recent session to reach at the closing price of $16.39. The stock exchanged hands 5.56 Million shares versus average trading capacity of 5.28 Million shares, yielding a market cap of $13.75 Billion. Wall Street analysts covering the stock are projecting that the stock will reach $19.03 within the next 52-weeks. The mean target projections are based on 16 opinions.

Taking a broader look brokerage firms’ analysts on the street with an expectant view have Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan Inc (NYSE:POT) high price target of $24 and with a conservative view have low price target of $16.

Cowen & Co. “Upgrades” Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan Inc (NYSE:POT) in a research note issued to investors on 1/24/17 to Market Perform with price target of $0.

Additionally on 10/31/16 Atlantic Equities “Upgrades” Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan Inc (NYSE:POT) to Neutral and on 9/26/16 Susquehanna “Upgrades” the stock to Positive. Furthermore on 9/14/16 Stifel Nicolaus “Upgrades” the stock to Buy.

On the other hand the company has Relative Strength Index (RSI 14) of 42.82 along with Average True Range (ATR 14) of 0.28, Consequently Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan Inc (NYSE:POT)’s weekly and monthly volatility is 1.70%, 1.66% respectively. The company’s beta value is at 0.51.

In terms of Buy, Sell or Hold recommendations, Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan Inc (NYSE:POT) has analysts’ mean recommendation of 2.7. This is according to a simplified 1 to 5 scale where 1 represents a Strong Buy and 5 a Strong Sell.

According to analysts Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan Inc (NYSE:POT)’s minimum EPS for the current quarter is at $0.14 and can go high up to $0.25. The consensus mean EPS for the current quarter is at $0.19 derived from a total of 16 estimates from the analysts who have weighed in on projected earnings. However the company reported $0.18 earnings per share for the same quarter during last year.

Previously Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan Inc (NYSE:POT) reported $0.18 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.11 by $0.07. The company posted an earnings surprise of 63.6%.

While considering growth estimates of the company, it has next quarter growth estimates of 18.2% whereas during current quarter it has 5.6% estimations over growth, comparing to the estimations of 19.6% during current year and 11.5% for next year. Past 5 years growth of Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan Inc (NYSE:POT) observed at -30.85%, looking forward for the next 5 years it has a strong prediction of -22.88% over growth.

Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan Inc (NYSE:POT)’s revenue estimates for the current quarter are $1.07 Billion according to 7 number of analysts, for the current quarter the company has high revenue estimates of $1.19 Billion in contradiction of low revenue estimates of $925.09 Million. For the current year the company’s revenue estimates are $4.27 Billion compared to low analyst estimates of $3.89 Billion and high estimates of $4.88 Billion according to 9 number of analysts.

Currently Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan Inc (NYSE:POT)’s shares owned by insiders are 0.2%, whereas shares owned by institutional owners are 81.4%. However the six-month change in the insider ownership was recorded 0%, as well as three-month change in the institutional ownership was recorded 3.47%.

Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan Inc (NYSE:POT) 52-week high price stands at $20.15 and low price stands at $14.95, its price distance from 52-week high is -18.67% while its distance from 52-week low price is 9.65%. The stock hit its 52-week high on 01/25/17, and 52-week low on 07/29/16.

Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan Inc (NYSE:POT)’s trailing twelve month revenues are $4.36 Billion, whereas its price to sales ratio for the same period is 3.17. Its book value per share for the most recent quarter is $9.89 while its price to book ratio for the same period is 1.66, as for as the company’s cash per share for the most recent quarter is $0.07, however its price to cash per share ratio for the same period is 222.59. The stock has 5 year expected PEG ratio of 0 whereas its trailing twelve month P/E ratio is 34.65.

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