Potash Co. of Saskatchewan (POT) Holdings Raised by Birch Hill Investment Advisors LLC

Birch Hill Investment Advisors LLC raised its position in Potash Co. of Saskatchewan (NYSE:POT) (TSE:POT) by 133.0% in the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 635,853 shares of the fertilizer maker’s stock after acquiring an additional 362,973 shares during the period. Birch Hill Investment Advisors LLC owned approximately 0.08% of Potash Co. of Saskatchewan worth $12,234,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently made changes to their positions in POT. San Francisco Sentry Investment Group CA acquired a new stake in shares of Potash Co. of Saskatchewan during the second quarter worth $104,000. Patriot Financial Group Insurance Agency LLC lifted its stake in shares of Potash Co. of Saskatchewan by 5,642.7% during the third quarter. Patriot Financial Group Insurance Agency LLC now owns 7,523 shares of the fertilizer maker’s stock worth $143,000 after buying an additional 7,392 shares during the period. Bessemer Group Inc. lifted its stake in shares of Potash Co. of Saskatchewan by 126.8% during the second quarter. Bessemer Group Inc. now owns 9,892 shares of the fertilizer maker’s stock worth $162,000 after buying an additional 5,530 shares during the period. Cetera Investment Advisers acquired a new stake in shares of Potash Co. of Saskatchewan during the second quarter worth $174,000. Finally, Bayesian Capital Management LP acquired a new stake in shares of Potash Co. of Saskatchewan during the second quarter worth $178,000. Institutional investors own 59.83% of the company’s stock.

Shares of Potash Co. of Saskatchewan (NYSE POT) traded up $0.03 during trading on Monday, hitting $18.92. 2,667,200 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 4,839,753. 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 $20.26. The stock has a market capitalization of $15,895.90, a PE ratio of 37.84, a PEG ratio of 4.62 and a beta of 0.45.

Potash Co. of Saskatchewan (NYSE:POT) (TSE:POT) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The fertilizer maker reported $0.09 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.12 by ($0.03). Potash Co. of Saskatchewan had a return on equity of 5.01% and a net margin of 10.21%. The business had revenue of $1.23 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.03 billion. During the same period last year, the business earned $0.10 EPS. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 8.6% on a year-over-year basis. analysts predict that Potash Co. of Saskatchewan will post 0.63 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Several equities research analysts have recently commented on POT shares. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Potash Co. of Saskatchewan from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Monday, October 23rd. BMO Capital Markets reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Potash Co. of Saskatchewan in a research note on Sunday, August 13th. Royal Bank Of Canada reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $20.00 price objective on shares of Potash Co. of Saskatchewan in a research note on Wednesday, October 18th. UBS lifted their price objective on shares of Potash Co. of Saskatchewan from $21.00 to $22.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, October 27th. Finally, Cowen reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Potash Co. of Saskatchewan in a research note on Friday, September 1st. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating, nine have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $20.25.

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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.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Potash Co. of Saskatchewan (NYSE:POT)

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