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Mosaic Co


  • May 6- U.S. fertilizer producer CF Industries reported lower first-quarter profit on Wednesday, with the drop reflecting a one-time gain a year ago from the sale of its phosphate business. Net earnings fell to $231 million or $4.79 per share from $708.5 million or $12.90 per share a year earlier. Net sales dipped 16 percent to $954 million, reflecting the sale of...

  • April 30- North America's two biggest potash producers, Potash Corp of Saskatchewan and Mosaic Co, reported larger first-quarter profits on Thursday, but results missed expectations. Canada's Potash Corp, the world's biggest fertilizer maker by market capitalization, cut its full-year profit forecast, and both companies warned potash prices could slide.

  • Potash prices are yet to recover after a collapse in 2013, which was triggered by top producer Russia's Uralkali exiting a trading venture with Belarus. Potash cut its full-year profit forecast to $1.75- $2.05 per share from $1.90- $2.20 per share, sending its shares down 3.3 percent in premarket trading. Potash, the second-biggest potash producer by output...

  • Mosaic posts 36 pct rise in quarterly profit Thursday, 30 Apr 2015 | 6:09 AM ET

    April 30- U.S. fertilizer company Mosaic Co reported an about 36 percent rise in quarterly profit, helped by lower costs and higher phosphate and potash prices. Net earnings attributable to the company rose to $294.8 million, or 80 cents per share, in the first quarter, from $217.5 million, or 54 cents per share, a year ago. Revenue rose 7.7 percent to $2.14 billion.

  • UPDATE 2-Belarus surprises rivals with China potash deal Thursday, 19 Mar 2015 | 11:08 AM ET

    *BPC deal is first for 2015 with major importer China. MINSK/ MOSCOW, March 19- Crisis-hit Belarus reached an unexpected agreement with China on Thursday over 2015 prices for the crop nutrient potash, undercutting Russian and North American rivals who were negotiating for higher rates. Thursday's deal makes it harder for the likes of Uralkali, U.S.-based Mosaic...

  • WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Feb 26- Canadian farmers are plowing profits from bumper crops into fertilizer storage facilities to mitigate the pricing power held by major retailers and producers. Over time, the practice might erode the steep premiums farmers pay in the spring to retail businesses owned by Agrium Inc, Richardson International and Cargill Ltd, while...

  • Feb 11- U.S. fertilizer company Mosaic Co's fourth-quarter profit nearly tripled, helped by strong demand for phosphates and potash. The company's shares rose 2.3 percent at $51.94 in morning trading in New York on Wednesday. Rival Potash Corp of Saskatchewan last month reported higher-than-expected quarterly profit.

  • Potash Corp's shares rose more than 3 percent Thursday in Toronto and New York, touching their highest level since May 2012 in Toronto. Potash Corp sold 2.5 million tonnes of potash, the most ever in a fourth quarter and up 42 percent year over year. Potash Corp, the second-biggest potash producer by output after Russia's Uralkali OAO, reported fourth-quarter...

  • Jan 29- Potash Corp of Saskatchewan, the world's biggest fertilizer company by market capitalization, reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit, helped by strong potash sales and lower costs. Potash Corp, the second-biggest potash producer by output after Russia's Uralkali OAO, said on Thursday that improving phosphate market conditions are...

  • UPDATE 1-Agrium shares rise on dividend, buy-back news Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 12:59 PM ET

    Jan 22- Canadian fertilizer and farm retail dealer Agrium Inc said it would pay out a larger percentage of its free cash flow as dividends and buy back up to 5 percent of its shares, driving its stock up as much as 5.6 percent. Agrium said it would pay out 40-50 percent of its free cash flow as dividends, up from its earlier target of 25-35 percent. Agrium, which mines...

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  • A bad omen for agriculture? Cramer's warning Thursday, 2 Oct 2014 | 1:46 PM ET
    Three farm tractors in a freshly cut cornfield near Visalia, California.

    The entire farm complex could see widespread selling after a fertilizer maker issued an earnings warning, says CNBC's Jim Cramer.

  • Summer's busiest week for markets is here Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 6:10 PM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on Friday.

    A crush of big cap earnings and arguably the most important economic reports until September make next week the busiest of the summer for markets.

  • This is the real worry for stocks Tuesday, 6 May 2014 | 7:59 AM ET

    The bond market is giving the stock market angst.

  • Early movers: MRK, GE, DTV, AIG, APC, CS & more Tuesday, 6 May 2014 | 7:54 AM ET
    Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on April 11, 2014

    Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.

  • Two big issues for stocks this week Sunday, 4 May 2014 | 3:36 PM ET
    Janet Yellen, chair of the Federal Reserve, speaks at The Economic Club of New York on April 16, 2014.

    Testimony from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen and Ukraine are what traders say could most affect markets in the week ahead.

  • Bottom-fishing in the materials stock sector Monday, 17 Mar 2014 | 8:00 AM ET
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    Most investors shy away from materials stocks, opening up some opportunities for some value stock bargains.

  • Midday movers: Tesla Motors, Newmont Mining & More Tuesday, 11 Feb 2014 | 12:47 PM ET
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  • U.S. stock index futures ticked higher, ahead of Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's first testimony before Congress.