Potash Corp. cuts outlook and dividend

POTASH CORP. OF SASKATCHEWAN $22 (Toronto symbol POT; Aggressive Growth Portfolio, Resources sector; Shares outstanding: 839.4 million; Market cap: $18.5 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 3.9; Dividend yield: 2.4%; TSINetwork Rating: Average; www.potashcorp.com) is a leading producer of potash, nitrogen and phosphate fertilizers.

Due to weaker fertilizer… Read More

AGRIUM INC. $115

AGRIUM INC. $115 (Toronto symbol AGU; Aggressive Growth Portfolio, Resources sector; Shares outstanding: 138.2 million; Market cap: $15.9 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 1.1; Dividend yield: 3.9%; TSINetwork Rating: Average; www.agrium.com) sells seeds, fertilizers and other agricultural products to farmers through 1,400 stores in North America, South… Read More

Fertilizer stocks: 1 buy & 1 hold

Bad weather and increasing production have hurt fertilizer prices. As a result, Potash Corp. and Agrium have cut their 2016 earnings forecasts. We still like both companies, but Agrium’s expanding retail business makes it the better choice.

POTASH CORP. OF SASKATCHEWAN $21 (Toronto symbol POT;… Read More

Hi: Just wondering about Ag Growth. As the world population grows, I see the farming service industry as highly important. Ag Growth offers an interesting investment opportunity as it is focused on grain storage and handling solutions in markets (Canada and the U.S.) where demand for planting acreage is growing. Thanks.

A: Ag Growth International Inc., $39.56, symbol AFN on Toronto (Shares outstanding: 14.7 million; Market cap: $586.2 million; www.aggrowth.com), is a leading maker of portable and stationary grain-handling, storage and processing equipment.

Based in Winnipeg, the company sells its products through dealers and distributors in Canada… Read More

How to profit in renewable energy stocks

How to profit in renewable energy stocks

Renewable energy stocks offer investors a lot of conceptual or emotional appeal—but you need to know all the risks.

Renewable energy stocks have gained in popularity with investors over the past few years as concern over the environment has grown. However, many of these… Read More