Retail stores temper Agrium’s risk

AGRIUM INC. $126 (Toronto symbol AGU; Aggressive Growth Portfolio, Resources sector; Shares outstanding: 142.8 million; Market cap: $18.0 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 1.1; Dividend yield: 3.6%; TSINetwork Rating: Average; www.agrium.com) has shifted its focus in the past few years from making fertilizers to selling them, along… Read More

POTASH CORP. OF SASKATCHEWAN $29 – Toronto symbol POT

POTASH CORP. OF SASKATCHEWAN $29 (www.potash corp.com) has dropped its $8.8-billion U.S. offer to buy German fertilizer producer K+S AG. That price is equal to 48% of Potash Corp.’s $23.8 billion (Canadian) market cap. K+S refused to negotiate a friendly deal, and a hostile offer… Read More

AGRIUM INC. $126 – Toronto symbol AGU

AGRIUM INC. $126 (Toronto symbol AGU; Aggressive Growth Portfolio, Resources sector; Shares outstanding: 142.8 million; Market cap: $18.0 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 1.1; Dividend yield: 3.6%; TSINetwork Rating: Average; www.agrium.com) has shifted its focus in the past few years from making fertilizers to selling them, along… Read More

POTASH CORP. OF SASKATCHEWAN $34 – Toronto symbol POT

POTASH CORP. OF SASKATCHEWAN $34 (Toronto symbol POT; Aggressive Growth Portfolio, Resources sector; Shares outstanding: 834.7 million; Market cap: $28.4 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 4.5; Dividend yield: 5.8%; TSINetwork Rating: Average; www.potashcorp.com) has offered to buy leading German fertilizer producer K+S AG for around $8.6 billion… Read More