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Potash cut to Neutral at J.P. Morgan in valuation call

  • Potash (POT -0.7%) is downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at J.P. Morgan, citing valuation with shares near the firm's unchanged price target of $38.
  • JPM believes falling crop prices in anticipation of high domestic corn and soybean supplies could weigh on POT shares.
  • The firm prefers Mosaic (MOS -0.9%), as it has a lower valuation than POT and it is more exposed to increases in potash prices as it produces similar tonnage to POT with less than half the number of outstanding shares.
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  • Jack Cumming
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    I don't understand how anyone can evaluate POT or MOS without a good crystal ball as to the world market pricing of the commodity itself inthe wake of the demise of the cartel. I had kinda expected the cartel to reemerge in some form, but so far that is not in evidence. Any soothsayers out there?
    9 Jul 2014, 08:29 PM Reply Like
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