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Adam Jones

I have been writing for Market Realist since 2014. I currently cover the cannabis sector, and I was drawn to the cannabis industry almost two years ago, when it was just emerging. I was fascinated by the variety of applications this single plant can have.

In addition, I like to explore different industries and am particularly interested in discovering good stocks. In the past, I've also covered the agricultural fertilizer and restaurant sectors.

When I'm not writing for Market Realist, I love reading books based on real-life events. I also enjoy reading biographies of people who have inspired the world in some way.

Disclosure: I am in full compliance with all ethics and other policies for Market Realist research analysts. I am not invested in securities that I cover on Market Realist.

More From Adam Jones

  • uploads///Aphrias Short Interest
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Gauging the Bullish-Bearish Sentiment on Aphria

    The short interest position on a stock is one quick way to gauge the bullish and bearish sentiment on a stock.

    By Adam Jones
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Is a Pullback around the Corner for Shake Shack?

    Should investors be paying a high premium for the company’s high growth? When compared to its peers, Shake Shack seems overvalued.

    By Adam Jones
  • uploads///Henry Hub Natural Gas Spot Price
    Miscellaneous

    How Natural Gas Prices Are Moving

    Natural gas prices are critical for nitrogen and ammonia-based phosphate fertilizer producers.

    By Adam Jones
  • uploads///Restaurant Units
    Earnings Report

    Why Chipotle Has A Lot Of Room For Unit Growth

    Unit growth isn’t the only factor that drives revenue. A restaurant can keep adding more restaurants. Eventually, it can capture newer markets. This is what Chipotle is doing.

    By Adam Jones
  • uploads///PotashCorp Analysts NTM Recommendation and Target
    Miscellaneous

    Analysts’ April 2017 Recommendations and Targets for PotashCorp

    PotashCorp (POT), the largest producer of potash fertilizers in North America, has fallen 7.0% year-to-date (or YTD).

    By Adam Jones
  • uploads///Restaurant Operators Outlook on Capex
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Do Restaurant Operators Expect to Increase Capex in 2H15?

    The expected capital expenditure index increased by 1% to 101.7 in April from 100.7 in March.

    By Adam Jones
  • uploads///MOS Analysts NTM Recommendation and Target
    Basic Materials

    Analysts Lower Price Target for Mosaic in August 2017

    Mosaic (MOS) released its 2Q17 earnings on August 1, 2017, and reported EPS (earnings per share) of $0.28, which beat analysts’ estimate of $0.25.

    By Adam Jones
  • uploads///DAP Diammonium Phosphate Realized Prices
    Basic Materials

    How Mosaic’s Phosphate Prices Fared in 2Q16

    Phosphate fertilizer prices are key to Mosaic’s (MOS) Phosphate segment’s sales, earnings, and stock price.

    By Adam Jones
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    Miscellaneous

    Tracking Urea Price Movement during the Week Ending April 22

    In 2013, about 54% of global ammonia was upgraded to urea, according to FERTECON. But urea prices have rebounded from their lows at the beginning of 2016.

    By Adam Jones
  • uploads///Weekly Urea Spot Prices
    Basic Materials

    Urea Prices: The Continuing Decline Last Week

    Granular urea prices in the Middle East declined 5% to $200 per metric ton in the week ended July 1. It was $210 per metric ton in the previous week.

    By Adam Jones
  • uploads///Gross Income and Gross Margin
    Basic Materials

    Is This Why CF’s Stock Has Rallied?

    Like CF Industries’ (CF) sales, its margins are also expected to expand YoY (year-over-year) in Q2 2018 and the next four quarters.

    By Adam Jones
  • uploads///DAP Prices
    Miscellaneous

    DAP Prices Remain Subdued for the Week Ending June 10

    Ammonia is used to make phosphate fertilizers like DAP (diammonium phosphate) and MAP (monoammonium phosphate).

    By Adam Jones
  • uploads///Urea Prices
    Miscellaneous

    Did Capacity Shutdowns in China Impact Urea Prices?

    For the week ending October 28, the overall movement in urea prices was flat to positive. Granular urea prices rose 6.6% to $211 per metric ton in China.

    By Adam Jones
  • uploads///Potash Prices
    Miscellaneous

    Potash Prices Showed Weakness for the Week Ending April 21

    Last week, potash prices continued to show weakness week-over-week. Prices were broadly flat to positive for the week ending April 21.

    By Adam Jones
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    Earnings Report

    Analysts’ Ratings and the Next-12-Month Price Target for Mosaic

    Of the 22 analysts surveyed, about 32% of them gave Mosaic (MOS) a “buy” rating. About 41% of analysts issued a “hold” rating, and only 27% issued a “sell” rating.

    By Adam Jones
  • uploads///FCF
    Company & Industry Overviews

    How CF Industries’ Cash Flows per Ton Are Set to Increase

    With CF Industries’ production capacity increasing, its cash flow per ton of product is also expected to increase.

    By Adam Jones
  • uploads///Potash Segments Shipments
    Earnings Report

    Why Did Mosaic’s Potash Shipments Decline in 4Q15?

    Overall, 4Q15 potash shipments declined 16% to 1,931 thousand tons, from 2,039 thousand tons in 4Q14. Most of the decline came from the international crop nutrient shipments.

    By Adam Jones
  • uploads///Agriums Next Four Quarters EBITDA Estimates
    Company & Industry Overviews

    A Look at Earnings Estimates for Agrium in 2017

    Over the next four quarters ending in 3Q17, Agrium’s EBITDA (earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, and amortization) margin is estimated to expand to 12%.

    By Adam Jones
  • uploads///Intrepid Potash Next  Month EBITDA and Margin Estimates
    Earnings Report

    Intrepid Potash’s Margins Are Expected to Expand in 2017

    For each of the next four quarters, Intrepid Potash’s EBITDA is estimated to grow YoY. For 1Q17, analysts estimate EBITDA of $2.6 million.

    By Adam Jones
  • uploads///Wholesale Segment Gross Margin
    Earnings Report

    What Benefited Agrium’s Wholesale Gross Margins in 1Q16?

    Agrium’s Wholesale segment’s gross margins declined from 27% in 1Q15 to 24% in 1Q16. This was primarily driven by a decline in gross margins in the Nitrogen and Phosphates segments.

    By Adam Jones
  • uploads///How Fertilizer Stocks Have Performed Against ETF XLB
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Was Morgan Stanley’s Call on Mosaic Already Priced In?

    Phosphates and potash have been significantly lower year-over-year. It appears that investors already priced in the limited upside for Mosaic well before the downgrade.

    By Adam Jones
  • uploads///Fertilizer Stocks for the Week Ended March
    Miscellaneous

    Fertilizer Stocks and Commodity Prices: Week Ending March 24

    The week ending March 24, 2017, was broadly negative for agricultural fertilizer stocks. The VanEck Vectors Agribusiness ETF (MOO) fell 0.98%.

    By Adam Jones
  • uploads///US Initial Jobless Claims
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Strength in Initial Jobless Claims Is Positive for Restaurants

    Initial jobless claims can help us gauge the health of the US labor market. It indicates the number of people filing for unemployment.

    By Adam Jones
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    Earnings Report

    What Could Drive Starbucks’s Same-Store Sales Growth in 2016?

    Over the past four quarters, Starbucks’s same-store sales growth has increased due to growth in ticket and traffic.

    By Adam Jones
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    Basic Materials

    How Sensitive Is PotashCorp’s Dividend to Potash Prices?

    In the last 12 months, PotashCorp (POT) has earned about 36% of its total sales from its Potash segment.

    By Adam Jones
  • uploads///Fertilizer Companies Stocks For Week Ended September
    Basic Materials

    How Did Fertilizer Stocks Perform in the Week Ended September 23?

    Last week was mostly negative for agricultural fertilizer (FXZ) stocks. However, the VanEck Vectors Agribusiness ETF (MOO) ended the week in positive territory.

    By Adam Jones
  • uploads///CFs Forward PE Multiple versus Others
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Is CF Industries’ Valuation Justified?

    Valuation multiples CF Industries (CF) has performed dismally in 2016. With the stock returning -41% YTD (year-to-date), it has left some investors in an uncomfortable position. In this part, we’ll discuss CF’s valuation multiple and compare it with that of peers (IYM). Multiples trading higher Recently, the forward PE (price-to-earnings) multiples of the four major […]

    By Adam Jones
  • uploads///Agriums Next  Month EPS Estimates
    Earnings Report

    Key Takeaways from Agrium’s 2017 Earnings Estimates

    Agrium’s (AGU) earnings for 1Q17 are estimated to fall from $0.05 per share in 1Q16 to -$0.06 per share.

    By Adam Jones
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    Basic Materials

    How Did Agrium’s Retail Shipments Perform in 2Q16?

    Agrium’s (AGU) Retail segment’s shipments declined by 0.03% to 4.84 million tons in 2Q16, down from 4.86 million tons in 2Q15.

    By Adam Jones
  • uploads///CFs Valuation Multiples versus Peers Median
    Company & Industry Overviews

    A Review of CF Industries’ March 2017 Valuation Multiples

    CF Industries’ (CF) earnings have been falling for the past five years, and it reported negative earnings in 4Q16.

    By Adam Jones
  • uploads///Live Cattle Prices
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Beef Prices: 2015–2016 Outlook for the Restaurant Industry

    Although beef prices recently increased slightly, they’ve been on a downtrend trend since the beginning of 2015. They’re expected to remain elevated for the rest of 2015.

    By Adam Jones
  • uploads///Agriums Gross Profit and Margins Expectations
    Earnings Report

    Will Agrium’s 1Q16 Gross Margins Weaken?

    Agrium (AGU) earns most of its revenues from its retail sales channel. However, when it comes to gross margins, the wholesale channel is more profitable.

    By Adam Jones
  • uploads///Restaurant Units
    Earnings Report

    Domino’s Adds 51 New Stores In 4Q14

    Domino’s added more units internationally last quarter. The company added a total of 662 units in the last 12 months.

    By Adam Jones
  • uploads///Potash Corporations Sales Declines Yet Again in Q
    Earnings Report

    PotashCorp Meets Sales Estimates in 3Q16

    PotashCorp’s 3Q16 sales PotashCorp’s (POT) business comprises the three major fertilizers—nitrogen, phosphate, and potassium (XLB). In 3Q16, the company earned about 38% [1. calculated as segment sales excluding freight, transportation and distribution costs divided by total sales excluding freight, transportation, and distribution costs] of its total sales from its Potash segment, 32% from its Nitrogen segment, and 30% from […]

    By Adam Jones
  • uploads///Canopy Growths EPS
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Analysts’ Estimates for Canopy Growth’s Earnings

    Canopy Growth (WEED) (CGC) is expected to report a loss per share of ~0.15 Canadian dollars.

    By Adam Jones
  • uploads///N Demand
    Basic Materials

    How Much Demand Will There Be for Nitrogen in the Near Term?

    According to CF Industries, nitrogen prices could remain under pressure as new capacities come online in 2017. However, the company believes that things should improve in 2018.

    By Adam Jones
  • uploads///MAP Prices
    Basic Materials

    MAP Fertilizer Prices Hit a New High in Brazil

    Last week, MAP (monoammonium phosphate) prices in Brazil continued their uptrend, while prices in NOLA (New Orleans) moved sideways.

    By Adam Jones
  • uploads///Next  Month Analysts Ratings and Price Target for SBUX
    Earnings Report

    Starbucks Analysts: Their Ratings and Their Targets

    Looking at analysts’ ratings for Starbucks, about 79% of analysts have “buy” recommendations for Starbucks, 21% have “hold” recommendations, and none has “sell” recommendations.

    By Adam Jones
  • uploads///Agrium Analysts NTM Recommendation and Target
    Miscellaneous

    Wall Street’s Take on Agrium for July 2017

    Unlike PotashCorp (POT), Mosaic (MOS), and CF Industries (CF), Agrium (AGU) has a large retail business, giving the company more stability in earnings.

    By Adam Jones
  • uploads///CF Industries Analysts NTM Recommendation and Target
    Basic Materials

    Analysts’ Views on CF Industries after 2Q17 Earnings

    CF Industries (CF) reported its quarterly earnings on August 2, 2017. Its EPS was $0.10, which was in line with analysts’ consensus estimate.

    By Adam Jones
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Are Analysts’ Recommendations for Mosaic?

    Out of the 21 analysts surveyed by Bloomberg, 36% had a “buy” rating, 50% had a “hold” rating, and only 14% had a “sell” rating on Mosaic.

    By Adam Jones
  • Consumer

    Must-know: Bloomin’ Brands refreshes menu initiatives

    Bloomin’ Brands (BLMN) refreshed Carrabba’s menu in the first half of 2014 with a price point and variety in mind.

    By Adam Jones
  • uploads///Intrepid Potash Analysts NTM Recommendation
    Miscellaneous

    Ratings and Price Target for Intrepid Potash

    As of January 23, 2017, one of the six analysts covering Intrepid Potash has a “buy” recommendation for the company over the next 12 months.

    By Adam Jones
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Valuation Multiples of Key Restaurant Players

    Where are some of the major restaurant companies such as Starbucks, Chipotle, Panera, and Yum! Brands trading from a valuation standpoint? Over the past month, US markets have experienced high volatility.

    By Adam Jones
  • uploads///International Distribution Segments Shipments
    Earnings Report

    Mosaic’s International Distribution Segment: 4Q16 Shipment Growth

    Mosaic (MOS) earned about 34.0% of its revenue and 28.0% of its gross margin from its International Distribution segment in 4Q16.

    By Adam Jones
  • uploads///Forward EV to EBITDA Multiple for Cannabis Companies
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Do CGC, ACB, TLRY, and APHA Look Cheap?

    With the exception of Aphria, Tilray, Canopy Growth, and Aurora Cannabis were trading at a premium to the peer median EV-to-EBITDA multiple.

    By Adam Jones
  • uploads///Potash Segment Gross Margins
    Basic Materials

    How Intrepid Potash’s Gross Margin Compares with Its Peers

    With a gross deficit, Intrepid Potash reported an adjusted net loss per share of $0.23 in 2Q16, which would also make it the fifth consecutive quarter that the company has reported a net adjusted loss.

    By Adam Jones
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Did Cannabis Stocks Perform Last Week?

    Tilray (TLRY) stock fell as much as 5.5% last week, while Supreme Cannabis (SPRWF) fell ~4.4% in the week ending May 3.

    By Adam Jones
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Here’s What Jim Cramer Had to Say about the Cronos-Altria Deal

    Jim Cramer said Altria’s acquisition of a 45% stake in Cronos Group last week was a “smart move” for Altria.

    By Adam Jones
  • uploads/// Adjusted EPS
    Earnings Report

    Yum! Brands’ Management Initiatives and Outlook for 2015

    Management stated that it expects the second quarter EPS to lag by 20% YoY. It expects full-year EPS growth of 10% in 2015.

    By Adam Jones
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    Miscellaneous

    Aphria: Analysts’ Recommendations and Target Price

    On June 18, Canaccord Genuity cut its target price on Aphria (APHA) to 16 Canadian dollars from 18 Canadian dollars. Canaccord also lowered its revenue estimates for the company.

    By Adam Jones
  • uploads///Forward PE and EPS Growth
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Where Will Yum! Brands Trade in the Next Few Quarters?

    Yum! Brands has a forward PE ratio of 25x. This indicates that the stock is valued fairly. It’s a stable company with a long history of EPS growth.

    By Adam Jones
  • uploads///Stock Price Performance Driver
    Earnings Report

    Should Investors Worry about Panera’s High Valuation?

    In this part, we’ll look at how the company’s valuation PE (price-to-earnings multiple) affects Panera’s stock price.

    By Adam Jones
  • uploads///Next  Month Analysts Ratings and Price Target for POT
    Basic Materials

    PotashCorp’s Price Target before It Reports Its 2Q16 Earnings

    Since the beginning of 2016, analysts have revised their next-12-month price target for PotashCorp downward. The consensus price target now stands at $15.70.

    By Adam Jones
  • uploads///MAP Prices in Brazil
    Miscellaneous

    MAP Prices in Brazil Continued to Rise Last Week

    In the week ending January 20, average MAP prices in Brazil rose 2.1% to $343 per metric ton from $336 per metric ton the previous week.

    By Adam Jones
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    Basic Materials

    Key Takeaways from CF Industries’ Strong Second-Quarter Results

    CF Industries reported second-quarter sales of $1.3 billion, which beat analysts’ estimate of $1.2 billion.

    By Adam Jones
  • uploads///Earnings Per Share
    Earnings Report

    Domino’s Pizza 2Q15 Earnings Release Beats Wall Street Estimates

    Domino’s Pizza reported its 2Q15 earnings before the market opened on July 16. Its diluted EPS came in at $0.81, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.79 per share.

    By Adam Jones
  • uploads///DAP Prices
    Basic Materials

    DAP Prices See a Mixed Week for the Week Ending August 19

    Average DAP prices in China were flat at 2,669 Chinese yuan per metric ton last week. DAP prices in Morocco remained unchanged at $340 per metric ton.

    By Adam Jones
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Will Canopy Growth Add Value to Constellation Brands?

    Constellation Brands said that Canopy Growth is a platform that can cater to medical and recreational customers.

    By Adam Jones
  • uploads///Uhhled
    Earnings Report

    Cronos Group Invests in the Future

    Through Cronos Group’s partnership with Ginko Bioworks, the company aims to produce cannabis through fermentation.

    By Adam Jones
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    HEXO’s Results Weighed Down Cannabis Sector Last Week

    Weakness in the cannabis sector continued last week, especially after HEXO (HEXO) reported its earnings on June 12. HEXO’s earnings largely disappointed the market, and the stock plunged almost 16% in the following days. HEXO’s YTD returns stood at 59% as of June 14 despite the sell-off after its earnings.

    By Adam Jones
  • uploads///Intrepid Potashs Sales Contribution by Product
    Basic Materials

    Is the Trio Segment an Answer to Intrepid’s Challenges?

    Over the years, Intrepid Potash (IPI) has shifted its business model to focus more on Trio.

    By Adam Jones
  • uploads///Cost of Goods versus Realized Price Per Ton
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Intrepid Potash Is the Biggest Loser among Its Peers

    In this article, we’ll compare the company’s potash cost of goods per ton to its average selling price per ton and those of other players in the market.

    By Adam Jones
  • uploads///Share Repurchase Dividends and Free Cash Flows
    Company & Industry Overviews

    A Look at Potash Corporation’s Cash Flows and Leverage

    During the first nine months of 2015, Potash Corporation’s free cash flows declined to $913 million from $1,175 million in the corresponding period in 2014. This was primarily due to a decline in potash prices.

    By Adam Jones
  • uploads///DAP Prices
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    A Look at DAP Prices and Their Continuing Climb

    The average DAP price at US Gulf NOLA for the week ended March 25 rose to $340 per metric ton ($308 per short ton) compared to $302 per metric ton ($333 per short ton) the previous week.

    By Adam Jones
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Bloomin’ Brands Has 3 Key Costs of Operation

    Bloomin’ Brands’ revenue was affected by as much as 0.7% due to price increases for beef and seafood. A restaurant can do little when facing rising prices

    By Adam Jones
  • uploads///Restaurant Operators Capex Outlook
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Restaurant Capex Outlook Remains Elevated in May

    The expected capital expenditure index increased by 0.9% to 100.8 in May from 101.7 in April.

    By Adam Jones
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    ACB, APHA, CTST, and HEXO Fall on March 20

    The Horizons Marijuana Life Sciences ETF (HMMJ) had fallen by about 1.2% as of noon on March 20, while the ETFMG Alternative Harvest ETF (MJ) had declined by nearly 0.8%.

    By Adam Jones
  • uploads///EBITDA Analysis
    Earnings Report

    Why Yum! Brands Is Expected To Report Lower EBITDA

    Wall Street analysts’ estimated EBITDA for the fourth quarter is $633 million—compared to $918 million in the same quarter last year.

    By Adam Jones
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    Earnings Report

    Yum! Brands’ 4Q15 Same-Store Sales Growth Is 2% in China

    Following its dismal performance in 3Q15, Yum! decided to release its same-store sales growth performance for China on a monthly basis.

    By Adam Jones
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    Miscellaneous

    Aurora Cannabis: Analysts’ Projections

    Analysts expect Aurora Cannabis to report a gross income of 177 million Canadian dollars in 2019 and 508 million Canadian dollars in 2020.

    By Adam Jones
  • uploads///EPS Growth Estimates and Guidance
    Company & Industry Overviews

    When Will Yum! Complete the Separation of Its China Division?

    On October 20, Yum! announced that it will separate its China division from the rest of its business. It’s expected to complete this by the end of 2016.

    By Adam Jones
  • uploads///Leverage
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Does CF Industries Have High Leverage?

    CF Industries has resorted to leverage to fund its projects, which are expected to create more nitrogen capacity and, in turn, benefit shareholders.

    By Adam Jones
  • uploads///Global Wheat Stock to Use Ratio
    Basic Materials

    What Is Positive about the Recent Wheat Stock-to-Use Numbers?

    In September, the global wheat inventory declined 1.5% to 249 million metric tons compared with 252 million metric tons in August 2016.

    By Adam Jones
  • uploads///IPIs Revenue and Growth
    Earnings Report

    Why Intrepid Potash Could Report a Steep Revenue Decline in 1Q16

    Intrepid Potash (IPI) generates revenue from potash, or muriate of potash, and Trio, which is the company’s brand name for sulfate of potash magnesia.

    By Adam Jones
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    Earnings Report

    Will Success Continue for Jack in the Box?

    Same-store sales at Jack in the Box’s company-operated restaurants are expected to grow 4%–6% in 3Q15 and 4.5%–5.5% for the year. Qdoba’s sales are expected to increase 6%–8%.

    By Adam Jones
  • uploads///Phosphate Capacity Additions
    Company & Industry Overviews

    A Near-Term Outlook for Phosphate Fertilizers’ Capacity Additions

    For phosphorous fertilizers, 2018 will be the year in which the biggest capacity additions will occur, according to PotashCorp (POT).

    By Adam Jones
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    Earnings Report

    Starbucks Beats 1Q16 Expectations, Still Down Year-to-Date

    Starbucks (SBUX) reported earnings per share of $0.46 for 1Q16, which exceeded Wall Street’s consensus estimates as well as management’s guidance of $0.45 per share.

    By Adam Jones
  • uploads///Pork Prices
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Are Pork Prices Stabilizing?

    Pork prices have dropped significantly in 2015 from the high of $1.38 per pound in June 2014 to the low of $0.65 per pound in March 2015.

    By Adam Jones
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Checking On Canopy Growth and Its Peers

    Canopy Growth is one of the strongest players in the cannabis industry with a market cap of ~24 billion Canadian dollars.

    By Adam Jones
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    Miscellaneous

    Does Cronos Group Look Expensive Compared to Its Peers?

    Cronos Group (CRON) has been on a declining trend for a while. The stock rose to a peak of ~30 Canadian dollars in February.

    By Adam Jones
  • uploads///Potash Segments Average Selling Prices
    Earnings Report

    PotashCorp: Effects of Falling Potash Prices

    PotashCorp’s average potash selling price fell ~34.0% to $157 per ton in 4Q16, from $238 per ton in 4Q15. Potash prices in North America fell ~35.0%.

    By Adam Jones
  • uploads///Intrepid Potashs Performance Against the SP
    Miscellaneous

    Intrepid Potash Rose Due to Analyst Upgrade on February 13

    On February 13, Intrepid Potash (IPI) rose 15.2% and closed at $2.27 from the previous day’s close, while the S&P 500 Index closed 52 basis points higher.

    By Adam Jones
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Markets Rebound but Cannabis Stock Performance Is Mixed

    Markets rebounded today after the recent sell-off fueled by US-China trade tensions.

    By Adam Jones
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    Earnings Report

    What You Need to Know from CF Industries’ 4Q15 Earnings Conference

    CF Industries Holdings’ (CF) stock rose by almost 8.4% on February 18, 2016, the day after the company’s 4Q15 earnings release.

    By Adam Jones
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    Earnings Report

    How Does Shake Shack Compare to Its Peers?

    Shake Shack (SHAK) has an enterprise-value-to-revenue multiple of 13.9x, compared to the peer average of 3.5x.

    By Adam Jones
  • uploads///FMC Corp Analysts NTM Recommendation and Target
    Miscellaneous

    Analysts’ Price Target and Recommendations for FMC Corporation

    Like Monsanto (MON), FMC Corporation (FMC) is in the business of crop protection products. The majority of FMC’s sales come from its Agricultural Solutions segment.

    By Adam Jones
  • uploads///Nitrogen Segments Average Selling Prices
    Earnings Report

    Why Nitrogen Prices Continue to Face Pressures

    Overall, the nitrogen prices have weakened in 3Q15, falling to $319 per metric ton from $356 per metric ton in 3Q14.

    By Adam Jones
  • uploads///Food Inflation
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    March Food Inflation Figures Keep Restaurant Margins Tight

    High food inflation can squeeze a restaurant’s operating margins—particularly if it doesn’t pass on the cost to consumers.

    By Adam Jones
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    Earnings Report

    What to Expect from the Upcoming Domino’s Earnings

    Domino’s Pizza (DPZ) is expected to release its first quarter 2015 earnings on April 23. Year-to-date, the stock is up 5%.

    By Adam Jones
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    Miscellaneous

    Aurora Cannabis Announced Another Investment on February 5

    On February 5, 2018, Aurora Cannabis (ACB) (ACBFF) issued a press release that gave details on its latest investment in Liquor Stores NA (LIQ).

    By Adam Jones
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    Mosaic’s Price Target and Recommendations

    On February 2, 2017, only three of the 20 analysts covering Mosaic (MOS) stock gave the company a “strong buy” to a “buy” recommendation for the next 12 months.

    By Adam Jones
  • Consumer

    Why poor comps affected McDonald’s revenues

    With disappointing same-store sales performance across all four segments, it isn’t surprising that McDonald’s reported revenues of $6,987 million—a 4.5% decline.

    By Adam Jones
  • Consumer

    Bloomin’ Brands loses to its peers in year-to-date returns

    As of September 20, 2014, year-to-date (or YTD) returns for Bloomin’ Brands (BLMN) was -30.7%.

    By Adam Jones
  • uploads///Potash Prices
    Miscellaneous

    Are Potash Prices Beginning to Lift?

    Potash prices have fallen significantly over the years. This trend has put pressure on existing companies to justify their expansion costs.

    By Adam Jones
  • Consumer

    Must-know: Chipotle Mexican Grill’s food costs

    CMG reported $372 million in food costs in 3Q14. Food costs accounted for 34.3% of the revenue. It was an increase of 70 basis points year-over-year (or YoY).

    By Adam Jones
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    Miscellaneous

    Analysts’ Recommendations and Price Targets for Monsanto

    Analysts’ consensus price target for Monsanto is $122.70 per share over the next 12 months.

    By Adam Jones
  • uploads///CF Industries Next  Month Capital Expenditure Estimates
    Basic Materials

    Capital Expenditure Expectations for CF Industries in 2Q17

    CF Industries (CF) is expected to see a significant reduction in its capital expenditure (or capex) year-over-year (or YoY) in 2Q17 and for the next four quarters.

    By Adam Jones
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Aurora Cannabis Calls Itself a ‘Medical Company at Heart’

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