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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
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    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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    Earnings Report

    How Potash Shipments Performed in 1Q16

    Mosaic (MOS) and PotashCorp (POT) were hit the hardest, with their respective shipments declining by 24% each to 1.5 million tons and 1.7 million tons year-over-year.

    By Adam Jones
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    MAP Prices Inch Higher for the Week Ended February 23

    Last week, MAP prices in both the locations rose on a weekly basis.

    By Adam Jones
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Ammonia Prices Will Benefit Phosphate Producers

    The average price of ammonia for the week ending March 11 stood at $310 per metric ton, remaining unchanged from the previous week.

    By Adam Jones
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    Fertilizers Were Affordable for the Week Ending June 23

    According to the Fertilizer Affordability Index, 2017 has been one of the most affordable years for fertilizers. Mosaic issues the index.

    By Adam Jones
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    CF Industries: A Good Fit for Top 10 Agricultural Chemicals List?

    Over the past ten-year period, CF Industries has risen 186.0% and significantly outperformed the S&P 500 Index’s rise of 69.2% over the same period.

    By Adam Jones
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    How Do Recent Potash Prices Compare with Their 15-Year Average?

    The average weekly price of MOP (muriate of potash) in Vancouver remained unchanged for the week ended May 20, 2016.

    By Adam Jones
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    Fertilizers Were More Affordable in Week Ended November 25

    For the week ending November 25, fertilizer affordability fell to 0.65x from 0.66x week-over-week.

    By Adam Jones
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Potash on the Barrel: Prices for Five Major Producers

    On average, potash prices for these five producers fell ~33% YoY in 4Q16. Excess supply and weak demand added downward pressure.

    By Adam Jones
  • uploads///Potash Corporations Earnings Growth to Decline
    Earnings Report

    History’s Not on POT’s Side when It Comes to Earnings Growth

    When we look at the past five quarters, we see that PotashCorp has missed all its earnings estimates.

    By Adam Jones
  • uploads///CF Industries Sales Growth Estimates for Q and Beyond
    Earnings Report

    CF’s 3Q16 Sales Estimate Shows a Common Trend in the Industry

    CF Industries’ (CF) sales segment includes UAN (urea ammonia nitrate), AN (ammonia nitrate), ammonia, and granular urea.

    By Adam Jones
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    Analyzing the MAP Prices in Brazil Last Week

    The MAP (monoammonium phosphate) prices in Brazil saw positive momentum last week. Brazil is still a favorable market for fertilizer producers.

    By Adam Jones
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    Fertilizers Were Less Affordable Last Week

    Last week, fertilizer affordability rose to 0.66x from 0.65x week-over-week. A ratio below one means that fertilizers are more affordable than during the base year.

    By Adam Jones
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    Miscellaneous

    Why the Fertilizer Affordability Index Was Lower Last Week

    The Fertilizer Affordability Index has shown a downward trend since the beginning of the year. Fertilizers have become more affordable in 2017.

    By Adam Jones
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    No Hope for MAP Prices in Brazil: Week Ending August 18

    Last week, MAP (monoammonium phosphate) prices continued to fall and brought more pain for phosphate producers (NANR).

    By Adam Jones
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    How Did Potash Prices Change throughout the World Last Week?

    The average weekly price of MOP (muriate of potash) at Vancouver has been flat since the beginning of March.

    By Adam Jones
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    Fertilizer Affordability Fell for the Week Ending April 28

    For the week ending April 28, the Fertilizer Affordability Index fell slightly to 0.58x—compared to 0.59x the previous week.

    By Adam Jones
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    Miscellaneous

    How Subdued Potash Prices Have Extended to Potash Players

    The weekly average price for potash in Vancouver remained flat in the week ended June 24, 2016. Prices are below their 15-year average of $290 per metric ton.

    By Adam Jones
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    Analysts’ Recommendations and Price Target for SQM

    Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile (SQM) has yet to announce its earnings, unlike most of the companies we’ve discussed so far in this series.

    By Adam Jones
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    Earnings Report

    What Analysts Recommend for Intrepid Potash ahead of 3Q16 Earnings

    Intrepid Potash (IPI) is nearing $1 per share, which means that only a few analysts are covering the stock.

    By Adam Jones
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    The Love-Hate Relationship between Freeport and Indonesia

    According to Freeport-McMoRan’s agreement with Indonesia’s government, it must divest an additional 20.6% stake in its Indonesian operations to the government or its citizens.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Fertilizer Affordability Didn’t Change Last Week

    Last week, the Fertilizer Affordability Index remained unchanged at 0.65x week-over-week. Fertilizers are more affordable than during the base year.

    By Adam Jones
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    Are Fertilizers Becoming Less Affordable?

    Fertilizer affordability affects sales volume for fertilizer companies (NANR) such as Mosaic (MOS), Nutrien (NTR), CF Industries (CF), and Intrepid Potash (IPI).

    By Adam Jones
  • uploads///Ammonia Prices
    Miscellaneous

    How Prices of Ammonia Moved in the Week Ending April 22

    In the week ending April 22, 2016, ammonia prices in Tampa CFR (Cost and Freight) continued to move sideways for the 13th straight week.

    By Adam Jones
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    Potash Prices Recorded Strong Gains Last Week

    Potash prices in Brazil rose the most last week with a rise of 2.3% to $357 per metric ton from $349 per metric ton.

    By Adam Jones
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    Natural Gas Prices Fell Last Week, Benefiting Nitrogen Producers

    We’re looking at natural gas prices in this series, primarily because they make up two-thirds of the input costs for nitrogen-based fertilizers.

    By Adam Jones
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    How Fertilizer Affordability Changed in Week Ended August 10

    Fertilizer affordability last week, which ended on August 10, was largely unchanged, as reported by Mosaic (MOS).

    By Adam Jones
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    Potash Prices Rose in Week Ended June 29

    Last week, potash prices in the NOLA (New Orleans) region of the United States rose 1.6% week-over-week to $235 per metric ton.

    By Adam Jones
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    Miscellaneous

    MAP Prices Were Broadly Higher Last Week

    Contrary to the DAP (diammonium phosphate) prices, which remained broadly flat last week, MAP (monoammonium phosphate) prices were broadly higher in NOLA and Brazil.

    By Adam Jones
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    A Peek at Potash Prices Last Week

    Last week, potash prices were broadly flat to positive, similar to phosphate fertilizer prices.

    By Adam Jones
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    How DAP Prices Performed for the Week Ended April 20

    Last week, prices for DAP (diammonium phosphate) fertilizer were broadly flat to positive except for Morocco.

    By Adam Jones
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    How Diammonium Phosphate Prices Fared Last Week

    In the week that ended on April 13, 2018, DAP (diammonium phosphate) prices were broadly flat to negative.

    By Adam Jones
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    Fertilizers Remained Affordable Last Week

    The Fertilizer Affordability Index rose slightly to 0.67x last week from 0.66x a week ago. The index level stood at 0.7x a month ago and 0.61x a year ago.

    By Adam Jones
  • uploads///Phosphate Gross Margins in Q
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    How Fertilizer Producers’ Phosphate Margins Stacked Up in 4Q17

    Agrium (AGU) (NTR) saw flat margins compared to 6% in the corresponding quarter a year ago in 4Q16.

    By Adam Jones
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    Potash Prices Trend Upwards in the 1st Week of 2018

    The potash fertilizer prices for both granular and standard grade were comfortably higher compared to the levels observed last year around the same week.

    By Adam Jones
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    Assessing the Shift in CF Industries’ Product Mix

    In the earlier part of this series, we discussed how shipments impacted CF Industries’ (CF) sales. From our analysis, it’s clear that a rise in selling prices remains the most important growth catalyst for the company.

    By Adam Jones
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    Phosphate Prices in 2018

    Phosphate prices Earlier in this series, we discussed phosphate prices in 2017 and what has driven prices down recently. We saw that excess capacity pushed down phosphate fertilizer (NANR) prices during the year. In this part, we’ll look at supply and demand trends for phosphate fertilizers in 2018. Supply and demand In 2017, overall global […]

    By Adam Jones
  • uploads///MAP Prices in Brazil
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    MAP Prices Remained Strong in Week Ended December 15

    MAP (monoammonium phosphate) prices have shown strength in recent weeks, moving higher to peak at $ $403 per metric ton in Brazil.

    By Adam Jones
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    How DAP Prices Performed in Week Ended December 8

    Last week, which ended December 8, 2017, was broadly mixed for movements in DAP (diammonium phosphate) prices. Some regions saw weekly gains, and others moved sideways to negative.

    By Adam Jones
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    The Bayer-Monsanto Merger Deal: An Update

    On September 14, 2016, Bayer signed an agreement with Monsanto (MON) to acquire it for $66 billion, or $128 per share. The offer represented a 44% premium over Monsanto’s stock price.

    By Adam Jones
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    Your Potash Price Update for the Week Ending November 24

    Last week, the granular MOP (muriate of potash) prices in NOLA (New Orleans) in the US (NANR) rose by as much as 45 basis points week-over-week to $203 per metric ton.

    By Adam Jones
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    Why Nitrogen Fertilizer Prices Fell in 3Q17

    On average, nitrogen fertilizer prices failed to show a meaningful growth YoY (year-over-year) in 3Q17.

    By Adam Jones
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    MAP Prices Were Firm for the Week Ending September 15

    In recent months, MAP prices in Brazil have been on a downward trajectory. However, MAP prices appear to have found firmness in recent weeks.

    By Adam Jones
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    Inside the Potash Margins of 5 Major Fertilizer Companies

    Given the growth in potash shipments and the increase in price realization, it’s natural that the margins of potash producers improved YoY in 2Q17.

    By Adam Jones
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    Shipments for PotashCorp’s Phosphate Segment See Strong Growth

    PotashCorp’s (POT) phosphate segment contributed almost a fourth of overall sales for 2Q17. Sales were driven by shipments and price realizations.

    By Adam Jones
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    Earnings Report

    Will PotashCorp Report Flat Earnings Growth in 2Q17?

    PotashCorp (POT) had lackluster earnings growth last year. However, the company reported EPS (earnings per share) growth in 1Q17.

    By Adam Jones
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    Wall Street Recommendations and Price Target for Mosaic

    Mosaic (MOS) remains a painful investment for investors. The company has delivered losses of 18.7% year-to-date as of July 13.

    By Adam Jones
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Where Intrepid’s Potash Segment Margin Stands next to Peers

    Intrepid Potash’s (IPI) gross margin for its Potash segment swung to positive territory in 1Q17, while its Trio margins were in the negative territory.

    By Adam Jones
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    A Review of CF Industries’ Margin Trends

    Over the past five years, CF Industries’ (CF) gross and EBITDA (earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, and amortization) margins have contracted.

    By Adam Jones
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    Monsanto’s Price Targets and Recommendations in June 2017

    On June 9, Monsanto (MON) stock closed at $117.5 per share.

    By Adam Jones
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    Analyst Recommendations for Anadarko Petroleum after 1Q17

    Approximately 83.0% of analysts have rated Anadarko Petroleum (APC) a “buy.” The average broker target price is $81.52.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Earnings Report

    Understanding PotashCorp’s Phosphate Price Dive in 1Q17

    PotashCorp’s average realized prices for phosphate fell ~15% to $423 per ton in 1Q17, as compared to $499 per ton in 1Q16.

    By Adam Jones
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    What Are Analysts’ Recommendations for Noble Energy?

    Approximately 53% of the analysts rate Noble Energy (NBL) as a “buy” and 32.3% rate it as a “hold.” The average broker target price is $47.47.

    By Keisha Bandz
  • uploads///PotashCorp Next  Month Capital Expenditure Estimates
    Earnings Report

    What Analysts Forecast for PotashCorp’s Capital Expenditure

    In recent years, agricultural fertilizer companies like PotashCorp (POT), Agrium (AGU), Israel Chemicals (ICL), and CF Industries (CF) have incurred higher capital expenditures.

    By Adam Jones
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Urea Cost Curve Steepens: What It Means for CF Industries

    Urea prices have fallen by an average of 14% annually over the past five years. The consistent fall has been due to falling energy costs, leading to lower production costs across the board.

    By Adam Jones
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    What Analysts Recommend for Noble Energy after Its Earnings

    Approximately 67.0% of the analysts rate Noble Energy (NBL) as a “buy” and 33.0% rate it as a “hold.” The average broker target price is $46.88.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    What Analysts Recommend for Anadarko after Its 4Q16 Earnings

    The average broker target price of $81.65 for Anadarko Petroleum implies a potential return of ~19.4% for the stock in the next 12 months.

    By Keisha Bandz
  • uploads///PotashCorps Phosphate Shipments
    Earnings Report

    How PotashCorp’s Phosphate Shipments Performed in 4Q16

    Overall shipments for PotashCorp’s Phosphate segment fell 6.0% in 4Q16 to 0.72 million tons, from $0.76 million tons in 4Q15.

    By Adam Jones
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    What Are Analysts’ Recommendations and Forecasts for NBL?

    For 4Q16, analysts have an average earnings estimate of -$0.10 per share for Noble Energy (NBL). The low estimate stands at ~-$0.22 per share.

    By Keisha Bandz
  • uploads///PotashCorp Valuation Multiple versus Peers
    Earnings Report

    Comparing PotashCorp’s Enterprise Multiple with Its Peers

    PotashCorp (POT), which is currently trading at an EV-t0-EBITDA multiple of 15.0x, is trading far above its low point of 6.0x a year ago.

    By Adam Jones
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    A Look at Nitrogen Fertilizer Cost Drivers and Production Flow

    Energy as well as freight and handling can be the two biggest costs for nitrogen fertilizer production.

    By Adam Jones
  • uploads///Operating Margins for Monsanto
    Earnings Report

    Why Monsanto’s Operating Margins Improved in 1Q17

    Monsanto reported operating income or EBIT of $247 million, which rose from -$272 million in fiscal 1Q16.

    By Adam Jones
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    Inside the Soybean Inventory Rise in December

    The global soybean stock-to-use ratio for soybeans rose to ~25.1% in December 2016, as compared to 24.8% in November 2016.

    By Adam Jones
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    Earnings Report

    Can Monsanto Report Earnings Growth in Fiscal 1Q17?

    For 2017, Wall Street analysts are estimating that Monsanto (MON) could report EPS of $4.70, which would translate into earnings growth of 5.3% year-over-year.

    By Adam Jones
  • uploads///MONs YTD Performence versus Benchmark
    Company & Industry Overviews

    At What Valuation Is the Market Investing in Monsanto?

    Monsanto’s (MON) forward PE valuation multiple has recently trended higher, and so has the price of its stock.

    By Adam Jones
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    Earnings Report

    What Were Potash Companies’ 3Q16 Realized Prices?

    Potash’s selling price has been on the decline for the last few quarters and is key to the performances of potash producers (NANR).

    By Adam Jones
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    Soybean’s Stock-to-Use Ratio Rose with the Inventory

    Unlike corn, the global soybean stock-to-use ratio is lower compared to the global stock-to-use ratio of 26.5% last year.

    By Adam Jones
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    Earnings Report

    What Do Analysts Recommend for Anadarko Petroleum?

    Approximately 73% of the analysts rate Anadarko a “buy,” 22% rate it a “hold,” and 5% rate it a “sell.” The average broker target price is $72.52.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Earnings Report

    Mosaic’s Phosphate Shipments Will Likely Rise

    The Phosphate segment’s shipments rose 23% to ~2.5 million tons from ~2 million tons in 3Q15—compared to guidance of 2.4 million–2.7 million tons.

    By Adam Jones
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    Fertilizer Update: Are Market Dynamics Changing?

    Producers in China primarily use coal as an input material to produce nitrogen, especially urea-based fertilizers. China is the world’s biggest urea exporter.

    By Adam Jones
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    Earnings Report

    What Analysts Recommend for Hess after 3Q16 Earnings

    About 42% of analysts rate Hess a “buy,” and ~58% rate it a “hold.” The average target price of $64.89 implies a return of ~29% in the next 12 months.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Soybean’s Stock-to-Use Ratio Rose in October

    The global stock-to-use ratio for soybeans rose 1.6% to ~23.5% in October—compared to 22% in September. Soybean’s ratio is lower than last year.

    By Adam Jones
  • uploads///Global Monthly Urea Prices Per Ton for  versus
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Cost Curves 101: What Nitrogen Investors Must Consider

    Demystifying the cost curve Earlier in this series, we saw that prices of nitrogen have fallen over the years, despite its significance in crop growth and feeding the vast population. The lower prices are due to a flatter cost curve, which we’ll explain in this part. Flat cost curve In the chart above, we compare a […]

    By Adam Jones
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    Coal Prices Remained Flat for the Week Ending October 7

    Chinese producers primarily use coal to produce nitrogen, especially urea-based fertilizers, while producers in North America mostly rely on natural gas.

    By Adam Jones
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    Why Corn Prices Are Still Declining in September

    Corn prices on September 12 were 1.6% higher at $3.30 per bushel compared to $3.20 per bushel in August 2016.

    By Adam Jones
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    Where Do FMC’s Valuations Stand after Its 2Q16 Earnings?

    Forward price-to-earnings (or PE) is a relative valuation method that considers a company’s future earnings for calculation.

    By Peter Neil
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    Why Have Mosaic’s Potash Shipments Declined?

    The gross margin rate for Mosaic’s Phosphate segment fell significantly in 2Q16, to 10% from 21% in 2Q15.

    By Adam Jones
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    Earnings Report

    What Analysts Recommend for Noble Energy after Its 2Q16 Earnings

    Approximately 63% of analysts rate Noble Energy (NBL) a “buy,” and 34% rate it a “hold.” The remaining ~3% rate it a “sell.”

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Earnings Report

    What Analysts Recommend for EQT after 2Q16 Earnings

    Approximately 65% of analysts rate EQT (EQT) a “buy,” and 30% rate it a “hold.” The remaining 5% rate it a “sell.”

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Earnings Report

    What Do Analysts Recommend for Anadarko after Its 2Q16 Earnings?

    Approximately 73% of analysts rate Anadarko a “buy,” whereas 22% rate it a “hold,” and 5% rate it a “sell.” The average broker target price is $66.50.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    What Could Explain Soybeans’ Low Stock-to-Use Ratio?

    In June 2016, the global soybean stock-to-use ratio stood at 20.2%, which was at its lowest point compared to the past four years.

    By Adam Jones
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    Earnings Report

    How Phosphate Shipments Performed in 1Q16

    Israel Chemicals, which shipped 0.5 million metric tons during the recent quarter, saw the largest jump in shipment growth—20% year-over-year.

    By Adam Jones
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    Earnings Report

    How Fertilizer Companies’ Gross Margins Were Pressured in 1Q16

    The fertilizer industry moves in cycles and with most companies experiencing a decline in margins, the industry seems to be in the bottom cycle.

    By Adam Jones
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    Earnings Report

    Comps Happen: How Fertilizer Companies Performed during 1Q16

    The agricultural fertilizer industry is experiencing sluggish momentum as a result of the weakness in crop prices that has extended well into 2016. With the earnings season for the quarter ended March 2016 behind us, let’s recap the industry’s performance and compare the companies within the industry.

    By Adam Jones
  • uploads///Ammonia Prices
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    How Did Ammonia Prices Move Last Week?

    Last week, nitrogen producers CF Industries (CF), CVR Partners (UAN), Terra Nitrogen (TNH), and PotashCorp (POT) ended in the red.

    By Adam Jones
  • uploads///MAP Prices in Brazil Stabilize
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    Why MAP Fertilizer Prices Continue to Stabilize

    Last, average MAP prices in Brazil inched up to $353 per metric ton from $352 per metric ton the previous week.

    By Adam Jones
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    Ammonium Phosphate Prices: A Comparison

    MAP (monoammonium phosphate) is the second-most used phosphate fertilizer after DAP (diammonium phosphate).

    By Adam Jones
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    Earnings Report

    Earnings Preview: Expectations for CF’s Earnings in 1Q16

    CF Industries’ (CF) 1Q16 earnings are expected to show a steep year-over-year decline by 58% to $0.41 per share, from $0.97 in 1Q15.

    By Adam Jones
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    Phosphate Rock Prices Decline, Bringing Relief to Phosphate Producers

    It takes between 1.6 metric tons and 1.7 metric tons of phosphate rock to produce a single metric ton of DAP, according to Mosaic.

    By Adam Jones
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    Ammonia Prices in the International Market Inch Up

    In the international market, ammonia at the Black Sea, Ukraine, inched up to $275 per metric ton FOB, a rise of 1.9% from the previous week.

    By Adam Jones
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    Phosphate Rock Prices Remain Depressed in 2016

    Phosphate rock prices inched up in the week ended April 15, 2016. Phosphate rock is one of the main input materials required for manufacturing phosphate fertilizers such as DAP and MAP.

    By Adam Jones
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    Earnings Report

    What’s Monsanto’s Outlook for the Next 12 Months?

    For fiscal 2Q16, Monsanto reported EBITDA (earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, and amortization) of $1.8 billion.

    By Adam Jones
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Is Ammonia Still Moving Sideways after 9 Weeks?

    In the week ended March 25, 2016, ammonia prices continued to move sideways for the ninth straight week. This may put pressure on companies that sell ammonia.

    By Adam Jones
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    Are Phosphate Rock Prices Weakening?

    Phosphate rock prices fell back to their previous levels during the week ended April 8, 2016.

    By Adam Jones
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Where Does Mosaic Stand on the Cost Curve for Its Fertilizers?

    Fertilizer prices and input costs affect all players in the industry. Survival and profitability come down to where a company stands on the cost curve.

    By Adam Jones
  • uploads///Weekly Ammonia Spot Price at Tampa Move Sideways
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    What Flat Ammonia Prices Could Mean for Nitrogen Producers

    Ammonia prices have moved sideways for eight straight weeks, which may put pressure on companies that sell ammonia like Terra Nitrogen (TNH) and CF Industries Holdings (CF).

    By Adam Jones
  • uploads///Mosaics Declining FCF Impacting its PFCF Ratio
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Morgan Stanley Downgraded Mosaic: What It Means for Investors

    On March 16, Morgan Stanley downgraded Mosaic stock from an “overweight” rating to an “equal-weight” rating. The price target was also lowered from $42 to $29.

    By Adam Jones
  • uploads///US Phosphate Inventory
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Did Phosphate Inventory Remain Stable Last Week?

    US phosphate inventory volumes in March 2016 have stayed higher by 6% YoY. Many producers have added capacity, which has increased inventory.

    By Adam Jones
  • uploads///MAP Prices in Brazil Moved Down Slightly
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    MAP Prices Inch Lower: They’re Still Higher Than February Lows

    The average price for MAP in Brazil for the week ended March 18, 2016, inched down slightly to $361 per metric ton from $362 per metric ton in the previous week.

    By Adam Jones
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