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POT

Potash

$16.28

0.01 (0.06%)

, AGU

Agrium

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0.1 (0.11%)

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Potash, Agrium to hold shareholder votes over combination on November 3

Potash (POT) said in a regulatory filing that, on October 3, it and Agrium (AGU) obtained an interim order of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, which provides for, among other things, the calling and the holding of a special meeting of the company's shareholders and a special meeting of Agrium's securityholders and other procedural matters related to their proposal to combine businesses. The record date for the securityholder and shareholder meetings was September 22, 2016, and the date of each of the meetings is November 3, 2016.

POT

Potash

$16.28

0.01 (0.06%)

AGU

Agrium

$90.07

0.1 (0.11%)

  • 03

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POT Potash
$16.28

0.01 (0.06%)

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STFL
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Potash upgraded on merger at Stifel
As noted earlier, Stifel upgraded Potash (POT) to Buy from Hold. Analyst Paul Forward upgraded the shares after the company announced that it was merging with Agrium (AGU). The merger will benefit Potash shareholders by "providing (them) shelter from a difficult nutrient price environment and access to growth in the form of Agrium's retail exposure," the analyst stated. He set a $20 price target on Potash.
09/26/16
SUSQ
09/26/16
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SUSQ
Positive
Potash upgraded to Positive from Neutral at Susquehanna
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09/26/16
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Target $21
SUSQ
Positive
Potash upgraded to Positive at Susquehanna
As previously reported, Susquehanna analyst Don Carson upgraded Potash (POT) to Positive from Neutral, citing expected benefits from the company's proposed merger with Agrium (AGU), which he sees as having relatively low antitrust risk compared to the other mega-mergers being pursued in the Ag space. The firm, which also has a Positive rating for Agrium shares, raised its price target on Potash to $21 from $16 increased its price target on Agrium to $116 from $109.
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On The Fly: Top five analyst upgrades
Catch up on today's top five analyst upgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. AT&T (T) upgraded to Hold from Reduce at HSBC. 2. Potash (POT) upgraded to Positive from Neutral at Susquehanna with analyst Don Carson citing expected benefits from the company's proposed merger with Agrium (AGU), which he sees as having relatively low antitrust risk compared to the other mega-mergers being pursued in the Ag space. 3. Oshkosh (OSK) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan and to Neutral from Underperform at Credit Suisse. 4. Marriott (MAR) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley with analyst Thomas Allen citing strong unit growth. 5. NetApp (NTAP) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Cross Research. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
AGU Agrium
$90.07

0.1 (0.11%)

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Underperform
Agrium downgraded to Underperform from Buy at BofA/Merrill
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09/13/16
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BMOC
Market Perform
Agrium downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at BMO Capital
BMO Capital analyst Joel Jackson downgraded Agrium (AGU) as he expects the stock to "trade sideways" until the company's merger with Potash (POT) is approved. Jackson also cited valuation as a reason for the downgrade, and he notes that Agrium did not receive a premium in the deal. Target $95.

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