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POT

Potash

$15.98

-0.2 (-1.24%)

, AGU

Agrium

$89.53

-0.54 (-0.60%)

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Potash upgraded on merger at RBC Capital

As noted on Friday, RBC Capital upgraded Potash (POT) to Outperform from Sector Perform. RBC Capital analyst Andrew Wong says that the estimated synergies of the Agrium (AGU)/Potash merger are "compelling." Wong calls the synergies "ambitious but achievable," and adds that the strategic benefits of the deal are "just as important as synergies." He thinks that the benefits of the deal "outweigh potential risks related to changing potash exposure." Target to $19 from $15.

POT

Potash

$15.98

-0.2 (-1.24%)

AGU

Agrium

$89.53

-0.54 (-0.60%)

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    Nov

POT Potash
$15.98

-0.2 (-1.24%)

09/26/16
SUSQ
09/26/16
UPGRADE
SUSQ
Positive
Potash upgraded to Positive from Neutral at Susquehanna
09/26/16
SUSQ
09/26/16
UPGRADE
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.
09/26/16
09/26/16
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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.
10/07/16
RBCM
10/07/16
UPGRADE
RBCM
Outperform
Potash upgraded to Outperform from Sector Perform at RBC Capital
AGU Agrium
$89.53

-0.54 (-0.60%)

09/13/16
BOFA
09/13/16
DOWNGRADE
BOFA
Underperform
Agrium downgraded to Underperform from Buy at BofA/Merrill
09/13/16
BMOC
09/13/16
DOWNGRADE
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.
09/14/16
STFL
09/14/16
UPGRADE
STFL
Buy
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.

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