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Agrium Inc. downgraded after big rally

Agrium Inc.’s more than 20 per cent surge in recent weeks fully reflects the upside provided by its merger with Potash Corp., and therefore warrants a downgrade, according to AltaCorp Capital. 144 more words

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Potash Corp cuts 140 jobs, slashes output as industry struggles with weak prices

Potash Corp., the world’s biggest fertilizer company, announced it will cut production and jobs at its Saskatchewan mines amid persistently low potash prices and a planned merger with the world’s second-largest fertilizer company. 465 more words


Agrium and Potash Corp shareholders overwhelmingly approve all-stock merger

CALGARY — Shareholders of Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan and Agrium Inc. have voted overwhelmingly in favour of an all-stock merger.

At separate special meetings Thursday, PotashCorp shareholders voted more than 99 per cent in favour of the deal while more than 98 per cent of Agrium shareholders voted for it. 99 more words


Agrium slips into red in Q3 on low crop prices, cuts full-year profit forecast

Canadian fertilizer maker Agrium Inc. reported a surprise quarterly loss on Thursday as it grapples with low fertilizer and crop prices, and also cut its full-year profit forecast. 204 more words


Potash Corp profit plummets, forecast cut as sales drop 26 per cent in weak market

Potash Corp of Saskatchewan , the world’s biggest fertilizer company by capacity, reported a 25.7 per cent drop in quarterly sales, as potash prices remained weak. 88 more words


Why Potash Corp and Agrium Inc are better together

Despite some opinions to the contrary among analysts and elsewhere in the investment community, Greg Barnes at TD Securities thinks Agrium Inc. shareholders would be wise to approve a merger with Potash Corp. 254 more words

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Tough farm conditions make Potash merger timely: Agrium CEO

Plunging crop and fertilizer prices may not have hit rock bottom yet, and the market’s weakness makes it the right time to merge leading farm input suppliers, the chief executive officer of Agrium Inc said, making his pitch to skeptical investors for a $26 billion union with Potash Corp of Saskatchewan Inc. 346 more words