NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan (POT) are higher by 2.69% to $15.47 in midday trading on Wednesday afternoon, one day prior to the release of the fertilizer company's fiscal 2015 fourth quarter earnings results.
The company will release its latest financial report before the market open on Thursday morning.
Analysts are expecting that Potash will post a year over year decline in both earnings per share and revenue for the most recent quarter.
A survey of analysts by Thomson Reuters shows that the company has been forecast to report earnings of 30 cents per share on revenue of $1.44 billion for the 2015 fourth quarter.
Last year, Potash reported earnings of 49 cents per share on revenue of $1.9 billion for the fiscal 2014 fourth quarter.
Separately, TheStreet Ratings has set a "hold" rating and a score of C on Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan stock.
The primary factors that have impacted the rating are mixed - some indicating strength, some showing weaknesses, with little evidence to justify the expectation of either a positive or negative performance for this stock relative to most other stocks.
The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, notable return on equity and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, TheStreet Ratings also finds weaknesses including feeble growth in the company's earnings per share, weak operating cash flow and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself.
TheStreet Ratings objectively rated this stock according to its "risk-adjusted" total return prospect over a 12-month investment horizon. Not based on the news in any given day, the rating may differ from Jim Cramer's view or that of this articles's author.
You can view the full analysis from the report here: POT