Potash Corporation Of Saskatchewan Rises On Unusually High Volume (POT)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan (NYSE: POT) is trading at unusually high volume Friday with 7.6 million shares changing hands. It is currently at two times its average daily volume and trading up $1.16 (+2.7%) at $43.67 as of 3:56 p.m. ET.

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Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan has a market cap of $36.18 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and chemicals industry. Shares are up 3.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc., together with its subsidiaries, produces and sells fertilizers and related industrial and feed products primarily in the United States and Canada. The company mines and produces potash, which is used as fertilizer. The company has a P/E ratio of 15.7, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. You can view the full Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Ratings Report.

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