Ex-Div Reminder for Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan (POT)

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 1/14/14, Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan Inc. ( POT) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.35, payable on 2/6/14. As a percentage of POT's recent stock price of $33.20, this dividend works out to approximately 1.05%, so look for shares of Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan Inc. to trade 1.05% lower — all else being equal — when POT shares open for trading on 1/14/14.

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Below is a dividend history chart for POT, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.35 declared by Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan Inc.:

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In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from POT is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 4.22% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of POT shares, versus its 200 day moving average:

Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan Inc. 200 Day Moving Average Chart

Looking at the chart above, POT's low point in its 52 week range is $28.55 per share, with $44.13 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $33.22.

According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, POT makes up 8.54% of the Global Agriculture Portfolio ETF ( PAGG) which is trading relatively unchanged on the day Friday.

In Friday trading, Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan Inc. shares are currently up about 0.3% on the day.