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Bayer Stumps Up $66 Billion to Acquire Monsanto

One of the most talked about deals of the year has been the acquisition of Monsanto Co. (NYSE: MON) by German chemical giant Bayer. The deal was finally announced Wednesday morning, ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Anthem, DR Horton, Intuit, KLA-Tencor, Netflix, Potash, Signet, Xerox and More

Stocks were weak across the board on Tuesday morning after Monday's snap-back rally tried to negate Friday's big drop. It appears that volatility is back in the market again, but ...
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Potash Corp, Agrium Merge in All-Stock Deal

Two Canada-based fertilizer giants announced Monday morning that they have agreed to a merger of equals in an all-stock transaction that will create a company with an enterprise value of ...
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Will a Merger of Equals Be Enough for Potash Corp. or Agrium?

When investors hear the term "merger speculation," they usually tend to get excited. These often mean huge premiums for the company being acquired. But in a "merger of equals," that ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Chesapeake Energy, Pandora, Qualcomm, Restoration Hardware, Skyworks, Southern Copper, SolarCity and More

Stocks were looking for direction on Thursday. Investors have shown that they are more than willing to buy the stock market on dips. Still, S&P is showing that the S&P ...
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4 Top Commodity Stocks for 2016

The new year looks like it will kick off with some serious extremes in some very stressed markets. Commodities in general, and oil particularly, have been taken to the woodshed ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Arista, Baidu, Chevron, Lexmark, Occidental, Salesforce and More

Stocks were up very marginally on Wednesday ahead of what is expected to be a no-rate-hike day from the Federal Reserve. The Greek issues are becoming less of an issue as ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Altera, Amazon, Chipotle, Halliburton, MGIC, Nokia, SAP, Teva and More

Stocks were down slightly on Wednesday, after two days of being indicated higher. The trend that has remained in place for almost four years now is that investors keep buying ...
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Credit Suisse’s Top Agriculture Stock Picks for 2015

Credit Suisse released its report on global agricultural sciences, in which it details its outlook for agriculture for 2015. The brokerage firm also included its top stock picks in this ...
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What Does ValueAct See in Taking an Activist Role in Fertilizers?

Hedge fund ValueAct Capital Management on Friday filed a Form 13-D with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) disclosing the acquisition of 8.19 million shares of Canada-based fertilizer maker ...
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Who Wins or Loses From DuPont’s Warning?

E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Co. (NYSE: DD), or simply DuPont, issued a warning on quarterly and full-year earnings after markets closed Thursday. The company said operating profits in ...
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Potash Prices Tumble, Demand to Rise

The demise of the Belarusian Potash cartel last July has sent prices for potash fertilizer down by at least 27%. That is the revenue shortfall one member of the erstwhile ...
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Happy Holidays: Potash Corp. Slashes Jobs

'Tis the season for companies to try to cut the last little bit out of expenses so they can show investors that they can make the tough decisions and get ...
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Russian Charges Against Potash Executive Won’t End Price War

After Russian potash producer Uralkali pulled out of the Belarusian Potash Co., a potash marketing group formed with Belarus’s Belaruskali, Belarus took the occasion to nab Uralkali’s CEO and toss ...
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Fertilizer Comeback Takes Hold for Now

Potash and fertilizer stocks found their shares murdered over the summer after Russian potash producer OAO Uralkali announced that it was ending its marketing ventures in a cartel agreement. Now ...
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