I just noticed that they put out a "Strong Sell" on the company. I guess the only way they can express an even more negative sentiment is for them to tell investors to just give the stock away lest they become infested with investor cooties.
When estimates and price targets are getting lowered by analysts, the stock price can get stuck at a depressed level for a while. Such has been the case with Potash, even more so than Mosaic. Mosaic seems to have more bounce than Potash. They are both winners when the Russians reach a truce and rational pricing re-enters the equation. Uralkali will change course with the new owners imo. A pop of sorts will occur when ownership changes , managers change, and Belarus and Uralkali talk turkey. They have thrown the industry into turmoil, and they can mend and fix it if they want.
The fert industry has some tough sledding ahead thanks to Uralkali and Russians. A tough year followed by improvement, but right now we're seeing weak fundamentals. POT is an undervalued wide-moat company that probably stays undervalued for a while. I'm long on small stakes. Patience is required!
As I have held my POT position since 2007, I am unlikely to get spooked by the likes of Zacks. Now what would worry me if a news item appeared indicating that the Chinese and the Indians decided to stop eating. Either that or a sure earth strike by a large asteroid. But barring those 2 scenarios, I feel pretty comfortable with my position. In 2020, it is possible that I might have to start selling shares to live on but even that is fairly doubtful given the yield I get on all of my equity positions.