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Nutrien Pops on Second-Quarter Earnings

Adam Jones
Nutrien Pops on Second-Quarter Earnings

CF Industries (CF), which also reported earnings after the market closed, managed to beat estimates, and the stock rose 3.8%. During the second quarter, Nutrien reported consolidated sales of $8.1 billion, which rose 11% year-over-year, and this growth resulted in gross margin expansion to 26% from 23.4% in the corresponding quarter a year ago. Fertilizer companies (MOO) such as Nutrien, Mosaic (MOS), and Intrepid Potash (IPI) are cyclical and report better earnings when they enter the beginning of an upward industry cycle.