$3.62 Billion in Sales Expected for Nutrien Ltd (NYSE:NTR) This Quarter

Wall Street analysts expect that Nutrien Ltd (NYSE:NTR) will announce sales of $3.62 billion for the current fiscal quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. Three analysts have provided estimates for Nutrien’s earnings, with the lowest sales estimate coming in at $3.24 billion and the highest estimate coming in at $4.09 billion. Nutrien reported sales of $3.76 billion in the same quarter last year, which would suggest a negative year over year growth rate of 3.7%. The company is expected to issue its next quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, February 5th.

On average, analysts expect that Nutrien will report full year sales of $19.73 billion for the current fiscal year, with estimates ranging from $19.05 billion to $20.57 billion. For the next year, analysts anticipate that the company will post sales of $21.16 billion, with estimates ranging from $19.74 billion to $23.57 billion. Zacks Investment Research’s sales calculations are a mean average based on a survey of research analysts that cover Nutrien.

Nutrien (NYSE:NTR) last released its quarterly earnings results on Monday, November 4th. The company reported $0.24 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.36 by ($0.12). The firm had revenue of $4.13 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $4.02 billion. Nutrien had a net margin of 20.95% and a return on equity of 6.49%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 3.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $0.47 EPS.

NTR has been the topic of several research analyst reports. ValuEngine upgraded Nutrien from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 2nd. TD Securities reduced their price target on Nutrien from $69.00 to $67.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a report on Wednesday, October 23rd. Sanford C. Bernstein cut Nutrien from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating and reduced their price target for the stock from $68.00 to $53.00 in a report on Wednesday. Zacks Investment Research cut Nutrien from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 8th. Finally, Bank of America raised Nutrien from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $54.00 price target for the company in a report on Monday, November 25th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating, eleven have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. Nutrien has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $58.94.

Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the company. Sprott Inc. raised its stake in shares of Nutrien by 4.4% in the second quarter. Sprott Inc. now owns 7,546 shares of the company’s stock valued at $403,000 after acquiring an additional 315 shares in the last quarter. Commonwealth Bank of Australia boosted its holdings in Nutrien by 46.1% in the 2nd quarter. Commonwealth Bank of Australia now owns 1,318 shares of the company’s stock valued at $69,000 after purchasing an additional 416 shares in the last quarter. HM Capital Management LLC boosted its holdings in Nutrien by 1.3% in the 3rd quarter. HM Capital Management LLC now owns 42,081 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,099,000 after purchasing an additional 535 shares in the last quarter. Hancock Whitney Corp boosted its holdings in Nutrien by 9.5% in the 3rd quarter. Hancock Whitney Corp now owns 6,770 shares of the company’s stock valued at $338,000 after purchasing an additional 586 shares in the last quarter. Finally, AE Wealth Management LLC boosted its holdings in Nutrien by 2.2% in the 3rd quarter. AE Wealth Management LLC now owns 31,632 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,578,000 after purchasing an additional 668 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 63.88% of the company’s stock.

Shares of NTR traded down $0.51 during trading hours on Monday, hitting $47.43. The company had a trading volume of 26,808 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,032,403. Nutrien has a one year low of $45.82 and a one year high of $56.00. The company’s fifty day moving average price is $47.57 and its two-hundred day moving average price is $49.59. The company has a current ratio of 1.28, a quick ratio of 0.77 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.41. The company has a market capitalization of $27.46 billion, a PE ratio of 17.61, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.09 and a beta of 0.90.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, January 16th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, December 31st will be given a dividend of $0.45 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, December 30th. This represents a $1.80 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.80%. Nutrien’s dividend payout ratio is currently 66.91%.

Nutrien Company Profile

Nutrien Ltd. produces and markets crop nutrients to agricultural, industrial, and feed customers worldwide. It operates in four segments: Retail, Potash, Nitrogen, and Phosphate and Sulfate. The company offers potash, nitrogen, phosphate, and sulfate products. It also distributes crop nutrients, crop protection products, seeds, and merchandise products through operating 1,700 retail locations.

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