In response to current crop nutrient market conditions, primarily related to delayed fertilizer purchases in Brazil and North America, The Mosaic Company (NYSE: MOS) announced it will reduce production in its Potash business by extending maintenance downtime at its Colonsay mine, and maintain planned slower production in its Phosphates business.
This large cap has a solid balance sheet and generally manages to produce good cash flow. In addition to investing in the business, management is committed to returning a substantial portion of this cash flow to shareholders in the form of dividends and stock repurchases. The stock has a nearly 3% dividend yield, and there is also an ongoing $1 billion stock repurchase program.
While volumes of coal and other minerals are likely to remain at low levels for some time, there are a number of positives for the railroads right now. Rail remains the most cost effective means for shipping a variety of goods. Low oil prices are reducing the railroads’ fuel costs.
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