4-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: PotashCorp

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, fertilizer giant PotashCorp (NYSE: POT  ) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at PotashCorp's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

PotashCorp facts

Headquarters (Founded) Saskatoon, Canada (1953)
Market Cap $37.6 billion
Industry Fertilizers and agricultural chemicals
Trailing-12-Month Revenue $8.1 billion
Management CEO William Doyle (since 1998)
CFO Wayne Brownlee (since 1999)
Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years) 29.3%
Cash/Debt $394.0 million / $4.6 billion
Dividend Yield 0.6%
Competitors Agrium
CF Industries
Mosaic

Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 96% of the 4,815 members who have rated PotashCorp believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Earlier this week, one of those bulls, JMFreed, highlighted PotashCorp as a potent turnaround opportunity:

Timing is right, take advantage of the current valuation. Presently combatting depressed prices by decreasing production in the short-term; demand is going nowhere but up; expect prices (and the stock price) to move back up sooner than later ... and likely later as well.

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