$AGU (Agrium Inc.)

$AGU {{ '2016-09-12T16:58:35+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AGU and $POT agreed to combine in merger of equals to create global supplier of crop inputs. The BoDs of both companies unanimously approved deal, and new parent company will be formed to own both companies. $POT shareholders will get 0.400 common shares of new company for each share they own and $AGU will get 2.230 common shares of new company.

$AVD {{ '2017-09-12T15:17:53+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AVD, an agricultural products company, said that its wholly owned subsidiary AMVAC Netherlands BV, will acquire Grupo Agricenter to reinforce its commercial, technical and development structure in the Latin-American region. The transaction will be closed on Oct 2, 2017 and the terms were not disclosed.

$KWR {{ '2017-09-08T11:26:25+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$KWR, a specialty chemical company, said shareholders approved a proposal related to the transaction to combine with Houghton Intl. The merger is expected to complete by the end of 2017 or early 2018. Shareholders also approved elimination of a charter provision providing for a 10-1 voting right for those who hold shares for 36 consecutive months.

$MON {{ '2017-09-05T19:18:43+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

The Climate Corporation, a unit of $MON, has signed closing agreements to finalize AGCO's purchase of the Precision Planting LLC equipment business. AGCO will now assume ownership of Precision Planting, continuing the development of innovative products that improve efficiency and productivity.

$SMG {{ '2017-08-31T20:55:20+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$SMG received an $87MM dividend payment from TruGreen associated with its minority interest in the lawn service company. To date, $SMG has received nearly $290MM in cash as a result of its ownership stake.

$SMG {{ '2017-08-31T20:54:33+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$SMG closed sale of most of its International consumer businesses to Exponent Private Equity. The transaction includes operations in Australia, Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Poland and the U.K. The transaction is expected to dilute EPS by about $0.15 in the current fiscal year, effectively lowering its earnings forecast by that amount.

$AVD {{ '2017-08-21T19:15:24+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AVD stated that its subsidiary AMVAC Chemical Corporation has signed a non-binding MoU with Trimble. The two companies are for a definitive agreement which will grant Trimble global distribution rights for the patent-pending SIMPAS prescriptive application equipment system developed by AMVAC. They expect to close the distribution deal by 2017-end.

$MON {{ '2017-08-10T16:57:10+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MON has declared a quarterly dividend 54 cents per share on its common stock. The dividend is payable on October 27, 2017, to shareholders of record on October 6, 2017.

$MON {{ '2017-08-07T19:36:07+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

In a bid to combat herbicide-resistant weeds, $MON and Valent, a subsidiary of Sumitomo Chemical Co., have expanded their tie-up on the 2018 Roundup Ready Plus Crop Management Solutions platform. Through this, soybean, corn and cotton growers can be more productive. Valent to offer Valor and Fierce brands as residual herbicides, among others.

$ADM {{ '2017-08-02T17:53:07+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

Looking at 2H17 in Ag Services business, $ADM does believe that the exports will be a little higher than 2015, but certainly lower than 2016 from the U.S. as the company is going to get all these potential exports from South America during 3Q17. $ADM sees the improved performance of its global traders into the 2H.

$ADM {{ '2017-08-02T17:50:18+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

In Oilseeds, $ADM sees obviously seasonal positive North American dynamics in 3Q17 and 4Q17. $ADM expects to have good bean availability in Oilseeds segment and sees a strong domestic demand in 2H17. $ADM anticipates ending the year about 1-3% excluding China. In 2018, the company is looking at about 5% mill demand growth including China.

$ADM {{ '2017-08-02T17:44:07+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

Looking ahead, $ADM still sees net interest expense of about $320MM for the full year 2017. Unallocated corporate costs of $134MM for 2Q17 were up versus the prior year, and modestly below its $140MM per quarter guidance for FY17. $ADM's current expectation for FY17 is capital spending of about $1Bil.

$ADM {{ '2017-08-02T17:41:01+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$ADM's net interest expense for 2Q17 was up about $18MM to $81MM. This is primarily due to higher short-term interest rates, mix of short-term and long-term debt after new fixed-rate debt issuance, a favorable interest rate expense adjustment last year, and some additional interest expense from foreign income taxes due from prior years.

$PX {{ '2017-08-02T15:02:02+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$PX has issued a correction to the previously announced ex-dividend date for payment of the third quarter dividend, changing it to September 7, 2017, from September 6, 2017. The 78.75-cents dividend is payable on September 15, 2017. The correction is in line with the recent NYSE rule change relating to determination of dividend dates.

$SMG {{ '2017-08-01T20:17:43+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$SMG's BoD has approved a 6% increase in the company’s dividend, taking the payment to $0.53 per share from $0.50 per share. The 4Q17 dividend is payable on September 8, 2017 to shareholders of record as of August 25, 2017.

$MOS {{ '2017-08-01T18:27:53+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$MOS said the Vale Fertilizantes acquisition is an important strategic transaction. It gives $MOS significant interest in North and South America and has lots of interconnectivity with its phosphate operations globally. $MOS targets to achieve $95MM in operational and tax-related synergies on an annual basis.

$MOS {{ '2017-08-01T18:27:25+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$MOS stated that it anticipates Chinese phosphate exports to decrease by 1.3MM tonnes in 2H17 due to tax changes and increasing cost pressure. YTD, the exports were up 26% and $MOS expects to end 2017 at about 9MM tonnes.

$MOS {{ '2017-08-01T18:05:43+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$MOS recorded $12MM in equity earnings from the Ma'aden Wa'ad Al Shamal JV in 2Q17. The earnings resulted from strong sales of ammonia during a seasonally high period for ammonia prices. The Wa'ad Al Shamal project is likely to produce about 0.5MM tonnes of product in 2017, with potential modest upside depending on the rampup of the mega-project.

$MOS {{ '2017-08-01T17:53:52+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

During 2Q17, $MOS posted net sales of $975MM in the Phosphates segment, essentially flat with last year. GM was $76MM or 8% of net sales. Net sales in the Potash segment were $468MM and GM was 23% of net sales. Net sales in the International Distribution segment were $583MM and GM was 7% of net sales.

$ADM {{ '2017-08-01T13:58:11+0000' | timeago}} • Infographic

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$MOS {{ '2017-08-01T13:07:51+0000' | timeago}} • Infographic

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