2 Stocks Bearing Fruit Amid Lingering Fertilizer Woes

The fertilizer industry is not out of the woods yet and remains buffeted by certain headwinds that continue to weigh on stocks in the space this year. Sustained pressure on crop commodity prices is scuppering a meaningful recovery.

The overall weak fertilizer industry fundamentals have kept investors away this year. Does that mean you should pluck the entire industry out of your portfolio?

If you look beyond the negatives, there are a few bright spots such as improving pricing and demand dynamics for potash, a major crop nutrient, and signs of stability in the farm economy.     

The Zacks Fertilizers industry has underperformed the broader market year to date. While the industry has gained roughly 8.2%, the S&P 500 has returned around 11.9%. 

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