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Allana Potash Corp.'s Stock Price Surges Into The New Year

It was a tough year for junior resource investors in 2013. The TSX Venture Index slid nearly 24% during the 12-month period, while the Canadian metals and mining sector sank 39%. 

Although November/December tax-loss selling hit resource juniors particularly hard, it also presented opportunities for investors to buy shares in companies with good projects at a discount.

This appears to be case with Allana Potash Corp. (TSX: AAA), which has seen its share price jump 36% since December 18, 2013, to its recent price of 42 cents, including a 14% gain so far in 2014. The company is currently developing its previously explored, flagship Dallol potash property in Ethiopia.

A likely catalyst for Allana’s recent stock price move was a December 27, 2013, announcement by Russian Ambassador to Belarus, Alexander Surikov, that the new shareholders of Russia’s Uralkali are ready to resume cooperation with Belaruskali.

Back in July 2013, Uralkali, the world's biggest potash producer, said it would end a trading alliance with Belarus in order to focus on maximizing sales volumes. The two companies controlled more than 40% of the global potash market, and the move was expected sent potash prices sliding by about 25%. 

“As well, the markets recognized that our company had accomplished many milestones in 2013, all positive,” said Richard Kelertas, Allana Potash’s Senior Vice President of Corporate Development in an interview with SmallCapPower.com, adding that Allana was the third-best performing junior potash stock in Canada in 2013.

“Retail buyers also returned to the market, so our stock received a lot of buying we think from retail investors and also interest from institutions,” he explained.

Kelertas expects more positive developments from Allana during the first quarter of 2014, which includes proceeding aggressively with its funding for the initial construction of its Dallol project, including debt and equity financing.  

He also noted that the company is well funded, with $15.3 million cash in the bank as of the end of July 2013, and said that Allana has brought its cash burn rate down “significantly.” 

 

To learn more about Allana Potash, you can view their initiation research report, research bulletins, analyst commentaries and CEO video interview on their SmallCapPower.com Investor Hub: http://www.smallcappower.com/companies/products/allana-potash-corp.

About Allana Potash Corp. (TSX: AAA)

Allana Potash Corp. (TSX: AAA), (OTCQX: ALLRF) is mining company with a focus on the acquisition and development of potash assets internationally. The Company is currently developing its previously explored, flagship property, in Ethiopia, the Dallol Potash Project, in Ethiopia. Allana has secured financial support from two significant strategic investors: IFC, a member of World Bank Group, and Liberty Metals and Mining, a member of Liberty Mutual Group. Allana has measured and indicated Sylvinite resources of 171.36 Million Tonnes of 30.9% KCl; inferred Sylvinite resource of 46.62 million tonnes grading 30.25% KCl; measured and indicated Kainitite resources of 701.55 million tonnes at 20.26% KCl, inferred Kainitite resource of 373.71 million tonnes of 20.35% KCl.

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About Ubika Research

Ubika is an investment research and capital market services firm based in Toronto and Vancouver with a proven track record of identifying and launching coverage of high potential small cap stocks at an early stage, thus offering timely market insights. Its specialty is small-cap companies with a market capitalization of <$5 billion.

 

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