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Mosaic (MOS) of Plymouth, Minn., a leading fertilizer maker, is down 27% this year.  Its competitors aren't doing much better. Potash (POT) has also fallen 27%. Agrium (AGU), based in Calgary, Alberta, has dropped 13%. CF Industries (CF), with headquarters in Deerfield, Ill., is down 5%. 

All of these declines have happened in a year when the U.S. stock market has been rising briskly. The S&P 500 has risen 16% this year. Make that 18% if you count reinvested dividends. Taking dividends into account, Mosaic has underperformed the market by almost 44 percentage points....352 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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