Agrium Company Profile (NYSE:AGU)

About Agrium

Agrium logoAgrium Inc. is a producer and distributor of agricultural products and services. The Company categorizes its segments within the Retail and Wholesale business units. The Retail business unit distributes crop nutrients, crop protection products, seed, merchandise and services directly to growers through a network of farm centers in two geographical segments: North America, which includes the United States and Canada, and International, which includes Australia and South America. The Wholesale business unit produces, markets and distributes crop nutrients and industrial products through businesses, including Nitrogen, which includes manufacturing in Alberta, Texas and Argentina; Potash, which includes mining and processing in Saskatchewan; Phosphate, which includes mining and production facilities in Alberta and Idaho, and Wholesale Other, which includes producing blended crop nutrients and environmentally smart nitrogen (ESN) polymer-coated nitrogen crop nutrients.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Basic Materials
  • Industry: Agricultural Chemicals
  • Sub-Industry: N/A
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Symbol: AGU
  • CUSIP:
Key Metrics:
  • Previous Close: $104.09
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $103.63
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $96.39
  • 52-Week Range: $80.45 - $111.88
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 24.16
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 16.56
  • P/E Growth: 2.01
  • Market Cap: $14.32B
  • Outstanding Shares: 138,175,000
  • Beta: 0.83
  • Net Margins: 4.34%
  • Return on Equity: 9.79%
  • Return on Assets: 3.60%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.70%
  • Current Ratio: 1.29%
  • Quick Ratio: 0.74%
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Agrium (NYSE:AGU) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 2 Sell Ratings, 10 Hold Ratings, 7 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.26)
Consensus Price Target: $100.71 (2.83% downside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Agrium (NYSE:AGU)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
2/13/2017RBC Capital MarketsReiterated RatingOutperform$105.00 -> $110.00View Rating Details
2/13/2017ScotiabankDowngradeOutperform -> Sector PerformView Rating Details
2/13/2017Royal Bank Of CanadaBoost Price TargetOutperform$105.00 -> $110.00View Rating Details
2/11/2017Credit Suisse GroupSet Price TargetHold$100.00View Rating Details
1/24/2017Cowen and CompanyUpgradeMarket Perform -> Outperform$109.00View Rating Details
1/10/2017Atlantic SecuritiesUpgradeNeutral -> Overweight$120.00View Rating Details
11/21/2016Standpoint ResearchDowngradeBuy -> HoldView Rating Details
11/6/2016TD SecuritiesReiterated RatingHold$94.00View Rating Details
9/14/2016Cleveland ResearchReiterated RatingNeutralView Rating Details
9/13/2016Bank of America CorpDowngradeBuy -> Underperform$91.00View Rating Details
9/13/2016BMO Capital MarketsDowngradeOutperform -> Market PerformView Rating Details
8/31/2016Sanford C. BernsteinReiterated RatingBuyView Rating Details
8/18/2016Barclays PLCBoost Price TargetOverweight$96.00 -> $98.00View Rating Details
8/8/2016Citigroup Inc.Boost Price TargetNeutral$91.00 -> $93.00View Rating Details
8/5/2016AltaCorp CapitalUpgradeSector Perform -> OutperformView Rating Details
6/16/2016Morgan StanleyReiterated RatingHoldView Rating Details
5/31/2016Stifel NicolausUpgradeSell -> Hold$103.00View Rating Details
4/21/2016Vertical GroupDowngradeHold -> SellView Rating Details
4/21/2016Vertical ResearchDowngradeBuy -> HoldView Rating Details
4/12/2016HSBC Holdings plcLower Price Target$97.00 -> $87.00View Rating Details
2/22/2016Susquehanna Bancshares IncLower Price TargetPositive Agu.To$105.00 -> $100.00View Rating Details
2/16/2016Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The)Lower Price TargetNeutral$88.00 -> $82.00View Rating Details
2/10/2016Paradigm CapitalLower Price TargetBuy$97.50View Rating Details
1/14/2016CIBCLower Price Target$117.00 -> $115.00View Rating Details
9/23/2015Raymond James Financial, Inc.Lower Price TargetMarket Perform$115.00 -> $105.00View Rating Details
9/22/2015Canaccord GenuityReiterated RatingBuy$115.00 -> $112.00View Rating Details
8/7/2015Howard WeilUpgradeOutperform -> Focus ListView Rating Details
2/25/2015Miller TabakReiterated RatingHold$103.00 -> $106.00View Rating Details
(Data available from 2/20/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Agrium (NYSE:AGU)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
2/9/2017Q416$0.67$0.68$2.19 billion$2.28 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/3/2016Q316$0.11($0.12)$2.40 billion$2.25 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/3/2016Q216$4.08$4.18$6.67 billion$6.42 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/3/2016Q116($0.06)$0.05$2.73 billion$2.73 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/9/2016Q415$1.38$1.52$2.84 billion$2.41 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/5/2015Q315$0.67$0.79$2.97 billion$2.52 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/5/2015Q215$4.81$4.90$7.31 billion$6.99 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/5/2015Q115$0.35($0.09)$3.16 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/3/2014Q3$0.50$0.63$2.99 billion$2.92 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/6/2014Q214$4.12$4.37$7.17 billion$7.34 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/6/2014Q114$0.05$0.07$3.01 billion$3.08 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/5/2013Q313$0.58$0.50$2.84 billion$2.87 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/9/2013Q113$1.08$0.94$3.47 billion$3.22 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/21/2013Q412$2.03$2.34$3.20 billion$3.26 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/7/2012Q312$1.82$1.34$3.07 billion$2.96 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/9/2012$1.01$1.32ViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/3/2011$1.94$1.85ViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/3/2011$4.30$4.56ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/4/2011$0.92$1.03ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/9/2011$1.14$1.00ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for Agrium (NYSE:AGU)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $5.34 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $6.26 EPS
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20162($0.07)$0.00($0.04)
Q2 20162$4.16$4.20$4.18
Q3 20162$0.30$0.55$0.43
Q4 20162$0.87$1.12$1.00
Q1 20171$0.09$0.09$0.09
Q2 20171$4.50$4.50$4.50
Q3 20171$0.81$0.81$0.81
Q4 20171$1.28$1.28$1.28
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for Agrium (NYSE:AGU)
Annual Dividend:$3.50
Dividend Yield:3.38%
Dividend Growth:15.90% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:81.21% (Based on Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
65.54% (Based on Current Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
55.91% (Based on Next Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
Track Record:5 Years of Consecutive Dividend Growth

Dividend History for Agrium (NYSE:AGU)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

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What is Agrium's stock symbol?

Agrium trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "AGU."

How often does Agrium pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Agrium?

Agrium announced a quarterly dividend on Friday, December 16th. Shareholders of record on Friday, December 30th will be paid a dividend of $0.875 per share on Thursday, January 19th. This represents a $3.50 annualized dividend and a yield of 3.38%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, December 28th.

Where is Agrium's stock going? Where will Agrium's stock price be in 2017?

19 analysts have issued 12-month target prices for Agrium's shares. Their forecasts range from $87.00 to $120.00. On average, they expect Agrium's stock price to reach $100.71 in the next year.

Who owns Agrium stock?

Agrium's stock is owned by many different of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include FMR LLC (1.96%), Letko Brosseau & Associates Inc. (1.32%), Artisan Partners Limited Partnership (1.02%), Van ECK Associates Corp (0.91%), Franklin Resources Inc. (0.76%) and CNH Partners LLC (0.70%).

Who sold Agrium stock? Who is selling Agrium stock?

Agrium's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Fiera Capital Corp, NWQ Investment Management Company LLC, William Blair Investment Management LLC, Bank of Nova Scotia Trust Co., Van ECK Associates Corp, Letko Brosseau & Associates Inc., Allianz Asset Management AG and Guggenheim Capital LLC.

Who bought Agrium stock? Who is buying Agrium stock?

Agrium's stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including CNH Partners LLC, FMR LLC, Artisan Partners Limited Partnership, Russell Investments Group Ltd., Berkley W R Corp, Two Sigma Investments LP, Credit Agricole S A and Cypress Capital Management LLC.

How do I buy Agrium stock?

Shares of Agrium can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

How much does a share of Agrium stock cost?

One share of Agrium stock can currently be purchased for approximately $103.65.

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Last Updated on 2/20/2017 by Staff