Agrium Company Profile (NYSE:AGU)

About Agrium (NYSE:AGU)

Agrium logoAgrium Inc. is a retailer of agricultural products and services in the United States, Canada, Australia, Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Uruguay and a multi-national producer and wholesale marketer of nutrients for agricultural and industrial markets. The Company's segments include Retail and Wholesale. As of December 31, 2016, its Retail business unit marketed crop nutrients, crop protection products, seed, merchandise, application and other agronomic services through 1,500 retail locations in the United States, Canada, Australia, Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Uruguay. Its Wholesale business unit manufactures, mines and markets a range of nutrients, including nitrogen-based, potash and phosphate-based crop nutrient products. As of December 31, 2016, its Wholesale business unit owned and operated five North American nitrogen facilities, four located in Alberta, Canada and one in Borger, Texas, United States.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Basic Materials
  • Industry: Agricultural Chemicals
  • Sub-Industry: N/A
  • Symbol: NYSE:AGU
  • CUSIP: N/A
  • Web: www.agrium.com
Capitalization:
  • Market Cap: $14.99 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 138,177,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $99.51
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $95.35
  • 52 Week Range: $87.78 - $111.88
P/E:
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 26.17
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 18.67
  • P/E Growth: 2.87
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $13.56 billion
  • Price / Sales: 1.11
  • Book Value: $47.78 per share
  • Price / Book: 2.27
Dividend:
  • Annual Dividend: $3.50
  • Dividend Yield: 3.3%
Profitability:
  • EBIDTA: $1.62 billion
  • Net Margins: 4.22%
  • Return on Equity: 9.69%
  • Return on Assets: 3.54%
Debt:
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.67%
  • Current Ratio: 1.34%
  • Quick Ratio: 0.81%
Misc:
  • Average Volume: 434,566 shs.
  • Beta: 0.62
  • Short Ratio: 1.43
 

Frequently Asked Questions for Agrium (NYSE:AGU)

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, August 11th. Stockholders of record on Friday, September 29th will be paid a dividend of $0.875 per share on Thursday, October 19th. This represents a $3.50 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.23%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, September 28th. View Agrium's Dividend History.

How were Agrium's earnings last quarter?

Agrium Inc. (NYSE:AGU) announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, February, 9th. The company reported $0.68 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $0.67 by $0.01. The business earned $2.28 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.19 billion. Agrium had a return on equity of 9.69% and a net margin of 4.22%. The business's revenue for the quarter was down 5.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the company posted $1.52 EPS. View Agrium's Earnings History.

When will Agrium make its next earnings announcement?

Agrium is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, November, 2nd 2017. View Earnings Estimates for Agrium.

What guidance has Agrium issued on next quarter's earnings?

Agrium issued an update on its FY17 earnings guidance on Wednesday, August, 9th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $4.75-5.25 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $4.86.

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

14 brokers have issued twelve-month price targets for Agrium's shares. Their forecasts range from $91.00 to $120.00. On average, they expect Agrium's stock price to reach $107.20 in the next twelve months. View Analyst Ratings for Agrium.

Who are some of Agrium's key competitors?

Who are Agrium's key executives?

Agrium's management team includes the folowing people:

  • Derek G. Pannell, Chairman of the Board
  • Charles V. Magro, President, Chief Executive Officer, Director
  • Steven James Douglas, Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President
  • Leslie A. O'Donoghue, Executive Vice President - Corporate Development & Strategy, Chief Risk Officer
  • Michael R. Webb, Senior Vice President - Human Resources
  • Henry Deans, Senior Vice President, President - Wholesale Business Unit
  • Stephen G. Dyer, Senior Vice President and President - Retail Business Unit
  • Susan C. Jones, Senior Vice President & Chief Legal Officer
  • Fredrick R. Thun, Vice President - Finance
  • Angela S. Lekatsas, Vice President, Treasurer

Who owns Agrium stock?

Agrium's stock is owned by many different of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Royal Bank of Canada (5.33%), Capital Research Global Investors (4.41%), Dodge & Cox (4.09%), Beutel Goodman & Co Ltd. (3.23%), Vanguard Group Inc. (2.38%) and FMR LLC (1.82%). View Institutional Ownership Trends for Agrium.

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 Capital Research Global Investors, Capital World Investors, CIBC Asset Management Inc, CNH Partners LLC, FMR LLC, Cannell Peter B & Co. Inc., AGF Investments Inc. and Fort Washington Investment Advisors Inc. OH. View Insider Buying and Selling for Agrium.

Who bought Agrium stock? Who is buying Agrium stock?

Agrium's stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Dodge & Cox, Lazard Asset Management LLC, Renaissance Technologies LLC, Fiera Capital Corp, Vanguard Group Inc., Black Creek Investment Management Inc., Artisan Partners Limited Partnership and Great West Life Assurance Co. Can. View Insider Buying and Selling for Agrium.

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.

What is Agrium's stock price today?

One share of Agrium stock can currently be purchased for approximately $108.49.


MarketBeat Community Rating for Agrium (NYSE AGU)
Community Ranking:  2.4 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  444 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  470 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  914
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Agrium and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Agrium (NYSE:AGU) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 7 Hold Ratings, 7 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.50)
Consensus Price Target: $107.20 (1.19% downside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Agrium (NYSE:AGU)
Show:
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
9/15/2017Royal Bank of CanadaBoost Price TargetOutperform$110.00 -> $115.00LowView Rating Details
9/12/2017OTR GlobalUpgradeNeutralLowView Rating Details
8/11/2017Stifel NicolausReiterated RatingBuy$107.00 -> $116.00LowView Rating Details
8/10/2017TD SecuritiesBoost Price TargetHold$99.00 -> $102.00MediumView Rating Details
7/28/2017Cowen and CompanySet Price TargetBuy$99.00LowView Rating Details
7/10/2017ScotiabankUpgradeSector Perform -> Outperform$110.00HighView Rating Details
6/22/2017AltaCorp CapitalReiterated RatingSector PerformLowView Rating Details
5/19/2017Vertical ResearchUpgradeHold -> BuyHighView Rating Details
5/9/2017Citigroup Inc.Lower Price TargetNeutral$104.00 -> $100.00LowView Rating Details
4/21/2017Credit Suisse GroupReiterated RatingHold$91.00LowView Rating Details
4/5/2017BMO Capital MarketsReiterated RatingHold$100.00LowView Rating Details
3/6/2017Sanford C. BernsteinInitiated CoverageOutperform -> Outperform$119.00N/AView Rating Details
1/10/2017Atlantic SecuritiesUpgradeNeutral -> Overweight$120.00N/AView Rating Details
11/21/2016Standpoint ResearchDowngradeBuy -> HoldN/AView Rating Details
9/14/2016Cleveland ResearchReiterated RatingNeutralN/AView Rating Details
9/13/2016Bank of America CorpDowngradeBuy -> Underperform$91.00N/AView Rating Details
8/18/2016Barclays PLCBoost Price TargetOverweight$96.00 -> $98.00N/AView Rating Details
6/16/2016Morgan StanleyReiterated RatingHoldN/AView Rating Details
4/21/2016Vertical GroupDowngradeHold -> SellN/AView Rating Details
4/12/2016HSBC Holdings plcLower Price Target$97.00 -> $87.00N/AView Rating Details
2/22/2016Susquehanna Bancshares IncLower Price TargetPositive Agu.To$105.00 -> $100.00N/AView Rating Details
2/16/2016Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The)Lower Price TargetNeutral$88.00 -> $82.00N/AView Rating Details
2/10/2016Paradigm CapitalLower Price TargetBuy$97.50N/AView Rating Details
1/14/2016CIBCLower Price Target$117.00 -> $115.00N/AView Rating Details
9/23/2015Raymond James Financial, Inc.Lower Price TargetMarket Perform$115.00 -> $105.00N/AView Rating Details
9/22/2015Canaccord GenuityReiterated RatingBuy$115.00 -> $112.00N/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 9/20/2015 forward)

Earnings

Earnings History for Agrium (NYSE:AGU)
Earnings by Quarter for Agrium (NYSE:AGU)
Earnings History by Quarter for Agrium (NYSE AGU)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
11/2/2017        
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$4.88$4.87$7.31 billion$6.99 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/5/2015Q115$0.31($0.09)$3.14 billion$2.87 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)

Estimates

Earnings Estimates for Agrium (NYSE:AGU)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $6.68
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
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)

Dividends

Current Dividend Information for Agrium (NYSE:AGU)
Next Dividend:10/19/2017
Annual Dividend:$3.50
Dividend Yield:3.23%
Dividend Growth:15.90% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:84.34% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
71.43% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
60.24% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
Track Record:5 Years of Consecutive Dividend Growth
Dividend Payments by Quarter for Agrium (NYSE:AGU)

Dividend History by Quarter for Agrium (NYSE AGU)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
8/11/2017quarterly$0.883.56%9/28/20179/29/201710/19/2017
5/3/2017quarterly$0.883.86%6/28/20176/30/20177/20/2017
2/23/2017quarterly$0.883.48%3/29/20173/31/20174/20/2017
12/16/2016Quarterly$0.883.54%12/28/201612/30/20161/19/2017
8/4/2016quarterly$0.883.91%9/28/20169/30/201610/20/2016
5/4/2016quarterly$0.884.06%6/28/20166/30/20167/21/2016
2/25/2016quarterly$0.884.15%3/29/20163/31/20164/21/2016
12/11/2015quarterly$0.883.72%12/29/201512/31/20151/21/2016
8/7/2015quarterly$0.883.47%9/28/20159/30/201510/15/2015
5/7/2015quarterly$0.883.22%6/26/20156/30/20157/16/2015
2/25/2015quarterly$0.782.69%3/27/20153/31/20154/16/2015
11/4/2014quarterly$0.783.21%12/29/201412/31/20141/21/2015
8/8/2014quarterly$0.753.32%9/26/20149/30/201410/16/2014
5/8/2014quarterly$0.753.23%6/26/20146/30/20147/17/2014
2/24/2014quarterly$0.753.3%3/27/20143/31/20144/17/2014
12/13/2013quarterly$0.753.36%12/27/201312/31/20131/16/2014
8/9/2013quarterly$0.502.34%9/26/20139/30/201310/17/2013
4/9/2013quarterly$0.502.13%6/26/20136/28/20137/18/2013
2/22/2013quarterly$0.501.99%3/26/20133/28/20134/18/2013
12/17/2012semiannual$0.501.02%12/27/201212/31/20121/17/2013
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading History for Agrium (NYSE:AGU)
No insider trades for this company have been tracked by MarketBeat.com

Headlines

Headline Trends for Agrium (NYSE:AGU)
Latest Headlines for Agrium (NYSE:AGU)
Source:
DateHeadline
finance.yahoo.com logoHow Natural Gas Prices Moved for Nitrogen Players Last Week
finance.yahoo.com - September 19 at 3:39 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoHave Analysts Changed Their Ratings on Agricultural Chemical Stocks?
finance.yahoo.com - September 19 at 3:39 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoAgrium’s Analyst Rating Update for September 2017
finance.yahoo.com - September 19 at 3:39 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoThe Hot Stock: CF Industries Jumps 6.7%
finance.yahoo.com - September 18 at 9:07 PM
fool.ca logoWhy Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc. Increased 2% on Friday
www.fool.ca - September 18 at 4:06 PM
nasdaq.com logoAGU Crosses Above Average Analyst Target
www.nasdaq.com - September 18 at 4:06 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoStocks Generating Improved Relative Strength: Agrium
finance.yahoo.com - September 18 at 4:06 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoAgrium Has Significantly Outperformed the S&P 500
finance.yahoo.com - September 18 at 4:06 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoAgrium Inc. (AGU) Given Consensus Recommendation of "Hold" by Brokerages
www.americanbankingnews.com - September 16 at 4:36 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoAgrium Inc. (AGU) Price Target Raised to $115.00 at Royal Bank Of Canada
www.americanbankingnews.com - September 15 at 3:36 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoZacks: Brokerages Anticipate Agrium Inc. (AGU) Will Post Quarterly Sales of $2.54 Billion
www.americanbankingnews.com - September 13 at 5:30 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoAgrium Inc. (AGU) Lifted to Neutral at OTR Global
www.americanbankingnews.com - September 12 at 6:58 PM
nasdaq.com logoPotash Corp & Agrium Merger Gets Regulatory Nod in Canada - Nasdaq
www.nasdaq.com - September 12 at 3:51 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoPotash Corp & Agrium Merger Gets Regulatory Nod in Canada
finance.yahoo.com - September 12 at 3:50 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoCANADA STOCKS-TSX rises with financials, Agrium-Potash Corp deal OK
finance.yahoo.com - September 12 at 3:50 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoZacks: Analysts Anticipate Agrium Inc. (AGU) to Announce $0.03 EPS
www.americanbankingnews.com - September 11 at 8:16 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoEarnings Review and Free Research Report: Agrium Reported Better Than Expected Earnings
finance.yahoo.com - September 11 at 4:25 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoAn Update on the PotashCorp and Agrium Merger
finance.yahoo.com - September 8 at 3:57 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoPotash Corp, Agrium Provide Update on Merger of Equals Deal
finance.yahoo.com - September 8 at 3:57 PM
nasdaq.com logoPotash Corp, Agrium Provide Update on Merger of Equals Deal - Nasdaq
www.nasdaq.com - September 8 at 3:57 PM
nasdaq.com logoBlah For Second Day After Rate Hike -- Canadian Commentary - Nasdaq
www.nasdaq.com - September 7 at 8:38 PM
nasdaq.com logoPotashCorp, Agrium Issue Merger Update - Quick Facts - Nasdaq
www.nasdaq.com - September 7 at 8:38 PM
fool.ca logoThese 5 Dividend Stocks Can Be Had for a Bargain
www.fool.ca - September 7 at 3:36 PM
rttnews.com logoPotashCorp, Agrium Issue Merger Update - Quick Facts
www.rttnews.com - September 7 at 3:36 PM
reuters.com logoIndia, China regulators ask Potash to sell stake for Agrium merger
www.reuters.com - September 7 at 3:35 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoETFs with exposure to Agrium, Inc. : September 7, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - September 7 at 3:35 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoAgrium, Inc. :AGU-US: Earnings Analysis: Q2, 2017 By the Numbers : September 6, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - September 6 at 3:34 PM
fool.ca logoMaximize Your Capital Growth With These Dividend Stocks
www.fool.ca - September 4 at 4:16 PM
fool.ca logoPotash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc.’s Ex-CEO Thinks Merger With Agrium Inc. Destroys Value
www.fool.ca - September 1 at 4:12 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoAgrium, Inc. – Value Analysis (NYSE:AGU) : September 1, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - September 1 at 1:33 AM
baystreet.ca logoWhy Investors Should Keep an Eye on Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc. - Baystreet.ca
www.baystreet.ca - August 31 at 8:30 PM
nasdaq.com logoBullish Two Hundred Day Moving Average Cross - AGU - Nasdaq
www.nasdaq.com - August 31 at 8:30 PM
nasdaq.com logoAgrium to Buy Ag-Retail Businesses in Georgia & Florida - Nasdaq
www.nasdaq.com - August 31 at 3:29 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoFeatured Company News - Agrium Expands Agriculture Retail Business with Acquisition of Southern States Cooperative's Ag-Retail Businesses in Georgia and Florida
finance.yahoo.com - August 31 at 3:29 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoPotash Prices Showed Stability for Week Ended August 25
finance.yahoo.com - August 29 at 3:58 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoNatural Gas Prices Kept Rising in Week Ended August 25
finance.yahoo.com - August 28 at 8:47 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoAgrium, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : AGU-US : August 28, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - August 28 at 3:45 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoHead to Head Survey: Agrium (AGU) & Compass Minerals International (CMP)
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 28 at 12:26 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoZacks: Brokerages Expect Agrium Inc. (AGU) Will Announce Quarterly Sales of $2.54 Billion
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 26 at 3:38 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoAnalyzing Agrium (AGU) & Monsanto (MON)
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 24 at 2:12 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoAgrium names Mike Frank as President of Agrium Retail
finance.yahoo.com - August 23 at 8:48 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoAgrium Inc. (AGU) Given Consensus Rating of "Hold" by Analysts
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 22 at 6:50 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoReading Phosphate Shipments in 2Q17: Fertilizer Giants Weigh In
finance.yahoo.com - August 21 at 3:49 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoAgrium Inc. (AGU) Short Interest Up 46.5% in July
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 16 at 1:54 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoNitrogen Fertilizers: Forecast Lowered for Natural Gas
finance.yahoo.com - August 15 at 4:39 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoAgrium Inc. (NYSE:AGU) Price Target Cut to $9.00
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 14 at 11:40 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoAgrium Inc. (NYSE:AGU) Stock Rating Reaffirmed by Stifel Nicolaus
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 11 at 6:42 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoAgrium Inc. (NYSE:AGU) to Issue $0.88 Quarterly Dividend
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 11 at 6:02 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoSee what the IHS Markit Score report has to say about Agrium Inc.
finance.yahoo.com - August 11 at 4:05 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoIHS Markit Score Update: Rise in demand for ETFs holding Agrium Inc is a positive for its shares
finance.yahoo.com - August 10 at 10:07 PM

Social

Chart

Agrium (AGU) Chart for Wednesday, September, 20, 2017

This page was last updated on 9/20/2017 by MarketBeat.com Staff