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:
  • Market Cap: $14.88583 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 138,177,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $105.19
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $97.16
  • 52 Week Range: $87.82 - $111.88
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 26.00
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 18.94
  • P/E Growth: 2.87
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $13.56 billion
  • Price / Sales: 1.10
  • Book Value: $47.78 per share
  • Price / Book: 2.26
  • Annual Dividend: $3.50
  • Dividend Yield: 3.3%
  • EBITDA: $1.62 billion
  • Net Margins: 4.22%
  • Return on Equity: 9.69%
  • Return on Assets: 3.54%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.67%
  • Current Ratio: 1.34%
  • Quick Ratio: 0.81%
  • Average Volume: 342,366 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 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.25%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, September 28th. View Agrium's Dividend History.

How were Agrium's earnings last quarter?

Agrium Inc. (NYSE:AGU) released its earnings results on Thursday, February, 9th. The company reported $0.68 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.67 by $0.01. The company had revenue of $2.28 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.19 billion. Agrium had a net margin of 4.22% and a return on equity of 9.69%. The company's revenue for the quarter was down 5.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm 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 Tuesday, November, 7th 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 EPS guidance of $4.75-5.25 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $4.86.

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

15 brokers have issued twelve-month target prices for Agrium's shares. Their predictions range from $91.00 to $134.00. On average, they anticipate Agrium's stock price to reach $112.50 in the next year. 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 a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Montrusco Bolton Investments Inc. (0.52%). 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 Montrusco Bolton Investments Inc.. 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 $107.77.

MarketBeat Community Rating for Agrium (NYSE AGU)
Community Ranking:  2.4 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  461 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  483 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  944
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: 6 Hold Ratings, 9 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.60)
Consensus Price Target: $112.50 (4.39% upside)
Consensus Price Target History for Agrium (NYSE:AGU)
Price Target History for Agrium (NYSE:AGU)
Analysts' Ratings History for Agrium (NYSE:AGU)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
10/18/2017Royal Bank Of CanadaReiterated RatingBuy$115.00N/AView Rating Details
10/12/2017Stifel NicolausReiterated RatingBuy$123.00N/AView Rating Details
10/11/2017HSBC Holdings plcInitiated CoverageBuy$126.50N/AView Rating Details
10/6/2017BMO Capital MarketsReiterated RatingHold$100.00N/AView Rating Details
9/28/2017TD SecuritiesUpgradeHold -> Buy$102.00 -> $134.00MediumView Rating Details
9/12/2017OTR GlobalUpgradeNeutralLowView 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
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 CorporationDowngradeBuy -> 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
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
(Data available from 10/20/2015 forward)


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
11/7/2017$0.04N/AView Earnings Details
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)


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)


Current Dividend Information for Agrium (NYSE:AGU)
Most Recent Dividend:10/19/2017
Annual Dividend:$3.50
Dividend Yield:3.25%
Dividend Growth:15.90% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:84.34% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
71.72% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
61.51% (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
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading History for Agrium (NYSE:AGU)
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Headline Trends for Agrium (NYSE:AGU)
Latest Headlines for Agrium (NYSE:AGU)
DateHeadline logoAgrium’s Analyst Ratings and Price Target for October - October 19 at 4:11 PM logoWhat to Expect from PotashCorp’s 3Q17 Earnings - October 19 at 4:11 PM logo-$0.01 Earnings Per Share Expected for Agrium Inc. (AGU) This Quarter - October 19 at 11:18 AM logoNitrogen Input: Natural Gas Prices Fell Last Week - October 18 at 4:43 PM logoPotashCorp: Consensus Price Target Moves Higher in October - October 18 at 4:43 PM logoAgrium’s Analyst Ratings and Price Target for October - October 18 at 4:43 PM logoAgrium Inc. (AGU) Earns Buy Rating from Royal Bank Of Canada - October 18 at 12:04 PM logoNew Strong Sell Stocks for October 17th - October 17 at 4:30 PM logoComparing Agrium (AGU) & Its Competitors - October 17 at 4:08 AM logoAgrium's (AGU) Buy Rating Reiterated at Stifel Nicolaus - October 15 at 10:49 AM logoAgrium Inc. (AGU) Rating Lowered to Sell at Zacks Investment Research - October 12 at 12:20 AM logoAgrium Inc. (AGU) Given Average Rating of "Hold" by Brokerages - October 11 at 6:36 PM logoAgrium, Inc. : AGU-US: Dividend Analysis : September 28th, 2017 (record date) : By the numbers : October 11, 2017 - October 11 at 5:15 PM logoAgrium, Inc. : AGU-US: Dividend Analysis : September 28th, 2017 (record date) : By the numbers : October 11, 2017 - October 11 at 5:15 PM logoAgrium Inc. (AGU) Now Covered by HSBC Holdings plc - October 11 at 9:58 AM logoNitrogen Input: How Natural Gas Prices Moved Last Week - October 9 at 4:41 PM logoAgrium Inc. (AGU) Given "Hold" Rating at BMO Capital Markets - October 7 at 4:20 PM logoFinancial Analysis: Agrium (AGU) versus Its Peers - October 6 at 8:30 PM logoMonsanto Management: Updates on Growth Drivers in 2018 - October 6 at 3:55 PM logoDAP Prices Were Mixed Last Week - October 3 at 3:21 PM logoHead to Head Comparison: Agrium (AGU) & The Competition - October 2 at 4:18 PM logoNatural Gas Prices Rose for the Week Ending September 29 - October 2 at 3:29 PM logoAgrium Inc. (AGU) Upgraded to Buy at TD Securities - September 28 at 8:18 AM logoHow Natural Gas Prices Moved for Nitrogen Players Last Week - September 19 at 3:39 PM logoHave Analysts Changed Their Ratings on Agricultural Chemical Stocks? - September 19 at 3:39 PM logoAgrium’s Analyst Rating Update for September 2017 - September 19 at 3:39 PM logoThe Hot Stock: CF Industries Jumps 6.7% - September 18 at 9:07 PM logoWhy Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc. Increased 2% on Friday - September 18 at 4:06 PM logoAGU Crosses Above Average Analyst Target - September 18 at 4:06 PM logoStocks Generating Improved Relative Strength: Agrium - September 18 at 4:06 PM logoAgrium Has Significantly Outperformed the S&P 500 - September 18 at 4:06 PM logoAgrium Inc. (AGU) Price Target Raised to $115.00 at Royal Bank Of Canada - September 15 at 3:36 PM logoAgrium Inc. (AGU) Lifted to Neutral at OTR Global - September 12 at 6:58 PM logoPotash Corp & Agrium Merger Gets Regulatory Nod in Canada - Nasdaq - September 12 at 3:51 PM logoPotash Corp & Agrium Merger Gets Regulatory Nod in Canada - September 12 at 3:50 PM logoCANADA STOCKS-TSX rises with financials, Agrium-Potash Corp deal OK - September 12 at 3:50 PM logoEarnings Review and Free Research Report: Agrium Reported Better Than Expected Earnings - September 11 at 4:25 PM logoAn Update on the PotashCorp and Agrium Merger - September 8 at 3:57 PM logoPotash Corp, Agrium Provide Update on Merger of Equals Deal - September 8 at 3:57 PM logoPotash Corp, Agrium Provide Update on Merger of Equals Deal - Nasdaq - September 8 at 3:57 PM logoBlah For Second Day After Rate Hike -- Canadian Commentary - Nasdaq - September 7 at 8:38 PM logoPotashCorp, Agrium Issue Merger Update - Quick Facts - Nasdaq - September 7 at 8:38 PM logoThese 5 Dividend Stocks Can Be Had for a Bargain - September 7 at 3:36 PM logoPotashCorp, Agrium Issue Merger Update - Quick Facts - September 7 at 3:36 PM logoIndia, China regulators ask Potash to sell stake for Agrium merger - September 7 at 3:35 PM logoETFs with exposure to Agrium, Inc. : September 7, 2017 - September 7 at 3:35 PM logoAgrium, Inc. :AGU-US: Earnings Analysis: Q2, 2017 By the Numbers : September 6, 2017 - September 6 at 3:34 PM logoMaximize Your Capital Growth With These Dividend Stocks - September 4 at 4:16 PM logoPotash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc.’s Ex-CEO Thinks Merger With Agrium Inc. Destroys Value - September 1 at 4:12 PM logoAgrium, Inc. – Value Analysis (NYSE:AGU) : September 1, 2017 - September 1 at 1:33 AM



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