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 - NEC
  • Sub-Industry: N/A
  • Symbol: NYSE:AGU
  • CUSIP: N/A
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $13.42942 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 138,177,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $97.67
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $95.77
  • 52 Week Range: $87.78 - $111.88
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 23.42
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 16.90
  • P/E Growth: 2.58
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $13.56 billion
  • Price / Sales: 0.99
  • Book Value: $47.78 per share
  • Price / Book: 2.03
  • Annual Dividend: $3.50
  • Dividend Yield: 3.6%
  • EBIDTA: $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: 0.48%
  • Average Volume: 468,191 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 3.60%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, September 28th. View Agrium's Dividend History.

How were Agrium's earnings last quarter?

Agrium Inc. (NYSE:AGU) issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, February, 9th. The company reported $0.68 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.67 by $0.01. The company 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 company's revenue was down 5.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the business 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 updated 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?

15 equities research analysts have issued 1-year price objectives for Agrium's shares. Their forecasts range from $91.00 to $120.00. On average, they anticipate Agrium's share price to reach $105.27 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for Agrium.

Are investors shorting Agrium?

Agrium saw a increase in short interest in the month of July. As of July 31st, there was short interest totalling 994,070 shares, an increase of 46.5% from the July 14th total of 678,569 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 390,464 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 2.5 days. Currently, 0.7% of the company's stock are short sold.

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 variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors 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 purchased 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 $97.19.

MarketBeat Community Rating for Agrium (NYSE AGU)
Community Ranking:  2.4 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  424 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  450 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  874
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: 1 Sell Rating, 7 Hold Ratings, 7 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.40)
Consensus Price Target: $105.27 (8.32% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Agrium (NYSE:AGU)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
8/11/2017Stifel NicolausReiterated RatingBuy$107.00 -> $116.00LowView Rating Details
8/10/2017TD SecuritiesBoost Price TargetHold$99.00 -> $102.00MediumView Rating Details
8/3/2017Royal Bank Of CanadaSet Price TargetBuy$110.00LowView 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 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
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 8/20/2015 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
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)
Next Dividend:10/19/2017
Annual Dividend:$3.50
Dividend Yield:3.60%
Dividend Growth:15.90% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:84.34% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
71.14% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
60.87% (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 Inc. (AGU) Short Interest Up 46.5% in July - August 16 at 1:54 AM logoNitrogen Fertilizers: Forecast Lowered for Natural Gas - August 15 at 4:39 PM logoAgrium Inc. (NYSE:AGU) Price Target Cut to $9.00 - August 14 at 11:40 AM logoAgrium Inc. (NYSE:AGU) Stock Rating Reaffirmed by Stifel Nicolaus - August 11 at 6:42 PM logoAgrium Inc. (NYSE:AGU) to Issue $0.88 Quarterly Dividend - August 11 at 6:02 PM logoSee what the IHS Markit Score report has to say about Agrium Inc. - August 11 at 4:05 PM logoIHS Markit Score Update: Rise in demand for ETFs holding Agrium Inc is a positive for its shares - August 10 at 10:07 PM logoAgrium Inc. (NYSE:AGU) Releases Quarterly Earnings Results, Misses Expectations By $0.01 EPS - August 9 at 9:40 PM logoAgrium Inc. (NYSE:AGU) Issues FY17 Earnings Guidance - August 9 at 9:20 PM logoAgrium quarterly profit, revenue narrowly beat estimates - Reuters - August 9 at 8:54 PM logoAgrium Reports Robust 2nd Quarter Results; Delivers Record Retail 1st Half Earnings - August 9 at 8:54 PM logoAgrium's quarterly profit falls 1.2 pct - August 9 at 8:54 PM logoAgrium beats 2Q profit forecasts - August 9 at 8:54 PM logoAgrium quarterly profit, revenue narrowly beat estimates - August 9 at 8:54 PM logoIntrepid Potash Saw Significant Margin Improvement in 2Q17 - August 9 at 3:52 PM logo$6.18 Billion in Sales Expected for Agrium Inc. (AGU) This Quarter - August 7 at 7:44 AM logoAgrium Inc. (AGU) Given a $110.00 Price Target at Royal Bank Of Canada - August 6 at 7:08 PM logo$4.04 EPS Expected for Agrium Inc. (NYSE:AGU) This Quarter - August 6 at 12:30 AM logoWhy PotashCorp Is Concerned about Phosphate Prices - August 2 at 3:33 PM logoAgrium Inc. (NYSE:AGU) to Release Earnings on Wednesday - August 2 at 7:26 AM logoAgrium (AGU) & Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (The) (SMG) Head to Head Comparison - August 1 at 4:32 PM logoCowen and Company Reiterates "$99.00" Price Target for Agrium Inc. (AGU) - July 31 at 12:56 AM logoAgrium Inc. (NYSE:AGU) Receives Average Recommendation of "Hold" from Brokerages - July 28 at 6:49 PM logoHow Is CF Industries Valued prior to Its 2Q17 Earnings? - July 26 at 3:39 PM logoHow Natural Gas Prices Moved for Nitrogen Fertilizer Producers - July 25 at 3:28 PM logoCanpotex signs China potash supply contracts at higher price - Reuters - July 21 at 5:14 PM logoPotashCorp’s 2Q17 Earnings: Turning Point for Investors? - July 19 at 4:34 PM logoHead to Head Review: Sociedad Quimica y Minera (SQM) & Agrium (AGU) - July 19 at 8:39 AM logoNitrogen-exposed fertilizer names on watch after Yara earnings miss - Seeking Alpha - July 18 at 4:46 PM logoWhat’s Happening with MAP Prices as of July 14? - July 18 at 4:46 PM logo$6.18 Billion in Sales Expected for Agrium Inc. (NYSE:AGU) This Quarter - July 16 at 7:54 AM logoAgrium Inc. (AGU) PT Set at $110.00 by Royal Bank Of Canada - July 15 at 8:28 PM logo$4.05 Earnings Per Share Expected for Agrium Inc. (AGU) This Quarter - July 14 at 10:28 PM logoNew Strong Sell Stocks for July 14th - Nasdaq - July 14 at 5:24 PM logoNew Strong Sell Stocks for July 14th - July 14 at 5:24 PM logoAgrium Inc. (NYSE:AGU) Given New $10.00 Price Target at Citigroup Inc. - July 12 at 1:41 PM logoAgrium Inc. (AGU) Looks Good: Stock Adds 5.5% in Session - July 11 at 4:48 PM logoAgrium's (AGU) "Buy" Rating Reaffirmed at Stifel Nicolaus - July 10 at 11:00 PM logoCANADA STOCKS-TSX rebounds from a 7-month low last week as resource shares climb - Nasdaq - July 10 at 8:26 PM logoCANADA STOCKS-TSX edges higher on materials, energy; Home Capital falls - Nasdaq - July 10 at 3:25 PM logoFertilizer stocks surge to lead S&P 500 gainers as corn prices jump to 13-month high - MarketWatch - July 10 at 3:25 PM logoFertilizer stocks surge to lead S&P 500 gainers as corn prices jump to 13-month high - July 10 at 3:25 PM logoBehind the Latest Nitrogen Input Numbers: Natural Gas Price Movement - July 10 at 3:25 PM logoScotiabank Upgrades Agrium Inc. (AGU) to "Outperform" - July 10 at 9:34 AM logoHead-To-Head Contrast: Agrium (NYSE:AGU) versus Intrepid Potash (IPI) - July 6 at 12:32 AM logoAgrium, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : AGU-US : July 4, 2017 - July 4 at 5:28 PM logoAgrium Inc. (NYSE:AGU) Downgraded to Sell at Zacks Investment Research - July 4 at 1:40 PM logoAgrium Inc. (AGU) Given Consensus Rating of "Hold" by Brokerages - July 3 at 4:44 PM logoIntrepid Potash Lowers Its Leverage in 1Q17 - July 3 at 3:33 PM logoFertilizer Input: Natural Gas Prices for Week Ended June 30 - July 3 at 3:33 PM



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