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:
  • Industry: Agricultural Chemicals
  • Sub-Industry: N/A
  • Symbol: NYSE:AGU
  • CUSIP: N/A
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $12.83 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 138,176,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $92.12
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $98.23
  • 52 Week Range: $87.62 - $111.88
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 22.13
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 15.53
  • P/E Growth: 2.07
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $13.66 billion
  • Price / Sales: 0.94
  • Book Value: $44.03 per share
  • Price / Book: 2.11
  • Annual Dividend: $3.50
  • Dividend Yield: 3.5%
  • EBIDTA: $1.57 billion
  • 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%
  • Average Volume: 473,561 shs.
  • Beta: 0.83
  • Short Ratio: 1.01

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 declared a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, May 3rd. Shareholders of record on Friday, June 30th will be paid a dividend of $0.875 per share on Thursday, July 20th. This represents a $3.50 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.77%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, June 28th. View Agrium's Dividend History.

How were Agrium's earnings last quarter?

Agrium Inc. (NYSE:AGU) posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, February, 9th. The company reported $0.68 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks' 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 return on equity of 9.79% and a net margin of 4.34%. The business's revenue was down 5.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $1.52 EPS. View Agrium's Earnings History.

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

Agrium issued an update on its FY17 earnings guidance on Monday, May, 1st. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $4.75-5.75 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $5.35.

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

17 analysts have issued 1-year target prices for Agrium's stock. Their forecasts range from $91.00 to $120.00. On average, they expect Agrium's share price to reach $104.17 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 many different of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Caisse DE Depot ET Placement DU Quebec (0.00%), Beutel Goodman & Co Ltd. (3.25%), Bank of Montreal Can (2.91%), Wellington Management Group LLP (0.00%), Vanguard Group Inc. (0.00%) and FMR LLC (0.00%). 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 Wellington Management Group LLP, Montrusco Bolton Investments Inc., Letko Brosseau & Associates Inc., Swiss National Bank, Neuberger Berman Group LLC, BARING ASSET MANAGEMENT Ltd, Mackenzie Financial Corp and Quantitative Investment Management LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for Agrium.

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 Bank of Montreal Can, Lazard Asset Management LLC, Southpoint Capital Advisors LP, Lincluden Management Ltd., Teachers Retirement System of The State of Kentucky, Bank of New York Mellon Corp, Peconic Partners LLC and Renaissance Technologies LLC. 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 $92.85.

MarketBeat Community Rating for Agrium (NYSE AGU)
Community Ranking:  2.4 out of 5 ( )
Outperform Votes:  387 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  411 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  798
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) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Sell Rating, 9 Hold Ratings, 7 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.35)
Consensus Price Target: $104.17 (12.19% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Agrium (NYSE:AGU)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
5/19/2017Vertical ResearchUpgradeHold -> BuyHighView Rating Details
5/9/2017Citigroup IncLower Price TargetNeutral$104.00 -> $100.00LowView Rating Details
5/3/2017TD SecuritiesSet Price TargetHold$99.00LowView Rating Details
5/2/2017ScotiabankReiterated RatingSector Perform$110.00LowView Rating Details
4/21/2017Credit Suisse Group AGReiterated 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
2/13/2017Royal Bank of CanadaReiterated RatingOutperform$105.00 -> $110.00N/AView Rating Details
1/24/2017Cowen and CompanyUpgradeMarket Perform -> Outperform$109.00N/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
8/5/2016AltaCorp CapitalUpgradeSector Perform -> OutperformN/AView Rating Details
6/16/2016Morgan StanleyReiterated RatingHoldN/AView Rating Details
5/31/2016Stifel NicolausUpgradeSell -> Hold$103.00N/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 IncLower 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
8/7/2015Howard WeilUpgradeOutperform -> Focus ListN/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 5/29/2015 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:7/20/2017
Annual Dividend:$3.50
Dividend Yield:3.77%
Dividend Growth:15.90% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:81.21% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
68.49% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
58.53% (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 logoZacks: Analysts Expect Agrium Inc. (AGU) Will Announce Quarterly Sales of $6.23 Billion - May 27 at 8:22 AM logoVertical Research Upgrades Agrium Inc. (AGU) to "Buy" - May 20 at 10:06 AM logoAgrium phosphate shipment from Western Sahara detained in Panama - Seeking Alpha - May 19 at 3:23 PM logoAgrium Had the Top Phosphate Shipment Growth - May 19 at 9:40 AM logoAgrium Becomes Oversold (AGU) - Nasdaq - May 17 at 8:28 PM logoComparing Fertilizer Companies’ 1Q17 Nitrogen Gross Margins - May 17 at 8:28 PM logoMajor Fertilizer Companies Had Mixed Performances in 1Q17 - May 17 at 3:26 PM logoFertilizer Companies’ Potash Shipments Rose in 1Q17 - May 17 at 3:26 PM logoAgrium Inc. (AGU) Given Average Recommendation of "Hold" by Brokerages - May 12 at 4:28 PM logoETFs with exposure to Agrium, Inc. : May 9, 2017 - May 9 at 8:27 PM logoAgrium's (AGU) Neutral Rating Reiterated at Citigroup Inc - May 9 at 9:48 AM logoAgrium, Inc. :AGU-US: Earnings Analysis: Q1, 2017 By the Numbers : May 8, 2017 - May 8 at 3:21 PM logoFertilizers: Natural Gas Price Forecasts for Week Ended May 5 - May 8 at 3:21 PM logoZacks: Brokerages Anticipate Agrium Inc. (AGU) Will Announce Quarterly Sales of $6.54 Billion - May 4 at 2:02 PM logoAgrium Inc. (AGU) to Issue Quarterly Dividend of $0.88 - May 3 at 10:22 PM logoInvestor Network: Agrium Inc. to Host Earnings Call - May 3 at 3:25 PM logoSomewhat Negative Media Coverage Unlikely to Affect Agrium (AGU) Stock Price - May 2 at 10:14 AM logoAgrium Inc. (AGU) Expected to Post Earnings of $4.55 Per Share - May 2 at 9:04 AM logoEARNINGS SUMMARY: Details of Agrium Inc. Q1 Earnings Report - May 2 at 6:52 AM logoAgrium Reports First Quarter Earnings - May 2 at 6:52 AM logoAgrium posts quarterly loss vs. year-ago profit - May 2 at 6:52 AM logoAgrium Inc. (AGU) Issues FY17 Earnings Guidance - May 1 at 10:44 PM logoAgrium (AGU) Earns Daily News Impact Rating of 0.10 - April 29 at 10:22 AM logoAGU June 9th Options Begin Trading - Nasdaq - April 27 at 3:45 PM logoWill 1Q17 Be the Turning Point for Intrepid Potash? - April 27 at 3:45 PM logoAgrium (AGU) Receiving Somewhat Positive Media Coverage, Report Shows - April 26 at 2:12 PM logoAgrium Expected to Report Negative Free Cash Flows in 2017 - April 25 at 8:01 AM logoAgrium (AGU) Getting Positive News Coverage, Analysis Shows - April 23 at 7:48 AM logoAgrium's (AGU) "Hold" Rating Reaffirmed at Credit Suisse Group AG - April 22 at 2:51 PM logoAgrium (AGU) Earning Positive Press Coverage, Study Shows - April 20 at 10:47 AM logoAgrium Wraps Up Commissioning of New Urea Facility at Borger - Yahoo Finance - April 19 at 8:25 PM logoAgrium (AGU) Earns Daily News Sentiment Score of -0.05 - April 17 at 11:37 AM logoCitigroup Inc Lowers Agrium Inc. (AGU) Price Target to $104.00 - April 17 at 7:44 AM logoPotash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc.: Time to Buy? - April 14 at 11:38 AM logo$2.79 Billion in Sales Expected for Agrium Inc. (AGU) This Quarter - April 13 at 1:48 PM logoAgrium (AGU) Receiving Favorable News Coverage, Study Shows - April 13 at 1:30 PM logoAnalysts’ April 2017 Recommendations and Targets for PotashCorp - April 12 at 3:22 PM logoAgrium Inc. (AGU) Receives "Neutral" Rating from Citigroup Inc - April 11 at 5:50 PM logoAgrium, Inc. : AGU-US: Dividend Analysis : March 31st, 2017 (record date) : By the numbers : April 11, 2017 - April 11 at 3:26 PM logoZacks: Analysts Anticipate Agrium Inc. (AGU) to Post -$0.04 Earnings Per Share - April 11 at 9:37 AM logoAgrium (AGU) Down 6.3% Since Earnings Report: Can It Rebound? - Yahoo Finance - April 7 at 7:21 AM logoAgrium (AGU) Down 6.3% Since Earnings Report: Can It Rebound? - April 7 at 7:21 AM logoAgrium's (AGU) Hold Rating Reiterated at BMO Capital Markets - April 5 at 1:04 PM logoShort Interest in Agrium Inc. (AGU) Decreases By 40.8% - March 31 at 7:17 AM logoIndian regulator says Agrium-Potash merger likely to hurt competition - March 29 at 9:58 AM logoAgrium Inc. (AGU) Given a $100.00 Price Target by Credit Suisse Group AG Analysts - March 26 at 10:28 PM logoAgrium Inc. (AGU) Receives Average Rating of "Hold" from Brokerages - March 22 at 12:23 PM logoAgrium Inc. (AGU) Research Coverage Started at Sanford C. Bernstein - March 10 at 9:03 AM logoAGU April 28th Options Begin Trading - Nasdaq - March 9 at 3:28 PM logoAgrium (AGU) Presents At The Raymond James 38th Annual Institutional Investors Conference 2017 - March 8 at 8:36 PM



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