Agrium 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: www.agrium.com
- Market Cap: $13.83008 billion
- Outstanding Shares: 138,176,000
- 50 Day Moving Avg: $94.11
- 200 Day Moving Avg: $96.36
- 52 Week Range: $87.75 - $111.88
Sales & Book Value:
- Trailing P/E Ratio: 23.63
- Foreward P/E Ratio: 17.25
- P/E Growth: 2.31
- Annual Revenue: $13.66 billion
- Price / Sales: 1.00
- Book Value: $44.03 per share
- Price / Book: 2.25
- Annual Dividend: $3.50
- Dividend Yield: 3.5%
- EBIDTA: $1.57 billion
- Net Margins: 4.25%
- Return on Equity: 9.72%
- Return on Assets: 3.56%
- Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.72%
- Current Ratio: 1.19%
- Quick Ratio: 0.48%
- Average Volume: 472,344 shs.
- Beta: 0.6
- 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 declared a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, May 3rd. Stockholders of record on Friday, June 30th will be given a dividend of $0.875 per share on Thursday, July 20th. This represents a $3.50 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.54%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, June 28th. View Agrium's Dividend History.
How were Agrium's earnings last quarter?
Agrium Inc. (NYSE:AGU) issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, February, 9th. The company reported $0.68 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.67 by $0.01. The company had revenue of $2.28 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $2.19 billion. Agrium had a net margin of 4.25% and a return on equity of 9.72%. The company's revenue for the quarter was down 5.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $1.52 earnings per share. View Agrium's Earnings History.
When will Agrium make its next earnings announcement?
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 EPS 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?
16 brokers have issued 1-year price targets for Agrium's stock. Their predictions range from $91.00 to $120.00. On average, they anticipate Agrium's stock price to reach $104.50 in the next twelve months. View Analyst Ratings for Agrium.
Who are some of Agrium's key competitors?
Some companies that are related to Agrium include PPG Industries (PPG), ArcelorMittal (MT), International Paper Company (IP), POSCO (PKX), JSC MMC Norilsk Nickel (NILSY), Crh Plc (CRH), Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corp. (NSSMY), Freeport-McMoran (FCX), Anglo Amer Adr (NGLOY), Nucor Corporation (NUE), Newmont Mining Corporation (NEM), Barrick Gold Corporation (ABX), ThyssenKrupp AG (TYEKF), Anglo American plc (AAL), Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan (POT), Fresnillo PLC (FNLPF), Westrock Company (WRK) and UPM-Kymmene Corp. (UPMKY).
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 Beutel Goodman & Co Ltd. (3.23%), Russell Investments Group Ltd. (0.30%), Lincluden Management Ltd. (0.26%), APG Asset Management N.V. (0.19%), AMF Pensionsforsakring AB (0.05%) and Aperio Group LLC (0.04%). 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 Beutel Goodman & Co Ltd., Russell Investments Group Ltd., Burns J W & Co. Inc. NY, Regentatlantic Capital LLC, Capstone Asset Management Co., US Bancorp DE, Somerset Trust Co and Creative Planning. 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 Mn Services Vermogensbeheer B.V., Lincluden Management Ltd., Aperio Group LLC, Hermes Investment Management Ltd., Virtu Financial LLC, V Wealth Management LLC, Ferguson Wellman Capital Management Inc. and FineMark National Bank & Trust. 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?
MarketBeat Community Rating for Agrium (NYSE AGU)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.
One share of Agrium stock can currently be purchased for approximately $99.00.
Consensus Ratings for Agrium (NYSE:AGU) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
MarketBeat calculates consensus ratings using the most recent rating from each brokerage that has rated a stock within the last twelve months. Since brokers often use different ratings systems, each rating is normalized to a standardized rating score of 1 (sell), 2 (hold), 3 (buy) or 4 (strong buy). Consensus ratings scores are calculated using the mean average of the number of normalized sell, hold, buy and strong buy ratings. Each stock's consensus rating is derived from its calculated consensus ratings score (0-1.5 = Sell, 1.5-2.5 = Hold, 2.5-3.5 = Buy, >3.5 = Strong Buy). MarketBeat's consensus price targets are a mean average of the most recent available price targets set by each analyst that has set a price target for the stock in the last twelve months.
MarketBeat will no longer include ratings and price target data in its consensus calculation if a broker drops coverage and MarketBeat has received a report that coverage was dropped. Ratings from certain research firms that issue ratings using purely quantitative methods (such as Zacks, Vetr and ValuEngine) are not included in consensus calculations. MarketBeat's consensus ratings and consensus price targets may differ from those calculated by other firms due to differences in methodology and available data.
|Ratings Breakdown: ||1 Sell Rating, 7 Hold Ratings, 8 Buy Ratings|
|Consensus Rating:||Hold (Score: 2.44)|
|Consensus Price Target: ||$104.50 (5.56% upside)|
Analysts' Ratings History for Agrium (NYSE:AGU)
(Data available from 7/27/2015 forward)
|Date||Firm||Action||Rating||Price Target||Impact on Share Price||Details|
|7/14/2017||Royal Bank Of Canada||Set Price Target||Outperform||$110.00||Low|
|7/10/2017||Stifel Nicolaus||Reiterated Rating||Buy||$114.00 -> $107.00||Low|
|7/10/2017||Scotiabank||Upgrade||Sector Perform -> Outperform||$110.00||High|
|6/22/2017||AltaCorp Capital||Reiterated Rating||Sector Perform||Low|
|5/19/2017||Vertical Research||Upgrade||Hold -> Buy||High|
|5/9/2017||Citigroup Inc.||Lower Price Target||Neutral||$104.00 -> $100.00||Low|
|5/3/2017||TD Securities||Set Price Target||Hold||$99.00||Low|
|4/21/2017||Credit Suisse Group||Reiterated Rating||Hold||$91.00||Low|
|4/5/2017||BMO Capital Markets||Reiterated Rating||Hold||$100.00||Low|
|3/6/2017||Sanford C. Bernstein||Initiated Coverage||Outperform -> Outperform||$119.00||N/A|
|1/24/2017||Cowen and Company||Upgrade||Market Perform -> Outperform||$109.00||N/A|
|1/10/2017||Atlantic Securities||Upgrade||Neutral -> Overweight||$120.00||N/A|
|11/21/2016||Standpoint Research||Downgrade||Buy -> Hold||N/A|
|9/14/2016||Cleveland Research||Reiterated Rating||Neutral||N/A|
|9/13/2016||Bank of America Corporation||Downgrade||Buy -> Underperform||$91.00||N/A|
|8/18/2016||Barclays PLC||Boost Price Target||Overweight||$96.00 -> $98.00||N/A|
|6/16/2016||Morgan Stanley||Reiterated Rating||Hold||N/A|
|4/21/2016||Vertical Group||Downgrade||Hold -> Sell||N/A|
|4/12/2016||HSBC Holdings plc||Lower Price Target||$97.00 -> $87.00||N/A|
|2/22/2016||Susquehanna Bancshares Inc||Lower Price Target||Positive Agu.To||$105.00 -> $100.00||N/A|
|2/16/2016||Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The)||Lower Price Target||Neutral||$88.00 -> $82.00||N/A|
|2/10/2016||Paradigm Capital||Lower Price Target||Buy||$97.50||N/A|
|1/14/2016||CIBC||Lower Price Target||$117.00 -> $115.00||N/A|
|9/23/2015||Raymond James Financial, Inc.||Lower Price Target||Market Perform||$115.00 -> $105.00||N/A|
|9/22/2015||Canaccord Genuity||Reiterated Rating||Buy||$115.00 -> $112.00||N/A|
|8/7/2015||Howard Weil||Upgrade||Outperform -> Focus List||N/A|
Earnings History for Agrium (NYSE:AGU)Earnings History by Quarter for Agrium (NYSE AGU)
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)
|Date||Quarter||Consensus Estimate||Actual EPS||Revenue Estimate||Actual Revenue||Release Link||Conference Call||Details|
|2/9/2017||Q416||$0.67||$0.68||$2.19 billion||$2.28 billion||View||N/A|
|11/3/2016||Q316||$0.11||($0.12)||$2.40 billion||$2.25 billion||View||N/A|
|8/3/2016||Q216||$4.08||$4.18||$6.67 billion||$6.42 billion||View||N/A|
|5/3/2016||Q116||($0.06)||$0.05||$2.73 billion||$2.73 billion||View||N/A|
|2/9/2016||Q415||$1.38||$1.52||$2.84 billion||$2.41 billion||View||N/A|
|11/5/2015||Q315||$0.67||$0.79||$2.97 billion||$2.52 billion||View||N/A|
|8/5/2015||Q215||$4.88||$4.87||$7.31 billion||$6.99 billion||View||N/A|
|5/5/2015||Q115||$0.31||($0.09)||$3.14 billion||$2.87 billion||View||N/A|
|11/5/2013||Q313||$0.58||$0.50||$2.84 billion||$2.87 billion||View||N/A|
|5/9/2013||Q113||$1.08||$0.94||$3.47 billion||$3.22 billion||View||N/A|
|2/21/2013||Q412||$2.03||$2.34||$3.20 billion||$3.26 billion||View||N/A|
|11/7/2012||Q312||$1.82||$1.34||$3.07 billion||$2.96 billion||View||N/A|
Earnings Estimates for Agrium (NYSE:AGU)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $6.68
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)
|Quarter||Number of Estimates||Low Estimate||High Estimate||Average Estimate|
Current Dividend Information for Agrium (NYSE:AGU)
|Most Recent Dividend:||7/20/2017|
|Dividend Growth:||15.90% (3 Year Average)|
|Payout Ratio:||83.14% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings) |
68.09% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
60.98% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
|Track Record:||5 Years of Consecutive Dividend Growth|
Dividend History by Quarter for Agrium (NYSE AGU)
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)
|Announced||Period||Amount||Yield||Ex-Dividend Date||Record Date||Payable Date|
Insider Trading History for Agrium (NYSE:AGU)
No insider trades for this company have been tracked by MarketBeat.com
Headline Trends for Agrium (NYSE:AGU)
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