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: $13.42942 billion
- Outstanding Shares: 138,177,000
- 50 Day Moving Avg: $97.67
- 200 Day Moving Avg: $95.77
- 52 Week Range: $87.78 - $111.88
Sales & Book Value:
- Trailing P/E Ratio: 23.42
- Foreward P/E Ratio: 16.90
- P/E Growth: 2.58
- 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?
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?
Some companies that are related to Agrium include ArcelorMittal (MT), PPG Industries (PPG), Barrick Gold Corp (ABX), JSC MMC Norilsk Nickel (NILSY), POSCO (PKX), Akzo Nobel NV (AKZOY), International Paper Company (IP), Crh Plc (CRH), Anglo Amer Adr (NGLOY), Freeport-McMoran (FCX), Barrick Gold Corporation (ABX), Newmont Mining Corporation (NEM), Potash Co. of Saskatchewan (POT), Franco Nevada Corp (FNV), ThyssenKrupp AG (TYEKF), Nucor Corporation (NUE), Anglo American plc (AAL) and Fresnillo PLC (FNLPF).
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?
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 $97.19.
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, 7 Buy Ratings|
|Consensus Rating:||Hold (Score: 2.40)|
|Consensus Price Target: ||$105.27 (8.32% upside)|
Analysts' Ratings History for Agrium (NYSE:AGU)
(Data available from 8/20/2015 forward)
|Date||Firm||Action||Rating||Price Target||Impact on Share Price||Details|
|8/11/2017||Stifel Nicolaus||Reiterated Rating||Buy||$107.00 -> $116.00||Low|
|8/10/2017||TD Securities||Boost Price Target||Hold||$99.00 -> $102.00||Medium|
|8/3/2017||Royal Bank Of Canada||Set Price Target||Buy||$110.00||Low|
|7/28/2017||Cowen and Company||Set Price Target||Buy||$99.00||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|
|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|
|1/10/2017||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|
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|
|11/2/2017|| || || || || || || || |
|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)
|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 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|
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