Brokerages Set Agrium Inc. (AGU) Target Price at $115.75

Xavier Trudeau
Juillet 2, 2017

(NYSE:AGU) (TSE:AGU) by 9.3% during the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Cypress Asset Management Inc sold 9,105 shares as V F Corp (VFC)'s stock declined 0.53%. Shelton Capital Management's holdings in Agrium were worth $1,679,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC. Jarislowsky Fraser Ltd purchased a new stake in shares of Agrium during the fourth quarter worth about $292,000. Bank of Montreal Can now owns 4,019,852 shares of the basic materials company's stock worth $384,097,000 after buying an additional 791,000 shares during the period. FMR LLC raised its position in Agrium by 37.3% in the fourth quarter. The Cypress Asset Management Inc holds 56,034 shares with $2.99 million value, down from 65,139 last quarter. Finally, Creative Planning raised its stake in shares of Agrium by 6.1% in the first quarter. Institutional investors own 69.53% of the company's stock. Agrium Inc. has $125 highest and $81 lowest target. About 130,256 shares traded. The company's 50 day moving average price is $92.15 and its 200-day moving average price is $97.08. The firm has a market cap of $12.61 billion, a PE ratio of 21.75 and a beta of 0.67.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, July 20th. Investors of record on Friday, June 30th will be paid a $0.875 dividend. This represents a $3.50 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.84%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, June 28th. Agrium's dividend payout ratio is presently 83.14%.


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Agrium Inc. was upgraded to "buy" by analysts at Vertical Research Partners.

Several brokerages have recently weighed in on AGU. BMO Capital Markets reissued a "hold" rating and set a $100.00 price objective on shares of Agrium in a report on Wednesday, April 5th. Credit Suisse Group reaffirmed a "hold" rating and set a $91.00 price objective on shares of Agrium in a report on Friday, April 21st.

Agrium Inc. (TSE:AGU) (NYSE:AGU) has been assigned a consensus rating of "Hold" from the seven brokerages that are now covering the company, MarketBeat Ratings reports. TD Securities reiterated a "hold" recommendation and given a C$135.50 target price on the stock of Agrium in a study report on early Wed, May 3rd. Finally, Scotiabank reaffirmed a "sector perform" rating and issued a $110.00 price objective on shares of Agrium in a report on Tuesday, May 2nd. Four financial stock experts recommended the company shares with a hold rating and around three have published a buy rating on the stock. the consensus 1 year target price among brokerage firms that have adjusted their coverage in the past 12 month is C$115.75. The company now has a consensus rating of "Hold" and an average price target of $103.92.

Agrium 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 divisions 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.

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