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Today’s Top Gainers in the Market Agrium Inc. (NYSE:AGU) from Basic Materials

Today’s top gainers include the company Agrium Inc. (NYSE:AGU) which is in the industry Agricultural Chemicals, gaining 2.86% today. In the last week its performance is 7.39%, and 15.94% for the past quarter. Currently, Agrium Inc., AGU has a target price of 96.02, so today’s gain of 2.86% is a significant step towards its target price. The GAP today is therefore 1.22%.

Agrium Inc. (NYSE:AGU), has a market cap of 13157.35, and is based in Canada. Insider ownership is at 0.20%, and institutional ownership is 70.50%.

At the current price of 95.53, it has a dividend yield of 3.66%, and its target price is 96.02. This is with a profit margin of 6.70%, and total debt/equity of 0.85. Agrium Inc. (NYSE:AGU) has a P/E of 13.87, as well as a forward P/E of 15.

With a current EPS of 6.89, and a forecasted EPS growth for next year at 13.30%,Agrium Inc. (NYSE:AGU) has had a EPS growth for the past five years at 8.50%. For the next five years EPS growth is projected to be 2.85%.

Performance for the year is -5.53%. Since its IPO date on 5/5/1995, the total performance to date is 9.06%.

Volume today for Agrium Inc. (NYSE:AGU), is 1175200, while its average volume is 895.6. Whilst the total gain today was 2.86%, it did have a day high of -0.20%.

Volatility for this week has been at 2.11%, and 2.06% for the month. The 52-week low for Agrium Inc., AGU has been 21.88%, while the 52-week-high has reached -7.82%.

Looking at its return of investments, which is 10.90%, and its return on assets is 5.80%. Agrium Inc. (NYSE:AGU) has an operating margin of 11.00%. With a sales growth of -5.10% quarter over quarter. Bearing in mind that Agrium Inc., AGU is in the sector Basic Materials, its long-term debt/equity is 0.73, and has a current ratio of 1.2 and 0.5 for quick ratio.

So what is the value of Agrium Inc.? Well its PEG is 4.86, and the P/S is 0.9, along with a P/B of 2.18. Meanwhile it has a p/cash of *TBA.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.

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