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Market Highlights for the day: Agrium Inc. (AGU)

Today’s top gainers include the company Agrium Inc. (NYSE:AGU) which is in the industry Agricultural Chemicals, gaining -0.38% today. In the last week its performance is -2.79%, and -14.07% for the past quarter. Currently, Agrium Inc., AGU has a target price of 104.18, so today’s gain of -0.38% is a significant step towards its target price. The GAP today is therefore -0.91%.

Agrium Inc. (NYSE:AGU), has a market cap of 12.27 B, and is based in Canada. Insider ownership is at 0.20%, and institutional ownership is 70.50%.

At the current price of 88.62, it has a dividend yield of 3.95%, and its target price is 104.18. This is with a profit margin of 4.20%, and total debt/equity of 0.84. Agrium Inc. (NYSE:AGU) has a P/E of 21.12, as well as a forward P/E of 14.73.

With a current EPS of 4.2, and a forecasted EPS growth for next year at 18.12%,Agrium Inc. (NYSE:AGU) has had a EPS growth for the past five years at -14.70%. For the next five years EPS growth is projected to be 8.70%.

Performance for the year is 4.25%. Since its IPO date on 05/05/1995, the total performance to date is -11.05%.

Volume today for Agrium Inc. (NYSE:AGU), is 523194, while its average volume is 482.42. Whilst the total gain today was -0.38%, it did have a day high of -10.98%.

Volatility for this week has been at 1.51%, and 1.60% for the month. The 52-week low for Agrium Inc., AGU has been 5.94%, while the 52-week-high has reached -20.06%.

Looking at its return of investments, which is 7.70%, and its return on assets is 3.40%. Agrium Inc. (NYSE:AGU) has an operating margin of 7.90%. With a sales growth of -0.20% quarter over quarter. Bearing in mind that Agrium Inc., AGU is in the sector Basic Materials, its long-term debt/equity is 0.72, 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 2.43, and the P/S is 0.9, along with a P/B of 2.01. 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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