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How has Agrium Inc.:(NYSE:AGU) performed recently?

Agrium Inc. (NYSE: AGU) is a large market cap stock with a market cap of 13313.97. It is in the Agricultural Chemicals industry and sector Basic Materials, with a current P/E of 14.01, a forward P/E of 15.28 and EPS of 6.89. At a stock price of 94.14 (-2.47%) it has a dividend yield of 3.63%.

EPS growth for the last five years have been 8.50%, more recently this last year it has grown by 26.50%. The next year growth is going to be about 13.02% and more long-term 1.19% after five years. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -82.60%. Sales growth for the past five years have been 6.60% and sales growth quarter over quarter is -5.10%.

For performance, Agrium Inc. the past week has seen a gain of 7.20%. For the last month performance for Agrium Inc. is 5.17%. While the last quarter is 16.22% and half year, 15.39%. Finally for the year, performance is -5.48%.

The 52-week high for Agrium Inc., is at -8.32%, and for the 52-week low it comes to a value of 20.11%. The 20-day simple moving average is 4.13% and 6.31% for the 200-day simple moving average.

Volatility for the week is at 2.16%, and for the month it is 2.02%. Agrium Inc., has a target price of 96.02.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.73, and for total debt/equity Agrium Inc. has 0.85. The gross margin is 26.30%, while operating margin is 11.00%, the profit margin is 6.70%. The current ratio is 1.2 and the quick ratio is 0.5.

Insider ownership is at 0.20%, with instituitional ownership at 70.50%. Agrium Inc. has a payout ratio of 49.50%. With the total shares outstanding coming to 137.94. The shares float is 137.94, with the float short at 2.38%, with short ratio coming to 3.73.

In terms of returns, the return on assets see Agrium Inc., get 5.80%, with its returns on investment at 10.90%. Return on equity is 15.70%. So will the investors see the target price of 96.02, reached soon?

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