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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 12204.65. It is in the Agricultural Chemicals industry and sector Basic Materials, with a current P/E of 12.86, a forward P/E of 13.77 and EPS of 6.89. At a stock price of 88.6 (-2.35%) it has a dividend yield of 3.95%.

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 13.58% and more long-term 2.85% 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 0.93%. For the last month performance for Agrium Inc. is -2.61%. While the last quarter is 4.41% and half year, 1.59%. Finally for the year, performance is -14.65%.

The 52-week high for Agrium Inc., is at -15.44%, and for the 52-week low it comes to a value of 13.04%. The 20-day simple moving average is -0.49% and 0.13% for the 200-day simple moving average.

Volatility for the week is at 2.09%, and for the month it is 1.98%. Agrium Inc., has a target price of 95.73.

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 137.75. The shares float is 137.75, with the float short at 2.26%, with short ratio coming to 3.31.

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 95.73, reached soon?

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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