Stock Updates

Is Agrium Inc.(NYSE: AGU), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Agrium Inc. (NYSE: AGU) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 5/5/1995. Agrium Inc. is in the Agricultural Chemicals industry and Basic Materials sector. Average volume for Agrium Inc., is 810.4, and so far today it has a volume of 251133. Performance year to date since the 5/5/1995 is 3.61%.

To help you determine whether Agrium Inc. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 13.17 and forward P/E is 14.61. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Agrium Inc. has a value for PEG of 11.04. P/S ratio is 0.86 and the P/B ratio is 2.07. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is *TBA and *TBA respectively.

At the current price Agrium Inc. is trading at, 90.25 (-0.56% today), Agrium Inc. has a dividend yield of 3.86%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 49.50%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 6.89, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 13.96% after growing 26.50% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -82.60%, and -5.10% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 139.2, and the number of shares float is 138.12. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.20%, and institutional ownership is at 70.50%. The float short is 2.54%, with the short ratio at a value of 4.33. Management has seen a return on assets of 5.80%, and also a return on investment of 10.90%.

The ability for Agrium Inc., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 1.2, and quick ratio is 0.5. Long term debt/equity is 0.73 and total debt/equity is 0.85. In terms of margins, Agrium Inc. has a gross margin of 26.30%, with its operating margin at 11.00%, and Agrium Inc. has a profit margin of 6.70%.

The 52 week high is -12.11%, with 15.14% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is -1.40% and the 200 day simple moving average is 1.81%.

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.


About the author

Mark Hines

Leave a Comment