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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 1.57% today. In the last week its performance is 10.27%, and 5.06% for the past quarter. Currently, Agrium Inc., AGU has a target price of 96.26, so today’s gain of 1.57% is a significant step towards its target price. The GAP today is therefore 0.35%.

Agrium Inc. (NYSE:AGU), has a market cap of 13352.48, and is based in Canada. Insider ownership is at 0.20%, and institutional ownership is 70.50%.

At the current price of 98.18, it has a dividend yield of 3.56%, and its target price is 96.26. This is with a profit margin of 6.20%, and total debt/equity of 0.86. Agrium Inc. (NYSE:AGU) has a P/E of 15.67, as well as a forward P/E of 16.71.

With a current EPS of 6.26, and a forecasted EPS growth for next year at 14.10%,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 1.23%.

Performance for the year is 0.94%. Since its IPO date on 5/5/1995, the total performance to date is 12.08%.

Volume today for Agrium Inc. (NYSE:AGU), is 747500, while its average volume is 699.4. Whilst the total gain today was 1.57%, it did have a day high of -2.06%.

Volatility for this week has been at 3.90%, and 2.19% for the month. The 52-week low for Agrium Inc., AGU has been 25.26%, while the 52-week-high has reached -3.34%.

Looking at its return of investments, which is 10.90%, and its return on assets is 5.10%. Agrium Inc. (NYSE:AGU) has an operating margin of 10.20%. With a sales growth of -8.30% quarter over quarter. Bearing in mind that Agrium Inc., AGU is in the sector Basic Materials, its long-term debt/equity is 0.68, and has a current ratio of 1.3 and 0.8 for quick ratio.

So what is the value of Agrium Inc.? Well its PEG is 12.78, and the P/S is 0.95, along with a P/B of 2.09. 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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