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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 0.83% today. In the last week its performance is 1.45%, and 2.38% for the past quarter. Currently, Agrium Inc., AGU has a target price of 96.26, so today’s gain of 0.83% is a significant step towards its target price. The GAP today is therefore -0.26%.

Agrium Inc. (NYSE:AGU), has a market cap of 13212.4, and is based in Canada. Insider ownership is at 0.20%, and institutional ownership is 70.50%.

At the current price of 97.15, it has a dividend yield of 3.60%, 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 15.51, as well as a forward P/E of 16.53.

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 -1.17%. Since its IPO date on 5/5/1995, the total performance to date is 10.91%.

Volume today for Agrium Inc. (NYSE:AGU), is 450600, while its average volume is 694.98. Whilst the total gain today was 0.83%, it did have a day high of -3.08%.

Volatility for this week has been at 1.99%, and 2.23% for the month. The 52-week low for Agrium Inc., AGU has been 23.95%, while the 52-week-high has reached -4.35%.

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 12.65, and the P/S is 0.94, along with a P/B of 2.07. 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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