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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 -1.40% today. In the last week its performance is 1.56%, and 9.51% for the past quarter. Currently, Agrium Inc., AGU has a target price of 96.02, so today’s gain of -1.40% is a significant step towards its target price. The GAP today is therefore -0.30%.

Agrium Inc. (NYSE:AGU), has a market cap of 13010.5, and is based in Canada. Insider ownership is at 0.20%, and institutional ownership is 70.50%.

At the current price of 93, it has a dividend yield of 3.71%, and its target price is 96.02. This is with a profit margin of 6.70%, and total debt/equity of 0.85. Agrium Inc. (NYSE:AGU) has a P/E of 13.69, as well as a forward P/E of 14.93.

With a current EPS of 6.89, and a forecasted EPS growth for next year at 13.02%,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 1.19%.

Performance for the year is -6.59%. Since its IPO date on 5/5/1995, the total performance to date is 7.67%.

Volume today for Agrium Inc. (NYSE:AGU), is 362429, while its average volume is 859.87. Whilst the total gain today was -1.40%, it did have a day high of -3.74%.

Volatility for this week has been at 2.04%, and 2.04% for the month. The 52-week low for Agrium Inc., AGU has been 18.65%, while the 52-week-high has reached -9.43%.

Looking at its return of investments, which is 10.90%, and its return on assets is 5.80%. Agrium Inc. (NYSE:AGU) has an operating margin of 11.00%. With a sales growth of -5.10% quarter over quarter. Bearing in mind that Agrium Inc., AGU is in the sector Basic Materials, its long-term debt/equity is 0.73, and has a current ratio of 1.2 and 0.5 for quick ratio.

So what is the value of Agrium Inc.? Well its PEG is 11.47, and the P/S is 0.89, along with a P/B of 2.15. 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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