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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 -1.27% today. In the last week its performance is -2.01%, and -11.14% for the past quarter. Currently, Agrium Inc., AGU has a target price of 108.61, so today’s gain of -1.27% is a significant step towards its target price. The GAP today is therefore -0.78%.

Agrium Inc. (NYSE:AGU), has a market cap of 12705.2, and is based in Canada. Insider ownership is at 0.20%, and institutional ownership is 70.50%.

At the current price of 91.98, it has a dividend yield of 3.81%, and its target price is 108.61. This is with a profit margin of 4.30%, and total debt/equity of 0.83. Agrium Inc. (NYSE:AGU) has a P/E of 21.44, as well as a forward P/E of 14.79.

With a current EPS of 4.29, and a forecasted EPS growth for next year at 15.38%,Agrium Inc. (NYSE:AGU) has had a EPS growth for the past five years at -14.70%. For the next five years EPS growth is projected to be 9.67%.

Performance for the year is 13.83%. Since its IPO date on 05/05/1995, the total performance to date is -7.67%.

Volume today for Agrium Inc. (NYSE:AGU), is 386200, while its average volume is 486.38. Whilst the total gain today was -1.27%, it did have a day high of -13.85%.

Volatility for this week has been at 1.35%, and 1.51% for the month. The 52-week low for Agrium Inc., AGU has been 15.03%, while the 52-week-high has reached -17.02%.

Looking at its return of investments, which is 7.70%, and its return on assets is 3.50%. Agrium Inc. (NYSE:AGU) has an operating margin of 8.00%. With a sales growth of -5.30% quarter over quarter. Bearing in mind that Agrium Inc., AGU is in the sector Basic Materials, its long-term debt/equity is 0.71, and has a current ratio of 1.3 and 0.7 for quick ratio.

So what is the value of Agrium Inc.? Well its PEG is 2.22, and the P/S is 0.93, along with a P/B of 2.06. Meanwhile it has a p/cash of 23.84.

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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