Zacks Rating on Agrium (AGU)

Agrium (AGU) : The consensus on Agrium (AGU) based on 14 analyst recommendation on the company stock is 2, which is interpreted as a Buy recommendation. Zacks Investment Research has issued a rank of 5 which endorses a Strong Sell on the stock. However, 7 brokers have a differing view as they consider the stock to be a Strong Buy at current levels. 1 analyst believes that the stock is a Buy, which can produce decent returns in the future. 5 experts consider that the stocks earnings and the quoted price is in harmony, hence, they give it a Hold rating. 1 analyst also believes that the downside risk to the stock is higher and suggests a Sell on Agrium (AGU).

Agrium (AGU) : 13 investment research analysts covering Agrium (AGU) have an average price target of $99.08 for the near short term. The highest target price given by the Brokerage Firm to the stock is $130 and the lowest target is $84 for the short term. Analysts expect the variance to be within $11.15 of the average price.


Shares of Agrium Inc. rose by 0.07% in the last five trading days and 0.15% for the last 4 weeks. Agrium Inc. is up 4.97% in the last 3-month period. Year-to-Date the stock performance stands at 5.19%. Agrium (NYSE:AGU): stock turned positive on Tuesday. Though the stock opened at $92.2, the bulls momentum made the stock top out at $93 level for the day. The stock recorded a low of $91.8 and closed the trading day at $92.14, in the green by 0.94%. The total traded volume for the day was 343,124. The stock had closed at $91.28 in the previous days trading.

Agrium Inc. (Agrium) is a Canada-based producer and marketer of nutrients for agricultural and industrial markets. Agrium is a retailer of agricultural products and services in the United States, Canada, Australia, Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Uruguay and a multi-national producer and wholesale marketer of nutrients for agricultural and industrial markets. The Company operates through its two business units: Retail and Wholesale. Agrium Wholesale owns 16 production facilities in North and South America across the nitrogen, potash and phosphate spectrum; two mines; and a distribution and storage network throughout North America and internationally through Agrium Europe. Agrium Retail operates approximately 1,375 retail locations, 57 terminals, 8 plants and 18 distribution centers in North and South America, as well as Australia.

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