Shares of Agrium Inc. (TSE:AGU) (NYSE:AGU) have been given a consensus recommendation of “Hold” by the seven ratings firms that are presently covering the firm, MarketBeat reports. Four analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 1-year price target among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is C$114.75.

A number of brokerages have recently commented on AGU. AltaCorp Capital restated a “sector perform” rating on shares of Agrium in a report on Thursday, June 22nd. Royal Bank Of Canada restated an “outperform” rating and set a C$140.00 target price on shares of Agrium in a report on Friday, July 14th.

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Agrium (TSE AGU) traded down 0.57% during midday trading on Tuesday, hitting $121.78. 146,102 shares of the stock were exchanged. The stock has a market cap of $16.83 billion and a PE ratio of 29.38. The company’s 50 day moving average is $124.00 and its 200-day moving average is $125.28. Agrium has a 1-year low of $115.16 and a 1-year high of $146.99.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, October 19th. Stockholders of record on Friday, September 29th will be given a $0.875 dividend. This represents a $3.50 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.87%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, September 28th.

Agrium Company Profile

Agrium Inc 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’s segments include Retail and Wholesale. As of December 31, 2016, its Retail business unit marketed crop nutrients, crop protection products, seed, merchandise, application and other agronomic services through 1,500 retail locations in the United States, Canada, Australia, Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Uruguay.

Analyst Recommendations for Agrium (TSE:AGU)

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