Agrium Receives Average Rating of “Hold” from Analysts (NYSE:AGU)
Shares of Agrium (NYSE:AGU) have received an average recommendation of “Hold” from the twenty analysts that are presently covering the company, AnalystRatingsNetwork.com reports. Eleven equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 1-year target price among brokers that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $101.79.
Agrium (NYSE:AGU) opened at 93.08 on Tuesday. Agrium has a 1-year low of $77.19 and a 1-year high of $97.97. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $91.85 and its 200-day moving average is $91.96. The company has a market cap of $13.404 billion and a P/E ratio of 14.82.
Agrium (NYSE:AGU) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, May 6th. The company reported $0.07 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $0.05 by $0.02. The company had revenue of $3.08 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $3.01 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $1.03 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was down 2.4% on a year-over-year basis. Analysts expect that Agrium will post $6.37 EPS for the current fiscal year.
A number of analysts have recently weighed in on AGU shares. Analysts at Scotiabank reiterated a “sector outperform” rating on shares of Agrium in a research note on Tuesday, June 10th. Separately, analysts at Standpoint Research initiated coverage on shares of Agrium in a research note on Friday, May 30th. They set an “accumulate” rating and a $115.00 price target on the stock. Finally, analysts at Zacks reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of Agrium in a research note on Friday, May 23rd. They now have a $95.00 price target on the stock.
Agrium Inc (NYSE:AGU) is a global producer and marketer of nutrients for agricultural and industrial markets.
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