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Shares of Agrium (NYSE:AGU) have received a consensus rating of “Hold” from the eighteen analysts that are presently covering the company, Analyst Ratings Network.com reports. Eight investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 1-year target price among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $103.67.

A number of analysts have recently weighed in on AGU shares. Analysts at Susquehanna cut their price target on shares of Agrium from $112.00 to $103.00 in a research note on Monday. Separately, analysts at CIBC cut their price target on shares of Agrium from $112.00 to $108.00 in a research note on Friday. Finally, analysts at Canaccord Genuity cut their price target on shares of Agrium from $106.00 to $104.00 in a research note on Friday.

Agrium (NYSE:AGU) opened at 90.60 on Friday. Agrium has a one year low of $81.60 and a one year high of $97.97. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $91.13 and its 200-day moving average is $91.92. The company has a market cap of $13.046 billion and a P/E ratio of 16.68.

Agrium (NYSE:AGU) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August 6th. The company reported $4.37 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $4.12 by $0.25. The company had revenue of $7.34 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $7.17 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $4.94 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 6.2% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts predict that Agrium will post $6.16 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which is scheduled for Thursday, October 16th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, September 30th will be paid a dividend of $0.75 per share. This represents a $3.00 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.31%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, September 26th.

Agrium Inc (NYSE:AGU) is a global producer and marketer of nutrients for agricultural and industrial markets.

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