Agrium Inc. (AGU) Plans Quarterly Dividend of $0.88

Agrium Inc. (TSE:AGU) (NYSE:AGU) declared a quarterly dividend on Thursday, December 14th, RTT News reports. Investors of record on Friday, December 29th will be given a dividend of 0.875 per share on Thursday, January 18th. This represents a $3.50 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.46%.

Agrium (TSE:AGU) traded down C$1.27 during mid-day trading on Thursday, reaching C$142.28. 345,167 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 282,624. Agrium has a twelve month low of C$115.16 and a twelve month high of C$146.99.

In other Agrium news, Director Derek George Pannell purchased 3,400 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, November 29th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of C$139.45 per share, for a total transaction of C$474,130.00. Also, insider Michael Reed Webb purchased 1,200 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, November 9th. The stock was acquired at an average price of C$136.01 per share, with a total value of C$163,212.00.

AGU has been the subject of a number of research analyst reports. Royal Bank of Canada upped their price objective on shares of Agrium to C$140.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research report on Friday, September 15th. TD Securities upgraded shares of Agrium from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, September 28th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the stock. Agrium has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of C$114.75.

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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.

Dividend History for Agrium (TSE:AGU)

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