Agrium Inc. (AGU) Receives Consensus Recommendation of “Buy” from Brokerages

Agrium Inc. (TSE:AGU) (NYSE:AGU) has been assigned an average recommendation of “Buy” from the seven ratings firms that are covering the stock, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and four have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12-month target price among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is C$110.60.

A number of equities research analysts recently commented on AGU shares. Royal Bank Of Canada raised their price objective on shares of Agrium to C$140.00 and gave the company 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.

Shares of Agrium (AGU) traded down C$1.06 during trading hours on Thursday, reaching C$133.83. 287,551 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 280,811. Agrium has a 1 year low of C$115.16 and a 1 year high of C$146.99.

In other news, insider Steven James Douglas sold 10,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, September 11th. The shares were sold at an average price of C$122.60, for a total transaction of C$1,226,000.00. Also, insider Michael Reed Webb acquired 1,200 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, November 9th. The shares were acquired at an average cost of C$136.01 per share, with a total value of C$163,212.00.

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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.

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