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AGU Company Profile
Agrium- (AGU)-produces and markets agricultural nutrients, industrial products, and specialty products worldwide, as well as involves in the retail supply of agricultural products and services in North and South America. It operates through three segments: Retail, Wholesale, and Advanced Technologies. As of December 31, 2007, this segment operated 444 farm centers and 49 distribution facilities across 30 U.S. states, Argentina, and Chile. The company was founded in 1931. It was formerly known as Cominco Fertilizers, Ltd. and changed its name to Agrium, Inc. in 1995. Agrium is headquartered in Calgary, Canada.
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Agrium CEO Mike Wilson to Retire (AGU)Oct 3, 2013On Wednesday, Agrium Inc. (AGU) reported that its CEO, Mike Wilson, will retire from his position on December 31. The company has appointed its current COO Chuck Magro to replace Wilson at the end of the year. Magro will also join the company's board immediately. Mike Wilson noted: “I am confident that with Chuck’s leadership skills and industry experience, combined with the strength of our executive leadership team, the company will continue to build on Agrium’s high performance culture to drive operational excellence and bring value to all of our key stakeholders." Agrium shares were mostly flat during pre-market trading Thursday. The stock is down 14% YTD.Expand to read the full story
Agrium Raises Dividend by 50%, But Issues Weak Q3 Outlook (AGU)Sep 23, 2013Before the opening bell on Monday, agricultural products maker Agrium Inc. (AGU) announced that it was raising its dividend payout by 50%. However, the company also announced that it expects to see weak third quarter results due to low sales and soft prices. The Canada-based company will now pay a quarterly dividend of 75 cents per share, up from the previous payout of 50 cents per share. This dividend will be paid on October 17 to shareholders of record on September 30, with an ex-dividend date of September 26. Furthermore, the company said that Wholesale EBIT for the third quarter will be about $200 million lower than the same period a year ago. Wholesale nitrogen, phosphate, and potash sales volume are expected to be down 20%, 30%, and 30%, respectively, from the third quarter last year. Benchmark nutrient prices were down between 20% and 30% in the most recent third quarter versus the same period a year ago, which negatively impacted overall sales. On the other hand, the company did say that Retail EBIT is expected to increase year-over-year. "The dividend increase demonstrates our confidence in the ability of the business to generate significant cash flow and is an indication of the strength of our position across the crop-input value chain. Agrium is committed to returning capital to shareholders while continuing to deliver on value-added growth," said Mike Wilson, President and CEO of Agrium. "Despite short-term headwinds for our wholesale business unit this quarter, the long term fundamentals of our business remain strong and we expect significant crop input demand as we move into the fall season." Agrium shares were inactive during pre-market trading on Monday. The stock is down 9.89% year-to-date.Expand to read the full story
The Bottom LineShares of Agrium (AGU) offer a dividend yield of 3.33% based on Friday's closing price of $89.99 and the company's updated annualized dividend payout of $3.00 per share. Agrium Inc. (AGU) is not recommended at this time, holding a Dividend.com DARS™ Rating of 3.3 out of 5 stars. Be sure to visit our complete recommended list of the Best Dividend Stocks, as well as a detailed explanation of our ratings system here.
UBS Cuts Estimates on Agrium (AGU)Aug 9, 2013UBS analysts cut the earnings estimates on Agrium Inc. (AGU) on Friday, as pricing pressure in wholesale nitrogen costs will weigh on the agricultural nutrient maker's bottom line. The analysts see shares of AGU reaching $100, which suggests a 15% upside to the stock's Thursday closing price of $87.26. Agrium shares were inactive during pre-market trading on Friday. The stock is down 12.63% year-to-date. The Bottom Line Shares of Agrium (AGU) offer a 1.5% dividend yield based on last night's closing price of $87.26 and the company's annualized dividend payout of $1.00 per share. Agrium Inc. (AGU) is not recommended at this time, holding a Dividend.com DARS™ Rating of 3.3 out of 5 stars. Be sure to visit our complete recommended list of the Best Dividend Stocks, as well as a detailed explanation of our ratings system here.Expand to read the full story
JP Morgan Lowers Price Target on Argrium (AGU)Jun 19, 2013On Tuesday, JP Morgan reported that it has reduced its price target on agricultural company, Agrium (AGU) The firm has maintained a "Neutral" rating on AGU, and has lowered the company's price target from $98 to $92. This price target suggests a 2% upside from the stock's current price of $89.53. Analyst Jeffrey J. Zekauskas noted, “we reduced our EPS estimates for Agrium to reflect unfavorable weather conditions for the Retail operation, delays in the closing of the accretive Viterra Retail transaction, volatile natural gas feedstock prices in Canada and flat to decreasing price trends in all of the major nutrient categories. We reduced our 2013 EPS estimate from $10.65 to $9.65 and our 2014 EPS forecast from $10.75 to $9.75. We lowered our price target to $92 from $98 as we moved it forward by one year to Dec-14. We rate AGU Neutral.” Agrium shares were mostly flat during premarket trading Wednesday. The stock is down -10% YTD. The Bottom Line Shares of Agrium (AGU) have a 1.12% yield, based on Tuesday's closing price of $89.53. Agrium (AGU) is not recommended at this time, holding a Dividend.com DARS™ Rating of 3.4 out of 5 stars. Be sure to visit our complete recommended list of the Best Dividend Stocks, as well as a detailed explanation of our ratings system here.Expand to read the full story