AGU Agrium

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  • AGU
  • Price as of: Dec 19, 10:23 PM EST
  • $95.95
  • +$0.11
  • +0.1%
  • Industry
  • Agricultural chemicals
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AGU Stock Dividend Data

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  • Dividend Yield
    3.25% Basic Materials Average 4.78%
  • Annual Payout
    $3.12 Paid Quarterly
  • Payout Ratio
    57.5% EPS $5.43
  • Dividend Growth
    2 yrs Since 2012
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DARS Rating™ Breakdown

Dividend.com DARS Rating™ Breakdown for AGU

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Growth History

AGU Dividend Growth History

Annualized Growth
1994-2012
Annualized Growth
1994-2004
Annualized Growth
2004-2008
Annualized Growth
2008-2012
Annualized Growth
Last 5 Yrs
Annualized Growth
Last 3 Yrs
Annual
Growth
2012
Consecutive
Years of
Increases
Reveal More Dividend Growth History for AGU 183.3% 150.0% 2 years
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Historical Annual Dividend Data & Growth

AGU Historical Annual Dividend Data & Growth

Payout Amount Calendar Year Annual Growth
$2.5000 2013 150.0%
$1.0000 2012 257.1%
Historical Dividend Data

AGU Dividend History

Payout Amount Declared Date Ex-Dividend Date Record Date Pay Date ▼ Qualified Dividend? Payout Type Frequency
$0.7800 2014-11-03 2014-12-29 2014-12-31 2015-01-21 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.7500 2014-08-07 2014-09-26 2014-09-30 2014-10-16 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.7500 2014-05-07 2014-06-26 2014-06-30 2014-07-17 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.7500 2014-02-21 2014-03-27 2014-03-31 2014-04-17 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.7500 2013-12-12 2013-12-27 2013-12-31 2014-01-16 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.7500 2013-08-08 2013-09-26 2013-09-30 2013-10-17 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.5000 2013-04-09 2013-06-26 2013-06-28 2013-07-18 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.5000 2013-02-22 2013-03-26 2013-03-28 2013-04-18 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.5000 2012-12-14 2012-12-27 2012-12-31 2013-01-17 Unknown Regular Semi Annual
$0.5000 2012-05-11 2012-06-27 2012-07-01 2012-07-12 Unknown Regular Semi Annual
$0.2250 2011-12-14 2011-12-28 2012-01-01 2012-01-19 Unknown Regular Semi Annual
$0.0550 2011-05-10 2011-06-14 2011-06-16 2011-07-07 Unknown Regular Semi Annual
$0.0550 2010-12-10 2010-12-28 2010-12-30 2011-01-13 Unknown Regular Semi Annual
$0.0550 2010-05-12 2010-06-15 2010-06-17 2010-07-08 Unknown Regular Semi Annual
$0.0550 2009-12-11 2009-12-24 2009-12-29 2010-01-14 Unknown Regular Semi Annual
$0.0550 2009-05-13 2009-06-09 2009-06-11 2009-07-02 Unknown Regular Semi Annual
$0.0550 2008-12-12 2008-12-24 2008-12-29 2009-01-15 Unknown Regular Semi Annual
$0.0550 2008-05-07 2008-06-10 2008-06-12 2008-07-03 Unknown Regular Semi Annual
$0.0550 2007-12-13 2007-12-27 2007-12-31 2008-01-10 Unknown Regular Semi Annual
$0.0550 2007-05-09 2007-06-12 2007-06-14 2007-07-05 Unknown Regular Semi Annual
$0.0550 2006-12-13 2006-12-26 2006-12-28 2007-01-11 Unknown Regular Semi Annual
$0.0550 2006-05-09 2006-06-13 2006-06-15 2006-07-06 Unknown Regular Semi Annual
$0.0550 2005-12-14 2005-12-27 2005-12-29 2006-01-12 Unknown Regular Semi Annual
$0.0550 2005-05-11 2005-06-13 2005-06-15 2005-07-06 Unknown Regular Semi Annual
$0.0550 2004-12-14 2004-12-28 2004-12-30 2005-01-13 Unknown Regular Semi Annual
$0.0550 2004-04-28 2004-06-15 2004-06-17 2004-07-08 Unknown Regular Semi Annual
$0.0550 2003-12-02 2003-12-10 2003-12-12 2004-01-15 Unknown Regular Semi Annual
$0.0550 2003-05-08 2003-06-10 2003-06-12 2003-07-03 Unknown Regular Semi Annual
$0.0550 2002-12-05 2002-12-16 2002-12-18 2003-01-15 Unknown Regular Semi Annual
$0.0550 2002-05-09 2002-06-11 2002-06-13 2002-07-04 Unknown Regular Semi Annual
$0.0550 2001-12-24 2002-01-07 2002-01-09 2002-01-31 Unknown Regular Semi Annual
$0.0550 2001-05-09 2001-06-12 2001-06-14 2001-07-05 Unknown Regular Semi Annual
$0.0550 2000-12-07 2000-12-20 2000-12-22 2001-01-10 Unknown Regular Semi Annual
$0.0550 2000-05-11 2000-06-12 2000-06-14 2000-07-05 Unknown Regular Semi Annual
$0.0550 1999-12-14 1999-12-21 1999-12-23 2000-01-10 Unknown Regular Semi Annual
$0.0550 1999-05-10 1999-06-10 1999-06-14 1999-07-05 Unknown Regular Semi Annual
$0.0550 1998-12-07 1998-12-16 1998-12-18 1999-01-07 Unknown Regular Semi Annual
$0.0550 1998-05-07 1998-06-16 1998-06-18 1998-07-03 Unknown Regular Semi Annual
$0.0550 1997-10-31 1997-12-08 1997-12-10 1998-01-05 Unknown Regular Semi Annual
$0.0550 1997-05-06 1997-06-16 1997-06-18 1997-07-03 Unknown Regular Semi Annual
$0.0550 1996-10-31 1996-11-26 1996-11-29 1997-01-03 Unknown Regular Semi Annual
$0.0550 1996-05-07 1996-06-14 1996-06-18 1996-07-03 Unknown Regular Semi Annual
3-for-1 1995-12-18 1996-01-08 1995-12-29 1996-01-05 NM Stock Split NM
$0.0750 1995-11-29 1995-12-13 1995-12-15 1996-01-05 Unknown Regular Semi Annual
$0.0750 1995-05-11 1995-06-13 1995-06-15 1995-07-03 Unknown Regular Semi Annual
$0.0750 1994-11-28 1994-12-06 1994-12-12 1995-01-10 Unknown Regular Semi Annual
$0.0750 1994-05-05 1994-06-09 1994-06-15 1994-07-04 Unknown Regular Semi Annual
$0.0750 1993-12-01 1993-12-06 1993-12-10 1994-01-01 Unknown Regular Semi Annual
$0.0750 1993-05-20 1993-06-08 1993-06-14 1993-07-01 Unknown Regular Semi Annual
Company Profile

AGU Company Profile

Exchange: NYSE
Sector: Basic Materials

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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News

Agrium News

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  • Agrium CEO Mike Wilson to Retire (AGU)

    On 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.

    The Bottom Line

    Shares of Agrium Inc. (AGU) have a 3.51% yield based on Wednesday's closing price of $85.47. 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.
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  • Agrium Raises Dividend by 50%, But Issues Weak Q3 Outlook (AGU)

    Before 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.

    The Bottom Line

    Shares 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.
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  • UBS Cuts Estimates on Agrium (AGU)

    UBS 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.
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  • JP Morgan Lowers Price Target on Argrium (AGU)

    On 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.
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  • Agrium's Profits Drop; Misses Estimates (AGU)

    Agricultural company, Agrium Inc. (AGU) reported a decline in its first quarter earnings results on Thursday, which came in below analysts estimates. The Calgary, Alberta based company reported first quarter net income of $141 million, or 94 cents per share, down from $153 million, or 97 cents per share last year. Excluding special items, earnings were $153 million or $1.03 per share. Analysts expected to see earnings of $1.08 per share. Revenue for the quarter was $3.22 billion, from $3.57 billion a year ago. Analysts expected to see revenue of $3.47 billion. The company's president and CEO, Mike Wilson commented, "the strength in Agrium's first quarter results clearly demonstrates the benefits and synergies derived from our integrated strategy as we delivered a record $351-million in Adjusted EBITDA(2) for the first quarter. This was supported by Wholesale and Retail achieving their second highest first quarter EBITDA on record, despite the late start to the spring season across North America. The continuation of cold, wet weather in April is likely to result in a somewhat compressed spring application season this year. However, we still expect excellent demand for crop inputs in the first half of 2013 given positive grower sentiment and the strength in the agricultural fundamentals. We also generated $355-million in operating cash flow this quarter, an excellent result for a quarter that is traditionally our slowest seasonally." Looking ahead, the company is expecting to see second quarter earnings between $4.60 and $5.40 per share, while analysts expect to see earnings of $5.33 per share. Agrium shares were mostly flat during premarket trading Thursday. The stock has increased 11% in the past year. The Bottom Line Shares of Agrium Inc. (AGU) have a 1.06% yield, based on Wednesday's closing price of $94.24. Agrium Inc. (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.
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