Dividend Growth of Agrium Inc.(AGU)

Agrium (AGU) is having a Dividend Yield of 3.33% with the Annual cash Dividend per share of $3.5. The last quarter cash dividend per share pay out was $0.88. Agrium has a 5 year average dividend yield of 2.65% and the stock has a Indicated annual dividend of $3.5. Agrium (AGU) formally announced its most recent dividend on December 16, 2016 with a Dividend per share of $0.88. The new indicated annual dividend based on announced dividend per share is $3.5. The dividend yield based on the forward looking indicated annual dividend is 3.33%. Agrium (AGU) has the most recent dividend payout ratio of 0.78 with a 5-year average payout ratio of 0.41. Companys change in pay out ratio when compared to the last 5 years average pay out ratio has been 0.37. The 5 year historical dividend growth of Agrium (AGU) is at the rate of 39.37% while the R-Squared dividend growth is 0.71. If the value of R-Square is close to one, it indicates a perfect fit and the higher value conforms to the regression line while data close to zero indicates the opposite.

Agrium Inc. (NYSE:AGU) witnessed a decline in the market cap on Thursday as its shares dropped 1.05% or 1.1 points. After the session commenced at $105.44, the stock reached the higher end at $105.67 while it hit a low of $103.78. With the volume soaring to 605,345 shares, the last trade was called at $104.09. The company has a 52-week high of $111.88. The company has a market cap of $14,383 million and there are 138,176,000 shares in outstanding. The 52-week low of the share price is $80.45. Shares of Agrium Inc. rose by 0.07% in the last five trading days and 2.72% for the last 4 weeks. Agrium Inc. is up 6.6% in the last 3-month period. Year-to-Date the stock performance stands at 3.52%.

Institutional Investors own 70.13% of Agrium Inc. shares. Several Stock Research Financial Advisors from Investment Banking firms have advised their client and investors on the stock.Company shares were Reiterated by RBC Capital Mkts on Feb 13, 2017 to Outperform, Raises Price Target to $ 110 from a previous price target of $105 .Agrium (USA) was Upgraded by Atlantic Equities to Overweight on Jan 10, 2017. Agrium (USA) was Downgraded by Standpoint Research to Hold on Nov 21, 2016.

Agrium (USA) Last issued its quarterly earnings results on Feb 9, 2017. The company reported $0.68 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.01. Analyst had a consensus of $0.67. The company had revenue of $2280.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $2205.40 million. The companys revenue was down -5.3 % compared to the same quarter last year.During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $1.52 EPS.

Agrium Inc is a leading global producer and marketer of fertilizer and a major retail supplier of agricultural products and services in both North America and Argentina. They produce and market four primary groups of fertilizers: nitrogen, phosphate, potash and sulphur. Their strategy is to grow through incremental expansion of their existing operations and acquisitions as well as the development, commercialization and marketing of new products and international opportunities.


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