Analyst Ratings for Agrium Inc. (AGU)

Updated: 2017-07-29

Analysts covering Agrium Inc. (NYSE:AGU) have given it a consensus rating of Overweight. Last month, AGU received an average rating of Overweight.

8 analysts declared AGU a buy, 2 issued an overweight rating, 9 gave a hold rating, 1 issued an underweight rating, and 0 gave a sell rating. Today, there are 1 more analysts optimistic about the company future as compared with 90 days ago. Meanwhile, the number of analysts pessimistic about the company has increased by 0.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for AGU. The highest price target was 124, implying potential capital gains of 24.27 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 91, implying potential capital losses of -8.8 percent. Note that investment analysts can be biased in their reporting on companies's ratings and price targets.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates downwards by an average of -1.57 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -9.27 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed downwards by -1.27 percent. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -6.22 percent.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 0 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 3 analysts made negative revisions. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 1 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

The growth rate of AGU's earnings is estimated by analysts to be -4.57 percent. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. The PEG ratio of AGU is -4.02.

In the last 52-weeks, AGU has achieved a high of 111.88 and a low of 87.75. Currently the stock is 13.71 percent higher than its low, and 10.82 percent below the high. AGU has a price/earnings ratio of 18.38. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The AGU value stock report compares AGU to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $17.18 billion. AGU's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.