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.

Investment analysts gave a few 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 a possible loss of -8.8 percent. One must be careful with overanalyzing price targets and ratings due to possible conflicts of interest among the analysts releasing them.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates downwards for this quarter, by about -1.57 percent on average, compared to last month. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -9.27 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised downwards by -1.27 percent, as compared to a month ago. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -6.22 percent.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 3 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, compared to 1 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

Analysts estimate earnings of AGU to grow at a rate of -4.57 percent. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. AGU has a PEG ratio of -4.02.

AGU has a 52-week high of 111.88 and a 52-week low of 87.75. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 13.71 percent, and below the high by 10.82 percent. 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.