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.

AGU was given price targets by several analysts. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 124, implying a possible profit of 24.27 percent. The minimum price target given was 91, implying a possible loss of -8.8 percent. Many analysts are not unbiased in their coverage of stocks, including price targets and stock ratings, so care must be taken in interpreting numbers released by them.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change 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. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised downwards by -1.27 percent, compared to last month. 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 revised their estimates downwards. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, compared to 1 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

AGU has an estimated earnings growth rate of -4.57 percent as forecasted by analysts. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, 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. AGU has a PEG ratio of -4.02.

In the trailing 52-weeks, AGU hit 111.88 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 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 will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.