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 price target was 124, implying potential capital gains of 24.27 percent. The lowest price target was 91, implying potential capital losses 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. That number becomes -9.27 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed downwards by -1.27 percent. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -6.22 percent in FY estimates.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 3 analysts made negative revisions. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 1 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of AGU to grow at a rate of -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. 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. The PEG ratio of AGU is -4.02.

AGU has a 52-week high of 111.88 and a 52-week 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 market cap of AGU is $17.18 billion. AGU is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.