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 maximum price target given was 124, implying a possible profit of 24.27 percent. The minimum price target given 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. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days 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. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 3 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 1 analysts decreased their 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. 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. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. The PEG ratio of AGU is -4.02.

AGU has traded between a high of 111.88 and a low of 87.75 over the past year. Today's price is 13.71 percent above the 52-week 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 will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.