Agrium Inc. (AGU) To Go Ex-Dividend on December 28th

Agrium Inc. (TSE:AGU) (NYSE:AGU) declared a quarterly dividend on Thursday, December 14th, RTT News reports. Investors of record on Friday, December 29th will be paid a dividend of 0.875 per share on Thursday, January 18th. This represents a $3.50 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.44%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, December 28th.

Shares of Agrium (TSE:AGU) traded up C$0.54 during trading on Wednesday, reaching C$143.68. The company had a trading volume of 125,045 shares, compared to its average volume of 284,808. Agrium has a 52-week low of C$115.16 and a 52-week high of C$146.99. The firm has a market capitalization of $19,850.00, a PE ratio of 28.97 and a beta of 0.25.

In other Agrium news, Director Derek George Pannell purchased 3,400 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, November 29th. The shares were acquired at an average price of C$139.45 per share, for a total transaction of C$474,130.00. Also, insider Michael Reed Webb purchased 1,200 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, November 9th. The stock was acquired at an average price of C$136.01 per share, for a total transaction of C$163,212.00.

A number of brokerages recently weighed in on AGU. TD Securities upgraded Agrium from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, September 28th. Royal Bank of Canada boosted their price objective on Agrium to C$140.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research note on Friday, September 15th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of C$114.75.

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About Agrium

Agrium Inc is a retailer of agricultural products and services in the United States, Canada, Australia, Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Uruguay and a multi-national producer and wholesale marketer of nutrients for agricultural and industrial markets. The Company’s segments include Retail and Wholesale. As of December 31, 2016, its Retail business unit marketed crop nutrients, crop protection products, seed, merchandise, application and other agronomic services through 1,500 retail locations in the United States, Canada, Australia, Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Uruguay.

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