Agrium (AGU) Receiving Somewhat Positive News Coverage, Report Shows
News articles about Agrium (NYSE:AGU) (TSE:AGU) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Agrium earned a news sentiment score of 0.03 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the basic materials company an impact score of 46.703714663772 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.
Several research firms recently weighed in on AGU. JPMorgan Chase & Co. cut their price target on Agrium from $100.00 to $95.00 and set a “neutral” rating on the stock in a research note on Friday, November 24th. Cowen upped their price target on Agrium from $109.00 to $120.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 22nd. Finally, Stephens began coverage on Agrium in a research note on Monday, December 4th. They issued an “overweight” rating and a $131.00 price target on the stock. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating and eight have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $113.23.
The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.70, a current ratio of 1.29 and a quick ratio of 0.78. Agrium has a one year low of $87.82 and a one year high of $117.28. The company has a market cap of $15,890.00, a P/E ratio of 29.49, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.18 and a beta of 0.64.
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Agrium Inc is a Canada-based global producer and distributor of agricultural products, services and solutions. The Company produces nitrogen, potash and phosphate fertilizers, with a combined wholesale nutrient capacity of approximately 11 million tones. Agrium Inc supplies main products and services directly to growers, including crop nutrients, crop protection, seed, as well as agronomic and application services.
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