News stories about Agrium (NYSE:AGU) (TSE:AGU) have trended somewhat positive on Thursday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Agrium earned a daily sentiment score of 0.03 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the basic materials company an impact score of 48.9944781372444 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

Agrium (AGU) traded down 0.14% on Thursday, hitting $98.44. The stock had a trading volume of 1,214,853 shares. Agrium has a 52-week low of $87.78 and a 52-week high of $111.88. The firm has a market cap of $13.60 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 23.46 and a beta of 0.62. The company’s 50 day moving average price is $96.60 and its 200 day moving average price is $96.13.

A number of equities research analysts recently issued reports on the company. Royal Bank Of Canada set a $110.00 price objective on Agrium and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 3rd. Citigroup Inc. lowered their price target on Agrium from $104.00 to $100.00 and set a “neutral” rating on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, May 9th. Cowen and Company set a $99.00 price target on Agrium and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, July 28th. TD Securities set a $99.00 price target on Agrium and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 3rd. Finally, Scotiabank restated a “sector perform” rating and set a $110.00 price target on shares of Agrium in a research report on Tuesday, May 2nd. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have issued a hold rating and ten have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $103.21.

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Agrium Company Profile

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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