5-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Agrium
Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, fertilizer producer Agrium (NYS: AGU) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Agrium's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
|Headquarters (founded)||Calgary, Canada (1931)|
|Market Cap||$13.3 billion|
|Industry||Fertilizers and agricultural chemicals|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$15.4 billion|
|Management||CEO Michael Wilson|
CFO Stephen Dyer
|Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)||16.4%|
|Cash/Debt||$1.4 billion / $2.4 billion|
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 98% of the 1,780 members who have rated Agrium believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
Just last week, one of those Fools, All-Star buffalonate, touched on the tailwinds working in Agrium's favor: "Fertilizer sales is a good place to be going forward. A constant amount of arable land paired with a population explosion means fertilizer use is going to have to go up to keep up with demand."
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