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.
Calgary, Canada (1931)
Fertilizers and agricultural chemicals
CEO Michael Wilson
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)
$2.0 billion / $2.5 billion
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 98% of the 1,781 of the members who have rated Agrium believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
After successful activist adventures in Marathon Petroleum and McGraw-Hill the busy Jana Partners is at it again, this time agitating for change at fertilizer producer and retailer Agrium.
Jana has been encouraging Agrium to spin-off its business that supplies fertilizer and seeds to farmers in North America under the assumption that the market is undervaluing the operations and that they might be a buyout candidate if they were an independent company. Jana is also after [Agrium] to cut expenses and increase share buybacks.
I like the potential moves and while Agrium seems to be resisting for now Jana has been very successful in the past.
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