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||$15.3 billion|
|Industry||Fertilizers and agricultural chemicals|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$16.8 billion|
|Management||CEO Michael Wilson|
CFO Stephen Dyer
|Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)||18.7%|
|Cash/Debt||$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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