Agrium Stock To Go Ex-dividend Tomorrow (AGU) - TheStreet

NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) -- The ex-dividend date for

Agrium

(NYSE:

AGU

) is tomorrow, June 27, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 50 cents per share. At a price of $85.97 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 1.2%.

The average volume for Agrium has been 966,000 shares per day over the past 30 days. Agrium has a market cap of $13.39 billion and is part of the

basic materials

sector and

chemicals

industry. Shares are up 27.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Agrium Inc. engages in the retail of agricultural products and services worldwide. The company operates in three segments: Retail, Wholesale, and Advanced Technologies. The company has a P/E ratio of 8.9, below the average chemicals industry P/E ratio of 9.9 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Agrium as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, attractive valuation levels, good cash flow from operations, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. You can view the full

Agrium Ratings Report

.

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