2. As of noon trading, Agrium ( AGU) is down $0.87 (-1.0%) to $87.17 on light volume. Thus far, 263,587 shares of Agrium exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 980,300 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $86.61-$88.00 after having opened the day at $88.00 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $88.04.

Agrium Inc. engages in the retail of agricultural products and services. The company operates through three segments: Retail, Wholesale, and Advanced Technologies. Agrium has a market cap of $13.2 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 11.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 12 analysts that rate Agrium a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Agrium as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and attractive valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Agrium Ratings Report now.

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