Insider Buying: Agrium Inc. (TSE:AGU) Director Purchases 3,400 Shares of Stock

Agrium Inc. (TSE:AGU) (NYSE:AGU) Director Derek George Pannell purchased 3,400 shares of Agrium stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, November 29th. The stock was bought at an average cost of C$139.45 per share, with a total value of C$474,130.00.

Agrium Inc. (AGU) traded up C$0.37 during mid-day trading on Monday, hitting C$136.49. The stock had a trading volume of 204,788 shares, compared to its average volume of 280,099. Agrium Inc. has a 1-year low of C$115.16 and a 1-year high of C$146.99.

Several analysts have weighed in on AGU shares. TD Securities upgraded Agrium from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, September 28th. Royal Bank Of Canada upped their target price on Agrium to C$140.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research note on Friday, September 15th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of C$114.75.

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Agrium Company Profile

Agrium Inc is a retailer of agricultural products and services in the United States, Canada, Australia, Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Uruguay and a multi-national producer and wholesale marketer of nutrients for agricultural and industrial markets. The Company’s segments include Retail and Wholesale. As of December 31, 2016, its Retail business unit marketed crop nutrients, crop protection products, seed, merchandise, application and other agronomic services through 1,500 retail locations in the United States, Canada, Australia, Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Uruguay.

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