Media stories about Agrium (NYSE:AGU) (TSE:AGU) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research group rates the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Agrium earned a news sentiment score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the basic materials company an impact score of 46.1471786471278 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.
These are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s analysis:
- Mackenzie Financial Corp Increases Holdings in Agrium Inc. (AGU) (americanbankingnews.com)
- Agrium Inc. (AGU) Position Raised by BP Capital Fund Advisors LLC (americanbankingnews.com)
- Agrium Inc. (AGU) Shares Sold by Ontario Teachers Pension Plan Board (americanbankingnews.com)
- Is The Lithium Bubble Set To Pop? (finance.yahoo.com)
AGU has been the topic of several research reports. Cowen reissued a “buy” rating and set a $109.00 price target on shares of Agrium in a research report on Sunday, November 5th. TD Securities reissued a “buy” rating and set a $134.00 price target on shares of Agrium in a research report on Friday, November 10th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. dropped their price target on Agrium from $100.00 to $95.00 and set a “neutral” rating on the stock in a research report on Friday, November 24th. Finally, Stephens initiated coverage on Agrium in a research report on Monday, December 4th. They set an “overweight” rating and a $131.00 price target on the stock. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating and nine have given a buy rating to the company. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $113.71.
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Agrium Company Profile
Agrium Inc is a Canada-based global producer and distributor of agricultural products, services and solutions. The Company produces nitrogen, potash and phosphate fertilizers, with a combined wholesale nutrient capacity of approximately 11 million tones. Agrium Inc supplies main products and services directly to growers, including crop nutrients, crop protection, seed, as well as agronomic and application services.
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