Agrium Inc. (AGU) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for December 27, 2013


Agrium Inc. ( AGU ) will begin trading ex-dividend on December 27, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.75 per share is scheduled to be paid on January 16, 2014. Shareholders who purchased AGU stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 50% increase over the same period a year ago. At the current stock price of $91.6, the dividend yield is 3.28%.

The previous trading day's last sale of AGU was $91.6, representing a -20.56% decrease from the 52 week high of $115.31 and a 18.67% increase over the 52 week low of $77.19.

AGU is a part of the Basic Industries sector, which includes companies such as Monsanto Company ( MON ) and Syngenta AG ( SYT ). AGU's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $8.82. Zacks Investment Research reports AGU's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as -23.87%, compared to an industry average of -20.1%.

For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the AGU Dividend History page. Our Dividend Calendar has the full list of stocks that have an ex-dividend today.

Interested in gaining exposure to AGU through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have AGU as a top-10 holding:

  • Market Vectors Agribusiness ETF ( MOO )
  • RevenueShares ADR ( RTR ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is RTR with an increase of 9.98% over the last 100 days. MOO has the highest percent weighting of AGU at 4.08%.

The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.

This article appears in: News Headlines , Stocks

Referenced Stocks: AGU , MON , MOO , RTR , SYT

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