Agrium Inc. ( AGU ) will begin trading ex-dividend on September 28, 2015. A cash dividend payment of $0.875 per share is scheduled to be paid on October 15, 2015. Shareholders who purchased AGU prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 16.67% increase over the same period a year ago. At the current stock price of $92.39, the dividend yield is 3.79%.
The previous trading day's last sale of AGU was $92.39, representing a -20.91% decrease from the 52 week high of $116.81 and a 12.64% increase over the 52 week low of $82.02.
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 $5.47. Zacks Investment Research reports AGU's forecasted earnings growth in 2015 as 18.6%, compared to an industry average of 12%.
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