5-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Agrium

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, fertilizer producer Agrium (NYSE: AGU  ) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Agrium's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

Agrium facts

Headquarters (founded) Calgary, Canada (1931)
Market Cap $13.3 billion
Industry Fertilizers and agricultural chemicals
Trailing-12-Month Revenue $15.4 billion
Management CEO Michael Wilson
CFO Stephen Dyer
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years) 16.4%
Cash/Debt $1.4 billion / $2.4 billion
Dividend Yield 0.5%
Competitors CF Industries
PotashCorp
Yara International

Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 98% of the 1,780 members who have rated Agrium believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.  

Just last week, one of those Fools, All-Star buffalonate, touched on the tailwinds working in Agrium's favor: "Fertilizer sales is a good place to be going forward. A constant amount of arable land paired with a population explosion means fertilizer use is going to have to go up to keep up with demand."

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