Key Developments: Agrium Inc (AGU)

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Agrium inc completes sale of turf and ornamental business
Wednesday, 2 Jul 2014 08:00am EDT 

Agrium inc:Completed the divestiture of its Turf and Ornamental business to Koch Agronomic Services, LLC, for about $94 million.  Full Article

Agrium inc to provide climate pro technology to customers under agency agreement with Monsanto
Wednesday, 25 Jun 2014 08:00am EDT 

Agrium Inc:Monsanto enters into one season, non-exclusive agency agreement with Agrium to offer use of Monsanto's Climate Pro platform to Crop Production Service's grower customers.Climate Pro technology will complement CPS's existing comprehensive precision agriculture products and services offering, known as Echelon.Agrium will provide further details on the growth strategy for Echelon precision agriculture in the second half of 2014.  Full Article

Agrium Inc declares cash dividend
Wednesday, 7 May 2014 11:14am EDT 

Agrium Inc:Approved a dividend of $0.75 per common share to be paid on July 17, to shareholders of record on June 30.  Full Article

Agrium Inc gives Q2 2014 EPS guidance below analysts' estimates
Tuesday, 6 May 2014 06:13pm EDT 

Agrium Inc:Provides guidance for Q2 2014 of $3.85 to $4.35 diluted earnings per share from continuing operations.Q2 2014 EPS of $4.98 - Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.  Full Article

CHS Inc agrees to acquire selected Canadian assets from Agrium, Inc
Monday, 17 Mar 2014 10:07am EDT 

CHS Inc:Agreed to acquire selected Canadian retail assets from Crop Production Services (Canada) Inc, a wholly owned subsidiary of Agrium, Inc.Under the agreement, 16 retail agronomy locations in the provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan become part of the Country Operations division of CHS.Transaction is expected to be completed on or about April 1.Financial terms are not disclosed.  Full Article

Agrium Inc declares cash dividend
Friday, 21 Feb 2014 11:39am EST 

Agrium Inc:Approved a dividend of $0.75 U.S. per common share.To be paid on April 17 to shareholders of record on March 31.  Full Article

Agrium Inc announces management change
Thursday, 6 Feb 2014 11:00am EST 

Agrium Inc:Says Steve Dyer, the Chief Financial Officer has been appointed to replace Mr. Gearheard as Executive Vice President and President of Retail.  Full Article

Agrium Inc's Canpotex signs potash contract with China's Sinofert - Reuters
Friday, 24 Jan 2014 08:57pm EST 

Agrium Inc:Canpotex Ltd, the offshore selling arm for Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc, Mosaic Co and Agrium Inc said it has signed an agreement to supply the crop nutrient to Sinochem Fertilizer Macao Commercial Offshore Ltd (Sinofert), a subsidiary of China's Sinofert Holdings Ltd - Reuters.Says it would supply Sinofert with 700,000 metric tonnes during the first half of 2014.Says Canpotex, while not revealing the deal value.  Full Article

Agrium Inc sees Q4 2013 EPS Guidance at the bottom of prior range
Monday, 20 Jan 2014 06:11pm EST 

Agrium Inc:Sees fourth quarter 2013 earnings from continuing operations to be at the bottom of the previously released guidance range of $0.80 to $1.25 per diluted share (EPS).  Full Article

Agrium Inc announces strategic review of Agrium Advanced Technologies
Wednesday, 8 Jan 2014 06:01pm EST 

Agrium Inc:Says that it recently completed a strategic review of its Agrium Advanced Technologies (AAT) business unit as part of its on-going focus on optimizing its business.Says as a result of the review process, Agrium has decided to transition to two strategic business units, Wholesale and Retail in the first quarter of 2014.Says AAT's agriculture business, which is comprised of Environmentally Smart Nitrogen (ESN) and micronutrients, will become part of Agrium's Wholesale business unit.Says both micro-nutrients and ESN were part of Agrium Wholesale prior to the creation of AAT.Says ESN in particular will remain a key premium product offered by Agrium, given the strong growth in demand for this industry leading and environmentally-friendly product.Says the Turf and Ornamental and Direct Solutions businesses are under further strategic review with all options, including divesture, being considered.Says the review is expected to be completed in the first half of 2014.  Full Article

UPDATE 2-Agrium profit hit by frigid winter, lower fertilizer prices

May 6 - Canada's Agrium Inc reported on Tuesday a steep drop in first-quarter profit, hurt by a colder than usual winter across North America and a drop in fertilizer prices.

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