UPDATE: Desjardins Downgrades Agrium
According to a research report published Thursday, Desjardins has lowered its rating on Agrium (NYSE: AGU) from Buy to Hold; without lowering the target price of $106.30.
In the report Desjardins stated, “We are adjusting our recommendation on Agrium's shares to Hold–Average Risk (from Buy), driven by substantial price appreciation. Our target price of C$106.30/share remains unchanged. Following yesterday's updated forecast by the USDA, we are moving to a Hold recommendation for several reasons, including: Price appreciation so far during 2012,Lots of positive news already priced into Agrium's shares, USDA updated corn production forecast—return to normalized levels [and] USDA updated global corn inventory forecast—return to normalized levels.”
Agrium closed at $89.47 on Wednesday.
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