Importance depends on your time horizon.
Invest long term and you will have excellent returns.
Long term trend (Fiscal Year Ending):
2010 : $0,713,000,000
2011 : $1,375,000,000
2012 : $1,498,000,000
1. Agriculture. Necessity. This business will thrive so long as humans exist.
2. Energy trends will benefit companies operating in USA long term at an accelerating rate.
3. Company is diversified worldwide within agriculture.
4. Agrium beats about 90 percent of investments long term, worldwide. Example:
When you compare AGU vs GOOG on the long term chart you will see how AGU has outperformed.
Also do a chart compare of AGU against the DOW, S&P, Nasdaq.
Will Tesla release a new, sub-compact $15k vehicle about the size of a Honda Civic next weel?
Based on the market reaction nobody believes it is going to fruition.
What will the impact of the sequester have on WAT customers? Many are research labs receiving funding from Federal contract grants such as from NIH, CDC etc.
AGU can continue growth about the same as Google: