February 9, 2017 / 11:21 PM / 7 months ago

Fertilizer maker Agrium forecasts less profitable year than expected

WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Feb 9 (Reuters) - Agrium Inc , a Canadian fertilizer maker and the world’s biggest farm retailer, on Thursday forecast a less profitable year than expected.

The Calgary, Alberta-based company said after normal trading hours that it expects to earn $4.50-$6 per share in 2017. The midpoint, $5.25, fell below analysts’ average estimate of $5.45, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S. (Reporting by Rod Nickel in Winnipeg, Manitoba; Editing by Jonathan Oatis)

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