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Best Performing Agriculture Stocks of 2019

Updated Apr 18, 2019
Agriculture continues to remain a heavyweight sector all across the globe. Crop yield, pesticides and chemicals that are used for agriculture produce, and other surrounding and supporting services that are mandatory for better yield from the agriculture sector are the typical business activities that constitute the agriculture business. A lot of companies in the U.S. as well as in the other parts of the globe are categorized as agri-business companies. They allow investors an easy choice to invest their money in expectations of returns.
However, one should note that agri-business is prone to seasonal impacts and the laws of demand and supply which may be driven by lack or abundance of crop produce.
Among the handful of Agriculture stocks, which ones generated the top returns this year? Which of those figured among the winners in the long list of Agriculture stocks?
This article provides a list of Agriculture stocks which have generated top returns in the year 2019 so far till date of writing. The list is prepared based on the percentage returns generated by the individual Agriculture stocks between the end of the previous year and Apr 18, 2019, and the top 10 return generating Agriculture stocks are listed below.
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Top Agriculture Stocks With Highest Returns

Top 10 Agriculture Stocks All Agriculture Stocks All Agriculture ETFs Top Dividend-paying Agriculture Stocks
The following list presents stocks of the companies which belong to the broader Agriculture sector or the stock market index, their corresponding prices as of given date, and the percentage gains realized:
 1) SenesTech, Inc. (SNES) 2) Arcadia Biosciences, Inc. (RKDA) 3) S&W Seed Company (SANW) 4) Calyxt, Inc. (CLXT) 5) Intrepid Potash, Inc (IPI)
 6) Cosan Limited (CZZ) 7) Yield10 Bioscience, Inc. (YTEN) 8) Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (SMG) 9) Calavo Growers, Inc. (CVGW) 10) Origin Agritech Limited (SEED)
There's more... See price performance, YTD-gains, market-cap and other details of all the 37 Agriculture stocks with sorting features in a tabular format. Alternatively, one can also explore the List of Top Agriculture ETFs.
Top 10 Agriculture Stocks All Agriculture Stocks All Agriculture ETFs Top Dividend-paying Agriculture Stocks

Performance of Top Agriculture Stocks

Here's a look at the basic details and how the above mentioned stocks fared during the period:

SenesTech

SenesTech, Inc. is a platform biotechnology company. The Company is engaged in developing a technology for managing animal pest populations through fertility control. The Companys approach is designed to manage ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
The Arizona, AZ-headquartered company SenesTech, Inc. (SNES) is ranked number one among the best performing stocks of Agriculture of 2019. The Basic Industries sector business falls under the Agricultural Chemicals industrial sub-sector. Since the start of the year 2019, the stock price of SenesTech has changed by 145.76 percent, which is calculated based on the previous year's closing price of $0.59 per share and year-to-date closing price of $1.45 per share as of writing. The market value of the company as indicated by its market-cap changed from $13.73 million to $34.16 million during the same period. Along with Agriculture, the company is also in the business of Basic Industries, Agricultural Chemicals, Basic Materials, Agricultural Inputs, among other usual products and services.

Arcadia Biosciences

Arcadia Biosciences, Inc., incorporated on February 17, 2015, is an agricultural biotechnology trait company. The Company develops a portfolio of yield and traits addressing multiple crops that supply the global ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
The California, CA-based Arcadia Biosciences, Inc. (RKDA) belongs to the Basic Industries sector and is categorized as a Agricultural Chemicals company. The stock of Arcadia Biosciences ended the previous year at a price of $3.17 per share. As of Apr 18, 2019, the stock price has reached $5.93 apiece, which indicates a change of 87.07 percent making the company rank among the top performing stocks of the Agriculture for the year 2019 till date. At the end of the last year, company's market capitalization stood at $15.14 million. It has now changed to $28.33 million as of writing. Arcadia Biosciences continues to be a leading constituent of many major stock market indexes like Wilshire 5000 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators.

S&W Seed

S&W Seed Company, an agricultural company, engages in breeding, growing, processing, and selling alfalfa seeds. The company sells its seeds to distributors and dealers in approximately 30 countries wo ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
Rank number three in the coveted list is held by S&W Seed Company (SANW) for being among the top performing stocks of 2019. Headquartered in California, CA, the Consumer Non-Durables sector company is categorized under the industrial sub-sector of Farming Seeds and Milling. Since the start of the year 2019, stock of S&W Seed has so far gained 65.19 percentage, based on the previous year's closing price of $1.81 per share and year-to-date price of $2.99 per share. During the same period, the market capitalization of the company changed from $60.12 million to $99.41 million. The stock of S&W Seed continues to be a major constituent of many leading stock indexes which include Wilshire 5000 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators.

Calyxt

Calyxt, Inc., a consumer-centric food- and agriculture-focused company, develops healthier specialty food ingredients and food crops using gene-editing technology for plants in the United States. It engages in ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
The Roseville, MN-based Consumer Defensive sector company Calyxt, Inc. (CLXT) holds the four spot among the best performing stocks of the Agriculture sector. Classified as the business, the stock price of Calyxt ended the previous year at a price of $10.36 per share while it reached the level of $16.79 apiece as of Apr 18, 2019 translating to a percentage change in stock price of 62.07%. As of writing, the company's market-cap value stands at $548.58 million. Few leading stock market index includes Calyxt in their constituent list. They include Russell 2000 index, and a few other larger indexes which are part of the stock market.

Intrepid Potash

Intrepid Potash, Inc. produces and sells potash and langbeinite products in the United States and internationally. It operates through two segments, Potash and Trio. The Potash segment offers muriate ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
During the given months of the year 2019, Intrepid Potash, Inc (IPI) was successful in generating YTD returns of 46.54 percentage which helped it gain the number five spot in the list of the top performing stocks which generated maximum returns during year 2019 till date. As of December of the previous year, the stock of the Colorado, CO-based Intrepid Potash closed at a price of $2.6 per share, while it traded at a price of $3.81 per share as of Apr 18, 2019. The company's market cap changed from $325.94 million to $491.85 million during the same period YTD. It ranks as a key constituent of major indexes that include Wilshire 5000 index, Russell 2000 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators. The company is classified under the Basic Industries industry sector and further specialized as a Mining Quarrying Minerals sector business.

Cosan

Cosan Limited (Cosan), incorporated on April 30, 2007, is a holding company. The Companys segments include Raizen Energia, Raizen Combustiveis, COMGAS, Cosan Logistica, Lubricants and Other business. The Companys other ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
Cosan Limited (CZZ) has moved by 40.23 percentage over the given period of 2019-YTD, helping it gain a place at number six among the top performing stocks. The Consumer Non-Durables sector company managed to achieve the feat as its stock price changed from $8.8 apiece to the price of $12.34 per share between the end of December of the previous year and Apr 18, 2019. The smart run of the Brazil-based Specialty Foods sector company lead to a handsome gain in its marketcap which changed from $2.03 billion to $2.84 billion over the same duration.

Yield10 Bioscience

Yield10 Bioscience, Inc., formerly Metabolix, Inc., incorporated on October 1, 1998, is an agricultural bioscience company. The Company is focused on developing disruptive technologies for step-change improvements in crop yield ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
Based on the market-cap change from $8.32 million to $14.06 million during the given months of the year 2019 and the share price change from $0.83 per share to a price of $1.13 per share as of Apr 18, 2019, Yield10 Bioscience, Inc. (YTEN) was successful in generating YTD returns of 35.9 percentage. Standing at the number seven rank in the top performing list of Agriculture stocks, the Massachusetts, MA-based Yield10 Bioscience is categorized as the Containers and Packaging sub-sector business which falls under the larger Basic Industries sector. It is also a part of few famous stock indexes that are used to track the overall performance of the stock market. They include Wilshire 5000 index, and a few more broader-level indexes that are actively tracked in the market.

Scotts Miracle-Gro

The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (Scotts Miracle-Gro), incorporated on November 22, 2004, is a manufacturer and marketer of branded consumer lawn and garden products. The Companys segments include Global Consumer. In ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
At number eight in the list of top stocks stands Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (SMG), which saw a change in its stock price from the level of $61.46 apiece during previous year December end to the price of $83.01 per share as of Apr 18, 2019. It translates to a change of 35.06 percentage. The Ohio, OH-headquartered Basic Industries sector company also saw its market value change from $3.4 billion to $4.6 billion. The Agricultural Chemicals specialist also managed to outperform some of the major stock market indexes of which it is a part of. They include the Wilshire 5000 index, and a handful of other multi-capitalization indexes.

Calavo Growers

Calavo Growers, Inc., incorporated on January 5, 2001, operates in the avocado industry. The Company provides value-added fresh food. The Company distributes its products both domestically and internationally. It operates ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
Calavo Growers (CVGW) generated percentage returns of 27.92 percent during the 2019 year-to-date. Its returns are based on the share price which moved from $72.96 per share from the previous year-end to the price of $93.33 per share as of Apr 18, 2019. The company's value, as indicated by the market-cap figure, changed from $1.28 billion to $1.64 billion during the same period.
The company is categorized as a Consumer Non-Durables speciality business with further classification in the Farming Seeds and Milling sub-category. Based in California, CA, the YTD performance of the Agriculture sector also fared better than that of the returns generated by some of the closley tracked stock market indexes. The company is a part of Wilshire 5000 index, Russell 2000 index, and a few other wider multi-cap stock market indexes.

Origin Agritech

Origin Agritech Limited, incorporated on February 10, 2005, is a holding company. The Company, along with its subsidiaries, is an agricultural biotechnology company. The Companys segments are Agri-biotech and product ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
The number ten spot in the list of top performing stocks of the Agriculture sector is taken by Origin Agritech Limited (SEED). The company's stock price changed from $5.17 per share at the end of December of the previous year to the price of $6.59 per share as of writing. Overall, the stock managed to realized price change of 27.47 percent during the given time period. The corresponding change in the market capitalization value of the China-based Consumer Non-Durables sector company was from $14.93 million to $19.03 million. Being ranked in the top 10 best performing stocks of the Agriculture sector, the company also succeeded in outperforming the returns generated by some of the popular stock market indexes.
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