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Best Performing Agriculture Stocks of 2019

Updated Aug 8, 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 Aug 8, 2019, and the top 10 return generating Agriculture stocks are listed below.
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Top Agriculture Stocks With Highest Returns

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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) China Green Agriculture, Inc. (CGA) 2) SenesTech, Inc. (SNES) 3) Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (SMG) 4) Cosan Limited (CZZ) 5) S&W Seed Company (SANW)
 6) Tractor Supply Company (TSCO) 7) Intrepid Potash, Inc (IPI) 8) Calavo Growers, Inc. (CVGW) 9) FMC Corporation (FMC) 10) CF Industries Holdings Inc (CF)
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:

China Green Agriculture

China Green Agriculture, Inc., incorporated on August 29, 2007, is engaged in the research, development, production and sale of various types of fertilizers and agricultural products in the Peoples Republic ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
The China-headquartered company China Green Agriculture, Inc. (CGA) 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 China Green Agriculture has changed by 632 percent, which is calculated based on the previous year's closing price of $0.5 per share and year-to-date closing price of $3.66 per share as of writing. The market value of the company as indicated by its market-cap changed from $19.42 million to $13.62 million during the same period. Along with Agriculture, the company is also in the business of Basic Industries, Agricultural Chemicals, Basic Materials, Agricultural Inputs, China, among other usual products and services.

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-based SenesTech, Inc. (SNES) belongs to the Basic Industries sector and is categorized as a Agricultural Chemicals company. The stock of SenesTech ended the previous year at a price of $0.59 per share. As of Aug 8, 2019, the stock price has reached $1.41 apiece, which indicates a change of 138.98 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 $13.73 million. It has now changed to $39.85 million as of writing.

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.
Rank number three in the coveted list is held by Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (SMG) for being among the top performing stocks of 2019. Headquartered in Ohio, OH, the Basic Industries sector company is categorized under the industrial sub-sector of Agricultural Chemicals. Since the start of the year 2019, stock of Scotts Miracle-Gro has so far gained 79.47 percentage, based on the previous year's closing price of $61.46 per share and year-to-date price of $110.3 per share. During the same period, the market capitalization of the company changed from $3.4 billion to $6.17 billion. The stock of Scotts Miracle-Gro 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.

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.
The Brazil-based Consumer Non-Durables sector company Cosan Limited (CZZ) holds the four spot among the best performing stocks of the Agriculture sector. Classified as the Specialty Foods business, the stock price of Cosan ended the previous year at a price of $8.8 per share while it reached the level of $14.39 apiece as of Aug 8, 2019 translating to a percentage change in stock price of 63.52%. As of writing, the company's market-cap value stands at $3.49 billion.

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.
During the given months of the year 2019, S&W Seed Company (SANW) was successful in generating YTD returns of 46.41 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 California, CA-based S&W Seed closed at a price of $1.81 per share, while it traded at a price of $2.65 per share as of Aug 8, 2019. The company's market cap changed from $60.12 million to $88.53 million during the same period YTD. It ranks as a key constituent of major indexes that include Wilshire 5000 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators. The company is classified under the Consumer Non-Durables industry sector and further specialized as a Farming Seeds and Milling sector business.

Tractor Supply

Tractor Supply Company operates rural lifestyle retail stores in the United States. The company offers a selection of merchandise, including equine, livestock, pet, and small animal products necessary ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
Tractor Supply Company (TSCO) has moved by 30.73 percentage over the given period of 2019-YTD, helping it gain a place at number six among the top performing stocks. The Consumer Services sector company managed to achieve the feat as its stock price changed from $83.44 apiece to the price of $109.08 per share between the end of December of the previous year and Aug 8, 2019. The smart run of the Brentwood, Tennessee-based Retail Building Materials sector company lead to a handsome gain in its marketcap which changed from $10.19 billion to $13.16 billion over the same duration. Tractor Supply is a key member of many popular stock market indexes. They include Wilshire 5000 index, S&P 500 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators.

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.
Based on the market-cap change from $325.94 million to $403.6 million during the given months of the year 2019 and the share price change from $2.6 per share to a price of $3.3 per share as of Aug 8, 2019, Intrepid Potash, Inc (IPI) was successful in generating YTD returns of 26.92 percentage. Standing at the number seven rank in the top performing list of Agriculture stocks, the Colorado, CO-based Intrepid Potash is categorized as the Mining Quarrying Minerals 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, Russell 2000 index, and a few more broader-level indexes that are actively tracked in the market.

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.
At number eight in the list of top stocks stands Calavo Growers, Inc. (CVGW), which saw a change in its stock price from the level of $72.96 apiece during previous year December end to the price of $91.8 per share as of Aug 8, 2019. It translates to a change of 25.82 percentage. The California, CA-headquartered Consumer Non-Durables sector company also saw its market value change from $1.28 billion to $1.62 billion. The Farming Seeds and Milling 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, Russell 2000 index, and a handful of other multi-capitalization indexes.

FMC

FMC Corporation, incorporated on August 10, 1928, is a diversified chemical company serving agricultural, consumer and industrial markets. The Company operates in three business segments: FMC Agricultural Solutions, FMC Health ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
FMC (FMC) generated percentage returns of 20.05 percent during the 2019 year-to-date. Its returns are based on the share price which moved from $73.96 per share from the previous year-end to the price of $88.79 per share as of Aug 8, 2019. The company's value, as indicated by the market-cap figure, changed from $9.96 billion to $12.05 billion during the same period.
The company is categorized as a Basic Industries speciality business with further classification in the Major Chemicals sub-category. Based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 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, S&P 500 index, and a few other wider multi-cap stock market indexes.

CF Industries

CF Industries Holdings, Inc., incorporated on April 15, 2005, is a manufacturer and distributor of nitrogen fertilizer, and other nitrogen products. The Companys nitrogen fertilizer products are ammonia, granular urea, ... 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 CF Industries Holdings Inc (CF). The company's stock price changed from $43.51 per share at the end of December of the previous year to the price of $52.15 per share as of writing. Overall, the stock managed to realized price change of 19.86 percent during the given time period. The corresponding change in the market capitalization value of the Deerfield, Illinois-based Basic Industries sector company was from $10.04 billion to $11.32 billion. 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. They include the Wilshire 5000 index, S&P 500 index, and a handful of other multi-capitalization indexes.
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