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Best Performing Agriculture Stocks of 2020

Updated Sep 15, 2020
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 2020 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 Sep 15, 2020, and the top 10 return generating Agriculture stocks are listed below.
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Top Agriculture Stocks With Highest Returns

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) Intrepid Potash, Inc (IPI) 2) Evogene Ltd. (EVGN) 3) Origin Agritech Limited (SEED) 4) Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (SMG) 5) Tractor Supply Company (TSCO)
 6) S&W Seed Company (SANW) 7) Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc. (MBII) 8) FMC Corporation (FMC) 9) Yield10 Bioscience, Inc. (YTEN) 10) Vital Farms, Inc. (VITL)
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Here's a look at the basic details and how the above mentioned stocks fared during the period:

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, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Intrepid Potash.
The Colorado, CO-based Intrepid Potash, Inc (IPI) belongs to the Basic Industries sector and is categorized as a Mining Quarrying Minerals company. The stock of Intrepid Potash ended the previous year at a price of $2.71 per share. As of Sep 15, 2020, the stock price has reached $9.15 apiece, which indicates a change of 237.64 percent making the company rank among the top performing stocks of the Agriculture for the year 2020 till date. At the end of the last year, company's market capitalization stood at $357.64 million. It has now changed to $121.65 million as of writing. Intrepid Potash continues to be a leading constituent of many major stock market indexes like Wilshire 5000 index, Russell 2000 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators.

Evogene

Evogene Ltd. (Evogene) is a biotechnology company for the improvement of crop productivity. The Company is engaged in developing seed traits for improved yield and abiotic stress tolerance, seed traits ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Evogene.
The Israel-headquartered company Evogene Ltd. (EVGN) is ranked number two among the best performing stocks of Agriculture of 2020. The Basic Industries sector business falls under the Agricultural Chemicals industrial sub-sector. Since the start of the year 2020, the stock price of Evogene has changed by 75.66 percent, which is calculated based on the previous year's closing price of $1.52 per share and year-to-date closing price of $2.67 per share as of writing. The market value of the company as indicated by its market-cap changed from $39.96 million to $76.21 million during the same period. Along with Agriculture, the company is also in the business of Basic Industries, Agricultural Chemicals, Health Care, Biotechnology, Biotech, Healthcare, among other usual products and services.

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, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Origin Agritech.
During the given months of the year 2020, Origin Agritech Limited (SEED) was successful in generating YTD returns of 53.36 percentage which helped it gain the number three spot in the list of the top performing stocks which generated maximum returns during year 2020 till date. As of December of the previous year, the stock of the China-based Origin Agritech closed at a price of $5.36 per share, while it traded at a price of $8.22 per share as of Sep 15, 2020. The company's market cap changed from $17.13 million to $41.2 million during the same period YTD. The company is classified under the Consumer Non-Durables industry sector and further specialized as a Farming Seeds and Milling sector business.

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, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Scotts Miracle-Gro.
Based on the market-cap change from $5.93 billion to $8.96 billion during the given months of the year 2020 and the share price change from $106.18 per share to a price of $160.57 per share as of Sep 15, 2020, Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (SMG) was successful in generating YTD returns of 51.22 percentage. Standing at the number four rank in the top performing list of Agriculture stocks, the Ohio, OH-based Scotts Miracle-Gro is categorized as the Agricultural Chemicals 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.

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, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Tractor Supply.
Rank number five in the coveted list is held by Tractor Supply Company (TSCO) for being among the top performing stocks of 2020. Headquartered in Brentwood, Tennessee, the Consumer Services sector company is categorized under the industrial sub-sector of Retail Building Materials. Since the start of the year 2020, stock of Tractor Supply has so far gained 50.77 percentage, based on the previous year's closing price of $93.44 per share and year-to-date price of $140.88 per share. During the same period, the market capitalization of the company changed from $11.04 billion to $16.37 billion. The stock of Tractor Supply continues to be a major constituent of many leading stock indexes which include Wilshire 5000 index, S&P 500 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, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of S&W Seed.
At number six in the list of top stocks stands S&W Seed Company (SANW), which saw a change in its stock price from the level of $2.1 apiece during previous year December end to the price of $3 per share as of Sep 15, 2020. It translates to a change of 42.86 percentage. The California, CA-headquartered Consumer Non-Durables sector company also saw its market value change from $69.94 million to $100.25 million. 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, and a handful of other multi-capitalization indexes.

Marrone Bio Innovations

Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc., incorporated on June 15, 2006, offers bio-based pest management and plant health products. The Companys bio-based products include naturally occurring microorganisms, such as bacteria, fungi and ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Marrone Bio Innovations.
The California, CA-based Basic Industries sector company Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc. (MBII) holds the number seven spot among the best performing stocks of the Agriculture sector. Classified as the Agricultural Chemicals business, the stock price of Marrone Bio Innovations ended the previous year at a price of $1.01 per share while it reached the level of $1.17 apiece as of Sep 15, 2020 translating to a percentage change in stock price of 15.84%. As of writing, the company's market-cap value stands at $174.77 million. Few leading stock market index includes Marrone Bio Innovations in their constituent list. They include Wilshire 5000 index, Russell 2000 index, and a few other larger indexes which are part of the stock market.

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, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of FMC.
FMC Corporation (FMC) has moved by 12 percentage over the given period of 2020-YTD, helping it gain a place at number eight among the top performing stocks. The Basic Industries sector company managed to achieve the feat as its stock price changed from $99.82 apiece to the price of $111.8 per share between the end of December of the previous year and Sep 15, 2020. The smart run of the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania-based Major Chemicals sector company lead to a handsome gain in its marketcap which changed from $12.94 billion to $14.86 billion over the same duration. FMC 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.

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, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Yield10 Bioscience.
The number nine spot in the list of top performing stocks of the Agriculture sector is taken by Yield10 Bioscience, Inc. (YTEN). The company's stock price changed from $6.86 per share at the end of December of the previous year to the price of $7.41 per share as of writing. Overall, the stock managed to realized price change of 8.02 percent during the given time period. The corresponding change in the market capitalization value of the Massachusetts, MA-based Basic Industries sector company was from $4.94 million to $23.82 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. They include the Wilshire 5000 index, and a handful of other multi-capitalization indexes.

Vital Farms

Vital Farms, Inc. operates as an ethical food company in the United States. It produces five pasture-raised products sourced from animals raised on small ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Vital Farms.
Vital Farms (VITL) generated percentage returns of 3.94 percent during the 2020 year-to-date. Its returns are based on the share price which moved from $35.26 per share from the previous year-end to the price of $36.65 per share as of Sep 15, 2020. The company's value, as indicated by the market-cap figure, changed from $0 million to $1.45 billion during the same period.
The company is categorized as a Consumer Defensive speciality business with further classification in the Farm Products sub-category. Based in Austin, Texas, 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.
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