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Best Performing Agriculture Stocks of 2020

Updated Aug 5, 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 Aug 5, 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) Origin Agritech Limited (SEED) 2) Tractor Supply Company (TSCO) 3) Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (SMG) 4) S&W Seed Company (SANW) 5) Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc. (MBII)
 6) FMC Corporation (FMC) 7) China Green Agriculture, Inc. (CGA) 8) AgroFresh Solutions, Inc. (AGFS) 9) Tejon Ranch Co (TRC) 10) Yield10 Bioscience, Inc. (YTEN)
There's more... See price performance, YTD-gains, market-cap and other details of all the 31 Agriculture stocks with sorting features in a tabular format. Alternatively, one can also explore the List of Top Agriculture ETFs.

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Performance of Top Agriculture Stocks

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

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.
The China-based Origin Agritech Limited (SEED) belongs to the Consumer Non-Durables sector and is categorized as a Farming Seeds and Milling company. The stock of Origin Agritech ended the previous year at a price of $5.36 per share. As of Aug 5, 2020, the stock price has reached $10.91 apiece, which indicates a change of 103.54 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 $17.13 million. It has now changed to $54.68 million as of writing.

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.
The Brentwood, Tennessee-headquartered company Tractor Supply Company (TSCO) is ranked number two among the best performing stocks of Agriculture of 2020. The Consumer Services sector business falls under the Retail Building Materials industrial sub-sector. Since the start of the year 2020, the stock price of Tractor Supply has changed by 57.57 percent, which is calculated based on the previous year's closing price of $93.44 per share and year-to-date closing price of $147.23 per share as of writing. The market value of the company as indicated by its market-cap changed from $11.04 billion to $17.02 billion during the same period. Along with Agriculture, the company is also in the business of Consumer Services, Retail Building Materials, Consumer Cyclical, Specialty Retail, S&P 500, Consumer Discretionary, among other usual products and services. Tractor Supply continues to be a leading constituent of many major stock market indexes like S&P 500 index, Wilshire 5000 index, and a few other larger indexes which are part of the stock 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, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Scotts Miracle-Gro.
During the given months of the year 2020, Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (SMG) was successful in generating YTD returns of 47.79 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 Ohio, OH-based Scotts Miracle-Gro closed at a price of $106.18 per share, while it traded at a price of $156.92 per share as of Aug 5, 2020. The company's market cap changed from $5.93 billion to $8.71 billion 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 Basic Industries industry sector and further specialized as a Agricultural Chemicals sector business.

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.
Based on the market-cap change from $69.94 million to $81.87 million during the given months of the year 2020 and the share price change from $2.1 per share to a price of $2.45 per share as of Aug 5, 2020, S&W Seed Company (SANW) was successful in generating YTD returns of 16.67 percentage. Standing at the number four rank in the top performing list of Agriculture stocks, the California, CA-based S&W Seed is categorized as the Farming Seeds and Milling sub-sector business which falls under the larger Consumer Non-Durables 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.

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.
Rank number five in the coveted list is held by Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc. (MBII) for being among the top performing stocks of 2020. Headquartered in California, CA, the Basic Industries sector company is categorized under the industrial sub-sector of Agricultural Chemicals. Since the start of the year 2020, stock of Marrone Bio Innovations has so far gained 14.85 percentage, based on the previous year's closing price of $1.01 per share and year-to-date price of $1.16 per share. During the same period, the market capitalization of the company changed from $134.74 million to $172.99 million. The stock of Marrone Bio Innovations continues to be a major constituent of many leading stock indexes which include Wilshire 5000 index, Russell 2000 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators.

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.
At number six in the list of top stocks stands FMC Corporation (FMC), which saw a change in its stock price from the level of $99.82 apiece during previous year December end to the price of $107.01 per share as of Aug 5, 2020. It translates to a change of 7.2 percentage. The Philadelphia, Pennsylvania-headquartered Basic Industries sector company also saw its market value change from $12.94 billion to $13.85 billion. The Major 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, S&P 500 index, and a handful of other multi-capitalization indexes.

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, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of China Green Agriculture.
The China-based Basic Industries sector company China Green Agriculture, Inc. (CGA) holds the number seven spot among the best performing stocks of the Agriculture sector. Classified as the Agricultural Chemicals business, the stock price of China Green Agriculture ended the previous year at a price of $2.81 per share while it reached the level of $2.81 apiece as of Aug 5, 2020 translating to a percentage change in stock price of 0%. As of writing, the company's market-cap value stands at $17.84 million.

AgroFresh

AgroFresh Solutions, Inc., formerly Boulevard Acquisition Corp., incorporated on October 24, 2013, is a developer of agricultural technologies that preserve the freshness and value of fresh produce, including apples, pears, ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of AgroFresh.
AgroFresh Solutions, Inc. (AGFS) has moved by -3.1 percentage over the given period of 2020-YTD, helping it gain a place at number eight among the top performing stocks. The Finance sector company managed to achieve the feat as its stock price changed from $2.58 apiece to the price of $2.5 per share between the end of December of the previous year and Aug 5, 2020. The smart run of the New York, NY-based Business Services sector company lead to a handsome gain in its marketcap which changed from $131.47 million to $130.14 million over the same duration. AgroFresh is a key member of many popular stock market indexes. They include Wilshire 5000 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators.

Tejon Ranch Co

Tejon Ranch Co. (Tejon), incorporated on March 20, 1987, is a diversified real estate development and agribusiness company. The Company operates through five segments: Real Estate-Commercial/Industrial; Real Estate-Resort/Residential; Mineral Resources; ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Tejon Ranch Co.
The number nine spot in the list of top performing stocks of the Agriculture sector is taken by Tejon Ranch Co (TRC). The company's stock price changed from $15.98 per share at the end of December of the previous year to the price of $15.38 per share as of writing. Overall, the stock managed to realized price change of -3.75 percent during the given time period. The corresponding change in the market capitalization value of the California, CA-based Finance sector company was from $416.26 million to $403.27 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, Russell 2000 index, and a handful of other multi-capitalization indexes.

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.
Yield10 Bioscience (YTEN) generated percentage returns of -7 percent during the 2020 year-to-date. Its returns are based on the share price which moved from $6.86 per share from the previous year-end to the price of $6.38 per share as of Aug 5, 2020. The company's value, as indicated by the market-cap figure, changed from $4.94 million to $12.22 million during the same period.
The company is categorized as a Basic Industries speciality business with further classification in the Containers and Packaging sub-category. Based in Massachusetts, MA, 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, and a few other wider multi-cap stock market indexes.
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