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5 top fertilizer stocks to buy in 2024

Ready to invest in the plant food industry? Learn how to invest in fertilizer stocks in just a few steps.

The best fertilizer stocks depend on your portfolio and investment goals — while volatility can be ideal for day traders, long-term investors will want to look to stocks with steadier gains over time.

The top plant food stocks included on this page all trade on the S&P 500, have an analyst recommendation of "Buy" or better and are sorted by year-to-date performance.

  1. Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (SMG)
  2. CF Industries (CF)
  3. Bunge (BG)
  4. Intrepid Potash (IPI)
  5. Nutrien (NTR)

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How to invest in fertilizer stocks

  1. Choose an online stock trading platform. Choose from our Top Picks above, use our comparison table below or jump straight to the best stock trading apps of 2024.
  2. Sign up for an account. Provide your personal information and sign up.
  3. Set up a funding method to pay for the transaction. Deposit funds into your account by linking your banking information.
  4. Choose the stocks you want to buy. Search for the stock by name or ticker symbol like SMG or CF.
  5. Place your order. Buy the stock. It's that simple.

Take a deeper dive into fertilizer stocks

If you're interested in investing in the plant food industry, take a closer look at what companies in this industry do and how the stocks have historically performed. Keep in mind that positive past performance doesn't guarantee that a stock will continue to rise in the future.

1. Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (SMG)

The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures, markets, and sells products for lawn, garden care, and indoor and hydroponic gardening in the United States and internationally. It operates through three segments: U. S. Consumer, Hawthorne, and Other.

Scotts Miracle-Gro Company stock opened the day at $64.35 after a previous close of $64.38. The latest price was $67.04 (25-minute delay). Scotts Miracle-Gro Company is listed on the NYSE, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD3.4 billion and employs 5,500 staff.

  • Market capitalization: $3,807,811,840
  • PEG ratio: 0.9769

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2. CF Industries (CF)

CF Industries Holdings, Inc. , together with its subsidiaries, engages in the manufacture and sale of hydrogen and nitrogen products for energy, fertilizer, emissions abatement, and other industrial activities in North America, Europe, and internationally. It operates through Ammonia, Granular Urea, UAN, AN, and Other segments.

CF Industries stock opened the day at $73.90 after a previous close of $74.13. The latest price was $73.11 (25-minute delay). CF Industries is listed on the NYSE, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$6.1 billion and employs 2,700 staff.

  • Market capitalization: $13,549,629,440
  • P/E ratio: 12.2529
  • PEG ratio: 0.6443

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3. Bunge (BG)

Bunge Global SA operates as an agribusiness and food company worldwide. It operates through four segments: Agribusiness, Refined and Specialty Oils, Milling, and Sugar and Bioenergy. The Agribusiness segment purchases, stores, transports, processes, and sells agricultural commodities and commodity products, including oilseeds primarily soybeans, rapeseed, canola, and sunflower seeds, as well as grains comprising wheat and corn; and processes oilseeds into vegetable oils and protein meals.

Bunge stock opened the day at $103.98 after a previous close of $103.34. The latest price was $105.87 (25-minute delay). Bunge is listed on the NYSE, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$57.6 billion and employs 23,000 staff.

  • Market capitalization: $14,990,663,680
  • P/E ratio: 8.5379
  • PEG ratio: 1.7053

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4. Intrepid Potash (IPI)

Intrepid Potash, Inc. , together with its subsidiaries, engages in the extraction and production of the potash in the United States and internationally. It operates through three segments: Potash, Trio, and Oilfield Solutions.

Intrepid Potash stock opened the day at $23.44 after a previous close of $23.60. The latest price was $23.44 (25-minute delay). Intrepid Potash is listed on the NYSE, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$221.4 million and employs 485 staff.

  • Market capitalization: $311,027,712
  • PEG ratio: 0.34

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5. Nutrien (NTR)

Nutrien Ltd. provides crop inputs and services. The company operates through four segments: Retail, Potash, Nitrogen, and Phosphate.

Nutrien stock opened the day at $51.90 after a previous close of $51.94. The latest price was $51.57 (25-minute delay). Nutrien is listed on the NYSE, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$27.3 billion and employs 25,900 staff.

  • Market capitalization: $25,534,679,040
  • P/E ratio: 30.1579

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Bottom line

While it’s possible to turn a profit investing in fertilizer stocks, keep in mind that — like any investment — fertilizer stocks are not immune to risk. These stocks are subject to fluctuating conditions — both in the market and in the plant food industry, so carefully vet your picks before you invest. And if you’re new to investing, or if it’s been awhile since you’ve taken a critical look at your investing accounts, compare brokers to make sure you’re getting the best features in your trading account.

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