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Today we head to the agriculture area which, like the mining group, had a painful 2013. Agriculture chemical maker and distributor Agrium Inc. had a particularly tough 2013, but so far 2014 has been much kinder to the stock. In fact, Agrium shares are up about 25 per cent from their summer low of $83.46. Agrium started the new year off with a new CEO, Charles Magro, who was previously the chief operating officer. On March 6, he bought 4,700 shares at $106.22 in the public market. In addition, in February, CFO Stephen Dyer bought 2,485 shares.

Ted Dixon is CEO of INK Research which provides insider news and knowledge to investors. For more background on insider reporting in Canada, visit the FAQ section at www.inkresearch.com. Securities referenced in this profile may have already appeared in recent reports distributed to INK subscribers. INK staff may also hold a position in profiled securities.

Infographic reflects public-market transactions of common shares or unit trusts by company officers and directors.

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