News stories about FMC (NYSE:FMC) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. FMC earned a coverage optimism score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the basic materials company an impact score of 45.8586457251911 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.
Here are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:
FMC has been the subject of a number of analyst reports. Bank of America upgraded shares of FMC from an “underperform” rating to a “buy” rating and upped their price objective for the stock from $66.00 to $103.00 in a research report on Thursday, August 31st. Robert W. Baird restated a “hold” rating and set a $86.00 price objective on shares of FMC in a research report on Tuesday, September 12th. Piper Jaffray Companies reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $85.00 price target on shares of FMC in a report on Tuesday, September 5th. Jefferies Group reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $100.00 price target on shares of FMC in a report on Friday, September 15th. Finally, KeyCorp reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $98.00 price target on shares of FMC in a report on Wednesday, October 4th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have given a hold rating and fourteen have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $92.27.
FMC (NYSE FMC) traded down $2.46 during trading on Monday, hitting $91.47. 1,350,621 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,275,518. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.70, a current ratio of 2.19 and a quick ratio of 1.81. FMC has a one year low of $55.79 and a one year high of $95.25. The firm has a market cap of $12,280.00, a PE ratio of 37.72, a P/E/G ratio of 3.15 and a beta of 1.61.
FMC (NYSE:FMC) last released its earnings results on Monday, November 6th. The basic materials company reported $0.70 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.63 by $0.07. FMC had a net margin of 0.78% and a return on equity of 16.77%. The business had revenue of $646.20 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $686.21 million. During the same period last year, the company earned $0.67 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 2.8% on a year-over-year basis. equities research analysts predict that FMC will post 2.65 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
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FMC Company Profile
FMC Corporation is a diversified chemical company serving agricultural, consumer and industrial markets. The Company operates in three business segments: FMC Agricultural Solutions, FMC Health and Nutrition, and FMC Lithium. As of December 31, 2016, the FMC Agricultural Solutions segment developed, marketed and sold three classes of crop protection chemicals: insecticides, herbicides and fungicides.
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