FMC Corporation (FMC) Getting Somewhat Positive News Coverage, Analysis Shows

Press coverage about FMC Corporation (NYSE:FMC) has trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. FMC Corporation earned a media sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the basic materials company an impact score of 45.8553029000473 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern’s scoring:

A number of analysts recently weighed in on the stock. Credit Suisse Group set a $93.00 price objective on shares of FMC Corporation and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, August 3rd. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Nomura increased their price objective on shares of FMC Corporation from $97.00 to $106.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, November 8th. Royal Bank Of Canada reissued an “outperform” rating and set a $110.00 target price (up previously from $102.00) on shares of FMC Corporation in a research note on Thursday. BMO Capital Markets raised their target price on shares of FMC Corporation from $80.00 to $90.00 and gave the company a “market perform” rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 8th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Finally, Piper Jaffray Companies restated a “hold” rating and set a $92.00 price objective on shares of FMC Corporation in a research report on Friday. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating and fifteen have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $90.94.

Shares of FMC Corporation (NYSE FMC) opened at $93.22 on Monday. FMC Corporation has a 52 week low of $52.24 and a 52 week high of $95.08. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.70, a quick ratio of 1.81 and a current ratio of 2.19. The firm has a market cap of $12,515.88, a price-to-earnings ratio of 37.44, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 3.12 and a beta of 1.62.

FMC Corporation (NYSE:FMC) last issued its earnings results on Monday, November 6th. The basic materials company reported $0.70 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.63 by $0.07. FMC Corporation had a net margin of 0.78% and a return on equity of 16.77%. The company had revenue of $646.20 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $686.21 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned $0.67 EPS. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 2.8% compared to the same quarter last year. equities analysts forecast that FMC Corporation will post 2.66 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In related news, VP Andrea E. Utecht sold 14,174 shares of FMC Corporation stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, August 29th. The stock was sold at an average price of $84.00, for a total value of $1,190,616.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 131,639 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $11,057,676. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. Insiders own 1.10% of the company’s stock.

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About FMC Corporation

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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