Media headlines about FMC Corporation (NYSE:FMC) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. FMC Corporation earned a news sentiment score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the basic materials company an impact score of 79 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is likely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.
These are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:
- Celanese Raises Product Prices in Europe and Asia (finance.yahoo.com)
- The Current Analyst Recommendations for FMC Corporation (FMC), FedEx Corporation (FDX) – AllStockNews (allstocknews.com)
- FMC Corporation Common Stock (NYSE:FMC) Trading Up – Insiders Are Selling – Highlight Press (highlightpress.com)
- Dow, DuPont win U.S. antitrust approval for merger (houstonchronicle.com)
- FMC Corporation (FMC) Insider Sells $962,686.54 in Stock (americanbankingnews.com)
FMC Corporation (NYSE FMC) traded up 0.29% during midday trading on Tuesday, reaching $75.83. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 959,986 shares. FMC Corporation has a 52-week low of $41.80 and a 52-week high of $77.38. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $74.66 and a 200 day moving average price of $65.08. The stock has a market capitalization of $10.16 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 284.01 and a beta of 1.61.
FMC Corporation (NYSE:FMC) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, May 2nd. The basic materials company reported $0.43 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.56 by $0.13. FMC Corporation had a return on equity of 17.87% and a net margin of 1.19%. The firm had revenue of $596 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $742.50 million. Equities research analysts predict that FMC Corporation will post $2.45 EPS for the current fiscal year.
The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, July 20th. Stockholders of record on Friday, June 30th will be issued a dividend of $0.165 per share. This represents a $0.66 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.87%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, June 28th. FMC Corporation’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 235.72%.
A number of brokerages have recently issued reports on FMC. Royal Bank Of Canada reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $83.00 target price on shares of FMC Corporation in a research report on Monday, June 5th. Citigroup Inc. boosted their price objective on FMC Corporation from $62.00 to $75.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a report on Tuesday, April 11th. Zacks Investment Research raised FMC Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $84.00 price objective for the company in a report on Tuesday, April 11th. Jefferies Group LLC reissued a “buy” rating on shares of FMC Corporation in a report on Wednesday, May 24th. Finally, Nomura reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $78.00 price objective on shares of FMC Corporation in a report on Monday, May 8th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have issued a hold rating and ten have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $74.87.
In other news, VP Andrea E. Utecht sold 14,434 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, May 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $74.62, for a total transaction of $1,077,065.08. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now owns 131,899 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $9,842,303.38. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, insider Mark Douglas sold 12,697 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, June 14th. The stock was sold at an average price of $75.82, for a total transaction of $962,686.54. Following the sale, the insider now directly owns 73,690 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $5,587,175.80. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last ninety days, insiders have sold 41,489 shares of company stock valued at $3,118,310. 1.10% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.
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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