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Should You Consider FMC Corporation (NYSE:FMC)?

Simply Wall St

As an investor, I look for investments which do not compromise one fundamental factor for another. By this I mean, I look at stocks holistically, from their financial health to their future outlook. In the case of FMC Corporation (NYSE:FMC), it is a well-regarded dividend payer with a strong history of delivering benchmark-beating performance. Below is a brief commentary on these key aspects. For those interested in digging a bit deeper into my commentary, take a look at the report on FMC here.

Solid track record established dividend payer

FMC delivered a triple-digit bottom-line expansion over the past couple of years, with its most recent earnings level surpassing its average level over the last five years. In addition to beating its historical values, FMC also outperformed its industry, which delivered a growth of -2.4%. This is an optimistic signal for the future.

NYSE:FMC Income Statement, September 13th 2019

Income investors would also be happy to know that FMC is a great dividend company, with a current yield standing at 1.8%. FMC has also been regularly increasing its dividend payments to shareholders over the past decade.

NYSE:FMC Historical Dividend Yield, September 13th 2019

Next Steps:

For FMC, I've put together three important aspects you should further research:

  1. Future Outlook: What are well-informed industry analysts predicting for FMC’s future growth? Take a look at our free research report of analyst consensus for FMC’s outlook.
  2. Financial Health: Are FMC’s operations financially sustainable? Balance sheets can be hard to analyze, which is why we’ve done it for you. Check out our financial health checks here.
  3. Other Attractive Alternatives : Are there other well-rounded stocks you could be holding instead of FMC? Explore our interactive list of stocks with large potential to get an idea of what else is out there you may be missing!

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