|Bid||0.00 x 1000|
|Ask||92.36 x 3100|
|Day's Range||79.84 - 81.21|
|52 Week Range||69.36 - 93.17|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||1.17|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||10.88|
|Earnings Date||Feb 11, 2019|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||1.60 (2.01%)|
|1y Target Est||100.58|
"Michael brings exceptional experience and a strong track record to the general counsel role," said Pierre Brondeau, CEO and chairman, FMC. "He has served as legal counsel in our agricultural business for more than 15 years, and has deep knowledge of both the corporate and commercial sides of the company, as well as the crop protection industry.
# FMC Corp ### NYSE:FMC View full report here! ## Summary * Perception of the company's creditworthiness is negative * Bearish sentiment is low * Economic output in this company's sector is contracting ## Bearish sentiment Short interest | Positive Short interest is low for FMC with fewer than 5% of shares on loan. The last change in the short interest score occurred more than 1 month ago and implies that there has been little change in sentiment among investors who seek to profit from falling equity prices. ## Money flow ETF/Index ownership | Neutral ETF activity is neutral. The net inflows of $11.54 billion over the last one-month into ETFs that hold FMC are not among the highest of the last year and have been slowing. ## Economic sentiment PMI by IHS Markit | Negative According to the latest IHS Markit Purchasing Managersâ€™ Index (PMI) data, output in the Basic Materialsis falling. The rate of decline is significant relative to the trend shown over the past year. ## Credit worthiness Credit default swap | Negative The current level displays a negative indicator. Although FMC credit default swap spreads are decreasing, they remain near their highest levels of the last 3 years, which indicates the market's more negative perception of the company's credit worthiness. Please send all inquiries related to the report to firstname.lastname@example.org. Charts and report PDFs will only be available for 30 days after publishing. This document has been produced for information purposes only and is not to be relied upon or as construed as investment advice. To the fullest extent permitted by law, IHS Markit disclaims any responsibility or liability, whether in contract, tort (including, without limitation, negligence), equity or otherwise, for any loss or damage arising from any reliance on or the use of this material in any way. Please view the full legal disclaimer and methodology information on pages 2-3 of the full report.
A new lithium exploration company has been making significant headway in the last five months in determining whether it will spend $500 million to restart mining in the Kings Mountain area and build a lithium processing plant nearby.
The company's two segments, agricultural solutions and lithium, turned in a strong performance, but concerns over the health of those two industries weighed on shares.
Analyzing Chemical Companies in the Week Ending January 4 (Continued from Prior Part) ## Albemarle starts earthworks Albemarle (ALB) isn’t wasting any time. Albemarle entered into a joint venture agreement with Mineral Resources Australia on December 17 for 50% interest in Mineral Resources’ Wodgina hard rock lithium project in Western Australia. Albemarle has started earthworks at the Kemerton Strategic Industrial Area in Western Australia—the lithium hydroxide conversion site. Albemarle received approval from the federal and state government to start the Kemerton plant. The plant will have the capacity to produce 60,000 tons of lithium hydroxide. The capacity can be expanded to 100,000 tons if required. Albemarle expects the plant to be completed and commissioned in 2021. Eric Norris, Albemarle’s president for the Lithium segment, said, “The site earthworks at Kemerton today are on track with our projections. Achieving this milestone underscores our commitment and confidence in developing LiOH operations in Western Australia and in our overall strategy to drive significant shareholder value and meet our customers’ demands.” ## Stock update Although there were positive developments, negative sentiments around the stock continued to increase. As a result, Albemarle stock declined 0.7% and closed at $76.24 for the week ending January 4. The Global X Lithium ETF (LIT), which holds 4.6% of its portfolio in Albemarle, outperformed Albemarle and gained 1.3% the previous week. The decline in the stock price caused Albemarle to trade 19.8% below the 100-day moving average price of $95.07. Albemarle’s 100-day moving average has declined from the high of $132.40. In 2018, Albemarle declined 39.75%. Analysts appear to be bullish on the stock. Analysts have recommended a target price of $120.40, which implies a return potential of 57.9% over its closing price on January 4. Albemarle’s 14-day relative strength index is at 36, which indicates that the stock isn’t overbought or oversold. LIT also provides exposure to FMC (FMC), Tesla (TSLA), and Johnson Controls (JCI) with weights of 15.2%, 4.1%, and 3.2%, respectively, as of January 4. Continue to Next Part Browse this series on Market Realist: * Part 1 - DowDuPont’s Corteva Sold Its Herbicide Product Line * Part 2 - Celanese Completed the Next Polymers Acquisition * Part 3 - Westlake Chemical Completed the Nakan Acquisition
Commodity prices are trending lower, but agriculture businesses with an eye on the future could be buys for investors with a long-term mind-set.
PHILADELPHIA , Jan. 4, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- FMC Corporation (NYSE: FMC) today announced it will release its fourth quarter 2018 earnings on Monday, February 11, 2019, after the stock market close via PR ...
Albemarle (ALB), the world’s largest producer of lithium, fell 20% in December and underperformed the broader market S&P 500 (SPY), which declined by 9.2%. The continued tussle with the Chilean government about production quotas, pricing, and the environmental authority of Chile’s refusal to provide a license has delayed progress in Chile. The latest development suggests that Chile is likely to delay the arbitration with ALB in expectation of a new offer to be in compliance with the 2016 contract.
Tronox Fell 26% in December: An Opportunity for Investors?Tronox fell 26% in December Tronox (TROX) continued its downward trend in December and fell 26%. Tronox was the biggest loss among specialty chemical companies.
Analyzing Specialty Chemical Companies Last Week(Continued from Prior Part)Praxair Surface Technologies won an award On December 20, Linde’s (LIN) subsidiary Praxair announced that its subsidiary Praxair Surface Technologies won Pratt & Whitney’s 2018 Supplier Sustainability Award.
On December 17, Albemarle (ALB) announced that it signed a joint agreement with Mineral Resources Australia. As a result of the joint venture, Albemarle will acquire 50% interest in Mineral Resources’ Wodgina hard rock lithium project in Western Australia. Albemarle announced the joint venture on November 21.
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In a press release on December 17, W.R. Grace (GRA) announced that it would increase FCC (fluid catalytic cracking) prices. The price increase will be effective in 2019. The price increase will be 3%–9% based on the product type and specific customer commitments.
On December 4, Tronox (TROX) announced that it filed a motion with the Honorable D. Michael Chappell, the chief administrative law judge, seeking permission to present the proposed divestitures to the FTC (Federal Trade Commission). Tronox’s acquisition of Cristal is pending due to approval from the FTC. If Tronox gets approval from the administrative law judge, it would be able to engage in direct discussions with FTC commissioners.
FMC (FMC) reported earnings 30 days ago. What's next for the stock? We take a look at earnings estimates for some clues.
The 700+ hedge funds and money managers tracked by Insider Monkey have already compiled and submitted their 13F filings for the second quarter, which unveil their equity positions as of September 30. We went through these filings, fixed typos and other more significant errors and identified the changes in hedge fund positions. Our extensive review […]
Pierre Brondeau has been the CEO of FMC Corporation (NYSE:FMC) since 2010. This report will, first, examine the CEO compensation levels in comparison to CEO compensation at other big companies. Read More...
At the beginning of 2018, Albemarle (ALB) reached a high of $137.45 on a closing basis. On a year-to-date basis, Albemarle has declined 24.6% and has underperformed the broader marker S&P 500 (SPY), which has gained 2.4%. FMC (FMC), Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile (SQM), and W.R. Grace (GRA) have declined 12.3%, 25.8%, and 11.1%, respectively.
The 13F filings on September 30 indicate that institutional investors own ~93.4% of Albemarle’s (ALB) outstanding shares. A total of 652 institutions hold Albemarle. Among the institutional holders, 298 increased their positions on Albemarle, 260 reduced their positions, and 94 maintained their positions.
Shares of FMC Corp. were indicated up over 1% in premarket trade Monday, after the producer of crop protection products said it will more than double its dividend and announced a new $1 billion share repurchase program. The company said it will raise its quarterly dividend to 40 cents a share from 16.5 cents a share, with the new dividend payable on Jan. 17 to shareholders or record on Dec. 28. FMC said the new buyback program is separate from its previous $200 million program, which is expected to be completed this week. The new program is expected to be executed in a "systematic, recurring fashion" through mid-2020. "FMC is entering a phase of higher cash generation and lower capital intensity," the company said in a statement. "Together, this dividend increase and share repurchase authorization are part of a capital allocation plan to return up to $4.5 billion to shareholders in the next five years." The stock has shed 12.6% year to date through Friday, while the S&P 500 has gained 3.2%.
PHILADELPHIA , Dec. 3, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Five-year targets for 2019-2023 1 Revenue CAGR of 5 to 7 percent Adjusted EBITDA CAGR of 7 to 9 percent 2 Free cash flow conversion growing to approximately ...
At the close on November 29, Albemarle (ALB), one of the biggest lithium producers, had a dividend yield of 1.38%. In comparison, FMC (FMC), W.R. Grace (GRA), and Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile (SQM) have current dividend yields of 0.83%, 1.55%, and 4.6%, respectively. Although Albemarle’s dividend yield rose by 40 basis points compared to the previous year, it still trails its peers including W.R. Grace and Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile.