Analyst Ratings for FMC Corp. (FMC)

Updated: 2017-07-26

FMC Corp. (NYSE:FMC) was awarded an average rating of Overweight from investment analysts following the stock. FMC had previously received a consensus rating of Overweight a month ago.

A buy rating was issued by 9 analysts, 1 issued an overweight rating, 10 issued a hold rating, 1 issued an underweight rating, and 0 gave a sell rating. Compared to three months ago, there has been an increase of 0 in the number of analysts with a positive outlook on the stock. Over the same time period, there has been an increase of 0 in the number of analysts with a negative outlook on the stock.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for FMC. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 100, implying potential capital gains of 29.62 percent. The minimum price target given was 65, implying a possible loss of -15.75 percent. Note that investment analysts can be biased in their reporting on companies's ratings and price targets.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of -1.04 percent. That number becomes -43.34 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised downwards by -0.41 percent, compared to last month. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -27.53 percent.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, which can be compared to the 2 analysts that decreased their estimates. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, compared to 2 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

FMC has an estimated earnings growth rate of 815.8 percent as forecasted by analysts. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. FMC has a PEG ratio of 0.36.

FMC has a 52-week high of 78.30 and a 52-week low of 44.40. Currently the stock is 73.76 percent higher than its low, and below the high by 1.47 percent. FMC has a P/E ratio of 293.79. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The FMC value stock report compares FMC to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $10.45 billion. FMC is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.