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.

Several price targets were given for FMC by the analysts covering the stock. The maximum price target given was 100, which equates to a potential upside of 29.62 percent. The minimum price target given was 65, implying a possible loss of -15.75 percent. It is crucial to not blindly accept any price targets or stock ratings, because many analysts have it in their best interest to give positive coverage of certain stocks.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates downwards by an average of -1.04 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -43.34 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed downwards by -0.41 percent. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -27.53 percent.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 2 analysts revised their estimates downwards. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 2 analysts decreased their estimates.

The growth rate of FMC's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 815.8 percent. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, 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. Today's price is 73.76 percent above the 52-week low, and 1.47 percent lower than its 52-week high. 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 market cap of FMC is $10.45 billion. FMC's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.