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.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for FMC. The most optimistic price target was 100, which equates to a potential upside of 29.62 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 65, implying potential capital losses of -15.75 percent. One must be careful with overanalyzing price targets and ratings due to possible conflicts of interest among the analysts releasing them.

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. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed downwards by -0.41 percent. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -27.53 percent in FY estimates.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 2 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, compared to 2 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

Analysts estimate earnings of FMC to grow at a rate of 815.8 percent. 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. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. The PEG ratio of FMC is 0.36.

In the last 52-weeks, FMC has achieved a high of 78.30 and a low of 44.40. Today's price is 73.76 percent above the 52-week 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 will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.