FMC (FMC) Given Daily News Sentiment Score of 0.15

News headlines about FMC (NYSE:FMC) have trended somewhat positive on Thursday, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. FMC earned a news impact score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the basic materials company an impact score of 45.8962631491727 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern’s scoring:

FMC (NYSE FMC) traded up $0.26 during trading on Thursday, reaching $88.25. 1,345,882 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,275,381. The stock has a market cap of $12,063.42, a PE ratio of 36.08, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 3.01 and a beta of 1.61. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.70, a quick ratio of 1.81 and a current ratio of 2.19. FMC has a 12 month low of $56.35 and a 12 month high of $95.25.

FMC (NYSE:FMC) last released its quarterly earnings data on Monday, November 6th. The basic materials company reported $0.70 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.63 by $0.07. The company had revenue of $646.20 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $686.21 million. FMC had a net margin of 0.78% and a return on equity of 16.77%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 2.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $0.67 EPS. research analysts predict that FMC will post 2.65 earnings per share for the current year.

A number of analysts have recently weighed in on the stock. Stephens assumed coverage on shares of FMC in a report on Monday. They issued an “equal weight” rating and a $91.00 target price on the stock. KeyCorp reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $112.00 price target on shares of FMC in a report on Monday. Instinet upgraded shares of FMC from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and upped their price target for the company from $78.00 to $97.00 in a report on Wednesday, August 9th. Jefferies Group set a $100.00 price target on shares of FMC and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, August 14th. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group initiated coverage on shares of FMC in a report on Monday. They set a “neutral” rating and a $98.00 price target on the stock. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have issued a hold rating and fourteen have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $92.61.

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About FMC

FMC Corporation is a diversified chemical company serving agricultural, consumer and industrial markets. The Company operates in three business segments: FMC Agricultural Solutions, FMC Health and Nutrition, and FMC Lithium. As of December 31, 2016, the FMC Agricultural Solutions segment developed, marketed and sold three classes of crop protection chemicals: insecticides, herbicides and fungicides.

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