FMC stock: buy or sell?

FMC stock price: $105.47 0.04% At close on February 14th, 2020

Updated on:
February 14th, 2020


FMC stayed constant 0.04% to $105.47 after reaching all time highs on Feb 6th. On Feb 6th FMC rocketed an exceptional 5.65%.

FMC Corporation, a diversified chemical company, provides solutions, applications, and products for the agricultural, consumer, and industrial markets worldwide.

Should I buy FMC stock?

Trading stocks requires experience and discipline, and your buying and selling decisions must come following a methodology. That's why is so important to choose your own trading strategy that matches with your character as inversor. There are thousands of trading strategies for you to choose, but at we prefer those that are simple but successful.

Currently, FMC stock doesn't match any of these trading strategies, so our recommendation is not to buy.

Buy setupElegible
New all-time highNo
New 52 week highNo
Price crossing up 200d MANo
100d MA crossing up 200d MANo
This is not a selling recommendation at all, just it's not the best moment to buy if you follow any of these trading strategies.

Is FMC stock a buy?

Everyday, hundreds of stock ratings are published by financial analysts to indicate a particular stock's attractiveness. Unfortunately, we couldn't detect any rating for FMC stock for the last month.

FMC stock analysis

Daily outlook

After topping to all time highs on Feb 6th, FMC stayed stable 0.04% to $105.47.

After reaching all time highs on Feb/6, FMC stayed constant 0.04% on Feb/14 to $105.47. FMC is retaking the upward trend marking a new rising bottom heading to break out over $108.77. Since last October when FMC stock price broke up the SMA100d line, it gained $21.81 (26.07%). On Feb 6th, FMC hit new all time highs, pushing higher previous ATH of $102.00 recorded on Feb/5. New ATHs are usual entry points for many trading setups as there aren't higher resistences.

FMC stock chart (daily)

Weekly outlook

After boosting a dazzling 9.08% in a week last week, FMC closed this week at $105.47 and stayed constant a tiny 0.31%.

FMC stock is drawing an uptrend with rising tops and bottoms. Now trading in between its last bottom and last top, FMC might consolidate in a flat-base, waiting to break out over or down under . Not so far away is the last all-time high FMC marked last week. Late May 2019 FMC price bounced up over the SMA of 40 weeks that acted as support stopping new slides. Since SMA20d and SMA40w crossed up by mid April 2019, FMC price climbed $26.59 per share (33.71%).

FMC stock chart (weekly)

FMC stock price history

FMC stock went public on March 17th, 1980 with a price of $0.001. Since then, FMC stock surged a inf%, with an average of inf% per year. If you had invested right after FMC's IPO a $1,000 in FMC stock in 1980, it would worth $inf today.

1: Adjusted price after possible price splits or reverse-splits.

FMC stock historical price chart

FMC stock reached all-time highs on February/6 with a price of $108.77.

FMC stock price target

Nobody can reliably foresee how stock prices may evolve in the future. However, many stock price predictions are published every day by banks, financial institutions and independent analysts. We do not recommend to follow these stock price predictions without a critical thinking from your side, as their accuracy is usually low. For the last month we have not detected any price target for FMC stock by any trusted analyst.

Financials and fundamental analysis

Earnings date and Earnings per Share

After posting its last earnings report on May, FMC . Unfortunately, reported EPS is not yet available in our database.
FMC earnings date and EPS evolution
QuarterReporting dateEstimated EPSActual EPSSurprise

Annual financial results

In 2018, FMC annual sales skyrocketed an astounding 64.24% to $4,727.80 million dollars from $2,878.60 marked in 2017. Instead, its income margin (compared to revenues) fell to 10.62%, that is $502.10 million.

To have an updated view of the financial situation of FMC, we have calculated the trailing twelve month (TTM) sales and income figures. TTM values are the sum of the last 4 quarters and aproximate to an annual fiscal report ending in 2019-Q1 that can be compared to 2018 fiscal year results. Annual FMC TTM sales up to were $3,517.10 and income was $234.90 M USD. If we compare this TTM figures with the last reported annuality, we can esteem FMC business evolution since December 2018: Annual sales up to , compared to lastest yearly report, plummed a frightening -25.61%. However, profit margin (net income/sales) declined at 10.62%.

FMC annual Sales and Income evolution
2013$3,870 M-$452 M11.7%-
2014$4,038 M4.33%$308 M7.6%-31.91%
2015$3,277 M-18.85%$489 M14.9%59.02%
2016$3,282 M0.18%$209 M6.4%-57.24%
2017$2,879 M-12.30%$536 M18.6%156.24%
2018$4,728 M64.24%$502 M10.6%-6.29%
TTM $3,517 M-25.61%$235 M6.7%-53.22%

Quarterly financial results

FMC posted million in sales for 2019-Q1, a -100.00% decline compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter earnings marked M with a profit margin of . Profit margin remained stable a 0.00% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was 2.66%. When comparing turnover to same quarter last year, FMC sales marked a dreadful decrease and collapsed a -100.00%.
FMC quarterly Sales and Income evolution
2017-Q1$596 M-$44 M7.4%-
2017-Q2$657 M10.20%$48 M7.3%8.11%
2017-Q3$646 M-1.61%$55 M8.5%15.00%
2017-Q4$980 M51.59%$530 M54.1%860.33%
2018-Q1$1,211 M23.59%$267 M22.1%-49.59%
2018-Q2$1,262 M4.26%$130 M10.3%-51.46%
2018-Q3$1,036 M-17.96%$73 M7.0%-43.87%
2018-Q4$1,219 M17.73%$32 M2.7%-55.49%

FMC ownership

When you are planning to buy shares of a company, it's worth to have a look its ownership structure.

Management staff in all public traded companies that hold equity is required to report every transaction to the SEC. For FMC, 0.83% of all outstanding shares are owned by its staff.

Bearish positions for FMC stock account 0.00%, no big difference from last month.

For a better understanding, the next table shows ownership data compared to other related companies:

Market cap$13.7 B
Total shares129.6 M
Float shares128.8 M
  - Institutional holdings (%)93.6%
  - Insider holdings (%)0.8%
Shares in short selling0.0%

FMC summary

Friday, February 14th, 2020
Day range$104.78 - $106.88
Previous close$105.43
Session gain0.04%
Average true range$2.42
50d mov avg$99.52
100d mov avg$94.55
200d mov avg$88.07
Daily patternlb02a
Weekly pattern lt06a

FMC performance

Performance as an absolute value is never valid if it's not benchmarked against competitors or related stocks in the industry. For FMC, the comparison is made against .
FMC 9.20%24.33%45.22%

FMC competitors

Unfortunately, we could not find any public company that could be defined as FMC competitor. This doesn't mean FMC does not have any competitor in the market, it's just we could not detected it.

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