FMC stock: buy or sell?
February 14th, 2020
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 Stocks2.com 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.
|New all-time high||No|
|New 52 week high||No|
|Price crossing up 200d MA||No|
|100d MA crossing up 200d MA||No|
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
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.
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 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 targetNobody 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 ShareAfter posting its last earnings report on May, FMC . Unfortunately, reported EPS is not yet available in our database.
|Quarter||Reporting date||Estimated EPS||Actual EPS||Surprise|
Annual financial resultsIn 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%.
|2013||$3,870 M||-||$452 M11.7%||-|
|2014||$4,038 M||4.33%||$308 M7.6%||-31.91%|
|2015||$3,277 M||-18.85%||$489 M14.9%||59.02%|
|2016||$3,282 M||0.18%||$209 M6.4%||-57.24%|
|2017||$2,879 M||-12.30%||$536 M18.6%||156.24%|
|2018||$4,728 M||64.24%||$502 M10.6%||-6.29%|
|TTM||$3,517 M||-25.61%||$235 M6.7%||-53.22%|
Quarterly financial resultsFMC 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%.
|2017-Q1||$596 M||-||$44 M7.4%||-|
|2017-Q2||$657 M||10.20%||$48 M7.3%||8.11%|
|2017-Q3||$646 M||-1.61%||$55 M8.5%||15.00%|
|2017-Q4||$980 M||51.59%||$530 M54.1%||860.33%|
|2018-Q1||$1,211 M||23.59%||$267 M22.1%||-49.59%|
|2018-Q2||$1,262 M||4.26%||$130 M10.3%||-51.46%|
|2018-Q3||$1,036 M||-17.96%||$73 M7.0%||-43.87%|
|2018-Q4||$1,219 M||17.73%||$32 M2.7%||-55.49%|
FMC ownershipWhen 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 shares||129.6 M|
|Float shares||128.8 M|
|- Institutional holdings (%)||93.6%|
|- Insider holdings (%)||0.8%|
|Shares in short selling||0.0%|
|Friday, February 14th, 2020|
|Day range||$104.78 - $106.88|
|Average true range||$2.42|
|50d mov avg||$99.52|
|100d mov avg||$94.55|
|200d mov avg||$88.07|
FMC performancePerformance 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 competitorsUnfortunately, 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.
Latest FMC stock news
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- Seeking AlphaFMC Is A Value OpportunityJanuary 11, 2019
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