5. FMC (FMC) is a diversified chemical company serving the agricultural, consumer and industrial markets with solutions, applications and products. The company operates in three business segments: agricultural products, specialty chemicals and industrial chemicals.
During the quarter ended March 2011, the company reported total revenue of $795 million, up 5.1% year-over-year from $756.5 million. Net income increased 21.4% to $94 million, or $1.30 per share, from $77.4 million, or $1.06 per share in the year-ago quarter.
During February, the company's board authorized the repurchase of an additional $250 million in common shares. FMC recently paid a regular quarterly dividend of 15 cents per share, increasing 20% over the dividend declared in December.Of the 10 analysts covering the stock, 80% say buy, while 10% suggest holding, the rest say sell. On average, analysts expect an increase of 14.5%, to $95.7 in value from current levels.
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