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Trade-Ideas LLC identified
) as a new lifetime high candidate. In addition to specific proprietary factors, Trade-Ideas identified FMC Corporation as such a stock due to the following factors:
- FMC has an average dollar-volume (as measured by average daily share volume multiplied by share price) of $50.4 million.
- FMC has traded 571,624 shares today.
- FMC is trading at a new lifetime high.
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More details on FMC:
FMC Corporation, a diversified chemical company, provides solutions and products for agricultural, consumer, and industrial markets. It operates in three segments: Agricultural Products, Specialty Chemicals, and Industrial Chemicals. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 0.8%. FMC has a PE ratio of 20.0. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate FMC Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.
The average volume for FMC Corporation has been 815,600 shares per day over the past 30 days. FMC has a market cap of $9.1 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and chemicals industry. Shares are up 13.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.
rates FMC Corporation as a
. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, increase in net income, good cash flow from operations and growth in earnings per share. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook.
Highlights from the ratings report include:
- FMC's revenue growth has slightly outpaced the industry average of 2.7%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues slightly increased by 6.0%. This growth in revenue appears to have trickled down to the company's bottom line, improving the earnings per share.
- The stock has risen over the past year as investors have generally rewarded the company for its earnings growth and other positive factors like the ones we have cited in this report. Turning our attention to the future direction of the stock, it goes without saying that even the best stocks can fall in an overall down market. However, in any other environment, this stock still has good upside potential despite the fact that it has already risen in the past year.
- The net income growth from the same quarter one year ago has exceeded that of the S&P 500 and the Chemicals industry average. The net income increased by 12.5% when compared to the same quarter one year prior, going from $104.90 million to $118.00 million.
- Net operating cash flow has increased to $277.60 million or 18.32% when compared to the same quarter last year. The firm also exceeded the industry average cash flow growth rate of -7.63%.
- FMC CORP's earnings per share improvement from the most recent quarter was slightly positive. The company has demonstrated a pattern of positive earnings per share growth over the past two years. We feel that this trend should continue. During the past fiscal year, FMC CORP increased its bottom line by earning $3.23 versus $2.77 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings ($3.84 versus $3.23).
- You can view the full FMC Corporation Ratings Report.