Sociedad Quimica Y Minera De Chile Reaches New 52-Week High (SQM)

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Sociedad Quimica Y Minera De Chile (NYSE: SQM) hit a new 52-week high Thursday as it is currently trading at $66.45, above its previous 52-week high of $66.05 with 189,437 shares traded as of 10:47 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 536,400 shares over the past 30 days.

Sociedad Quimica Y Minera De Chile has a market cap of $17.3 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and chemicals industry. Shares are up 13% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Chemical & Mining Co. of Chile Inc. engages in the production and sale of fertilizers and specialty chemicals in Chile and internationally. The company has a P/E ratio of 45.3, above the average chemicals industry P/E ratio of 41.6 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
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TheStreet Ratings rates Sociedad Quimica Y Minera De Chile as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, robust revenue growth, notable return on equity, expanding profit margins and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company is trading at a premium valuation based on our review of its current price compared to such things as earnings and book value. You can view the full Sociedad Quimica Y Minera De Chile Ratings Report.

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