Trade-Ideas LLC identified FMC Corporation ( FMC) as a post-market laggard 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 $77.2 million.
  • FMC is down 6.7% today from today's close.

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More details on FMC:

FMC Corporation, a diversified chemical company, provides solutions, applications, and products for the agricultural, consumer, and industrial markets in North America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Latin America, and the Asia Pacific. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.7%. FMC has a PE ratio of 26. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate FMC Corporation a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

The average volume for FMC Corporation has been 1.4 million shares per day over the past 30 days. FMC has a market cap of $5.2 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and chemicals industry. The stock has a beta of 1.54 and a short float of 5.4% with 2.88 days to cover. Shares are down 32.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

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TheStreetRatings.com Analysis:

TheStreet Quant Ratings rates FMC Corporation as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, compelling growth in net income and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, disappointing return on equity and weak operating cash flow.

Highlights from the ratings report include:
  • The revenue growth came in higher than the industry average of 12.3%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues rose by 11.6%. This growth in revenue does not appear to have trickled down to the company's bottom line, displayed by a decline in earnings per share.
  • The net income growth from the same quarter one year ago has significantly exceeded that of the S&P 500 and the Chemicals industry. The net income increased by 580.4% when compared to the same quarter one year prior, rising from $109.10 million to $742.30 million.
  • 40.19% is the gross profit margin for FMC CORP which we consider to be strong. Regardless of FMC's high profit margin, it has managed to decrease from the same period last year. Despite the mixed results of the gross profit margin, FMC's net profit margin of 83.67% significantly outperformed against the industry.
  • Return on equity has greatly decreased when compared to its ROE from the same quarter one year prior. This is a signal of major weakness within the corporation. In comparison to the other companies in the Chemicals industry and the overall market, FMC CORP's return on equity is significantly below that of the industry average and is below that of the S&P 500.
  • Net operating cash flow has decreased to $124.60 million or 41.19% when compared to the same quarter last year. In addition, when comparing the cash generation rate to the industry average, the firm's growth is significantly lower.

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