Wells Fargo raised the price target for the FMC Corporation (NYSE:FMC) stock to “an Overweight”. The rating was released on January 19, 2023, according to finviz. We previously noted in another research note published on January 10, 2023 by Morgan Stanley that upgraded the stock from an Equal-weight to an Overweight with a price target of $145 for FMC stock. The research report from Loop Capital has upgraded the stock from Hold to Buy, with a price target set at $149. The stock was upgraded by KeyBanc Capital Markets, who disclosed in a research note on July 20, 2022, from Sector Weight to Overweight and set the price objective to $122.
The latest trade, Performances and Moving Averages give us the following Picture
The share price of FMC Corporation (NYSE:FMC) raised 0.61% to close Thursday’s market session at $116.76, higher as compared to yesterday’s close. The stock price fluctuated between $113.86 and $116.99 throughout the trading session with the volume trading being 1137559 shares, which represented a significant variation when compared to the three months average volume of 770.91K shares. The firm’s stock price fluctuated -5.27% within the last five trades and -9.24% within the last 30 trades, which was a significant change from the beginning of this year. Despite the fact that the share price increased 5.20% in the last 6 months and -8.50% was subtracted to its value over the previous 3 months. FMC stock is trading at a margin of -7.41%, -8.42% and -1.07% apart from the 20-Day, 50-Day and 200-Day Simple Moving Average prices.
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As of the close of trading, FMC deals in the Basic Materials domain. The stock is trading -17.19 percent below its 52-week high and 18.85 percent above its 52-week low. For example, looking both at the price and the high and low measurements of 52 weeks will give you a clearer picture of the direction the price is heading. The firm’s Weighted Alpha is -8.6. A positive weighted alpha indicates the firm has done well over the course of the year, whereas one below 0 indicates that the firm has done poorly.
What Does FMC Corporation’s Profitability and Valuation Ratios Tell Us About the Stock?
With regard to the profitability of the company, the operating margin is currently at 19.70 percent and the profit margin is 12.70 percent, and the company has reported a gross margin of 40.10 percent. The profit margin, also known as the revenue ratio or gross profit ratio, is an efficiency figure used to estimate the business’s profitability by comparing net income and sales. The higher the number, the more profits are generated for the company and vice versa.
The stock’s market cap achieved a total value of $14.93 billion as of the last trading session. Market capitalization is the total value of all outstanding shares of a corporation and it is used to measure a company’s market value. The price-to-earnings ratio for FMC Corporation (NYSE:FMC) is 17.77. The price-to-earnings ratio is a method of assessing corporate values by comparing them to their per-share profit. Forward P/E stands at 13.15. Forward price-to-earnings is calculated using predicted earnings for the next financial year’s P/E determination. The stock has achieved an effective Price-to-Sales Ratio of 2.57 that mirrors the cost to be found for sales by the market. The firm managed a Price-to-Book ratio of 4.34, which equates the market value of a stock with its book value.
Is Insider Trading a Real Thing?
Almost all investors and traders prefer to invest in shares controlled by the management of a corporation as a management company will be more likely to run the business itself and to never conduct things against the management’s desires and will always try to do what is best for their shareholders. Currently, 0.40 percent of FMC Corporation shares are owned by insiders, and 92.80 percent are held by financial institutions. Sandifer Andrew D, the EVP and CFO at FMC Corporation (FMC) has sold 5,000 shares of firm on Mar 02 at a price of $127.77 against the total amount of $0.64 million. In another inside trade, pereira ronaldo, EVP, President, FMC Americas of FMC Corporation (NYSE:FMC) sold 1,955 shares of the firm on Mar 01 for a total worth of $0.25 million at a price of $129.29. An inside trade which took place on Mar 01, EVP, General Counsel & Sec. of FMC Corporation Reilly Michael Finian sold 1,200 shares of firm against total price of $0.15 million at the cost of $128.56 per share.