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How to buy FMC Corporation stock

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FMC Corporation is an agricultural inputs business based in the US. FMC Corporation shares (FMC) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. FMC Corporation employs 6,400 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$4.6 billion.

How to buy shares in FMC Corporation

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  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and bank information. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for FMC Corporation Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: FMC. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until FMC Corporation reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. Weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of FMC Corporation, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of FMC Corporation. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

FMC Corporation share price

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FMC Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-09-25.
52-week rangeUSD$56.77 - USD$113.73
50-day moving average USD$108.8354
200-day moving average USD$96.5289
Wall St. target priceUSD$123.14
PE ratio 25.4255
Dividend yield USD$1.76 (1.69%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$3.655

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Is it a good time to buy FMC Corporation stock?

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Is FMC Corporation under- or over-valued?

Valuing FMC Corporation stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of FMC Corporation's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

FMC Corporation's P/E ratio

FMC Corporation's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 25x. In other words, FMC Corporation shares trade at around 25x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

FMC Corporation's PEG ratio

FMC Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.4124. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into FMC Corporation's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

FMC Corporation's EBITDA

FMC Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$1.2 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a FMC Corporation's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

FMC Corporation financials

Revenue TTM USD$4.6 billion
Operating margin TTM 23.43%
Gross profit TTM USD$2.1 billion
Return on assets TTM 6.82%
Return on equity TTM 19.52%
Profit margin 10.35%
Book value $21.782
Market capitalisation USD$13.5 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting FMC Corporation shares

There are currently 1.2 million FMC Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as FMC Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 7.5% down from 1.3 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting FMC Corporation shares can be evaluated.

FMC Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

FMC Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of FMC Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of FMC Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 545090.65420561). FMC Corporation's SIR currently stands at 2.14. In other words for every 100,000 FMC Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2140 shares are currently held short.

However FMC Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of FMC Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable FMC Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case FMC Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 FMC Corporation shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0102% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable FMC Corporation shares, roughly 10 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against FMC Corporation.

Find out more about how you can short FMC Corporation stock.

FMC Corporation's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like FMC Corporation.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

FMC Corporation's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 34.39

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and FMC Corporation's overall score of 34.39 (as at 08/01/2020) is pretty weak – landing it in it in the 80th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like FMC Corporation is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

FMC Corporation's environmental score

Environmental score: 18.42/100

FMC Corporation's social score

Social score: 9.37/100

FMC Corporation's governance score

Governance score: 3.6/100

FMC Corporation's controversy score

Controversy score: 2/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. FMC Corporation scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that FMC Corporation has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

FMC Corporation was last rated for ESG on: 2020-08-01.

Total ESG score 34.39
Total ESG percentile 80.04
Environmental score 18.42
Social score 9.37
Governance score 3.6
Level of controversy 2

FMC Corporation share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 40.66% of net profits

Recently FMC Corporation has paid out, on average, around 40.66% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.69% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), FMC Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 1.69% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In FMC Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $1.76 per share.

While FMC Corporation's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that FMC Corporation may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

FMC Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 15 October 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 29 September 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have FMC Corporation's shares ever split?

FMC Corporation's shares were split on a 1153:1000 basis on 4 March 2019. So if you had owned 1000 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1153 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your FMC Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 13.3% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for FMC Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted FMC Corporation's share price.

FMC Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, FMC Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $56.77 up to $113.73. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

FMC.US volatility(beta: 1.16)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while FMC Corporation's is 1.1589. This would suggest that FMC Corporation's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

FMC Corporation overview

FMC Corporation, an agricultural sciences company, provides crop protection, plant health, and professional pest and turf management products. The company develop, markets, and sells crop protection chemicals, which include insecticides, herbicides, and fungicides that are used in agriculture to enhance crop yield and quality by controlling a range of insects, weeds, and disease, as well as in non-agricultural markets for pest control. It also offers biologicals products, such as bionematicides under the Quartzo and Presence names. The company sells herbicides under the Authority, Boral, Centium, Command, and Gamit brands; and insecticides under the Talstar and Hero brands. It sells its products through independent distributors and co-ops, and national and regional distributors, as well as sells directly to growers. The company operates in North America, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia. FMC Corporation was founded in 1883 and is headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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