NASDAQ:BCPC - Balchem Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$86.39 +2.78 (+3.32 %)
(As of 02/18/2019 11:46 AM ET)
Previous Close$83.61
Today's Range$84.12 - $86.46
52-Week Range$73.16 - $117.79
Volume121,469 shs
Average Volume106,272 shs
Market Capitalization$2.79 billion
P/E Ratio34.15
Dividend Yield0.56%
Beta0.91
Balchem Corporation develops, manufactures, and markets specialty performance ingredients and products for the food, nutritional, feed, pharmaceutical, medical sterilization, and industrial markets in the United States and internationally. The company's Human Nutrition & Health segment supplies ingredients in the food and beverage industry. Its products include creamer and chocolate systems, dairy replacers, powdered fats, nutritional beverage bases, beverages, juice and dairy bases, ice cream bases and variegates, cereals, grain based snacks, and cereal based ingredients. This segment also offers microencapsulation solutions; and human grade choline nutrients and mineral amino acid chelated products for wellness applications. Its Animal Nutrition & Health segment provides microencapsulated products to enhance health and milk production in ruminant animals; chelation technology, which offers enhanced nutrient absorption for various species of production and companion animals; and choline chloride, a nutrient for monogastric animal health. The company's Specialty Products segment offers ethylene oxide primarily for use in the health care industry; and single use canisters with ethylene oxide for sterilizing re-usable devices. It also sells propylene oxide, a fumigant to aid in the control of insects and microbiological spoilage, as well as to reduce bacterial and mold contamination in shell and processed nut meats, processed spices, cacao beans, cocoa powder, raisins, figs, and prunes; and chelated minerals for high value crops. The company's Industrial Products segment provides choline chloride derivatives for hydraulic fracturing of shale natural gas wells; and methylamines, which are building blocks for the manufacture of choline products, as well as used in industrial applications. The company sells its products through sales force, independent distributors, and sales agents. Balchem Corporation was founded in 1967 and is headquartered in New Hampton, New York.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Chemicals & allied products
Sub-IndustrySpecialty Chemicals
SectorBasic Materials
Current SymbolNASDAQ:BCPC
CUSIP05766520
Phone845-326-5600

Debt

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$594.79 million
Cash Flow$4.0464 per share
Book Value$19.27 per share

Profitability

Net Income$90.07 million

Miscellaneous

Employees1,165
Market Cap$2.79 billion
OptionableOptionable

Balchem (NASDAQ:BCPC) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Balchem's stock symbol?

Balchem trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "BCPC."

How often does Balchem pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Balchem?

Balchem declared an annual dividend on Wednesday, December 12th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, December 26th will be given a dividend of $0.47 per share on Friday, January 18th. This represents a yield of 0.59%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, December 24th. This is a positive change from Balchem's previous annual dividend of $0.42. View Balchem's Dividend History.

How were Balchem's earnings last quarter?

Balchem Co. (NASDAQ:BCPC) issued its quarterly earnings results on Friday, August, 3rd. The basic materials company reported $0.76 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.75 by $0.01. The basic materials company earned $163.70 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $163.20 million. Balchem had a return on equity of 14.51% and a net margin of 15.67%. The firm's revenue for the quarter was up 11.3% compared to the same quarter last year. View Balchem's Earnings History.

When is Balchem's next earnings date?

Balchem is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, February 28th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Balchem.

What price target have analysts set for BCPC?

4 Wall Street analysts have issued 12 month price objectives for Balchem's stock. Their predictions range from $100.00 to $127.00. On average, they expect Balchem's stock price to reach $109.3333 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 26.6% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Balchem.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Balchem?

4 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Balchem in the last year. There are currently 1 hold rating and 3 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for Balchem.

What are Wall Street analysts saying about Balchem stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Balchem stock:
  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Balchem Corporation provides state-of-the-art solutions and the finest quality products for a range of industries worldwide. Balchem Company consists of four business segments: Human Nutrition & Health; Animal Nutrition & Health; Specialty Products; and Industrial Products. The Human Nutrition & Health segment delivers customized food and beverage ingredient systems, as well as key nutrients into a variety of applications across the food, supplement and pharmaceutical industries. The Animal Nutrition & Health segment manufactures and supplies products to numerous animal health markets. Through Specialty Products, Balchem provides specialty-packaged chemicals for use in healthcare and other industries, and also provides chelated minerals to the micronutrient agricultural market. The Industrial Products segment manufactures and supplies certain derivative products into industrial applications. " (2/11/2019)
  • 2. HC Wainwright analysts commented, "Valuation methodology, risks and uncertainties. We utilize a comparable universe-derived P/E multiple approach to determine our price target. Applying a roughly 46x P/E multiple to our 2019 diluted EPS of $3.03, we derive a price objective of $140 per share." (10/15/2018)
  • 3. Pivotal Research analysts commented, "We are raising our adjusted EPS estimates to $3.05 for 2018 and $3.35 for 2019 ($2.95 and $3.20 previously). We continue to view the company as very attractive, but the shares remain fully-priced. We are boosting our price target to $95 from $85 based on 28.4x 2019 EPS; The shares trade today at 19.3x EV/EBITDA. FCF yield is only 3%. BCPC has done a superb job, we can only hope for a better entry point." (8/3/2018)

Has Balchem been receiving favorable news coverage?

Media coverage about BCPC stock has trended somewhat positive recently, InfoTrie reports. InfoTrie scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Balchem earned a coverage optimism score of 1.6 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave news headlines about the basic materials company a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, meaning that recent press coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the near future.

Who are some of Balchem's key competitors?

Who are Balchem's key executives?

Balchem's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Theodore L. Harris, Chairman and Chief Exec. Officer (Age 54)
  • Mr. William A. Backus CPA, Interim CFO & Chief Accounting Officer (Age 53)
  • Mr. Mark A. Stach, Gen. Counsel & Corp. Sec.
  • Mr. David F. Ludwig, VP & Gen. Mang. of Industrial Products (Age 61)
  • Mr. Michael Sestrick, Chief Technology Officer

Who are Balchem's major shareholders?

Balchem's stock is owned by a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (14.57%), Conestoga Capital Advisors LLC (2.47%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (2.31%), Northern Trust Corp (1.41%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (1.34%) and New York State Common Retirement Fund (1.34%). Company insiders that own Balchem stock include Daniel E Knutson, Edward Mcmillan and William A Backus. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Balchem.

Which major investors are selling Balchem stock?

BCPC stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including New York State Common Retirement Fund, First Trust Advisors LP, Barclays PLC, PNC Financial Services Group Inc., Segall Bryant & Hamill LLC, GW&K Investment Management LLC, PEAK6 Investments LLC and Bank of America Corp DE. View Insider Buying and Selling for Balchem.

Which major investors are buying Balchem stock?

BCPC stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including BlackRock Inc., Conestoga Capital Advisors LLC, Geode Capital Management LLC, Rhumbline Advisers, Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, Bank of New York Mellon Corp, Macquarie Group Ltd. and Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund. View Insider Buying and Selling for Balchem.

How do I buy shares of Balchem?

Shares of BCPC can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Balchem's stock price today?

One share of BCPC stock can currently be purchased for approximately $86.39.

How big of a company is Balchem?

Balchem has a market capitalization of $2.79 billion and generates $594.79 million in revenue each year. The basic materials company earns $90.07 million in net income (profit) each year or $2.53 on an earnings per share basis. Balchem employs 1,165 workers across the globe.

What is Balchem's official website?

The official website for Balchem is http://www.balchem.com.

How can I contact Balchem?

Balchem's mailing address is 52 Sunrise Park Road, NEW HAMPTON NY, 10958. The basic materials company can be reached via phone at 845-326-5600 or via email at [email protected]


MarketBeat Community Rating for Balchem (NASDAQ BCPC)

Community Ranking:  2.6 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  225 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  215 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  440
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Balchem and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe BCPC will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe BCPC will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 2/18/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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