NYSE:SQM - Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile Stock Price, News, Headlines & Rumors

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$45.54 +1.78 (+4.07 %)
(As of 08/16/2018 12:02 PM ET)
Previous Close$44.37
Today's Range$44.37 - $45.72
52-Week Range$42.27 - $64.20
Volume16,785 shs
Average Volume1.18 million shs
Market Capitalization$12.32 billion
P/E Ratio27.50
Dividend Yield2.41%
Beta1.27
Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile logoSociedad Química y Minera de Chile S.A. produces and distributes specialty plant nutrients, iodine and its derivatives, lithium and its derivatives, industrial chemicals, potassium, and other products and services. The company offers specialty plant nutrients, including potassium nitrate, sodium nitrate, sodium potassium nitrate, specialty mixes, and other specialty fertilizers for crops, such as vegetables, fruits, and flowers under the Ultrasol, Qrop, Speedfol, and Allganic brands. It also provides iodine and its derivatives for use in medical, pharmaceutical, agricultural, and industrial applications comprising x-ray contrast media, polarizing films for LCD and LED, antiseptics, biocides and disinfectants, pharmaceutical synthesis, electronics, pigments, and dye components under the QIodine brand. In addition, the company offers lithium carbonates for various applications that include electrochemical materials for batteries, frits for the ceramic and enamel industries, heat-resistant glass, air conditioning chemicals, continuous casting powder for steel extrusion, primary aluminum smelting process, pharmaceuticals, and lithium derivatives. Further, it supplies lithium hydroxide for the lubricating greases industry, as well as cathodes for batteries. The company's lithium products are marketed under the QLithiumCarbonate, QLithiumHydroxide, and QLubelith brands. Additionally, it offers potassium chloride and potassium sulfate for various crops; and industrial chemicals, including sodium nitrate, potassium nitrate, potassium chloride, and solar salts under the QSodiumNitrate, QPotassiumNitrate, and QPotassiumChloride brands. The company sells its products through sales offices and a network of distributors in Chile, Latin America, the Caribbean, Europe, North America, Asia, Central and South America, and internationally. Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile S.A. was founded in 1968 and is headquartered in Santiago, Chile.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Stock Exchange NYSE
Industry Mining & quarrying of nonmetallic minerals, except fuels
Sub-IndustryN/A
SectorBasic Materials
SymbolNYSE:SQM
CUSIPN/A
Phone56-22425-2000

Debt

Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.46
Current Ratio3.22
Quick Ratio2.02

Price-To-Earnings

Trailing P/E Ratio27.50
Forward P/E Ratio26.02
P/E GrowthN/A

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$2.16 billion
Price / Sales5.56
Cash Flow$1.5813 per share
Price / Cash28.80
Book Value$8.54 per share
Price / Book5.33

Profitability

EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$1.63
Net Income$427.69 million
Net Margins20.32%
Return on Equity19.48%
Return on Assets10.38%

Miscellaneous

Employees4,751
Outstanding Shares263,200,000
Market Cap$12.32 billion

Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile (NYSE:SQM) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile's stock symbol?

Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "SQM."

How often does Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile?

Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile announced a special dividend on Monday, June 4th. Shareholders of record on Monday, June 11th will be paid a dividend of $0.4305 per share on Monday, June 25th. This represents a yield of 1.66%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, June 8th. This is a positive change from Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile's previous special dividend of $0.13. View Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile's Dividend History.

How were Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile's earnings last quarter?

Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile (NYSE:SQM) posted its earnings results on Thursday, May, 24th. The basic materials company reported $0.43 EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.44 by $0.01. The basic materials company had revenue of $518.70 million for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $522.50 million. Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile had a return on equity of 19.48% and a net margin of 20.32%. View Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile's Earnings History.

When is Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile's next earnings date?

Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, August, 22nd 2018. View Earnings Estimates for Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile.

What price target have analysts set for SQM?

10 analysts have issued 1-year price targets for Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile's shares. Their predictions range from $55.00 to $65.00. On average, they anticipate Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile's stock price to reach $60.75 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 33.0% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile?

10 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating, 5 hold ratings and 4 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile.

Who are some of Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile's key competitors?

Who are Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile's key executives?

Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Patricio de Solminihac Tampier, Chief Exec. Officer
  • Mr. Ricardo R. Ramos, CFO & VP of Corp. Affairs
  • Kelly O'Brien, Head of Investor Relations
  • Mr. B. Andrés Yaksic, Risk Management & Compliance Officer
  • Gonzalo T. Aguirre, Gen. Counsel

Has Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile been receiving favorable news coverage?

News coverage about SQM stock has trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile earned a daily sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern's scale. They also assigned press coverage about the basic materials company an impact score of 46.84 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the near future. View Recent Headlines for Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile.

Who are Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile's major shareholders?

Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile's stock is owned by a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include NUTRIEN LTD. (43.80%), NUTRIEN LTD. (43.80%), NUTRIEN LTD. (43.80%), Standard Life Aberdeen plc (0.74%), BlackRock Inc. (0.55%) and Bank of New York Mellon Corp (0.35%).

Which major investors are selling Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile stock?

SQM stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including BlackRock Inc., Strs Ohio, Standard Life Aberdeen plc, Boston Common Asset Management LLC, Bank of America Corp DE, Bank of New York Mellon Corp, Advisors Asset Management Inc. and Russell Investments Group Ltd..

Which major investors are buying Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile stock?

SQM stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Millennium Management LLC, Janus Henderson Group PLC, Wells Fargo & Company MN, Marshall Wace LLP, Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank, Macquarie Group Ltd., Dorsey Wright & Associates and AMP Capital Investors Ltd.

How do I buy shares of Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile?

Shares of SQM 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 Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile's stock price today?

One share of SQM stock can currently be purchased for approximately $45.67.

How big of a company is Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile?

Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile has a market capitalization of $12.32 billion and generates $2.16 billion in revenue each year. The basic materials company earns $427.69 million in net income (profit) each year or $1.63 on an earnings per share basis. Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile employs 4,751 workers across the globe.

How can I contact Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile?

Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile's mailing address is EL TROVADOR 4285 6TH FLOOR LAS CONDES, SANTIAGO F3, . The basic materials company can be reached via phone at 56-22425-2000 or via email at [email protected]


MarketBeat Community Rating for Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile (NYSE SQM)

Community Ranking:  2.1 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  210 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  300 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  510
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This page was last updated on 8/16/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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