NYSE:SQM - Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $38.98 -0.70 (-1.76 %) (As of 03/20/2019 04:00 PM ET)Previous Close$39.68Today's Range$38.51 - $39.7652-Week Range$36.57 - $58.69Volume583,097 shsAverage Volume837,941 shsMarket Capitalization$10.26 billionP/E Ratio23.91Dividend Yield2.02%Beta1.1 ProfileDiscussionAnalyst RatingsChartDividendEarningsFinancialsInstitutional OwnershipHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial Media Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email Sociedad 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. Receive SQM News and Ratings via Email Sign-up to receive the latest news and ratings for SQM and its competitors with MarketBeat's FREE daily newsletter. Industry, Sector and Symbol Stock Exchange NYSE Industry Mining & quarrying of nonmetallic minerals, except fuels Sub-IndustryN/A SectorBasic Materials Current SymbolNYSE:SQM Previous Symbol CUSIPN/A CIK909037 Webwww.sqm.com Phone56-22425-2000Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.62 Current Ratio4.32 Quick Ratio2.67Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio23.91 Forward P/E Ratio22.66 P/E Growth1.38 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$2.27 billion Price / Sales4.53 Cash Flow$2.4317 per share Price / Cash Flow16.03 Book Value$8.12 per share Price / Book4.80Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$1.63 Net Income$439.90 million Net Margins19.42% Return on Equity20.27% Return on Assets10.32%Miscellaneous Employees5,098 Outstanding Shares263,197,000Market Cap$10.26 billion Next Earnings Date5/23/2019 (Estimated) OptionableOptionable 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 semiannual dividend on Monday, November 26th. Investors of record on Wednesday, December 5th will be paid a dividend of $0.3173 per share on Monday, December 24th. This represents a dividend yield of 1.49%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, December 4th. 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) announced its earnings results on Wednesday, November, 21st. The basic materials company reported $0.32 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.39 by $0.07. The basic materials company earned $543.20 million during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $596.76 million. Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile had a return on equity of 20.27% and a net margin of 19.42%. 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 Thursday, May 23rd 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile. What price target have analysts set for SQM? 9 brokerages have issued 12-month price objectives for Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile's stock. Their predictions range from $41.00 to $51.00. On average, they anticipate Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile's share price to reach $47.00 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 20.6% 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? 9 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile in the last year. There are currently 6 hold ratings and 3 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile. Has Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile been receiving favorable news coverage? Headlines about SQM stock have trended somewhat positive recently, InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group scores the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than six thousand blog and news sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile earned a news sentiment score of 1.3 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned media stories about the basic materials company a news buzz of 5.0 out of 10, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat likely to have an effect on the company's share price in the near future. Who are some of Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile's key competitors? Some companies that are related to Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile include Vulcan Materials (VMC), Teck Resources (TECK), Martin Marietta Materials (MLM), Mdu Resources Group (MDU), Summit Materials (SUM), Compass Minerals International (CMP), U.S. Silica (SLCA), Hecla Mining (HL), LYNAS CORP LTD/S (LYSDY), Intrepid Potash (IPI), Ciner Resources (CINR), Hi-Crush Partners (HCLP), United States Lime & Minerals (USLM), Smart Sand (SND) and Emerge Energy Services (EMES). What other stocks do shareholders of Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile own? Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile investors own include Albemarle (ALB), NVIDIA (NVDA), Alibaba Group (BABA), Micron Technology (MU), Intel (INTC), Tesla (TSLA), FMC (FMC), Cisco Systems (CSCO), General Electric (GE) and Walt Disney (DIS). 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. Ricardo Ramos Rodríguez, Chief Exec. OfficerMr. Gerardo G. Illanes, Chief Financial OfficerKelly O'Brien, Head of Investor RelationsMr. B. Andrés Yaksic, Risk Management & Compliance OfficerMr. Gonzalo T. Aguirre, Gen. Counsel Who are Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile's major shareholders? Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile's stock is owned by many different of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include FMR LLC (0.81%), Standard Life Aberdeen plc (0.73%), Mirae Asset Global Investments Co. Ltd. (0.55%), Macquarie Group Ltd. (0.45%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (0.42%) and Amundi Pioneer Asset Management Inc. (0.27%). 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., Millennium Management LLC, Two Sigma Investments LP, Principal Financial Group Inc., Susquehanna Fundamental Investments LLC, Barings LLC, Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank and Castleark Management LLC. Which major investors are buying Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile stock? SQM stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including FMR LLC, Bank of New York Mellon Corp, GAM Holding AG, Mirae Asset Global Investments Co. Ltd., Newfoundland Capital Management, Amundi Pioneer Asset Management Inc., Epoch Investment Partners Inc. and SG Americas Securities LLC. 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 $38.98. How big of a company is Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile? Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile has a market capitalization of $10.26 billion and generates $2.27 billion in revenue each year. The basic materials company earns $439.90 million in net income (profit) each year or $1.63 on an earnings per share basis. Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile employs 5,098 workers across the globe. What is Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile's official website? The official website for Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile is http://www.sqm.com. 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, 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 ( )Outperform Votes: 256 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 347 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 603MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe SQM will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe SQM will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days. 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