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

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$44.57 -0.30 (-0.67 %)
(As of 11/16/2018 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$44.57
Today's Range$44.40 - $45.13
52-Week Range$39.54 - $64.20
Volume538,443 shs
Average Volume824,477 shs
Market Capitalization$11.55 billion
P/E Ratio24.51
Dividend Yield2.97%
Beta1.13
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.

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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
Phone56-22425-2000

Debt

Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.57
Current Ratio3.64
Quick Ratio2.33

Price-To-Earnings

Trailing P/E Ratio24.51
Forward P/E Ratio23.71
P/E Growth1.11

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$2.16 billion
Price / Sales5.44
Cash Flow$1.6507 per share
Price / Cash27.00
Book Value$8.54 per share
Price / Book5.22

Profitability

EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$1.63
Net Income$427.69 million
Net Margins20.56%
Return on Equity21.19%
Return on Assets11.04%

Miscellaneous

Employees5,098
Outstanding Shares263,200,000
Market Cap$11.55 billion
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, August 27th. Investors of record on Thursday, September 6th will be given a dividend of $0.5086 per share on Monday, September 24th. This represents a yield of 2.36%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, September 5th. This is a positive change from Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile's previous semiannual dividend of $0.42. 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) released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, August, 22nd. The basic materials company reported $0.51 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.38 by $0.13. The basic materials company earned $638.70 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $549.92 million. Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile had a net margin of 20.56% and a return on equity of 21.19%. 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, November 21st 2018. View Earnings Estimates for Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile.

What price target have analysts set for SQM?

9 Wall Street analysts have issued 12 month price objectives for Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile's stock. Their predictions range from $50.00 to $55.00. On average, they expect Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile's share price to reach $52.20 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 17.1% 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 1 sell rating, 4 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.

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

News articles about SQM stock have trended somewhat positive on Saturday, InfoTrie Sentiment reports. The research group identifies negative and positive press 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 closest to five being the most favorable. Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile earned a news sentiment score of 1.2 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave news articles about the basic materials company a news buzz of 4.0 out of 10, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company's share price in the next few days.

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 Ramos Rodríguez, 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

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 Earnest Partners LLC (0.75%), Standard Life Aberdeen plc (0.73%), Mirae Asset Global Investments Co. Ltd. (0.49%), Schroder Investment Management Group (0.46%), Macquarie Group Ltd. (0.45%) and FMR LLC (0.39%).

Which institutional 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., Renaissance Technologies LLC, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, Axiom International Investors LLC DE, Wells Fargo & Company MN, FIL Ltd, Bank of New York Mellon Corp and CI Investments Inc..

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

SQM stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Earnest Partners LLC, Mirae Asset Global Investments Co. Ltd., Schroder Investment Management Group, FMR LLC, Macquarie Group Ltd., Deutsche Bank AG, Jane Street Group LLC and Robecosam AG.

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 $44.57.

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

Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile has a market capitalization of $11.55 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 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 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  234 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  326 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  560
MarketBeat'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.
This page was last updated on 11/17/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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