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 $43.94 +0.76 (+1.76 %) (As of 12/12/2018 09:37 AM ET)Previous Close$43.18Today's Range$43.78 - $44.1852-Week Range$39.54 - $64.20Volume35,624 shsAverage Volume1.06 million shsMarket Capitalization$11.57 billionP/E Ratio26.96Dividend Yield1.88%Beta1.19 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 Webwww.sqm.com Phone56-22425-2000 Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.57 Current Ratio4.34 Quick Ratio2.64 Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio26.96 Forward P/E Ratio24.55 P/E Growth1.18 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$2.16 billion Price / Sales5.36 Cash Flow$1.6244 per share Price / Cash Flow27.05 Book Value$8.54 per share Price / Book5.15 Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$1.63 Net Income$427.69 million Net Margins19.41% Return on Equity20.13% Return on Assets10.36% Miscellaneous Employees5,098 Outstanding Shares263,200,000Market Cap$11.57 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, November 26th. Stockholders 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 of this dividend 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) released its earnings results on Wednesday, November, 21st. The basic materials company reported $0.32 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.39 by $0.07. The basic materials company earned $543.20 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $596.76 million. Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile had a return on equity of 20.13% and a net margin of 19.41%. 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, February 27th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile. What price target have analysts set for SQM? 9 analysts have issued twelve-month price targets 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 stock price to reach $51.60 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 19.5% 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, 3 hold ratings and 5 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 positive on Wednesday, InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by analyzing more than six thousand news and blog sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of public 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 coverage optimism score of 2.3 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned press coverage about the basic materials company a news buzz of 0.0 out of 10, indicating that recent news coverage is extremely unlikely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the near term. 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), Compass Minerals International (CMP), Summit Materials (SUM), Hecla Mining (HL), U.S. Silica (SLCA), LYNAS CORP LTD/S (LYSDY), Hi-Crush Partners (HCLP), Ciner Resources (CINR), United States Lime & Minerals (USLM), Intrepid Potash (IPI), Smart Sand (SND) and Emerge Energy Services (EMES). 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. OfficerMr. Gerardo G. Illanes, Chief Financial OfficerKelly O'Brien, Head of Investor RelationsMr. B. Andrés Yaksic, Risk Management & Compliance OfficerGonzalo 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 a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Earnest Partners LLC (0.75%), Standard Life Aberdeen plc (0.73%), Standard Life Aberdeen plc (0.73%), Mirae Asset Global Investments Co. Ltd. (0.49%), Schroder Investment Management Group (0.46%) and Vanguard Group Inc. (0.46%). 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., Renaissance Technologies LLC, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, Morgan Stanley, Axiom International Investors LLC DE, Marshall Wace North America L.P., Wells Fargo & Company MN and FIL Ltd. 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 Earnest Partners LLC, Mirae Asset Global Investments Co. Ltd., Schroder Investment Management Group, FMR LLC, Macquarie Group Ltd., Marshall Wace LLP, Clearbridge Investments LLC and Deutsche Bank 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 $43.18. How big of a company is Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile? Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile has a market capitalization of $11.57 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 ( )Outperform Votes: 240 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 328 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 568MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile and other stocks. 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