Analysts Estimates and Ratings Albemarle Corporation(NYSE:ALB) and FMC Corporation(NYSE:FMC)

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Albemarle Corporation (ALB) will report its next earnings on Feb 06 AMC. The company reported the earnings of $1.31/Share in the last quarter where the estimated EPS by analysts was $1.25/share. The difference between the expected and actual EPS was $0.06/share, which represents an Earnings surprise of 4.8%.

Many analysts are providing their Estimated Earnings analysis for Albemarle Corporation and for the current quarter 21 analysts have projected that the stock could give an Average Earnings estimate of $1.47/share. These analysts have also projected a Low Estimate of $1.42/share and a High Estimate of $1.54/share.

In case of Revenue Estimates, 15 analysts have provided their consensus Average Revenue Estimates for Albemarle Corporation as 894.67 Million. According to these analysts, the Low Revenue Estimate for Albemarle Corporation is 842.8 Million and the High Revenue Estimate is 932.3 Million. The company had Year Ago Sales of 857.79 Million.

These analysts also forecasted Growth Estimates for the Current Quarter for ALB to be 9%. They are projecting Next Quarter growth of 9.23%. For the next 5 years, Albemarle Corporation is expecting Growth of 12.62% per annum, whereas in the past 5 years the growth was 18.3% per annum.

Some buy side analysts are also providing their Analysis on Albemarle Corporation, where 5 analysts have rated the stock as Strong buy, 1 analysts have given a Buy signal, 1 said it’s a HOLD, and 0 analysts rated the stock as Sell. (These Recommendations are for the Current Month Only reported by Yahoo Finance.)

When it comes to the Analysis of a Stock, Price Target plays a vital role. Analysts reported that the Price Target for Albemarle Corporation might touch $157 high while the Average Price Target and Low price Target is $114.25 and $65 respectively.

Albemarle Corporation closed its last trading session at $76.84 with the gain of 0.56%. The Market Capitalization of the company stands at 8.41 Billion. The Company has 52-week high of $135.81 and 52-week low of $71.89. The stock’s current distance from 20-Day Simple Moving Average (SMA20) is -2.27% where SMA50 and SMA200 are -14.91% and -18.72% respectively. The Company Touched its 52-Week High on 01/12/18 and 52-Week Low on 12/26/18.

The Relative Volume of the company is 1.3 and Average Volume (3 months) is 1.49 million. The company’s P/E (price to earnings) ratio is 11.22 and Forward P/E ratio of 12.5.

The company shows its Return on Assets (ROA) value of 4.6%. The Return on Equity (ROE) value stands at 9.4%. While it’s Return on Investment (ROI) value is 10.4%.

While looking at the Stock’s Performance, Albemarle Corporation currently shows a Weekly Performance of 6.3%, where Monthly Performance is -13.22%, Quarterly performance is -20.57%, 6 Months performance is -18.39% and yearly performance percentage is -42.95%. Year to Date performance value (YTD perf) value is 0.26%. The Stock currently has a Weekly Volatility of 2.76% and Monthly Volatility of 3.80%.

FMC Corporation (FMC) will report its next earnings on Feb 11 AMC. The company reported the earnings of $0.98/Share in the last quarter where the estimated EPS by analysts was $0.92/share. The difference between the expected and actual EPS was $0.06/share, which represents an Earnings surprise of 6.5%.

Many analysts are providing their Estimated Earnings analysis for FMC Corporation and for the current quarter 19 analysts have projected that the stock could give an Average Earnings estimate of $1.39/share. These analysts have also projected a Low Estimate of $1.34/share and a High Estimate of $1.41/share.

In case of Revenue Estimates, 13 analysts have provided their consensus Average Revenue Estimates for FMC Corporation as 1.17 Billion. According to these analysts, the Low Revenue Estimate for FMC Corporation is 1.15 Billion and the High Revenue Estimate is 1.19 Billion. The company had Year Ago Sales of 979.6 Million.

These analysts also forecasted Growth Estimates for the Current Quarter for FMC to be 26.4%. They are projecting Next Quarter growth of -6.52%. For the next 5 years, FMC Corporation is expecting Growth of -0.74% per annum, whereas in the past 5 years the growth was 121.4% per annum.

Some buy side analysts are also providing their Analysis on FMC Corporation, where 4 analysts have rated the stock as Strong buy, 1 analysts have given a Buy signal, 0 said it’s a HOLD, and 0 analysts rated the stock as Sell. (These Recommendations are for the Current Month Only reported by Yahoo Finance.)

When it comes to the Analysis of a Stock, Price Target plays a vital role. Analysts reported that the Price Target for FMC Corporation might touch $118 high while the Average Price Target and Low price Target is $100.84 and $89 respectively.

FMC Corporation closed its last trading session at $79.43 with the gain of 1.56%. The Market Capitalization of the company stands at 10.88 Billion. The Company has 52-week high of $98.70 and 52-week low of $69.36. The stock’s current distance from 20-Day Simple Moving Average (SMA20) is 6.84% where SMA50 and SMA200 are 2.2% and -3.98% respectively. The Company Touched its 52-Week High on 01/12/18 and 52-Week Low on 12/26/18.

The Relative Volume of the company is 0.5 and Average Volume (3 months) is 1.21 million. The company’s P/E (price to earnings) ratio is 19.67 and Forward P/E ratio of 13.42.

The company shows its Return on Assets (ROA) value of 10.4%. The Return on Equity (ROE) value stands at 34.1%. While it’s Return on Investment (ROI) value is 5.4%.

While looking at the Stock’s Performance, FMC Corporation currently shows a Weekly Performance of 10.51%, where Monthly Performance is 1.61%, Quarterly performance is -7.27%, 6 Months performance is -8.93% and yearly performance percentage is -17.79%. Year to Date performance value (YTD perf) value is 9.07%. The Stock currently has a Weekly Volatility of 2.66% and Monthly Volatility of 3.25%.

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