Sociedad Quimica y Minera (SQM) Getting Somewhat Positive Media Coverage, Study Finds

Sociedad Quimica y Minera (SQM) Getting Somewhat Positive Media Coverage, Study Finds”

Sei Investments has an ownership of 74,012 stocks of the basic materials firms shares valued at $2,444,000 following acquiring an extra 48,124 shares through out the previous quarter, Comerica Bank upgraded its holdings in Sociedad Quimica y Minera by 1.3% in the 1st period. The basic materials company reported $0.38 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts' consensus estimates of $0.39 by $0.01.

Other research analysts also recently issued research reports about the stock. Dynamic Technology Lab Private Ltd now owns 34,004 shares of the basic materials company's stock valued at $1,122,000 after buying an additional 23,153 shares during the period. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Sociedad Quimica y Minera from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating in a research note on Monday, July 24th. Laurel Wealth Advisors Inc. now owns 6,824 shares of the basic materials company's stock valued at $225,000 after buying an additional 423 shares during the period.

05/14/2014 - Sociedad Quimica y Minera S.A. was downgraded to "underperform" by analysts at Credit Suisse. Comerica Bank now owns 6,900 shares of the basic materials company's stock worth $242,000 after acquiring an additional 88 shares in the last quarter. As of the end of the quarter Sailingstone Capital Partners LLC had sold 9,142,267 shares trimming its stake by 77.4%. Jennison Associates LLC now owns 37,080 shares of the basic materials company's stock worth $1,224,000 after buying an additional 278 shares during the period.

BMO Capital Markets restated their market perform recommendation on stocks of Sociedad Quimica y Minera S.A. (NYSE:SQM) in a study note sent to clients on early Tue, Aug 29th. World Asset Management Inc now owns 7,468 shares of the basic materials company's stock worth $257,000 after purchasing an additional 84 shares during the period. Analysts anticipate that Sociedad Quimica y Minera will post $1.58 EPS for the current year. It opened the session with a $48.84 price tag, later ranging from $48.78 to $50.55, the range at which the stock has traded at throughout the day. The share price has moved backward from its 20 days moving average, trading at a distance of -5.01% and stays -5.67% away from its 50 days moving average. The last close places the company's stock about $0.95 off its 52 week high of $50.55 and $24.85 above the 52 week low of $24.75.

The company now has a P/E ratio of 37.38 and the market cap is 12.90B.

Sociedad Quimica y Minera (NYSE:SQM) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, August 23rd. In the latest earnings report the EPS was $1.30 and is expected to be $1.58 for the current year with 266,315,000 shares now outstanding. Sei Investments upgraded its holdings in Sociedad Quimica y Minera by 185.9% in the 2nd period. The company had revenue of $505.70 million for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $500.49 million.

The business also recently announced a dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, September 14th. Investors of record on Friday, September 8th will be issued a $0.384 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Thurs, Sep 7th. Sociedad Quimica y Minera's payout ratio is 89.92%.

A number of equities research analysts have recently weighed in on the stock. Deutsche Bank AG boosted their price target on shares of Sociedad Quimica y Minera from $36.00 to $38.00 and gave the stock a "hold" rating in a report on Monday, May 22nd. Sociedad Quimica y Minera earned a news impact score of 0.11 on Accern's scale. Four research experts recommended the company shares with a hold recommendation, two has issued a buy recommendation and two has issued a strong buy recommendation to the firms shares. the share has a consensus rating of Buy and an average price target of $41.18. The company now has an average rating of "Buy" and a consensus target price of $41.18. Arrowstreet Capital Limited Partnership boosted its position in shares of Sociedad Quimica y Minera by 83.7% in the second quarter. If you are reading this piece of content on another publication, it was illegally copied and reposted in violation of US and worldwide copyright & trademark laws. The original version of this story can be accessed at

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