Press coverage about Sociedad Quimica y Minera (NYSE:SQM) has been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Sociedad Quimica y Minera earned a media sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the basic materials company an impact score of 45.9593806811057 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

Shares of Sociedad Quimica y Minera (NYSE SQM) opened at 57.50 on Wednesday. The stock has a market cap of $15.13 billion, a PE ratio of 44.37 and a beta of 1.07. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $50.80 and a 200-day moving average price of $39.80. Sociedad Quimica y Minera has a 52 week low of $26.28 and a 52 week high of $63.80.

Sociedad Quimica y Minera (NYSE:SQM) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, August 23rd. The basic materials company reported $0.38 EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.39 by ($0.01). The firm had revenue of $505.70 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $500.49 million. Sociedad Quimica y Minera had a return on equity of 14.90% and a net margin of 16.28%. On average, analysts forecast that Sociedad Quimica y Minera will post $1.60 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently disclosed a None dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, September 27th. Shareholders of record on Friday, September 8th were paid a dividend of $0.25 per share. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, September 7th. Sociedad Quimica y Minera’s payout ratio is currently 114.73%.

Several research analysts have recently issued reports on the stock. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Sociedad Quimica y Minera from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $38.00 target price for the company in a report on Wednesday, June 21st. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Sociedad Quimica y Minera from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, June 22nd. BMO Capital Markets reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $35.00 price target on shares of Sociedad Quimica y Minera in a research note on Friday, July 7th. Bank of America Corporation upgraded shares of Sociedad Quimica y Minera from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, September 13th. Finally, Santander raised shares of Sociedad Quimica y Minera from an “underperform” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, September 13th. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, three have assigned a buy rating and two have given a strong buy rating to the company. Sociedad Quimica y Minera currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $41.18.

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Sociedad Quimica y Minera Company Profile

Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA (SQM), is a producer of potassium nitrate and iodine. The Company produces specialty plant nutrients, iodine derivatives, lithium and its derivatives, potassium chloride, potassium sulfate and certain industrial chemicals. Its segments include specialty plant nutrients, industrial chemicals, iodine and derivatives, lithium and derivatives, potassium, and other products and services.

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