For the next year, sell-side analysts are expecting EPS growth of 11.66% for FMC Corporation (NYSE:FMC). Analysts are expecting an EPS change of 80.50% for the current year.

Wall Street analysts polled by Thomson Reuters have a current recommendation of 2.10 on a consensus basis for the stock. The same analysts see shares reaching $103.14 within the next year on a consensus basis.Investors are constantly striving to get on top in the stock market. Everyone wants to find that next winner to jumpstart the portfolio. Investors often identify risk preference when trying to sort out asset allocation. Typically, a greater amount of risk may provide a greater chance for growth. Many investors may struggle with the concept of keeping emotion out of choosing stocks. Equity research often requires a high degree of patience, dedication, and practice. Learning everything possible about the markets can help the individual build a good base to work with. Being able to sort out the data to determine what is relevant information can help with those tough investment decisions.

Let’s take a look at how the stock has been performing recently.  Over the past twelve months, FMC Corporation (NYSE:FMC)’s stock was -7.90%.  Over the last week of the month, it was -2.98%, -2.28% over the last quarter, and  16.26% for the past six months.

Over the past 50 days, FMC Corporation stock’s -4.71% off of the high and 7.62% removed from the low.  Their 52-Week High and Low are noted here.  -11.67% (High), 19.87%, (Low). 

Price-to-Earnings Ratio is the current share price divided by annual earnings per share.  P/E provides a number that details how many years of earnings it will take a stock to recoup the value of one share at current price levels.  Easy to calculate and understand, P/E is an extremely common ratio that is used to compare valuations of stocks against each other relatively.  FMC Corporation’s  P/E ratio is 22.23. 

Projected Earnings Growth (PEG) is a forward looking ratio based on anticipated earnings growth.  PEG is created by dividing P/E by the projected rate of earnings growth.  FMC Corporation’s  PEG is 0.80.

FMC Corporation (NYSE:FMC)’s RSI (Relative Strength Index) is 51.39.  RSI is a technical indicator of price momentum, comparing the size of recent gains to the size of recent losses and establishes oversold and overbought positions.

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