Media coverage about Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile (NYSE:SQM) has trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm scores the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile earned a media sentiment score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the basic materials company an impact score of 46.1450881232957 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern’s scoring:

Shares of Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile (NYSE SQM) traded up $0.33 during trading hours on Tuesday, reaching $55.31. 452,554 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,503,867. Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile has a twelve month low of $30.82 and a twelve month high of $64.20. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.45, a current ratio of 3.79 and a quick ratio of 2.31. The stock has a market capitalization of $14,712.71, a P/E ratio of 36.60, a P/E/G ratio of 1.10 and a beta of 1.01.

Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile (NYSE:SQM) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, November 22nd. The basic materials company reported $0.43 EPS for the quarter, hitting the consensus estimate of $0.43. Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile had a net margin of 18.52% and a return on equity of 17.58%. The firm had revenue of $558.70 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $515.15 million. research analysts expect that Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile will post 1.66 EPS for the current year.

Several equities research analysts have recently commented on the stock. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 23rd. Scotiabank reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $60.00 target price on shares of Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile in a report on Thursday, January 18th. Deutsche Bank raised shares of Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and lifted their target price for the stock from $52.00 to $70.00 in a report on Thursday, January 18th. Citigroup raised shares of Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 17th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets reaffirmed a “market perform” rating and issued a $50.00 target price (up from $45.00) on shares of Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile in a report on Friday, October 6th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating, three have issued a buy rating and two have given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $58.58.

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Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile 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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