News articles about Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile (NYSE:SQM) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile earned a news impact score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the basic materials company an impact score of 45.4864553255657 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

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

Shares of Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile (NYSE:SQM) traded down $0.79 on Tuesday, reaching $54.30. 1,160,000 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,490,000. The company has a market cap of $14,360.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 35.96, a PEG ratio of 1.13 and a beta of 0.95. The company has a quick ratio of 2.31, a current ratio of 3.79 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.45. Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile has a 12-month low of $30.82 and a 12-month high of $64.20.

Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile (NYSE:SQM) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, November 22nd. The basic materials company reported $0.43 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.43. The firm had revenue of $558.70 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $515.15 million. Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile had a net margin of 18.52% and a return on equity of 17.58%. research analysts anticipate that Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile will post 1.65 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Several research firms have recently commented on SQM. JPMorgan Chase & Co. upgraded shares of Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile from a “neutral” rating to an “overweight” rating and set a $65.00 price target for the company in a research report on Wednesday, February 7th. Zacks Investment Research lowered 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 reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $60.00 target price on shares of Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile in a research report on Thursday, January 18th. Deutsche Bank upgraded shares of Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and increased their target price for the company from $52.00 to $70.00 in a research report on Thursday, January 18th. Finally, Citigroup upgraded shares of Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 17th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating, four have issued a buy rating and two have given a strong buy rating to the company. Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $59.65.

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About Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile

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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