Somewhat Positive Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile (SQM) Stock Price

Media headlines about Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile (NYSE:SQM) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile earned a media sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the basic materials company an impact score of 45.9586565170794 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Here are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile (NYSE:SQM) traded up $0.31 during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $59.37. The stock had a trading volume of 409,552 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,074,899. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.45, a quick ratio of 2.31 and a current ratio of 3.79. The firm has a market cap of $15,544.42, a P/E ratio of 39.32, a P/E/G ratio of 1.09 and a beta of 1.01. Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile has a one year low of $28.36 and a one year high of $63.80.

Several research analysts have issued reports on the company. BMO Capital Markets upped their price objective on Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile to $60.00 and gave the stock an “average” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 25th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Zacks Investment Research raised Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $64.00 price objective on the stock in a report on Saturday, November 18th. downgraded Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile from a “buy” rating to a “reduce” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 11th. Scotiabank set a $50.00 price objective on Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, December 19th. Finally, ValuEngine downgraded Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, December 1st. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating, two have issued a buy rating and two have assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $50.18.

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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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