Sociedad Quimica Y Minera De Chile SA
How to Play the EV Boom by Investing in Lithium
How Is Albemarle’s Dividend Yield Trending?
At the close of market on March 14, Albemarle (ALB), one of the biggest lithium producers, had a dividend yield of ~1.75%.
Will Albemarle’s Short Interest Come Down?
On November 15, the short interest data showed that Albemarle’s (ALB) short interest fell marginally compared to the previous report.
Albemarle’s Dividend Yield Has Risen in 2018
At the close on November 29, Albemarle (ALB), one of the biggest lithium producers, had a dividend yield of 1.38%.
Albemarle’s Latest Dividend for Q3 2018
Albemarle (ALB) has announced the key dates for its Q3 2018 dividend.
Albemarle’s Dividend Yield Up 40% YOY. Will Investors Buy?
As of August 30, Albemarle (ALB), known for lithium, has a dividend yield of 1.4%.
Albemarle’s Revenue Continued to Rise despite Divestiture in Q2
Albemarle’s (ALB) revenue continued its upward trend for the second quarter. It reported revenue of $853.9 million for Q2 2018, reflecting an increase of 15.8% over Q2 2017.
Albemarle Stock Rose 6.4% on Better-than-Expected Q2 Earnings
Albemarle announced its second-quarter earnings on August 7 after the markets closed.
What Drove Albemarle’s Better-than-Expected Q2 Earnings?
Albemarle (ALB) reported its Q2 2018 earnings after the market closed on August 7. It reported revenue of $853.9 million for Q2 2018, reflecting growth of 15.8% over Q2 2017.
Albemarle Reports Double-Digit Earnings and Revenue Growth
Albemarle reported strong 1Q18 earnings on May 9. The company reported an adjusted EPS of $1.30—an increase of 23.8% on a YoY basis.
Compass Minerals International: Ratings and Price Target Update
The current consensus mean rating on CMP stands at 2.4.
Analyst Upgrades for FMC in May 2018
The current consensus mean rating for FMC in May stood at 2.0.
FMC’s Ratings and Target Price for March 2018
The current consensus mean rating on FMC stands at 2.18 with an overall “buy” recommendation on the stock.
What Do Analysts Expect for SQM in March?
The current consensus mean rating on SQM stands at 2.42 with an overall “buy” recommendation on the stock. The rating rose from 2.3 last month.
Albemarle Gets a Higher Lithium Quota in Chile
On March 9, 2018, Albemarle (ALB) announced that Chile’s Economic Development Agency increased the company’s lithium quota.
Albemarle’s 4Q17 Adjusted Earnings Beat Estimate, Stock Rose
Albemarle (ALB) announced its 4Q17 earnings on February 27, 2018. Its adjusted EPS rose 71.8% on a YoY basis.
Albemarle Increases Its Cash Dividend 24 Years in a Row
On February 23, 2018, Albemarle (ALB) announced its 1Q18 dividend of $0.335 per share. This represents an ~4.7% year-over-year increase.
Analyst Ratings and Price Targets for Sociedad Química
Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile (SQM) is expected to report its 4Q17 earnings on February 27, 2018, with EPS of $0.43.
Why Albemarle’s Short Interest Increased After Its 3Q17 Release
Albemarle’s short interest As of January 31, 2018, Albemarle’s (ALB) short interest had increased in a big way since its 3Q17 earnings announcement on November 8, 2017, which indicates bearishness. Between November 8 and January 31, ALB’s short interest as a percentage of outstanding shares rose to 8.2% from 5.4%, and its stock price fell from $111.59 to […]
Could Albemarle’s 4Q17 Revenue Meet Expectations?
Albemarle’s 4Q17 revenue expectations Albemarle (ALB) is expected to report revenue of $795.5 million in 4Q17, which implies 14.2% growth year-over-year. In 4Q16, ALB reported revenue of $696.7 million. ALB’s revenue has been on an upward trend since 3Q16. Driving factors Albemarle’s revenue is expected to be driven by its lithium segment, which is expected […]
Reviewing Albemarle’s Stock Performance since 3Q17
Albemarle (ALB) is set to announce its 4Q17 results after the market closes on February 27, 2018.
Scotts Miracle-Gro: Ratings and Price Target for January
Nine Wall Street analysts are covering Scotts Miracle-Gro, They have a consensus mean rating of 2.3 on the stock with an overall “buy” recommendation as of January 10, 2018.
Reviewing Albemarle’s Stock Performance in 2017
In 2017, Albemarle (ALB) stock made solid gains, rising 49.2% year-to-date. ALB outperformed the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY), which returned 19.6% for the year.
China and India Gave PotashCorp-Agrium Merger Conditional Approval
In addition to the regulatory approval from the US (MOO), this merger has also received approval from Canada, Russia, India, China, and Brazil.
Why Brazil Is Worried about the Bayer-Monsanto Merger
In October 2017, Brazilian anti-trust agency CADE pushed back its review deadline for the proposed Monsanto (MON) merger with Bayer by 90 days.
Albemarle Has Risen 59% Year-to-Date: Can It Continue?
In 2017, Albemarle (ALB) stock has risen 59% on a year-to-date basis, outperforming the broad-based SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY), which has risen 17.6%.
Why India and China Want PotashCorp to Divest Interests to Complete the Merger
According to Israel Chemicals’ June 2017 6-K filings, India imported 3.8 million tons of potash in 2017, while China imported 6.8 million tons of potash.
Understanding PotashCorp’s Ownership in SQM
PotashCorp owns about 32% of Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile (SQM), one of the largest lithium producers in the world.
Inside the PotashCorp-Agrium Merger: Key Conditions
On November 7, PotashCorp and Agrium announced that they had received a conditional approval from China’s Ministry of Commerce for their proposed merger.
What’s the Outlook on Phosphate Fertilizers?
In its September Market Overview report, PotashCorp (POT) stated that the gains in phosphate prices earlier this year were reversed due to excess supply and weakness in demand from India.
Scotts Miracle-Gro: Updates for November 2017
Since Scotts Miracle-Gro’s earnings release, the stock closed ~3.7% lower at $98.6 as of November 10. The stock has returned 4% year-to-date.
Behind PotashCorp’s Merger and Overall 3Q17 Performance
For 3Q17, PotashCorp’s overall gross margin expanded YoY (year-over-year) to 19%, up from 17% in 3Q16.
Agribusiness Stocks: Analyst Ratings, Price Targets in October
We’re nearing the end of the year, and most agribusiness stocks have underperformed the benchmark indexes.
Analysts Upgraded Price Target for SQM in September
Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile (SQM) has gained significant ground so far this year with the stock up by almost 105% as of September 18, 2017.
Albemarle Annouces 3Q17 Dividend
Albemarle (ALB) has announced that it will pay its 3Q17 dividend on October 2, 2017. The dividend will be $0.32 per share on its outstanding shares.
What Analysts Recommend for Sociedad Química in August 2017
As of August 18, 2017, the mean consensus analyst rating on Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile stock was 2.3 with a “buy” recommendation for the next 12 months.
Albemarle’s 2Q17 Earnings Beat Analyst Estimates but Its Stock Falls
Albemarle (ALB) announced its 2Q17 earnings on August 7. ALB reported adjusted earnings per share of $1.13, an increase of 21.5% on a year-over-year basis.
SQM Stock: Wall Street Recommendations and Price Target for July
Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile (SQM) is yet another stock that has had an amazing run so far this year, with a return of 26.6% YTD (year-to-date).
June Update: Analysts’ Recommendation and Price Target for SQM
Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile (SQM) has returned 23.7% YTD (year-to-date), and the stock closed at $35.4 on June 9.
Why Albemarle’s Dividend Yield Has Taken a Tumble
Since 4Q15, Albemarle’s (ALB) dividend yield has fallen steeply since ALB stock growth has outpaced its dividend growth in a big way.
Albemarle’s Dividend to Shareholders of Record on June 15
On May 11, 2017, Albemarle (ALB) announced that its quarterly dividend is $0.32 per outstanding share.
Albemarle’s Staggering Stock Performance So Far in 2017
Albemarle (ALB) investors have a reason to smile with the stock’s stellar performance so far in 2017. As of June 8, ALB has risen a staggering 32.7%.
Analysts’ Recommendations and Price Target for SQM
Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile (SQM) has yet to announce its earnings, unlike most of the companies we’ve discussed so far in this series.
Why Intrepid Potash Shifted Its Product Focus
Potash’s market (SOIL) includes big fish such as PotashCorp (POT), The Mosaic Company (MOS), and Agrium (AGU), along with international players.
A Look at Albemarle’s Dividend Yield Curve since 2011
With ALB’s dividend for fiscal 2017 expected to be $1.28, its current dividend yield stands at ~1.4%.
Albemarle Stock: Better Than Most of Its Peers in 2017
Albemarle (ALB) has extended its good 2016 stock performance to 2017. As of February 24, 2017, ALB has risen approximately 8.0%.
PotashCorp Expected to Announce 4Q16 Earnings on January 26
PotashCorp (POT), which had a lackluster 2016, is set to release its 4Q16 earnings on January 26, 2017.
Global Corn Inventory Rises in December
The latest global stock-to-use ratio for corn in the December 2016 report stood at 21.7%—slightly above the ratio of 21.4% in November 2016.
Why Most Analysts Recommend a ‘Hold’ for FMC
As of December 28, 2016, 19 brokerage firms are actively tracking FMC (FMC) stock.
FMC Stock Has Been Skyrocketing since November
FMC (FMC) stock has been skyrocketing since November 1, 2016. So far, FMC has outperformed the broader market (SPY) and its peer Albemarle (ALB).
Analyzing Corn’s November Stock-to-Use Ratio
Corn’s latest global stock-to-use ratio in November 2016 stood at 21.6%—just slightly below the ratio of 21.5% in October.
Why Did Corn’s Stock-to-Use Ratio Fall in October?
The global corn stock-to-use ratio in October fell slightly due to a fall in the global corn inventory. The inventory fell 1.2% to ~217 million metric tons.
This Strategy Propelled the UltraLatin America ProFund
The UltraLatin America ProFund Class A (UBPIX) has been the best performing fund in 2016 among the seven funds chosen for this review.
Brazil’s Budget Deficit Led to Dilma Rousseff’s Ouster
A release from the Central Bank of Brazil showed that the country’s primary deficit stood at 136 billion Brazilian real in the 12-months until March 2016.
Fiscal Woes Have Plagued Brazil
Brazil’s fiscal woes have just worsened. A release from Banco Central do Brasil showed that the country’s cumulative primary deficit stood at 125.1 billion reais in the 12-month period ended February 2016.
Mohamed El-Erian Believes in Brazil, Just Not Now
In an email interview with Bloomberg, Mohamed El-Erian said, “Brazil has an enormous potential, absolutely enormous. What is missing is the political context that enables sustained policy implementation.
Soybean Prices Rose Due to Stronger Soybean Oil Export Sales
Soybean prices on the CBOT, for March expiry, rose and settled at $8.81 per bushel on March 10. Soybean futures received a boost from strong soybean oil exports.
How China’s Soybean Imports Could Affect US Exports
China, the top soybean importer in the world, reported February 2016 imports of 4.5 million tons, a year-over-year rise of 6%.
How Did the WASDE Report Influence Soybean Prices?
Soybean prices on CBOT (Chicago Board of Trade) for March expiry rose slightly by 0.28% and settled at $8.80 per bushel on March 9, 2016.
Soybean Prices Might Continue on the Downward Channel
March soybean futures contracts were trading near the support level of $8.70 per bushel on February 23. Prices fell for the second consecutive trading day.
Lower-Than-Expected Export Inspections Influenced Soybean Prices
Soybean futures contracts on CBOT (Chicago Board of Trade) for March expiry fell by 0.58% and settled at $8.62 per bushel on February 8, 2016.
Soybean Prices Rose above the Key Support
March soybean futures contracts were trading near the crucial support of $8.85 per bushel on January 27, 2016. Prices continued on the upward price channel.
Latin America–Focused Mutual Funds: To Be Avoided in 2016?
In this series, we’ve reviewed eight Latin America–focused mutual funds (BDERX) in terms of their sectoral changes over the past year.
Soybean Prices Might Test the Key Support
March soybean contracts on the CBOT traded near the crucial support of $8.75 per bushel on January 26. Soybean prices fell and lost the key support.
Soybean Prices Continued a Downward Trend
March soybean futures contracts were trading near $8.75 per bushel on January 22, 2016. Prices continued the downward movement.
Will Potash Corporation’s 4Q15 Results Flip Investors’ Somber Mood?
Potash Corporation, one of the largest producers of potash-based fertilizers, is expected to release its 4Q15 earnings on January 28. The company has fallen 4.7% year-to-date.
Soybean Prices Rose above the Key Moving Averages
Soybean futures contracts, for March expiry, were trading near the crucial support level of $8.85 per bushel on January 19, 2016.
Lower-than-Expected Soybean Yield Supports Prices
Soybean futures contracts on the Chicago Board of Trade (or CBOT) for January expiry rose by 1.1% and settled at $8.90 per bushel on January 12, 2016.
Higher-Than-Anticipated Soybean Exports Raise Prices
Soybean futures contracts on the Chicago Board of Trade for January expiration rose 0.14% and settled at $8.77 per bushel on January 7, 2016, due to increased soybean exports.
Short Covering Rally Continues to Support Soybean Prices
Soybean futures prices rose due to short covering rally. Following the price movement on CBOT, the Teucrium Soybean Fund rose by 0.26% on January 6, 2016.
Soybean Prices Rise above Crucial Support
January soybean prices were trading near the support of 875 cents per bushel on December 30, 2015.
Is There Any Hope for Grains Prices in 2016?
In 2015, production and supplies of key grains rose due to favorable weather. But amid the high production and increasing supply, grains prices fell.
Strong Resistance Defended the Rise in Soybean Prices
Soybean futures prices for January expiry were near the key support level of $8.85 per bushel on December 22. The volume of the soybean contract fell by 63.7%.
Favorable Brazilian Weather Forecast Supports Soybean Prices
January soybean futures contracts fell by 0.67% on December 22, 2015. Soybean futures prices fell due to the dry weather conditions in Brazil.
Soybean’s Upward Price Movement Changes
January soybean futures were trading above the key support level of 890 cents per bushel on December 21, 2015.
Reduced Soybean Competition from Brazil Supports US Exports
Soybean January futures contracts trading on CBOT (or Chicago Board of Trade) surged by 1.7% and settled at $8.92 per bushel on December 18, 2015.
Soybean Prices Could Continue Downwards
Soybean futures prices for January delivery were trading near the crucial support level of 880 cents per bushel on December 10, 2015.
Soybean Prices Were Trading below Key Support Levels
Soybean futures prices for January delivery were trading near 875 cents per bushel on December 8, 2015.
Favorable South American Weather Pushed Soybean Prices Down
Soybean January futures contracts trading on the CBOT (Chicago Board of Trade) fell by 2.6% and settled at $8.82 per bushel on December 7, 2015.
Speculation of Rain in North Brazil Impacts the Soybean Crop
The weather conditions in Brazil are expected to be favorable. There will likely be rain in the dry pockets in the north-central regions.
Could Speculation about Brazil Weather Support Soybean Exports?
Soybean January futures contracts trading on the Chicago Board of Trade (or CBOT) advanced by 0.94% to settle at $8.89 per bushel on December 1, 2015.
How Does SQM Compare to Its Peers?
SQM has outperformed its peers based on PE ratio. The PE ratios of SQM, POT, MOS, and CMP are 20.3x, 11.5x, 9.6x, and 15.4x, respectively, as of November 17, 2015.
Why Did SQM’s Income Fall in 3Q15?
Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile (SQM) has a market cap of $5.7 billion. After the company’s 3Q15 earnings report, SQM fell by 5.6% to close at $18.49 per share on November 17, 2015.
Could Ample Supply Pressures Drag Soybean Prices Down Further?
With the completion of the soybean harvest, logistics would drive soybean prices. With ample supply on hand, soybean futures prices might continue on a downward trend.
Could Fewer Exports Pressure Soybean Prices?
Soybean futures prices for November expiry were trading above the support level of $3.65 per bushel on November 13. However, they closed below the support level.
Could Domestic Demand Pull Soybean Prices Up?
Soybean November futures contracts trading on the CBOT (Chicago Board of Trade) fell by 1.2% and closed at $8.59 per bushel on November 13, 2015.
Could Weaker South American Supply Boost Soybean Exports?
November soybean futures contracts trading on Chicago Board of Trade (or CBOT) rose slightly by 0.09% and closed at $8.69 per bushel on November 12, 2015.
Can Speculation of Rising Export Demand Pull Soybean Prices Down?
Soybean futures contracts for November trading on the Chicago Board of Trade increased by 0.40% and closed at $8.82 per bushel on November 4, 2015.
Can Unfavorable Weather Affect Soybean Producers’ Interest?
Soybean commercial and technical buying continued on October 21, 2015, as the prices were below 9$ per bushel, the USDA’s producer’s cost mark.
Will Soybean Prices Gain Back the Support of $9 per bushel?
The Soybean December Futures Contracts trading on the CBOT (Chicago Board of Trade) fell slightly by 0.77% and settled at $8.98 per bushel on October 16, 2015.
Will Speculation of More Domestic Demand Affect Soybean Prices?
December soybean futures contracts trading on the Chicago Board of Trade surged 3.0% and settled at $9.14 per bushel on October 13, 2015, due to strengthening domestic and international demand sentiment.
Can the Soybean Supply Be Strong amid Weaker Sentiments?
The November CBOT contracts of soybean futures rose by 0.86%, and they settled at $8.89 per bushel on September 29. Soybean prices increased due to declining supply sentiments in international trade.
Soybean Exports to China: Hope versus Despair
Soybean prices increase On September 24, 2015, November Soybean Futures contracts trading on the CBOT (Chicago Board of Trade) advanced by 0.49%, settling at 8.63$/bushel. Soybean prices rose on the second consecutive day due to positive expectations from Chinese Delegation’s soybean exports and bright export demands. ETFs (exchange-traded funds) like the Teucrium Soybean Fund (SOYB) […]
Could Chinese Growth Concerns Impact Soybean Prices More?
The November CBOT (Chicago Board of Trade) soybean futures contracts fell by 1.41% and settled at 8.89$ per bushel on September 28, 2015.
Soybean Futures Reach Monthly High
On September 25, 2015, the settlement price of November CBOT soybean contracts rose to a monthly high of $8.89 per bushel.
Soybean Futures Prices Fell on September 17
November soybean futures contracts trading on the Chicago Board of Trade slightly fell by 0.31% to settle at $8.84 per bushel on September 17, 2015.
Why India’s agriculture and allied sectors are influential
Agriculture is usually considered the backbone of an economy. India has a large amount of agrarian land. It also has suitable weather conditions.
Logistics and production issues hit PotashCorp’s shipments
PotashCorp’s off-shore market saw shipments fall from 1.4 million tonnes last year to 1.3 million tonnes for the first quarter of 2014.
PotashCorp: An investor’s guide to the fertilizer giant
PotashCorp (POT) is one of the largest fertilizer producers in the world. PotashCorp produces and sells potash, nitrogen, and phosphate—all three types of fertilizers on the market.
Fertilizer prices bounced off 2013 lows but aren’t expected to rise
As a key component of potash producers’ revenue, fertilizer prices often receive wide attention from industry experts, company managers, investors, and analysts.