How to buy FMC Corporation (FMC) shares in Australia

Learn how to easily invest in FMC Corporation shares.

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FMC Corporation (FMC) is a leading agricultural inputs business with stocks listed in the US. It opened the day at US$100.96 after a previous close of US$100.17. During the day the price has varied from a low of USD100.5 to a high of USD104.16. The latest price was USD103.25 (25 minute delay). FMC Corporation is listed on the NYSE. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in FMC Corporation

  1. Compare share trading platforms. To buy shares in a US company from Australia you'll need to find a trading platform that offers access to US stock markets. If you're just starting out, look for a platform with low brokerage and foreign exchange fees.
  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and tax file number. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for FMC Corporation. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: FMC. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until FMC Corporation reaches your desired price. To spread out your risk, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of US$100.17, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimise risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of FMC Corporation, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of FMC Corporation. Optimise your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

FMC Corporation stock price (NYSE:FMC)

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FMC Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-12-02.
Previous closeUS$100.17
Change US$3.08
Change % 3.0748%
Volume 395,890
Information last updated 2021-11-27.
52-week rangeUS$86.8239 - US$121.9697
50-day moving average US$96.6448
200-day moving average US$105.2153
Target priceUS$121.61
PE ratio 22.4644
Dividend yield US$1.92 (1.84%)
Earnings per share (TTM) US$4.569

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Is it a good time to buy FMC Corporation stock?

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FMC Corporation share growth calculator


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FMC Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $103.25

1 week (2021-11-24) -0.84%
1 month (2021-11-02) 10.52%
3 months (2021-09-02) 6.82%
1 year (2020-12-02) -12.62%
2 years (2019-12-02) 5.51%
3 years (2018-11-30) 43.88%
5 years (2016-12-02) 110.59%

Is FMC Corporation under- or over-valued?

Valuing FMC Corporation stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of FMC Corporation's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

FMC Corporation's P/E ratio

FMC Corporation's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 22x. In other words, FMC Corporation shares trade at around 22x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

FMC Corporation's PEG ratio

FMC Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.3383. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into FMC Corporation's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

FMC Corporation's EBITDA

FMC Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is US$1.2 billion (£931 million).

The EBITDA is a measure of a FMC Corporation's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

FMC Corporation financials

Revenue TTM US$4.8 billion
Operating margin TTM 22.31%
Gross profit TTM US$2.1 billion
Return on assets TTM 6.61%
Return on equity TTM 20.52%
Profit margin 12.39%
Book value 23.916
Market capitalisation US$13 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

FMC Corporation's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like FMC Corporation.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

FMC Corporation's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 38.92

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and FMC Corporation's overall score of 38.92 (as at 12/31/2018) is pretty weak – landing it in it in the 82nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like FMC Corporation is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

FMC Corporation's environmental score

Environmental score: 16.83/100

FMC Corporation's social score

Social score: 11.54/100

FMC Corporation's governance score

Governance score: 5.55/100

FMC Corporation's controversy score

Controversy score: 2/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. FMC Corporation scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that FMC Corporation has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

FMC Corporation was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 38.92
Total ESG percentile 81.84
Environmental score 16.83
Social score 11.54
Governance score 5.55
Level of controversy 2

FMC Corporation share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 31.02% of net profits

Recently FMC Corporation has paid out, on average, around 31.02% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.84% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), FMC Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 1.84% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In FMC Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $1.92 per share.

While FMC Corporation's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that FMC Corporation may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

FMC Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 20 October 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 28 September 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have FMC Corporation's shares ever split?

FMC Corporation's shares were split on a 1153:1000 basis on 3 March 2019. So if you had owned 1000 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1153 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your FMC Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 13.3% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for FMC Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted FMC Corporation's share price.

FMC Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, FMC Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$86.8239 up to US$121.9697. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

FMC.US volatility(beta: 0.91)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while FMC Corporation's is 0.9138. This would suggest that FMC Corporation's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

FMC Corporation overview

FMC Corporation, an agricultural sciences company, provides crop protection, plant health, precision agriculture, and professional pest and turf management products. The company develop, markets, and sells crop protection chemicals that include insecticides, herbicides, and fungicides that are used in agriculture to enhance crop yield and quality by controlling a range of insects, weeds, and disease, as well as in non-agricultural markets for pest control. It also offers biologicals products, such as bionematicides under the Quartzo and Presence names. The company sells herbicides under the Authority, Boral, Centium, Command, and Gamit brands, as well as Isoflex active herbicide ingredients; Rynaxypyr and Cyazypyr active ingredients; and insecticides under the Talstar and Hero brands, as well as flutriafol-based fungicides. It sells its products through independent distributors and co-ops, and national and regional distributors, as well as sells directly to growers. The company operates in North America, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia. FMC Corporation was founded in 1883 and is headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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