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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Chemical & Mining Co. of Chile Inc. (NYSE:SQM)?

The company in question is, Chemical & Mining Co. of Chile Inc. (NYSE:SQM) currently with a stock price of 27 (0.60% today). The market cap for Chemical & Mining Co. of Chile Inc. is 7157.42, and is in the sector Basic Materials, and Chemicals – Major Diversified industry. The target price for Chemical & Mining Co. of Chile Inc. is 25.26. Currently Chemical & Mining Co. of Chile Inc. is trading with a P/E of 35.36, and a forward P/E of 20.94. Average volume for Chemical & Mining Co. of Chile Inc. is 489.3 and so far today it is 102933.

Performance in the last year for Chemical & Mining Co. of Chile Inc. has been 64.72%. For EPS growth, Chemical & Mining Co. of Chile Inc. has seen a growth of -10.00%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 10.71%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been -11.00% over the last five years and could be 14.30% for the next five years. Chemical & Mining Co. of Chile Inc. has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at 1.10%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at -0.10%. The 20-day simple moving average is 3.94%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 24.88%.

Since the IPO date for Chemical & Mining Co. of Chile Inc. on the 9/21/1993, Chemical & Mining Co. of Chile Inc. has seen performance year to date to be 49.78%. With Chemical & Mining Co. of Chile Inc. trading at 27, the dividend yield is 2.05%, and the EPS is 0.76.

So could Chemical & Mining Co. of Chile Inc., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 35.36. The PEG is 2.47, P/S is 4.12 and the P/B is at 3.12. The P/cash is 8.9, with P/free cash flow at *TBA.

Chemical & Mining Co. of Chile Inc. ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 4.1, and the quick ratio is 2.3. This is with long term debt/equity at 0.47, and total debt/equity at 0.57.

In terms of margins, Chemical & Mining Co. of Chile Inc. has a gross margin of 29.30%, an operating margin of 19.60% and a profit margin of 11.50%.Payout ratio for Chemical & Mining Co. of Chile Inc. is 0.00%. Return on assets come to 4.40% with return on investment coming to 7.00%.

Insider ownership for Chemical & Mining Co. of Chile Inc., is at 72.40% and institutional ownership comes to 46.20%. Outstanding shares are at 266.67. While shares float is 60.93. The float short is currently 2.48%, and short ratio is 3.09.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.

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