Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile S.A. (SQM) At $53.06 Forms Top; SHIN-ETSU CHEMICAL C (SHECF) Shorts Down By 60.15%

SHIN-ETSU CHEMICAL C (OTCMKTS:SHECF) had a decrease of 60.15% in short interest. SHECF’s SI was 124,600 shares in February as released by FINRA. Its down 60.15% from 312,700 shares previously. With 100 avg volume, 1246 days are for SHIN-ETSU CHEMICAL C (OTCMKTS:SHECF)’s short sellers to cover SHECF’s short positions. The stock decreased 3.30% or $3.75 during the last trading session, reaching $109.75. About 300 shares traded or 229.67% up from the average. Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd. (OTCMKTS:SHECF) has 0.00% since February 4, 2017 and is . It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.

Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile S.A. (SQM) formed multiple top with $57.30 target or 8.00% above today’s $53.06 share price. Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile S.A. (SQM) has $13.97B valuation. The stock decreased 4.86% or $2.71 during the last trading session, reaching $53.06. About 1.64 million shares traded or 25.90% up from the average. Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile S.A. (NYSE:SQM) has risen 69.80% since February 4, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 53.10% the S&P500.

Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd. manufactures and sells polyvinyl chloride , semiconductor silicon wafers, silicones, and rare earth magnets worldwide. The company has market cap of $46.12 billion. It offers PVC for use in window profiles, plastic greenhouses, siding materials, and electric lines coating materials, as well as PVC pipes and conduits; caustic soda for use in paper and pulp, soap and detergents, waste water treatment, and alumina; methanol; and chloromethane. It has a 23.89 P/E ratio. The firm also provides semiconductor silicon wafers that are used as substrate materials in personal computers, smartphones, and televisions, as well as automobiles; and compound semiconductor products for use in outdoor displays, traffic lights, in-vehicle stop lamps, sensor light sources, etc.

Among 8 analysts covering Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile (NYSE:SQM), 2 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 25% are positive. Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile had 24 analyst reports since August 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Wednesday, January 25 by Citigroup. HSBC downgraded Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile S.A. (NYSE:SQM) on Wednesday, October 11 to “Reduce” rating. On Tuesday, August 29 the stock rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with “Market Perform”. On Wednesday, July 13 the stock rating was downgraded by Citigroup to “Sell”. The stock of Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile S.A. (NYSE:SQM) has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, January 18 by Scotia Capital. The stock has “Buy” rating by HSBC on Wednesday, October 19. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, November 17 by HSBC. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Tuesday, October 24 by BMO Capital Markets. Bank of America upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Wednesday, September 13 report. On Thursday, August 24 the stock rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with “Hold”.

Analysts await Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile S.A. (NYSE:SQM) to report earnings on March, 7. They expect $0.44 EPS, up 41.94% or $0.13 from last year’s $0.31 per share. SQM’s profit will be $115.80M for 30.15 P/E if the $0.44 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.43 actual EPS reported by Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile S.A. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 2.33% EPS growth.