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Relatively Low P/E Ratio Detected in Shares of FMC in the Fertilizers & Agricultural Chemicals Industry (FMC, SMG, MON, MOS, AVD)

By Amy Schwartz

Below are the three companies in the Fertilizers & Agricultural Chemicals industry with the lowest price to earnings (P/E) ratios. P/E is an important valuation tool when comparing companies in the same industry. A higher P/E ratio means that investors are paying more for each unit of net income, so the stock is more expensive compared to one with a lower P/E ratio.

FMC ranks lowest with a a P/E ratio of 21.46. Scotts Miracle-Gro is next with a a P/E ratio of 22.75. Monsanto ranks third lowest with a a P/E ratio of 23.11.

Mosaic follows with a a P/E ratio of 25.28, and American Vanguard rounds out the bottom five with a a P/E ratio of 38.41.

SmarTrend recommended that its subscribers protect gains by selling shares of American Vanguard on January 18th, 2017 by issuing a Downtrend alert when the shares were trading at $16.86. Since that call, shares of American Vanguard have fallen 7.2%. We are now looking for when a new Uptrend will commence and will alert SmarTrend subscribers in real time.

Keywords: lowest p/e ratio scotts miracle-gro Monsanto Mosaic american vanguard

Ticker(s): FMC SMG MON MOS AVD