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Are we looking at the next big move in Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGaA (FMS)?

Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGaA (NYSE: FMS) is -54.22% lower on its value in year-to-date trading and has touched a low of $12.78 and a high of $35.04 in the current 52-week trading range. The question becomes, what are the chances the stock will make a comeback and enjoy potential growth. Why not look at analysts view on what the future holds for the stock. The FMS stock was last observed hovering at around $15.09 in the last trading session, with the day’s loss setting it -0.23% off its average median price target of $15.38 for the next 12 months. It is also 42.34% off the consensus price target high of $25.77 offered by 17 analysts, but current levels are -76.07% lower than the price target low of $8.44 for the same period.

Currently trading at $14.86, the stock is 2.35% and 2.79% above its SMA20 and SMA50 respectively. However, with a daily trading volume of 1.79 million and changing -1.52% at the moment leaves the stock -38.20% off its SMA200. FMS registered -52.28% loss for a year compared to 6-month loss of -50.65%.

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The stock witnessed a 8.78% gain in the last 1 month and extending the period to 3 months gives it a -16.09%, and is -3.76% down over the last 5 days. If we measure the stock’s price variations over the week and the month, we find that the volatility rates stand at 1.67% over the week and 2.45% over the month.

Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGaA (FMS) has around 122758 employees, a market worth around $8.78B and $19.05B in sales. Current P/E ratio is 11.01 and Fwd P/E is 6.79. Distance from 52-week low is 16.23% and -57.59% from its 52-week high.

Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGaA (FMS) Analyst Forecasts

Analyst recommendations provided by FactSet shows that the consensus forecast for Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGaA (FMS) is a “Hold”. 17 analysts offering their recommendations for the stock have an average rating of 2.80, where 11 rate it as a Hold and 0 think it is a “Overweight”. 2 of the analysts rate the stock as a “Buy”. 3 analysts have rated the stock as a Sell or Underperform.

Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGaA is expected to release its quarterly report on 02/22/2023.The EPS is expected to grow by 13.60% this year.

Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGaA (FMS) Top Institutional Holders

The shares outstanding are 586.83M, and float is at 586.83M with Short Float at 0.12%.

Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGaA (FMS): Who are the competitors?

The company’s main competitors (and peers) include Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (DGX) that is trading -2.68% down over the past 12 months and Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings (LH) that is -16.57% lower over the same period. DaVita Inc. (DVA) is -30.21% down on the 1-year trading charts.

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