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Last $20.56 USD
Change Today -0.58 / -2.74%
Volume 709.8K
SQM On Other Exchanges
Symbol
Exchange
Sant. Comerc
Sant. Comerc
Frankfurt
As of 8:04 PM 04/17/15 All times are local (Market data is delayed by at least 15 minutes).

quimica y minera chil-sp adr (SQM) Snapshot

Open
$21.10
Previous Close
$21.14
Day High
$21.10
Day Low
$20.45
52 Week High
04/21/14 - $31.82
52 Week Low
03/18/15 - $15.02
Market Cap
6.3B
Average Volume 10 Days
726.8K
EPS TTM
--
Shares Outstanding
120.4M
EX-Date
04/29/15
P/E TM
--
Dividend
$0.30
Dividend Yield
6.79%
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Chemical and Mining Company of Chile Inc. is engaged in the production and distribution of specialty plant nutrients, iodine and its derivatives, lithium and its derivatives, potassium chloride and potassium sulfate, industrial chemicals, and other commodity fertilizers. The company’s specialty plant nutrients include potassium nitrate, sodium nitrate, sodium potassium nitrate, and specialty blends for crops, such as vegetables, fruits, and flowers, as well as Ultrasol for application through fertigation; Qrop for field application; Speedfol for foliar application; and Allganic for organic farming. Its iodine and iodine derivatives are used in a range of medical, pharmaceutical, agricultural, and industrial applications, including X-ray contrast media, polarizing films for liquid crystal displays, antiseptics, biocides and disinfectants in the synthesis of pharmaceuticals, herbicides, electronics, pigments, and dye components. The company’s lithium and its derivatives include lithium carbonate for use in various applications comprising electrochemical materials for batteries, frits for the ceramic and enamel industries, heat-resistant glass, air conditioning chemicals, continuous casting powder for steel extrusion, primary aluminum smelting process, pharmaceuticals, and lithium derivatives; and lithium hydroxide, which is used as a raw material in the lubricating grease, dyes, and battery industries. Its potassium chloride is used as a commodity fertilizer; and potassium sulfate is used as a specialty fertilizer. The company’s industrial chemicals comprise sodium nitrate, potassium nitrate, boric acid, solar salts, and potassium chloride. It also sells other fertilizers and blends. The company sells its products through a distribution network in approximately 100 countries worldwide. Chemical and Mining Company of Chile Inc. was founded in 1968 and is headquartered in Santiago, Chile.

4,800 Employees
Last Reported Date: 03/3/15
Founded in 1968

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quimica y minera chil-sp adr (SQM) Key Developments

Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP Files Class Action Suit Against Chemical and Mining Company of Chile Inc

Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP announced that a class action has been commenced in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York on behalf of purchasers of Chemical and Mining Company of Chile Inc. (SQM) American Depositary Shares during the period between June 30, 2010 and March 17, 2015 (class period). The complaint charges SQM and certain of its officers and/or directors with violations of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. The complaint alleges that throughout the class period, defendants made materially false and misleading statements and/or failed to disclose that: (i) money from SQM was channeled illicitly to electoral campaigns for Chilean politicians and political parties as far back as 2009; (ii) SQM had filed millions of dollars worth of fictitious tax receipts with Chilean authorities in order to conceal bribery payments from at least 2009 through fiscal 2014; (iii) the company lacked adequate internal controls over financial reporting; and (iv) as a result of the foregoing, the company's financial statements were materially false and misleading at all relevant times and not prepared in accordance with applicable accounting principles. As a result of these false and misleading statements and/or omissions, the price of SQM ADSs was artificially inflated during the class period, reaching a high of over $66.00 per ADS in July 2011. Plaintiff seeks to recover damages on behalf of all purchasers of SQM ADSs during the class period.

Chemical & Mining Co. of Chile Inc., Board Meeting, Dec 16, 2014

Chemical & Mining Co. of Chile Inc., Board Meeting, Dec 16, 2014. Agenda: To approve Corporate Governance Practices with Superintendencia de Valores y Seguros in accordance with General Rule N 341.

Chemical & Mining Co. of Chile Inc., Board Meeting, Mar 19, 2015

Chemical & Mining Co. of Chile Inc., Board Meeting, Mar 19, 2015. Agenda: To approve invoices that were issued by third parties and paid by SQM during fiscal years 2009 through 2014, the payment of which could be questioned by the Chilean Internal Revenue Service for not having sufficient supporting documentation in order to qualify as necessary to generate revenue.

 

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