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Pre-Market Report: Global Markets Start the Week on a Stable Note

On October 23, the Shanghai Composite Index closed at 3,380.70 after rising 0.06%. The SPDR S&P China ETF (GXC) rose 0.68% on October 20, 2017.

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PPG Industries Stock Rose, Posted Strong Earnings in 3Q17

PPG Industries announced its 3Q17 earnings on October 19 before the markets opened. It reported revenue of $3.77 billion—an increase of 3.0% on a YoY basis.

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SuperValu Cruises past Analyst Expectations, Still Sinks

SuperValu (SVU) reported adjusted EPS of $0.46, beating the consensus by $0.10. Total sales from continuing operations stood at $3.8 billion—35% higher YoY.

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Kinder Morgan’s 3Q17 Results Met Analysts' Expectations

Kinder Morgan reported its 3Q17 results on October 18, 2017. It reported an adjusted EPS of $0.15, which was in-line with analysts’ consensus estimates.

RECENT Basic Materials RESEARCH

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What's Driving Eastman Chemical's Stock Price?

EMN has declared a dividend of $0.51 per share on its outstanding common shares. The company is expected to pay the dividend on October 2, 2017.

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How Wall Street Views Iron Ore Miners ahead of 4Q17

Despite iron ore’s roller coaster ride, its prices have been resilient year-to-date. After several days of losses this week, iron ore prices have finally stabilized at ~$77 per ton.

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Chemours: What to Expect from Its 3Q17 Dividend

On September 15, 2017, Chemours (CC) will pay the 3Q17 dividend on its outstanding common shares. It has declared a cash dividend of $0.03 per share.

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What Caused the Slump in Precious Metals and Miners?

The VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF (GDX) and the Global X Silver Miners ETF (SIL) fell 2.7% and 2%, respectively, on September 11, 2017, as precious metals also experienced a down day.

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Has Iamgold Pulled off a Lasting Turnaround?

Iamgold’s (IAG) stock price has had a very strong performance in 2017 YTD, significantly outperforming peers and gaining 83% as of September 8, 2017.

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Chemical Companies' Weekly Roundup: Week Ending September 8

As of September 8, Axalta’s stock price is trading 9.2% below the 100-day moving average price of $31.34, which indicates the prevailing downward trend.

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How's the Dollar Playing on Precious Metals in September 2017?

A crucial factor that has impacted many of the changes in precious metals over the past year is the US dollar. Precious metals are dollar-denominated assets.

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What’s Helping Gold Prices Drive Gold Miners?

Barrick Gold (ABX), Newmont Mining (NEM), and Franco-Nevada (FNV) are GDX’s top three holdings, contributing 10.2%, 9.9%, and 7.1%, respectively.

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Gold's Performance amid Market Turmoil

Precious metals have maintained upward movement over the past month as geopolitical tensions hover.

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These Indicators Could Be Key for Cleveland-Cliffs in 3Q17

After experiencing a great 2016, US steel stocks are having a tepid 2017.

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How Are Gold Indicators Playing amid Market Unrest?

A weakness in the dollar often becomes positive for dollar-denominated assets such as gold and silver. However, the relationship between gold and the dollar may not always stay strong.

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Fertilizer Prices Were Broadly Positive: Week Ending September 1

The week ending September 1 was broadly positive for the agribusiness sector. The week was positive for fertilizer stocks.

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What Are the Geopolitical Factors Impacting Precious Metals?

Precious metals and most mining stocks have risen over the past one-month period, thanks to recent geopolitical tensions and the risk element in the market. September 1 was an up day for gold, silver, platinum, and palladium.

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How Copper Miners’ Debt Positions Stack Up

Comfortable leverage ratios enable a company to pursue organic as well as inorganic growth. In this series, we’ll do a comparative analysis of copper miners’ leverage ratios.

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What Happened in the Chemical Sector Last Week?

On September 1, 2017, Tronox (TROX) announced that it had completed the previously announced sale of its alkali chemicals business to Genesis Energy (GEL).

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These Silver Miners’ 2Q17 Earnings Speak Volumes

While silver prices often act as a leveraged play on gold, this hasn’t happened so far in 2017.

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Interpreting Olin's Dividend Today

Olin (OLN) announced that it will pay its 3Q17 dividend on September 11, 2017. Olin has not made any changes to its dividend rate for the quarter.

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The State of Fertilizer: Your End-of-August Outlook

Most fertilizer companies have significantly underperformed the benchmark indexes, and some have even delivered losses on a year-to-date basis.

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Analyzing Sherwin-Williams' Quarterly Dividend

On September 8, 2017, Sherwin-Williams (SHW) will pay its 3Q17 dividend on its outstanding shares. It has declared a dividend of $0.85 per share for 3Q17.

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Analysis of Albemarles' 3Q17 Dividend

Albemarle (ALB) stock is continuing its upward journey after a small setback following its 2Q17 earnings release.

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