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Why Philip Morris’s Q3 Earnings Didn't Meet Analyst Estimates

Philip Morris International (PM) announced its 3Q17 earnings on October 19. The company posted adjusted EPS (earnings per share) of $1.27 on revenues of $7.47 billion.

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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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Procter & Gamble Didn't Impress Investors in 1Q18

Procter & Gamble reported mixed fiscal 1Q18 results. It topped analysts’ EPS estimate. However, sales remained shy of analysts’ consensus estimate.

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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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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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Freeport-McMoRan Investors: Hold the Celebration

Despite Freeport’s announcement of a resolution to its long-term Grasberg dispute with the Indonesian government, its stock fell on August 29.

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Insight into Westlake Chemical's 3Q17 Dividend

Westlake Chemical will pay a dividend of $0.21 per share on September 18, 2017. It’s Westlake Chemical’s 52nd dividend payment without any interruption.

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Can Coeur Mining Pull off a Price Reversal in 2H17?

After rising by ~270% in 2016, Coeur Mining (CDE) has lost ~15% of its value YTD (year-to-date) as of August 21, 2017.

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Should Wall Street Take a Fresh Look at Copper Stocks?

Copper was in a long-term bear market. Copper peaked at the beginning of 2011 when prices topped $10,000 per metric ton.

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Your Weekly Chemical Industry Roundup as of August 25

On August 24, 2017, Axalta (AXTA) introduced a new color, RAL 9006, and expanded the portfolio of Alesta AR500 powder coating.

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Fertilizer Price Momentum for Week Ended August 25

In this series, we’ll look at the price momentum of key fertilizers such as urea, diammonium phosphate, and muriate of potash. We’ll also look at fertilizer affordability.

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Can Iron Ore Prices Retain Their Recent Gains through 2017?

Iron ore prices surged to $78.00 per ton on August 18, its highest level since April 6, 2017. The jump in spot prices followed the increase in futures prices.

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The 3M 3Q17 Story: Dividend, Ratings, and Valuation

On September 12, 3M will pay a dividend of ~$1.18 per share. Investors holding the stock on or before the record date of August 25, 2017, are eligible.

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BHP Billiton: Should We Expect More Value after Fiscal 2017 Results?

BHP Billiton (BHP) released its fiscal 2017 results on August 21, 2017. Despite posting a fivefold increase in underlying profits, it missed analysts’ estimate.

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Key Indicators Alcoa Investors Should Watch in 3Q17

Leading US aluminum producer Alcoa (AA) closed at $38.47 on August 21. It’s been a decent year for Alcoa, and the stock has gained 37.4% so far.

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Agribusiness Stocks: Analysts' Rating Updates for August 2017

It’s time to revisit analysts’ rating changes and updates for agribusiness stocks that serve the agricultural fertilizer, seeds, and crop protection products.

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Weekly Roundup: Chemical Companies in the Week Ending August 18

On August 14, 2017, Axalta (AXTA) announced that it acquired Plascoat Systems Limited—its fourth acquisition in seven months.

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What Do Gold Investors Need to Know about Its Outlook?

Gold prices have risen 11.4% year-to-date until August 14 after gaining 8.5% in 2016. While the gold price trend has been volatile in 2017, recent geopolitical tensions and a weaker US dollar have supported gold prices.

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International Flavors and Fragrances Raises Quarterly Dividend

International Flavors and Fragrances (IFF) will pay a quarterly dividend of $0.69 per share on October 6, 2017.

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What to Expect from Freeport after Recent Rally

Freeport-McMoRan (FCX) closed at $14.77 on August 16, gaining 5.7% from its previous close. The stock has been consolidating over the last few trading sessions.

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Big Fertilizer: Comparing the Major Players' 2Q17 Results

Overall, fertilizer companies saw lackluster earnings in 2Q17, much of which came from the ongoing weakness in fertilizer prices.

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A Comparative Analysis of Gold Miners’ 2Q17 Earnings

After rising impressively in August, gold prices have taken a breather. Tensions between the US and North Korea, weaker-than-expected US economic data, and a weaker dollar helped gold prices in the second week of August.

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Key Updates from Chemical Industry for Week Ended August 11

On August 11, 2017, Axalta (AXTA) introduced its waterborne refinish coating brand, Syrox, in China.

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Can IAMGOLD's Keep Up Its Stock Performance after Q2 Earnings?

IAMGOLD Corporation (IAG) reported its 2Q17 results after the market closed on August 9. The conference call to discuss the results with analysts took place the next day.

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