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    Why Pershing Square increased its stake in Air Products and Chemicals

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    Air Products and Chemicals’ New Plant in China Begins Operations

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    Why Is Praxair Trading at a Discount Compared to Peers?

    On December 9, Praxair was trading at a one-year forward PE ratio of 21.0x, as compared to Air Products and Chemicals’ one-year forward PE ratio of 22.9x.

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    Air Products and Chemicals Has Something New for Glass Manufacturers

    On July 12, 2017, Air Products and Chemicals (APD) launched a new oxy-fuel burner. The product is primarily targeted at glass manufacturers.

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    Praxair Stock Continues to Surge beyond November

    Praxair (PX) stock had a decent performance in November, closing at $120.3, which reflects a gain of ~3.7% in one month.

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    Dow Chemical Unleashes New Investment Plans

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    DowDuPont’s Q3 Revenue Grew but Fell Short of Estimates

    DowDuPont (DWDP) reported Q3 2018 revenues of $20.12 billion, an increase of 10.0% over its pro forma revenues of $18.29 billion in Q3 2017.

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    Why PPG Industries’ Adjusted Q1 Earnings Might Fall

    In a press release on March 27, PPG Industries (PPG) said that it would announce its first-quarter earnings on April 18 before the market opens.

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    Analyzing APD’s Stock Performance in 2019

    As of March 28, Air Products and Chemicals has gained 18.8% in 2019. Air Products and Chemicals has outperformed the S&P 500 ETF (SPY).

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    APD’s Dividend Yield Fell despite the Higher Dividend

    As of March 28, Air Products and Chemicals’ dividend yield was 2.45%—30 basis points less than the fourth-quarter dividend yield of 2.75%.

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    Air Products and Chemicals Increased the Q1 Dividend

    Air Products and Chemicals has declared a dividend of $1.16 per share, which represents an increase of ~5.5% on a YoY (year-over-year) basis.

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    DowDuPont Board Approves Materials Science Division Separation

    In a press release on March 8, DowDuPont (DWDP) made an announcement that its board of directors has approved the separation of DowDuPont’s Materials Science division.

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    Air Products and Chemicals Completes Acquisition of ACP Europe SA

    In a press release today, Air Products and Chemicals (APD) announced that it had completed its acquisition of ACP Europe SA.

    By Peter Neil
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    Corteva Agriscience Provided Its 2019 Guidance

    On February 21, Corteva Agriscience, DowDuPont’s (DWDP) agriculture division, provided its 2019 guidance in its sell-side analyst meeting.

    By Peter Neil
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    DowDuPont Declared Its Quarterly Dividend

    DowDuPont declared a dividend of $0.38 per share, which indicates that there isn’t a change in the dividend rate year-over-year.

    By Peter Neil
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    APD Enters an Agreement to Collaborate with Saudi Aramco

    On January 25, Air Products and Chemicals (APD) announced that it has entered into an agreement with Saudi Aramco.

    By Peter Neil
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    What Caused PPG’s Q4 2018 Revenue to Fall?

    For the fourth quarter, PPG Industries (PPG) reported revenue of $3.64 billion, a fall of 1.0% YoY (year-over-year).

    By Peter Neil
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    APD to Build Second Hydrogen Plant in California

    On January 7, Air Products and Chemicals (APD) announced that it plans to build a second liquid hydrogen plant in California.

    By Peter Neil
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    PPG Industries Acquires Hemmelrath

    On January 7, PPG Industries announced that it signed a definitive agreement to acquire Hemmelrath—an automotive coating manufacturer.

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    Axalta Signs a Three-Year Global Alliance with Plenham

    On January 4, Axalta (AXTA) announced a three-year global alliance with Plenham—the parent company of Bodyshop and IBIS Worldwide.

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    Ashland Increases Composite Product Prices in India

    On January 3, Ashland (ASH) announced that it will increase composite product prices. The price increase is limited to India.

    By Peter Neil
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    Air Products and Chemicals’ Quarterly Dividend

    Air Products and Chemicals has declared a dividend of $1.10 per share, which represents an increase of 15.8% on a YoY basis.

    By Peter Neil
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    Air Products and Chemicals Signed a New Agreement

    On December 19, Air Products and Chemicals (APD) signed an agreement with N.V. Nederlandse Gasunie to supply three nitrogen plants.

    By Peter Neil
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    Air Products and Chemicals Increases Gas Prices in North America

    On December 17, Air Products and Chemicals (APD) announced that it would increase the prices of bulk and industrial gases.

    By Peter Neil
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    Albemarle: What Institutional Activities Suggest

    The 13F filings on September 30 indicate that institutional investors own ~93.4% of Albemarle’s (ALB) outstanding shares.

    By Peter Neil
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    DowDuPont to Raise $12.7 Billion in Debt

    On November 13, DowDuPont (DWDP) announced that it intends to raise $12.7 billion in debt through senior notes.

    By Peter Neil
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    What Drove APD’s Industrial Gases–Asia Segment’s Revenues?

    Air Products and Chemicals’ (APD) Industrial Gases–Asia segment accounted for 27.5% of the company’s total revenues in the fourth quarter.

    By Peter Neil
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    APD’s Industrial Gases–EMEA Segment: Lowest Margin in Two Years

    In the fourth quarter, the Industrial Gases–EMEA segment’s total revenue contribution expanded by 0.7 percentage points YoY.

    By Peter Neil
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    APD’s Industrial Gases–Americas Segment’s Margins Fell

    Air Products and Chemicals’ (APD) Industrial Gases–Americas segment was the company’s largest revenue contributor in the fourth quarter.

    By Peter Neil
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    APD’s Q4 Adjusted EPS Beat the Estimates, Stock Rose

    Air Products and Chemicals (APD) announced its fourth-quarter earnings on November 6. The company reported an adjusted EPS of $2.00.

    By Peter Neil
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    APD’s Q4 2018 Earnings Beat Estimates, Revenues Missed

    On November 6, Air Products and Chemicals reported revenues of $2.30 billion for the fourth quarter.

    By Peter Neil
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    Can APD Keep Up its Upward Revenue Trend?

    Air Products and Chemicals (APD) is expected to report revenues of $2.31 billion in the fourth quarter of the fiscal year, which represents a ~4.9% increase from to the fourth quarter of 2017.

    By Peter Neil
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    IFF Is Set to Post Record Q3 Revenues despite Lower Growth

    International Flavors and Fragrances (IFF) is expected to report revenues of $895.83 million in its third-quarter earnings.

    By Peter Neil
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    Praxair-Linde Merger Gets Approval from Federal Trade Commission

    On October 22, the FTC (Federal Trade Commission) provided conditional approval of the merger of Praxair (PX) and Linde AG.

    By Peter Neil
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    APD: Industrial Gas Prices Will Increase in North America

    On September 17, Air Products and Chemicals (APD) announced that it’s increasing the prices of its liquid and bulk industrial gases.

    By Peter Neil
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    APD to Increase Supply for Samsung Electronics

    Air Products and Chemicals stock gained 2.3% and closed at $168.61 for the week ending September 14.

    By Peter Neil
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    Air Products to Build New Hydrogen Plant in La Porte, Texas

    Air Products and Chemicals (APD) announced its plans to build a liquid hydrogen plant in La Porte, Texas, which could be online by 2021.

    By Peter Neil
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    DowDuPont to Be Part of FTSE4Good Index

    On August 25, DowDuPont (DWDP) announced that it had been named as a part of the FTSE4Good Index Series.

    By Peter Neil
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    Why Albemarle’s Catalysts Segment Revenue Rose despite Divestiture

    Albemarle’s (ALB) Catalysts segment accounted for 33.4% of ALB’s total revenues in Q2 2018 compared to 35% in Q2 2017, a decrease of 1.6 percentage points on a YoY (year-over-year) basis.

    By Peter Neil
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    Inside Praxair’s Asian Segment in Q2 2018

    Praxair’s (PX) Asian segment was its second-biggest revenue contributor in Q2 2018.

    By Peter Neil
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    APD’s Industrial Gases–Asia Segment’s Operating Margin Rose in Q3

    Air Products and Chemicals’ (APD) Industrial Gases–Asia segment accounted for 27.6% of APD’s total revenues in fiscal Q3 2018, expanding by 2.2 percentage points YoY from 25.4%.

    By Peter Neil
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    How APD’s Industrial Gases–EMEA Segment Performed in Fiscal Q3

    In fiscal Q3 2018, Air Products and Chemicals’ (APD) Industrial Gases–EMEA segment’s total revenue contribution expanded 3.5 percentage points YoY to 24.8% from 21.3%.

    By Peter Neil
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    Can APD’s Adjusted Earnings Beat the Estimates?

    Air Products and Chemicals (APD) is expected to report an adjusted EPS of $1.84 in the third fiscal quarter.

    By Peter Neil
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    Who Are the Top Institutional Investors in APD?

    The 13F filings by institutional investors as of March 31 indicate that institutional investors own 87.0% of Air Products and Chemical’s (APD) outstanding shares.

    By Peter Neil
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    Air Products Hikes Prices of Liquid, Bulk Industrial Gas Products

    On June 22, Air Products and Chemicals (APD) announced a price increase for its liquid and bulk industrial gas products.

    By Peter Neil
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    Air Products and Chemicals Upgrades Its Asia Technology Center

    Analysts are bullish on APD stock and have projected a target price of $184.40.

    By Peter Neil
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    IFF Partners with Amkiri, Boosts Innovation Platform

    On May 24, International Flavors and Fragrances announced that it would partner with Amkiri—an Israeli-based startup that was founded in 2014.

    By Peter Neil
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    LyondellBasell’s 1Q18 Revenue Was Its Best since 4Q14

    For 1Q18, LyondellBasell (LYB) reported revenue of $9.8 billion, an increase of 15.9% on a YoY (year-over-year) basis.

    By Peter Neil
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    How APD’s Industrial Gases–Asia Segment Performed in Fiscal 2Q18

    Air Products and Chemicals’ (APD) Industrial Gases–Asia segment accounted for 25.9% of APD’s total revenue in fiscal 2Q18, narrowing by 3.2 percentage points YoY (year-over-year) from 22.7%.

    By Peter Neil
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    Air Products and Chemicals Sees Growth across the Board in 2Q18

    Air Products and Chemicals’ (APD) revenue rose 9.0% YoY (year-over-year) to $2.16 billion in fiscal 2Q18, missing analysts’ estimate of $2.2 billion.

    By Peter Neil
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    Air Products and Chemical Beats Estimates in 2Q18, Stock Rises

    Air Products and Chemicals (APD) announced its fiscal 2Q18 earnings on April 26.

    By Peter Neil
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    Praxair Stock Is Smoking on 1Q18 Earnings and Revenue Beat

    Praxair (PX), the top industrial gas company, reported revenues of ~$3.0 billion for 1Q18 today.

    By Peter Neil
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    Why RPM’s Industrial Segment Grew in Fiscal 3Q18

    RPM International’s (RPM) Industrial segment has been the largest contributor to RPM’s overall revenue, comprising 51.6% of revenue in fiscal 3Q18 and 51.0% in fiscal 3Q17.

    By Peter Neil
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    RPM International Changes Rust-Oleum Group’s CEO

    Edward J. Voorhees III, Rust-Oleum North America’s president, replaced Thomas E. Reed as Rust-Oleum Group’s CEO on March 1, 2018.

    By Peter Neil
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    Albemarle’s Refining Solutions Segment: Revenue Growth in 4Q17

    Albemarle’s (ALB) Refining Solutions segment accounted for 27.8% of its total revenues in 4Q17 compared to 27.7% in 4Q16.

    By Peter Neil
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    Why Albemarle’s Short Interest Increased After Its 3Q17 Release

    Albemarle’s short interest As of January 31, 2018, Albemarle’s (ALB) short interest had increased in a big way since its 3Q17 earnings announcement on November 8, 2017, which indicates bearishness. Between November 8 and January 31, ALB’s short interest as a percentage of outstanding shares rose to 8.2% from 5.4%, and its stock price fell from $111.59 to […]

    By Peter Neil
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    LyondellBasell Moves to Acquire A. Schulman

    On February 15, 2018, LyondellBasell (LYB) announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire A. Schulman (SHLM).

    By Peter Neil
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    International Flavors and Fragrances Posts Highest Q4 Revenue

    International Flavors and Fragrances (IFF) reported revenue of $854.6 million in 4Q17, a rise of ~12.1% on a YoY (year-over-year) basis.

    By Peter Neil
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    What’s behind DowDuPont’s Significant Revenue Growth in 4Q17?

    DowDuPont (DWDP) reported 4Q17 revenues of $20.1 billion, an increase of 13.1% over the proforma revenue of $17.7 billion in 4Q16.

    By Peter Neil
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    What Could Drive DowDuPont’s Adjusted Earnings in 4Q17?

    DowDuPont (DWDP) is expected to post an adjusted EPS (earnings per share) of $0.66 in 4Q17. DowDuPont posted an adjusted EPS of $0.55 in 3Q17.

    By Peter Neil
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    What Praxair’s Short Interest Suggests before 4Q17 Earnings

    The latest short interest data as of December 30, 2017, show that Praxair’s (PX) short interest has increased since its 3Q17 earnings were announced on October 26, 2017.

    By Peter Neil
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    Praxair’s Valuation Compared to Its Peer before 4Q17 Earnings

    Praxair’s (PX) one-year forward PE multiple currently stands at 25.8x. Its peer Air Products & Chemicals (APD) has a one-year forward PE multiple of 23.6x.

    By Peter Neil
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    Praxair’s 4Q17 Revenue Expectations: The Driving Factors

    As of January 15, 2018, analysts are expecting Praxair (PX) to post revenue of $2.8 billion for 4Q17, a 6.8% rise on a year-over-year basis.

    By Peter Neil
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    Praxair’s Stock Performance since Its 3Q17 Earnings

    Praxair (PX) is set to announce its 4Q17 and fiscal 2017 earnings on January 25, 2018, before the market opens. Since its 3Q17 earnings release on October 27, 2017, PX stock has risen 9.7%.

    By Peter Neil
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    Why Albemarle’s Refining Solutions Segment Fell in 3Q17

    Albemarle’s (ALB) Refining Solutions segment is the company’s lowest revenue generator, accounting for 22.6% of its total revenues in 3Q17 compared to 29.1% in 3Q16.

    By Peter Neil
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    Albemarle’s 3Q17 Revenue Rises on Lithium Segment Growth

    Albemarle (ALB) reported revenues of $754.9 million in 3Q17, a rise of 15.4% on a year-over-year basis. In 3Q16, its revenues were $654 million.

    By Peter Neil
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    How IFF Stock Reacted to Better-than-Expected 3Q17 Earnings

    International Flavors and Fragrances (IFF) announced its 3Q17 earnings on November 7 during market hours.

    By Peter Neil
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    DowDuPont Declares Quarterly Dividend and New Share Repurchase Plan

    On November 2, 2017, DowDuPont (DWDP) declared a dividend of $0.38 per share for the fourth quarter.

    By Peter Neil
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    How Analysts View Air Products and Chemicals after Fiscal 4Q17

    The analysts’ consensus indicates the 12-month target price of APD to be $167.00, implying a return potential of 3.8% over the closing price of $160.88 on October 26, 2017.

    By Peter Neil
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    Did Higher Interest Expense Impact IFF’s Interest Coverage Ratio?

    At the end of 2Q17, International Flavors and Fragrances’ interest coverage ratio stood at 9.1x.

    By Peter Neil
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    Air Products and Chemicals Stock Could More in 2017

    So far, Air Products and Chemicals (APD) stock has disappointed investors in 2017. As of September 19, 2017, Air Products and Chemicals has returned 4.60%.

    By Peter Neil
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    Wall Street Talks: Analysts’ Recommendations for PolyOne

    About 67.0% of analysts covering PolyOne (POL) have recommended a “buy” for the stock, and 33.0% have recommended a “hold.”

    By Peter Neil
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    How Huntsman’s Valuation Compares

    Huntsman’s forward price-to-earnings multiple On September 13, 2017, Huntsman’s (HUN) one-year forward PE (price-to-earnings) multiple was 12.4x. To compare, peer Eastman Chemical’s (EMN) multiple was 10.8x. Forward PE multiples can be used to compare companies operating in the same industry. Huntsman trades at premium At present, Huntsman is trading at a premium to Eastman Chemical. Analysts expect Huntsman […]

    By Peter Neil
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    Eastman Chemical to Expand CHDM Capacity

    Eastman Chemical had a strong week last week. The stock closed at $87.31 with a rise of 2.9% for the week ended September 1, 2017.

    By Peter Neil
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    W.R. Grace Made Several Acquisitions Last Week

    On August 28, 2017, W.R. Grace (GRA) announced that it had entered a definitive agreement to acquire Evonik’s dental silica business.

    By Peter Neil
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    Dividend Yield of Air Products & Chemicals

    In this series, we’ll be looking at ten dividend aristocrats with low PE ratios. Dividend aristocrats are S&P 500 stocks that have raised their dividend payouts for at least 25 successive years.

    By Amanda Lawrence
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    What IFF’s Valuations Suggest about the Stock

    As of August 17, 2017, International Flavors and Fragrances traded at a one-year forward PE (price-to-earnings) multiple of 22.20x.

    By Peter Neil
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    APD’s Industrial Gases-Asia Segment’s Revenue Grew in 3Q17

    The Industrial Gases-Asia segment reported revenue of $538.3 million—an increase of 19.90% on a YoY (year-over-year) basis.

    By Peter Neil
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    Analyzing APD’s Industrial Gases-Americas Segment in 3Q17

    Air Products & Chemicals’ (APD) Industrial Gases-Americas segment was the largest revenue contributor to the company’s overall revenue.

    By Peter Neil
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    Why Air Products & Chemicals’ Revenue Rose in 3Q17

    Air Products & Chemicals (APD) follows October 1–September 30 as its fiscal year. The company reported revenue of $2.11 billion.

    By Peter Neil
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    Air Products & Chemicals’ Stock Price Rose

    Air Products & Chemicals (APD) announced its fiscal 3Q17 earnings on August 1, 2017. Its adjusted EPS from continuing operations was $1.65.

    By Peter Neil
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    Analyzing DuPont’s Nutrition and Health Segment in 2Q17

    DuPont’s (DD) Nutrition and Health segment is the company’s third-largest revenue generator. The segment accounted for 11.0% of DuPont’s revenue in 2Q17.

    By Peter Neil
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    How Analysts View APD’s Fiscal 3Q17 Adjusted Earnings

    On March 31, 2017, APD was left with $485.3 million from its share repurchase program.

    By Peter Neil
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    Air Products and Chemicals Stock before Its Fiscal 3Q17 Earnings

    Air Products and Chemicals (APD) plans to announce its fiscal 3Q17 earnings on August 1. In this series, we’ll analyze APD’s performance since its fiscal 2Q17 earnings release.

    By Peter Neil
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    Axalta Acquires IVA’s European and Chinese Operations

    On July 19, 2017, Axalta (AXTA) announced that it entered into an agreement with IVA to acquire its European and Chinese operations.

    By Peter Neil
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    Can Praxair Manage Its Interest Expense?

    Praxair’s (PX) interest expense has been on an upward trend since 2012 when its debt grew.

    By Peter Neil
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    Praxair Debt: Is It Stressed Out or Manageable?

    At the end of 1Q17, Praxair’s (PX) debt was ~$9.4 billion. Its history over the past five years suggests that its debt has been on the rise.

    By Peter Neil
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    International Flavors and Fragrances Launches New Company

    IFF fell 0.8% for the week ended June 30, 2017, and closed at $135.00.

    By Peter Neil
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    Why APD’s Latest Valuations Matter

    On June 19, 2017, Air Products and Chemicals (APD) was trading at a one-year forward PE ratio of 22.3x Praxair’s one-year forward PE ratio stood at 22.8x.

    By Peter Neil
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    How Consistent Is APD’s Dividend?

    On June 16, 2017, APD closed at $145.51, which, considering the company’s current dividend rate, means that its current dividend yield is at 2.54%.

    By Peter Neil
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    Celanese Raises Product Prices in Europe and Asia

    On June 13, 2017, Celanese (CE) increased the prices of methyl isobutyl carbinol (or MIBC) in Europe.

    By Peter Neil
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    Understanding Praxair’s Dividend Yield Today

    Praxair’s (PX) declared a 2Q17 quarterly dividend of ~$0.79 per share. PX’s current dividend yield now stands at 2.38%.

    By Peter Neil
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