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    Miscellaneous

    Analysts’ Price Target and Recommendations for FMC Corporation

    Like Monsanto (MON), FMC Corporation (FMC) is in the business of crop protection products. The majority of FMC’s sales come from its Agricultural Solutions segment.

    By Adam Jones
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    Miscellaneous

    Analysts’ Recommendations and Price Targets for Monsanto

    Analysts’ consensus price target for Monsanto is $122.70 per share over the next 12 months.

    By Adam Jones
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    Basic Materials

    April Update for Fertilizer Stocks: Ratings and Price Targets

    Fertilizer stocks have failed to impress investors in 2018. The VanEck Vectors Agribusiness ETF (MOO) has returned ~1.4% year-to-date.

    By Adam Jones
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    Basic Materials

    Monsanto: Earnings Estimates and Target Price

    As of December 25, 2017, Monsanto stock was covered by 18 analysts according to Reuters. The current consensus rating on the stock stood at 2.56.

    By Adam Jones
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    12-Month Analyst Recommendations and Price Targets for Monsanto

    Of the 19 analysts surveyed by Reuters, 11 of them have given Monsanto “strong buy” to “buy” recommendations. Seven have given it “hold” recommendations.

    By Adam Jones
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    Fund Managers

    JANA Partners starts a new position in Rackspace Hosting

    JANA Partners added a stake in Rackspace Hosting Inc. (RAX). The position accounted for 1.18% of the fund’s total third-quarter portfolio.

    By Samantha Nielson
  • uploads///SQM Analysts NTM Recommendation and Target
    Miscellaneous

    Analysts’ Recommendations and Price Target for SQM

    Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile (SQM) has yet to announce its earnings, unlike most of the companies we’ve discussed so far in this series.

    By Adam Jones
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    Basic Materials

    Filtering Down to Top 4 Agriculture Dividend Stocks in December

    In this concluding part of the series, we’ll filter down to the top four dividend stocks in this industry (XLB).

    By Adam Jones
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    Overview: TPG-Axon Capital Management’s 2Q14 positions

    TPG-Axon Capital Management LP is a privately owned $4 billion hedge fund firm. It was founded by Dinakar Singh in February 2005.

    By Patricia Garner
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    Basic Materials

    IFF’s Higher Debt Might Concern Investors

    At the end of the second quarter, International Flavors and Fragrances (IFF) reported a debt of $1.72 billion.

    By Peter Neil
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    Basic Materials

    How Is Albemarle’s Dividend Yield Trending?

    At the close of market on March 14, Albemarle (ALB), one of the biggest lithium producers, had a dividend yield of ~1.75%.

    By Peter Neil
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    Basic Materials

    Albemarle Announced Its Quarterly Dividend

    Albemarle has increased its dividend for the 25th consecutive year. As of March 1, Albemarle’s dividend yield was 1.61%.

    By Peter Neil
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    Basic Materials

    Praxair to Expand with New Hydrogen Plant in Louisiana

    In a press release on February 28, Praxair announced the construction of new hydrogen plant in Louisiana.

    By Peter Neil
  • uploads///DWDP Q Recommendations
    Basic Materials

    DowDuPont: Analysts’ Views after Its Q4 Earnings

    DowDuPont’s consensus target price is $67.43, which implies a potential return of 23.3% over the closing price of $54.72 as of February 27.

    By Peter Neil
  • uploads///Part  CHEM LIN
    Basic Materials

    Praxair Started the New Syngas Plant in Geismar

    On February 18, Praxair, the wholly owned subsidiary of Linde (LIN), announced that it completed the Syngas plant in Geismar, Louisiana.

    By Peter Neil
  • uploads///Part  CHEM LIN
    Basic Materials

    Praxair to Double the Neosho Plant’s Capacity

    Linde stock rose 4.5% and closed at $168.54. The stock traded 5.2% above the 100-day moving average price of $160.21.

    By Peter Neil
  • uploads///Deere Revenue PRe Q
    Basic Materials

    Analyzing Deere’s Expected First-Quarter Revenues

    Deere (DE) is expected to report revenues of $6.82 billion in the first quarter from its equipment operations.

    By Peter Neil
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    Basic Materials

    Albemarle: Citibank Downgraded It to ‘Neutral’

    On February 5, Citibank downgraded Albemarle (ALB) from “buy” to “neutral” and reduced the target price to $81.

    By Peter Neil
  • uploads///Part  Q  Industrial Coating
    Basic Materials

    Why PPG’s Industrial Coatings’ Q4 Revenue Fell

    PPG Industries’ (PPG) Industrial Coatings segment is the company’s second reporting segment.

    By Peter Neil
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    Basic Materials

    H.B. Fuller Announced Its Fourth-Quarter Earnings

    On January 16, H.B. Fuller (FUL) announced its fourth-quarter earnings. In the fourth quarter, the company reported an adjusted EPS of $0.79.

    By Peter Neil
  • uploads///Part  Q  Performance Coating
    Basic Materials

    PPG’s Performance Coatings’ Q4 Revenue Grows, Margin Remains Flat

    PPG Industries’ Performance Coatings segment reported revenue of $2.14 billion in the fourth quarter, flat year-over-year.

    By Peter Neil
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    Basic Materials

    Praxair Surface Technologies Won an Award

    On December 20, Praxair announced that its subsidiary Praxair Surface Technologies won Pratt & Whitney’s 2018 Supplier Sustainability Award.

    By Peter Neil
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    Basic Materials

    Tronox Seeks Permission to Present Its Divestiture Plans

    On December 4, Tronox (TROX) announced that it filed a motion seeking permission to present the proposed divestitures to the FTC.

    By Peter Neil
  • uploads///Dividend Institutional Investors Q
    Basic Materials

    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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    Basic Materials

    Albemarle’s Dividend Yield Has Risen in 2018

    At the close on November 29, Albemarle (ALB), one of the biggest lithium producers, had a dividend yield of 1.38%.

    By Peter Neil
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    Basic Materials

    Linde Will Supply Long-Term Industrial Gases to NLMK

    The volatile environment in the stock market caused Linde stock to fall 1.2%. The stock closed at $156.19 for the week ending November 23.

    By Peter Neil
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    Basic Materials

    Deere’s Q4 2018 Revenues Maintained the Upward Trajectory

    In the fourth quarter, Deere (DE) reported total revenues of $9.42 billion, which included financial services and other revenues.

    By Peter Neil
  • uploads///Deere Q  adjusted EPS Pre
    Basic Materials

    Can Deere’s Adjusted EPS Beat Wall Street Estimates This Time?

    Deere (DE) is expected to post adjusted EPS of $2.45 for the fourth quarter, an increase of 56% on a YoY basis.

    By Peter Neil
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    Basic Materials

    Deere’s Q4 2018 Is on Track to Be Best Q4 in Five Years

    Deere (DE) is expected to report Q4 revenues of $8.57 billion from its equipment operations.

    By Peter Neil
  • uploads///APD Industrial Gases EMEA Q Post
    Basic Materials

    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
  • uploads///DWDP Agriculture Q Post
    Basic Materials

    How DowDuPont’s Agriculture Segment Performed in Q3

    DowDuPont’s (DWDP) Agriculture segment accounted for 9.7% of DWDP’s Q3 2018 revenues compared to 10.5% in Q3 2017 on a pro forma basis.

    By Peter Neil
  • uploads///IFF recommendations Q  Pre
    Basic Materials

    IFF: How Much Upside Do Analysts See?

    For International Flavors and Fragrances, 42% of the analysts recommended a “buy,” 42% recommended a “hold,” and 16% recommended a “sell.”

    By Peter Neil
  • uploads///PPG Industrial Coating Q  Post
    Basic Materials

    How PPG’s Industrial Coatings Segment Performed in Q3 2018

    PPG Industries’ (PPG) Industrial Coatings segment represented 40% of PPG’s total revenue in Q3 2018.

    By Peter Neil
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    Basic Materials

    Why PPG’s Performance Coatings Segment Margins Declined

    PPG Industries’ (PPG) Performance Coatings segment is the most significant contributor to the company’s overall revenue in Q3 2018.

    By Peter Neil
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    Basic Materials

    Are Institutional Investors Buying or Selling Deere?

    The 13F filings of June 30 indicate that institutional investors own ~67.1% of Deere’s (DE) outstanding shares.

    By Peter Neil
  • uploads///ALB Q  DVD Rate
    Basic Materials

    Albemarle’s Latest Dividend for Q3 2018

    Albemarle (ALB) has announced the key dates for its Q3 2018 dividend.

    By Peter Neil
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    Basic Materials

    Albemarle’s Dividend Yield Up 40% YOY. Will Investors Buy?

    As of August 30, Albemarle (ALB), known for lithium, has a dividend yield of 1.4%.

    By Peter Neil
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    Basic Materials

    Tronox’s Quarterly Dividend and Stock Price Update

    On August 15, Tronox (TROX) announced its latest quarterly dividend of $0.045 per share. Tronox set the record date as August 27.

    By Peter Neil
  • uploads///DE Pre earnings Q adjusted EPS
    Basic Materials

    What to Expect from Deere’s Adjusted Earnings

    Deere (DE) is expected to post an adjusted EPS of $2.75 for the third fiscal quarter—an increase of 44% on a YoY (year-over-year) basis.

    By Peter Neil
  • uploads///Albemarle Q  Revenue
    Basic Materials

    Albemarle’s Revenue Continued to Rise despite Divestiture in Q2

    Albemarle’s (ALB) revenue continued its upward trend for the second quarter. It reported revenue of $853.9 million for Q2 2018, reflecting an increase of 15.8% over Q2 2017.

    By Peter Neil
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    Basic Materials

    Albemarle Stock Rose 6.4% on Better-than-Expected Q2 Earnings

    Albemarle announced its second-quarter earnings on August 7 after the markets closed.

    By Peter Neil
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    Basic Materials

    What Drove Albemarle’s Better-than-Expected Q2 Earnings?

    Albemarle (ALB) reported its Q2 2018 earnings after the market closed on August 7. It reported revenue of $853.9 million for Q2 2018, reflecting growth of 15.8% over Q2 2017.

    By Peter Neil
  • uploads///DWDP Q  Materials science
    Basic Materials

    Why DWDP’s Materials Science Segment EBITDA Margin Expanded in Q2

    DowDuPont’s (DWDP) Material Science segment, which will be spun off and called Dow by the end of Q1 2019, accounted for 51.9% of DWDP’s total revenues in Q2 2018.

    By Peter Neil
  • uploads///PX Q  Surface Technologies
    Basic Materials

    How Praxair’s Surface Technologies Segment Performed in Q2

    Praxair’s (PX) Surface Technologies segment was its smallest revenue contributor in Q2 2018.

    By Peter Neil
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    Basic Materials

    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
  • uploads///DWDP PRE Q  Earnings
    Basic Materials

    Can DowDuPont Beat Analysts’ Adjusted EPS Estimates in Q2 2018?

    DowDuPont (DWDP) is expected to post adjusted EPS of $1.30 in the second quarter.

    By Peter Neil
  • uploads///Part  Industrial Coatings Q
    Basic Materials

    Why PPG’s Industrial Coatings Segment Margin Declined in Q2

    PPG Industries’ (PPG) Industrial Coatings segment represented 39.5% of the company’s total revenue in Q2 2018 compared to 39.6% in Q2 2017.

    By Peter Neil
  • uploads///Part  Dividend Valuations
    Basic Materials

    Is Eastman Chemical Overvalued or Undervalued Compared to Peers?

    As of June 12, Eastman Chemical (EMN) was trading at a one-year forward PE multiple of 12.3x.

    By Peter Neil
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    Basic Materials

    Deere: Strong Adjusted Earnings Are Expected in Q2

    Deere (DE) is expected to post an adjusted EPS (earnings per share) of $3.31 for the second fiscal quarter—an increase of 32.9% on a YoY basis.

    By Peter Neil
  • uploads///FMC Analysts NTM Recommendation and Target
    Basic Materials

    Analyst Upgrades for FMC in May 2018

    The current consensus mean rating for FMC in May stood at 2.0.

    By Adam Jones
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    Basic Materials

    Albemarle Reports Double-Digit Earnings and Revenue Growth

    Albemarle reported strong 1Q18 earnings on May 9. The company reported an adjusted EPS of $1.30—an increase of 23.8% on a YoY basis.

    By Peter Neil
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    Basic Materials

    DWDP’s Material Science Segment: Higher Revenue Growth in 1Q18

    DowDuPont’s (DWDP) Material Science segment, which is expected to be spun off into a new company by the end of 1Q19, accounted for 55.9% of its total revenues.

    By Peter Neil
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    Basic Materials

    Can 1Q18 Earnings Help LyondellBasell Retain Premium over Peers?

    As of April 20, 2018, LyondellBasell’s one-year forward PE (price-to-earnings ratio) stands at 10.2x.

    By Peter Neil
  • uploads///Part  Tronox
    Basic Materials

    Tronox Plans to Raise $615 Million through Senior Notes

    On March 27, 2018, Tronox (TROX) announced that it completed the pricing of $615 million in senior notes with a coupon rate of 6.5%.

    By Peter Neil
  • uploads///Part  TRONOX
    Basic Materials

    Tronox to Exit Non-Core Business, Sells Electrolytic Operations

    Tronox’s stock price declined 6.2% and closed at $18.23. As a result, the stock traded 15.7% lower than the 100-day moving average price of $21.62.

    By Peter Neil
  • uploads///FMC Analysts NTM Recommendation and Target
    Basic Materials

    FMC’s Ratings and Target Price for March 2018

    The current consensus mean rating on FMC stands at 2.18 with an overall “buy” recommendation on the stock.

    By Adam Jones
  • uploads///SQM Analysts NTM Recommendations and Targets
    Basic Materials

    What Do Analysts Expect for SQM in March?

    The current consensus mean rating on SQM stands at 2.42 with an overall “buy” recommendation on the stock. The rating rose from 2.3 last month.

    By Adam Jones
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    Basic Materials

    Albemarle Gets a Higher Lithium Quota in Chile

    On March 9, 2018, Albemarle (ALB) announced that Chile’s Economic Development Agency increased the company’s lithium quota.

    By Peter Neil
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    Basic Materials

    Tronox Extends Acquisition Agreement with Cristal

    On March 1, 2018, Tronox (TROX) announced that it agreed to extend the deadline related to the acquisition of Cristal’s titanium dioxide business.

    By Peter Neil
  • uploads///Part  ALB Q Lithium
    Basic Materials

    Albemarle’s Lithium and Advanced Materials Segment in 4Q17

    Albemarle’s (ALB) Lithium and Advanced Materials segment is its largest revenue contributor, accounting for 42.2% of its total revenues in 4Q17.

    By Peter Neil
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    Basic Materials

    Albemarle’s 4Q17 Adjusted Earnings Beat Estimate, Stock Rose

    Albemarle (ALB) announced its 4Q17 earnings on February 27, 2018. Its adjusted EPS rose 71.8% on a YoY basis.

    By Peter Neil
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    Basic Materials

    Albemarle Increases Its Cash Dividend 24 Years in a Row

    On February 23, 2018, Albemarle (ALB) announced its 1Q18 dividend of $0.335 per share. This represents an ~4.7% year-over-year increase.

    By Peter Neil
  • uploads///Part  Short interest QE
    Basic Materials

    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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    Basic Materials

    Reviewing Albemarle’s Stock Performance since 3Q17

    Albemarle (ALB) is set to announce its 4Q17 results after the market closes on February 27, 2018.

    By Peter Neil
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    Basic Materials

    Deere’s Fiscal 1Q18 Revenue Rises but Falls Short of Estimates

    In fiscal 1Q18, Deere & Company (DE) reported total revenue of $6.9 billion inclusive of financial services and other revenue.

    By Peter Neil
  • uploads///Part  Revenues
    Basic Materials

    Deere’s Fiscal 1Q18 Revenues Set for a Big Jump

    Deere (DE) is expected to report revenues of $6.4 billion in fiscal 1Q18 from its equipment operations.

    By Peter Neil
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    Basic Materials

    W.R. Grace Declares a 14.3% Raise in Its Cash Dividends

    In 2018, W.R. Grace (GRA) expects to pay a cash dividend of $0.96 per share, an increase of 14.3% over 2017.

    By Peter Neil
  • uploads///Part  Grace
    Basic Materials

    GRA to Provide Unipol Process Technology License to Grupa Azoty

    GRA stock price gained 1.1% and closed at $74.52 for the week ended January 26, 2018.

    By Peter Neil
  • uploads///Part  TROX
    Basic Materials

    Tronox Gives Updates on Cristal Acquisition

    Tronox has filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court asking declaratory and injunctive relief to ensure that FTC doesn’t block the acquisition.

    By Peter Neil
  • uploads///FMC Analysts NTM Recommendation and Target
    Basic Materials

    Analysts’ Views on FMC in January 2018

    Twenty-two Wall Street analysts are covering FMC. They have a consensus mean rating of 2.3 on the stock with an overall “buy” recommendation as of January 10, 2018.

    By Adam Jones
  • uploads///Part  POL
    Basic Materials

    PolyOne Begins 2018 with Acquisition of IQAP Masterbatch Group

    On January 2, 2018, PolyOne (POL) announced that it acquired Spain-based IQAP Masterbatch Group.

    By Peter Neil
  • uploads///Part  Debt DEC
    Basic Materials

    Albemarle Strengthens Its Leverage Position

    At the end of 3Q17, Albemarle (ALB) reported debt of ~$1.8 billion, its lowest point since 2014.

    By Peter Neil
  • uploads///EPS Forecast
    Basic Materials

    Analysts’ Estimates for Agribusiness Companies’ Earnings in 2018

    Earnings per share Earlier, we discussed major agribusiness companies’ earnings, which have mostly fallen over the years. In 2018, their earnings are expected to rise. Next-12-month earnings As shown in the above chart, agribusiness companies’ NTM (next-12-month) EPS (earnings per share) are expected to improve year-over-year. FMC’s (FMC) EPS are expected rise 90% to $4.70, Agrium’s […]

    By Adam Jones
  • uploads///Forward EV to EBITDA
    Basic Materials

    What Investors Are Paying for Agribusiness Stocks: Part 2

    The remaining companies In this part, we’ll compare the five remaining agribusiness companies’ valuation, again using forward EV-to-EBITDA (enterprise value-to-earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, and amortization) multiples. Valuation multiples As shown in the above chart, the remaining companies’ valuation multiples have risen in the last two years. At 18.3x, FMC (FMC) was trading at a premium to the peer […]

    By Adam Jones
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    Basic Materials

    Analysts’ Estimates for Monsanto’s Margin Expansion

    For 1Q18, Wall Street analysts estimate a gross income of $1.3 billion. On net sales of $2.8 billion, it will translate into a gross margin of 48%.

    By Adam Jones
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    Basic Materials

    Westlake Announces Optional Redemption of Senior Notes

    On December 18, 2017, Westlake Chemical (WLK) announced that it had sent notices about the optional redemption of $688 million in senior notes.

    By Peter Neil
  • uploads///Part  ALB
    Basic Materials

    Albemarle Launches New Granite Technology

    On December 19, 2017, Albemarle (ALB) announced the launch of its new Granite technology.

    By Peter Neil
  • uploads///Part  Revenues Q Pre earnings
    Basic Materials

    What Could Boost RPM International’s Fiscal 2Q18 Revenue

    Analysts’ revenue expectations As of December 20, 2017, analysts expected RPM International (RPM) to report revenue of $1.3 billion in fiscal 2Q18. The expected revenue represents growth of 6.7% year-over-year. In fiscal 2Q17, RPM reported revenue of $1.2 billion. Between 2012 and 2017, RPM’s second-quarter revenue grew at a CAGR (compound annual growth rate) of […]

    By Peter Neil
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    Basic Materials

    Digging Deeper into Agriculture Stocks’ Dividend Yields: Part 2

    In this part of the series, we’ll look at the dividend yield trends for PotashCorp (POT), Monsanto (MON), Mosaic (MOS), and FMC (FMC).

    By Adam Jones
  • uploads///Return
    Basic Materials

    The Agriculture Industry: Our Top 4 Dividend Stocks

    Among the companies that operate within the agriculture sector, FMC (FMC) has outperformed its peers with a total one-year return of 53.2% as of December 11, 2017.

    By Adam Jones
  • uploads///Part  FUL
    Basic Materials

    H.B. Fuller Opens a New Facility in Germany

    On November 28, 2017, H.B. Fuller (FUL) announced that it has started a new Automotive Competency Center in Mannheim, Germany.

    By Peter Neil
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    Basic Materials

    Deere Reports Strong Fiscal 4Q17 Earnings

    Deere’s stock skyrocketed during the week ended November 24, 2017.

    By Peter Neil
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    Basic Materials

    Deere’s Fiscal 4Q17 Revenue Rises Thanks to Higher Volumes

    Deere’s fiscal 4Q17 revenue In fiscal 4Q17, Deere (DE) saw total revenue of $8.0 billion, inclusive of financial services and other revenue, implying a 23.0% rise from 4Q16, when it had revenue of $6.5 billion. Excluding financial services and other revenue, DE’s net sales for 4Q17 were $7.1 billion, compared with $5.7 billion in fiscal 4Q16, a 25.5% rise year-over-year. […]

    By Peter Neil
  • uploads///FMC Analysts NTM Recommendation and Target
    Basic Materials

    FMC: Analysts’ Ratings and Upgrades in November 2017

    FMC (FMC) reported its earnings on November 6, 2017. It reported an EPS (earnings per share) of $0.7, which beat analysts’ estimate of $0.63 per share.

    By Adam Jones
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    Basic Materials

    Huntsman to Pay 4Q17 Dividend in December

    On November 6, HUN announced that it will pay a dividend of $0.125 per share on December 29, which implies no change in its dividend rate over 4Q16.

    By Peter Neil
  • uploads///Part  FUL
    Basic Materials

    H.B. Fuller Finalizes Its Adecol Deal

    On November 6, 2017, H.B. Fuller (FUL) provided its acquisition plans for Adecol Indústria Química, a Brazilian company.

    By Peter Neil
  • uploads///Part  Lithium Revenues
    Basic Materials

    Why Albemarle’s Lithium and Advanced Materials Grew at Rapid Pace

    Albemarle’s (ALB) Lithium and Advanced Materials segment is its largest revenue contributor, accounting for 45.5% of total revenues in 3Q17 compared to 36.8% in 3Q16.

    By Peter Neil
  • uploads///FMC Analysts NTM Recommendation and Target
    Basic Materials

    October Update: What Analysts Think about FMC

    FMC (FMC) stock has risen 6.0% over the past month. The stock has significantly outperformed the benchmarks (SPY) (MOO) YTD with a 68.0% rise.

    By Adam Jones
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    Basic Materials

    Agribusiness Stocks: Analyst Ratings, Price Targets in October

    We’re nearing the end of the year, and most agribusiness stocks have underperformed the benchmark indexes.

    By Adam Jones
  • uploads///Part  FUL
    Basic Materials

    H.B. Fuller Inducts Ruth Kimmelshue to Its Board of Directors

    On October 4, 2017, H.B. Fuller (FUL) announced that Ruth Kimmelshue had been appointed to the company’s board of directors, effective immediately.

    By Peter Neil
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    Basic Materials

    Weighing Trump’s Tax Rates against Agribusiness Rates

    The Trump administration’s latest tax plan was announced on September 27 and has drawn criticism as well as support.

    By Adam Jones
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    Basic Materials

    Monsanto’s 4Q17 Gross Margins by Segment

    The Seed and Genomics segment’s gross margins expanded from 34.0% in 4Q16 to 41.4% in 4Q17.

    By Adam Jones
  • uploads///Part  Revenues
    Basic Materials

    Can RPM International Outperform the Analysts’ Revenue Estimate for Fiscal 1Q18?

    As of September 25, 2017, analysts have forecasted that RPM will report revenues of $1.32 billion for fiscal 1Q18, which would be a 5.5% rise over fiscal 1Q17.

    By Peter Neil
  • uploads///Part  EMN
    Basic Materials

    Eastman Chemical Hikes Prices of Amines

    On September 20, 2017, Eastman Chemical (EMN) announced that it is hiking its prices for amines, which will impact North America and Latin America.

    By Peter Neil
  • uploads///Part  CE
    Basic Materials

    Celanese Continues to Hike Its Product Prices

    On September 14, 2017, Celanese (CE) announced that it’s increasing the prices for several of its products across different regions.

    By Peter Neil
  • uploads///Part  Trox
    Basic Materials

    Tronox Will Raise $450 Million through Senior Notes

    On September 14, 2017, Tronox (TROX) announced that it will raise $450 million through senior notes. The notes will mature in 2025.

    By Peter Neil
  • uploads///Part  ALB
    Basic Materials

    Albemarle’s New Technology Increased Lithium Production in Chile

    On September 15, Albemarle announced that it developed a new technology. The technology could help the company increase its lithium production in Chile.

    By Peter Neil
  • uploads///Part  Dividend Q
    Basic Materials

    Chemours: Analyzing 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.

    By Peter Neil
  • uploads///Part  CE
    Basic Materials

    Celanese: Another Round of Price Hikes on Some Products

    Celanese’s stock price fell 1.3% and closed at $96.78 for the week ending September 8, 2017. It traded 4.40% above the 100-day moving average price.

    By Peter Neil
  • uploads///Part  FUL
    Basic Materials

    H.B. Fuller to Acquire Royal Adhesives and Sealants

    On September 4, 2017, H.B. Fuller (FUL) announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Royal Adhesives and Sealants.

    By Peter Neil
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