W.R. Grace & Co.

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    Basic Materials

    W.R. Grace Signs a Spree of New Contracts

    On November 27 and 28, 2017, W.R. Grace (GRA) signed a spree of new contracts for its Unipol license.

    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

    Hanwha Total Petrochemical: W.R. Grace’s New Order

    On January 8, W.R. Grace (GRA) announced that it got a new order for its UNIPOL PP Process Technology.

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

    Carrier Selects Chemours’ Opteon XL41

    On December 19, Chemours (CC) announced that Carrier selected its refrigerant R-454B, which is sold as “Opteon XL41.”

    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
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    Basic Materials

    Will Albemarle’s Short Interest Come Down?

    On November 15, the short interest data showed that Albemarle’s (ALB) short interest fell marginally compared to the previous report.

    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

    W.R. Grace Declares a Quarterly Dividend

    On October 24, W.R. Grace (GRA) announced its regular quarterly dividend. GRA declared a dividend of $0.24 per share.

    By Peter Neil
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    Basic Materials

    CC’s First Annual Corporate Responsibility Commitment Report

    On October 26, Chemours (CC) announced the release of its first annual corporate responsibility commitment report.

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

    Chemours Increases Prices of Vazo Products

    On June 18, Chemours (CC) announced that it would increase the prices of all grades of Vazo products.

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

    W. R. Grace Bags New UNIPOL Technology Client

    On April 24, W. R. Grace (GRA) announced that it would be licensing its UNIPOL PP Process Technology to Inter Pipeline to be used in its Heartland Petrochemical complex in Alberta, Canada

    By Peter Neil
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    Basic Materials

    W.R. Grace Stock Spirals on 1Q18 Earnings and Revenue Beat

    W.R. Grace reported revenues of $431.5 million for 1Q18 today, reflecting growth of 8.4% from 1Q17.

    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
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    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
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    Basic Materials

    Why Analysts Are Positive on W.R. Grace

    In the past six months, the number of analysts covering W.R. Grace (GRA) has fallen from 14 to the present 11.

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

    Why W.R. Grace’s Dividend Yield Is on the Rise

    As of March 14, 2018, W.R Grace’s (GRA) dividend yield stood at 1.5%—its highest level since it started to pay dividends on a quarterly basis.

    By Peter Neil
  • uploads///Part  Tronox
    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 Revenue Grew on All-Around Performance

    Albemarle (ALB) reported revenues of $857.8 million in 4Q17, an increase of 23.1% on a year-over-year basis.

    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
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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

    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
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    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
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    Basic Materials

    W.R. Grace’s Interest Coverage Improves: A Good Sign?

    W.R. Grace’s (GRA) high debt level has resulted in higher interest expense for the company.

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

    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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    Basic Materials

    Albemarle Annouces 3Q17 Dividend

    Albemarle (ALB) has announced that it will pay its 3Q17 dividend on October 2, 2017. The dividend will be $0.32 per share on its outstanding shares.

    By Peter Neil
  • uploads///Part  GRA
    Company & Industry Overviews

    W.R. Grace Enters New Agreement with Valliscor

    On June 26, 2017, W.R. Grace (GRA) announced that it entered a master service agreement with Valliscor to supply fluorinated intermediates.

    By Peter Neil
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Grace Signs New License Contract with Hengli Refinery

    GRA closed at $70.53 with a fall of 0.2% for the week ended June 16, 2017.

    By Peter Neil
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Albemarle’s Dividend Yield Has Taken a Tumble

    Since 4Q15, Albemarle’s (ALB) dividend yield has fallen steeply since ALB stock growth has outpaced its dividend growth in a big way.

    By Peter Neil
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    A Look at Albemarle’s Dividend Yield Curve since 2011

    With ALB’s dividend for fiscal 2017 expected to be $1.28, its current dividend yield stands at ~1.4%.

    By Peter Neil
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    FMC Announces Its Dividend for 4Q16

    On December 15, 2016, FMC’s (FMC) board declared a fourth quarter dividend of $0.17 per share. The dividend will be paid on January 19, 2017.

    By Peter Neil
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    How’s Albemarle’s Valuation Compared to Its Peers?

    As of December 14, 2016, Albemarle (ALB) was trading at a one-year forward PE multiple of 22.7x compared to W.R. Grace (GRA) at 20.0x.

    By Peter Neil
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    What Analysts Are Recommending for Albemarle

    As of December 14, 2016, about 50.0% of the analysts tracking Albemarle stock have recommended a “buy” for the stock. The other 50.0% have recommended a “hold.”

    By Peter Neil
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Is Albemarle’s Dividend Yield Better Than Its Peers?

    In the first nine months of 2016, Albemarle has paid a dividend of $101.1 million, which represents a dividend payout ratio of approximately 25.9%.

    By Peter Neil
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    Basic Materials

    Albemarle’s Valuations Ahead of 2Q16 Earnings Release

    In the past two years, Albemarle (ALB) has been trading at a one-year forward PE of 10.3x–21.60x. On July 26, 2016, it was trading at 21.5x.

    By Peter Neil
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    Basic Materials

    Albemarle: How Much Net Profit Margin Are Analysts Predicting?

    As of July 26, 2016, analysts are expecting Albemarle’s (ALB) net profit margin to be about 13.3% in 2Q16. That compares to 7.3% in 2Q15 and 14.5% in 1Q16.

    By Peter Neil
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Junk Bond Issuance Has Gained Traction

    The strong secondary market performance of the junk bond issues priced so far in 2016 built investor confidence. It helped them take positions in low quality and highly leveraged junk bonds.

    By Lynn Noah
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    Fund Managers

    W.R. Grace & Co. is a New Addition to Lone Pine’s 4Q14 Portfolio

    In February 2015, W.R. Grace announced its plan to separate into two publicly traded, independent companies called New Grace and New GCP.

    By Samantha Nielson
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