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    Tracking Urea Price Movement during the Week Ending April 22

    In 2013, about 54% of global ammonia was upgraded to urea, according to FERTECON. But urea prices have rebounded from their lows at the beginning of 2016.

    By Adam Jones
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    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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    Earnings Report

    Why Did LyondellBasell’s 3Q16 Earnings Miss Estimates?

    LyondellBasell (LYB) reported adjusted EPS (earnings per share) of $2.31 in 3Q16 compared to $2.80 in 3Q15, implying a fall of 17.5%.

    By Peter Neil
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Is CF Industries’ Valuation Justified?

    Valuation multiples CF Industries (CF) has performed dismally in 2016. With the stock returning -41% YTD (year-to-date), it has left some investors in an uncomfortable position. In this part, we’ll discuss CF’s valuation multiple and compare it with that of peers (IYM). Multiples trading higher Recently, the forward PE (price-to-earnings) multiples of the four major […]

    By Adam Jones
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    Earnings Report

    Axalta’s 4Q16 Adjusted EPS Manages to Meet Expectations

    Axalta Coating Systems (AXTA) reported adjusted EPS (earnings per share) of $0.29 for 4Q16 and managed to meet analysts’ expectation of $0.29.

    By Peter Neil
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    Will PPG Industries’ Glass Segment Cease to Exist in 3Q16?

    In 2Q16, PPG Industries’ Glass segment contributed ~7% of total revenue, reporting revenue of $282 million in 2Q16, as compared to $279 million in 2Q15.

    By Peter Neil
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    What Does Freeport-McMoRan’s Rebound Mean for Investors?

    The upward momentum in Freeport could keep bears at bay for some time.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Weekly Price Update: Coal Price Index Remained Unchanged

    According to the U.S. EIA, for the first time natural gas will be the largest fuel source for energy. Natural gas should pass coal in 2016, which may explain why coal prices are low.

    By Adam Jones
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Trump’s Trade Moves Could Affect Some Sectors

    President Trump’s proposal to spend heavily on infrastructure could have significant implications on the materials and industrials sectors.

    By Direxion
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    Earnings Report

    Monsanto’s 12-Month Ratings and Price Targets: Must-Knows

    As of June 24, 2016, Monsanto (MON) was trading at ~$108.9 per share. Let’s look at Wall Street analyst ratings and target prices for the company’s share price over the next 12 months.

    By Adam Jones
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    Earnings Report

    How Does the Next 12-Month Price Target for Agrium Look?

    Out of 25 analysts surveyed, about 48% of the analysts have “buy” recommendations for Agrium. About 48% of analysts have issued “hold” recommendations and only 4% have issued “sell” recommendations.

    By Adam Jones
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    Apple’s Premium Pricing Strategy, Product Differentiation

    Steve Jobs’s vision for Apple was always to create a premier product and charge a premium price. Here’s how that strategy has worked out.

    By Samantha Nielson
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    Earnings Report

    Valuation Multiple Update for CVR Partners after Its 4Q15 Earnings

    After CVR Partners’ 4Q15 earnings release, its valuation fell to 7.5x from 8.8x. As of February 21, it was trading close to the peer median of 7.3x.

    By Adam Jones
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    Earnings Report

    What Are Agrium’s Ratings and Price Targets for Next 12 Months?

    Analysts are equally divided between “buy” and “hold” ratings for Agrium (AGU). Of the 25 analysts surveyed by Bloomberg, about 48% have “buy” recommendations as of May 5.

    By Adam Jones
  • uploads///Median Valuation Multiple of Agricultural Fertilizer Stocks
    Miscellaneous

    Valuation Multiples for Agricultural Chemicals after Brexit

    In this part of the series, we’ll look at agricultural fertilizer producers’ valuations from their historical standpoints. Over the long run, valuation multiples impact a company’s share price.

    By Adam Jones
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Are LyondellBasell’s Global Rankings?

    LyondellBasell (LYB) is the leading global producer of olefins and polyolefins.

    By Steve Ariel
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    Earnings Report

    Mosaic’s 3Q16 Gross Margin Is Expectated to Contract

    In 2Q16, the Phosphate segment contributed close to 66% toward Mosaic’s gross margin, while the Potash segment contributed 33%.

    By Adam Jones
  • uploads///Ammonia Prices at Tampa
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Ammonia Prices Are Falling

    The average price of ammonia for the week ending March 4, 2016, stood at $310 per metric ton compared to $311 per metric ton a week ago.

    By Adam Jones
  • uploads///Pet Coke Price Index Remains Stable
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Weekly Price Update: How Did the Coal Price Index Move?

    For the week ending March 18, the pet coke index remained unchanged compared to a week ago.

    By Adam Jones
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    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.

    By Peter Neil
  • uploads///Part  CHEM AXTA
    Materials

    Axalta’s General Counsel Stepped Down

    In a press release of November 21, Axalta (AXTA) announced that Michael Finn, the company’s general counsel, stepped down.

    By Peter Neil
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Praxair Approaches Linde AG for Merger Talks—Again

    On August 16, 2016, both companies were engaged in preliminary merger talks, but on September 12, merger plans were dropped due to strategic considerations.

    By Peter Neil
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Where Global Potash Shipments Will Come from in 2017

    China and India should show rises in potash demand compared to 2016, as both these countries delayed their contract settlements during the year.

    By Adam Jones
  • uploads///Weekly Urea Spot Prices
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    How Did Urea Prices Move Last Week?

    China is the largest exporter of urea, which saw an increase in prices in the previous week ended March 18.

    By Adam Jones
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    Earnings Report

    A Quick Look at DuPont’s Valuation ahead of Its 4Q16 Earnings

    On January 18, 2017, DuPont was trading at a one-year forward PE of 19.80x compared to its peers Dow Chemical (DOW) and LyondellBasell (LYB).

    By Peter Neil
  • uploads///Coal Prices versus Natural Gas
    Miscellaneous

    How Coal Prices Moved for the Week Ended April 15

    Coal prices, like natural gas prices, have hit a low point due to a low demand and excess supply imbalance. Recently, natural gas prices have ticked up while coal prices are mostly unchanged.

    By Adam Jones
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    Will PPG Industries’ Q1 Revenues Fall?

    Analysts expect PPG Industries (PPG) to post revenues of $3.68 billion in its first-quarter earnings release.

    By Peter Neil
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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.

    By Peter Neil
  • uploads///Dividend yield Q
    Materials

    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%.

    By Peter Neil
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    PPG Industries Appoints a Director of Government Affairs

    In a press release on March 19, PPG Industries (PPG) announced that it appointed Emily Elizer as the director of government affairs.

    By Peter Neil
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    DowDuPont’s Key Dividend Dates Are Approaching

    In a press release on February 14, DowDuPont (DWDP) announced its regular quarterly dividend for the first quarter.

    By Peter Neil
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    DowDuPont Feels the Currency Heat in Q4—Down More than 8% Today

    DowDuPont (DWDP) announced its fourth-quarter earnings results on January 31, 2019.

    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
  • uploads///Part  CHEM AXTA
    Materials

    Axalta: ‘Sahara’ Is the 2019 Automotive Color of the Year

    On January 10, Axalta (AXTA) choose ‘Sahara,’ a golden bronze tone, as the 2019 automotive color of the year.

    By Peter Neil
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    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
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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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    Materials

    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.

    By Peter Neil
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    Materials

    Axalta Entered a Collaboration with Allure Industries

    On December 21, Axalta (AXTA) announced that it entered into a collaboration with Allure Industries.

    By Peter Neil
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    Materials

    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
  • uploads///Part  CHEM AXTA
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    Porsche Approved Axalta’s Three Premium Brands

    On December 6, Axalta (AXTA) announced that it received approval from Porsche to use Axalta’s three premium refinish brands.

    By Peter Neil
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    Materials

    LyondellBasell’s Dividend Yield Peaked

    As of the close on December 6, LyondellBasell’s (LYB) dividend yield was 4.53%—the highest yield in the past six years on a sequential basis.

    By Peter Neil
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    Materials

    Is Eastman Chemical Undervalued Compared to Its Peers?

    As of November 28, Eastman Chemical was trading at a one-year forward PE multiple of 8.7x, which is below the two-year average of 10.5x.

    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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    DowDuPont Stock Rose on Better-than-Expected Earnings

    DowDuPont (DWDP) announced its Q3 earnings before the market opened on November 1.

    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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    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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    Materials

    Cabot Will Participate in Vehicle Technologies Research

    On October 10, Cabot (CBT) said that the Department of Energy selected the company to participate in advanced vehicle technologies research.

    By Peter Neil
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    Cabot Plans to Increase Activated Carbon Prices Globally

    On September 21, Cabot (CBT) announced that it plans to increase activated carbon prices. The price increase will be effective on October 1.

    By Peter Neil
  • uploads///Part  CHEM AXTA
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    Axalta Launches New Glass and Ceramic Coatings—Eleglas

    Axalta (AXTA) stock closed at $30.03 and declined ~1.1% for the week ended August 10.

    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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    DowDuPont Reports Q2 2018 Earnings: Beats Estimates, Stock in Red

    DowDuPont (DWDP) announced its Q2 2018 earnings today. Its revenues were ~$24.24 billion, a growth of 17% year-over-year.

    By Peter Neil
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    Materials

    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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    LyondellBasell Gets New Client for Its PP and LPDE Technologies

    On June 9, LyondellBasell (LYB) said it would be providing its leading PP and LPDE technologies to Indonesia-based PT Chandra Asri Perkasa.

    By Peter Neil
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    Materials

    Axalta Launches Spies Hecker Permacron 257

    On June 17, Axalta closed at $31.0 and declined ~2.7%. IYM, which held 1.1% in Axalta on June 15, also fell ~1.6% for the week and closed at $102.17.

    By Peter Neil
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    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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    Materials

    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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    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
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    Materials

    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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    Materials

    Axalta Opened a New Color Solutions Center in Frankfurt

    On March 22, 2018, Axalta (AXTA) announced that it opened a new color solutions center in Frankfurt, Germany.

    By Peter Neil
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    Materials

    Axalta Plans to Expand Its Capacity

    On March 5, 2018, Axalta (AXTA) announced that it acquired a manufacturing and distribution facility in Sacramento, California.

    By Peter Neil
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Economist Argue That Tariffs Are Bad for the Economy

    The recently proposed import tariffs on steel and aluminum imports by US President Donald Trump are an effort to protect the interests of US manufacturers.

    By Ricky Cove
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    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
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    Materials

    LyondellBasell Stock Fell despite Rise in 4Q17 Earnings

    LyondellBasell (LYB) announced its 4Q17 earnings on February 2, 2018. It reported adjusted EPS (earnings per share) of $2.73 compared with analysts’ estimate of $2.55.

    By Peter Neil
  • uploads///Part  Agriculture Q
    Materials

    How Did DowDuPont’s Agriculture Segment Perform in 4Q17?

    DowDuPont’s (DWDP) Agriculture segment accounted for 13.9% of DWDP’s 4Q17 revenue as compared to 15.0% in 4Q16 on a proforma basis.

    By Peter Neil
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    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  Revenue Q
    Materials

    What Could Drive LyondellBasell’s Revenue in 4Q17?

    LyondellBasell (LYB) is expected to report revenues of $8.8 billion in 4Q17, an increase of 13.3% on a year-over-year basis.

    By Peter Neil
  • uploads///Part  Short interest Q
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    DowDuPont’s Short Interest before Its 4Q17 Earnings

    DowDuPont’s (DWDP) short interest has risen negligibly since its 3Q17 earnings were announced on November 2, 2017.

    By Peter Neil
  • uploads///Part  Recommendations Q
    Materials

    Analysts’ Views on DowDuPont before Its 4Q17 Earnings

    Among the analysts tracking DowDuPont, 84% have recommended a “buy,” 12% have recommended a “hold,” and 4% have recommended a “sell.”

    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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    Materials

    What to Expect from PPG Industries’ Revenue Growth in 4Q17

    As of January 11, 2018, analysts expect PPG Industries (PPG) to post revenues of $3.66 billion in 4Q17—an increase of 3.10% on a year-over-year basis.

    By Peter Neil
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    RPM International’s Latest Dividend: All the Key Dates

    RPM International is set to pay its first dividend for 2018. It’s expected to pay the first quarter dividend on January 31, 2018.

    By Peter Neil
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    Huntsman’s Rising Interest Coverage Ratio Improves Investor Confidence

    At the end of 3Q17, Huntsman’s interest expense stood at $134 million as compared to $153 million in 3Q16.

    By Peter Neil
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    What Analysts Recommend for DowDuPont

    The consensus target price for DWDP is $80.20 for the next 12 months, implying a return potential of 13.2% over the closing price of $70.85 on November 20, 2017.

    By Peter Neil
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    How Wall Street Views DowDuPont ahead of 3Q17 Earnings

    As of October 24, 2017, 21 analysts were actively tracking DowDuPont (DWDP) stock.

    By Peter Neil
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    Materials

    Axalta Adds a New Product to Its Internal Pipe Coatings Section

    On September 11, Axalta (AXTA) announced that it’s introducing NAP-Gard 7-0015 Tan Internal FBE to its corrosion resistant internal pipe coatings line.

    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
  • uploads///Part  Dividend yield
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    Huntsman’s Dividend Yield Falls as Its Stock Price Rises

    Huntsman’s dividend yield Dividend yields are very important for long-term investors, as they fetch a steady income. Investors prefer companies with a strong dividend yield and growth. As Huntsman (HUN) has maintained its dividend rate, we can expect it to pay a fiscal 2017 dividend of $0.50 per share  At this dividend rate, Huntsman’s dividend yield […]

    By Peter Neil
  • uploads///Part  Prices
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    Chemours Has Continued Its Upward Momentum in 2017

    So far in 2017, Chemours (CC) stock has given investors stunning returns. The stock has risen 128% YTD and outperformed SPY.

    By Peter Neil
  • uploads///Part  AXTA
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    New Economy Product Line Will Be Part of Axalta’s Tufcote Brand

    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.

    By Peter Neil
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    Analyzing LyondellBasell’s 3Q17 Dividend

    LyondellBasell’s (LYB) board approved its 3Q17 dividend on August 23, 2017. LyondellBasell will pay a dividend of $0.90 per share on September 13, 2017.

    By Peter Neil
  • uploads///Part  GRA
    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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    Olin on the Street: Analysts’ Recommendations

    Of the 13 analysts actively tracking Olin (OLN) over the past three months, 61% have recommended a “buy,” while 39% have recommended a “hold.”

    By Peter Neil
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    Analysts’ Consensus on Westlake Chemical

    For Westlake Chemical stock, 60% of the analysts recommended a “buy,” 33% recommended a “hold,” and 7% recommended a “sell.”

    By Peter Neil
  • uploads///Part  AXTA
    Materials

    Axalta Introduces New Color to Its Alesta Portfolio

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

    By Peter Neil
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    Will Higher Dividends Push PPG Industries’ Dividend Yield?

    At the end of 2Q17, PPG’s dividend payout was 24.8%. In the past five years, its EPS has remained volatile due to the fluctuation of PPG’s dividend.

    By Peter Neil
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    Materials

    Dow Chemical Commissioned All 26 Plants at Sadara

    On August 14, the joint venture company of Dow Chemical (DOW) and Saudi Aramco, Sadara made the announcement that all 26 plants have been commissioned.

    By Peter Neil
  • uploads///Part  AXTA
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    Axalta Acquired Plascoat Systems Limited

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

    By Peter Neil
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    Why Most Wall Street Analysts Recommend a ‘Hold’ for IFF

    International Flavors and Fragrances continues to work towards its 2020 vision of increasing its revenue by $500 million by way of acquisitions.

    By Peter Neil
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    Axalta Adds to China Portfolio with Introduction of Syrox Brand

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

    By Peter Neil
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    Why IFF’s Fragrances Segment’s Profit Margin Fell in 2Q17

    The Fragrances segment of International Flavors and Fragrances (IFF) makes the highest contribution to IFF’s overall revenue.

    By Peter Neil
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    Dow Chemical and DuPont Will Close the Merger Deal on August 31

    All of the merger conditions have been satisfied. Dow Chemical and DuPont stock will stop trading after the close on August 31, 2017.

    By Peter Neil
  • uploads///Part  Recommendations Q
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    Chemours: Analysts’ Recommendations after Its 2Q17 Earnings

    For Chemours (CC), 88% of the analysts recommended a “buy,” 12% recommended a “sell,” and none of the analysts recommended a “hold.”

    By Peter Neil
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    Analyst Ratings for International Flavors & Fragrances before Q2

    Of the 16 analysts tracking International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF), 31.0% of them have recommended a “buy” for the stock

    By Peter Neil
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    LyondellBasell Stock Rose, Earnings Beat Estimates

    LyondellBasell (LYB) announced its 2Q17 earnings on July 28, 2017. It reported EPS of $2.82—an increase of ~10.20% on a YoY (year-over-year) basis.

    By Peter Neil
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    Dow Chemical’s 2Q17 Earnings Beat Estimates

    DOW stock reacted positively to DOW’s strong 2Q17 earnings with a gain of 0.20% to close at $66.10.

    By Peter Neil
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    DuPont’s Revenue Rose in 2Q17 Due to Higher Volumes

    DuPont (DD) reported revenue of $7.42 billion in 2Q17—an increase of 5.10% on a year-over-year basis. In 2Q16, DuPont reported revenue of $7.06 billion.

    By Peter Neil
  • uploads///Part  Prices
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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 Dow Chemical Beat Analysts’ Operating EPS Estimates for 2Q17?

    Analysts expect Dow Chemical (DOW) to post operating EPS of $1.00 in 2Q17—a rise of 5.3% on a YoY basis.

    By Peter Neil
  • uploads///Part  Revenues
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    Why Analysts Expect a Turnaround for DuPont in 2Q17

    DuPont (DD) is set to announce its 2Q17 earnings on July 25, before the market opens. In this series, we’ll look at DuPont’s expected revenue and analysts’ views on the stock.

    By Peter Neil
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