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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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    Miscellaneous

    A Quick Look at a Few Chemical Companies in 2016

    In this series, we’ll take a look at the performances of a few top chemical companies and how the policies of Trump and Clinton could impact those companies.

    By Peter Neil
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    Basic Materials

    Dow Chemical and Sadara Announce Start-Up of Mixed Feed Cracker

    On August 29, 2016, Sadara Chemical (SADARA), a joint venture of Dow Chemical (DOW), and Saudi Aramco announced the start-up of its mixed feed cracker.

    By Peter Neil
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Analyzing DuPont’s Stock Performance in 2017

    With DuPont stock continuing to rise, it’s trading 8.1% above its 100-day moving average of $72.10. The movement indicates the stock’s upward trend.

    By Peter Neil
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    Basic Materials

    How Wall Street Analysts Rate LyondellBasell ahead of 1Q18 Earnings

    The analyst consensus target price for LyondellBasell is $116.82, implying a return potential of 8.5% over the closing price of $107.68 as of April 20, 2018.

    By Peter Neil
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    LyondellBasell Announces New Share Repurchase Program

    On May 24, 2017, LyondellBasell’s (LYB) board authorized a new share repurchase program. It can repurchase up to 10% of its outstanding shares over the next 18 months.

    By Peter Neil
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    Basic Materials

    LyondellBasell and Suez Complete QCP Acquisition

    On March 14, 2018, LyondellBasell (LYB) and Suez announced the completion of the Quality Circular Polymers (QCP) acquisition.

    By Peter Neil
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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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    Basic Materials

    LyondellBasell Grants New Spherizone Licenses

    On December 5, LyondellBasell announced that it had granted Spherizone licenses to China Petroleum Materials and PetroChina Liaoyang Petrochemical.

    By Peter Neil
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    Basic Materials

    Eastman Chemical Saw a Marginal Fall in Q3 2018

    On October 25, Eastman Chemical (EMN) announced its third-quarter earnings results. EMN reported adjusted EPS of $2.34.

    By Peter Neil
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    Basic Materials

    How Praxair’s European Revenue Is Trending

    Praxair’s (PX) European segment contributed 14.5% of its total revenue in Q2 2018, compared with 13.5% in Q2 2017.

    By Peter Neil
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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
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    Basic Materials

    Dow Chemical Unleashes New Investment Plans

    On September 12, Dow Chemical, part of DowDuPont (DWDP), announced debottlenecking and capacity expansion plans in its silicones business.

    By Peter Neil
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    Basic Materials

    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.

    By Peter Neil
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    Basic Materials

    Eastman Chemical Expands Impera Resins Production

    On May 28, Eastman Chemical stock fell 1.3% and closed at $67.89. On a year-to-date basis, the stock has fallen 6.1%.

    By Peter Neil
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    Basic Materials

    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
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    Basic Materials

    Celanese: Lori Ryerkerk Is the New CEO

    In a press release on April 8, Celanese (CE) announced changes in its top leadership. Lori Ryerkerk will succeed Rohr as the company’s CEO.

    By Peter Neil
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    Basic Materials

    A. Schulman Announced a Convertible Special Stock Dividend

    In a press on April 3, A. Schulman declared a quarterly dividend of $15.00 per share for the holders of its convertible special stock.

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

    Eastman Chemical: New Client Order for Its Tritan Copolyester

    In a press release on March 21, Eastman Chemical (EMN) announced that Tritan will collaborate with Skullcandy.

    By Peter Neil
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    Basic Materials

    Celanese Increases Acetyl Intermediate Prices

    In a press release on March 20, Celanese (CE) announced a price increase on several acetyl intermediate products.

    By Peter Neil
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    Basic Materials

    DowDuPont Subsidiary Confirms Share BuyBack after Separation

    In a press release on March 18, Dow announced that it had confirmed the adoption of its stock repurchase plan.

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

    Celanese’s ATEVA EVA Polymers: Higher Price

    In a press release on March 13, Celanese (CE) announced that it would increase the price of its ATEVA EVA polymers.

    By Peter Neil
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    Basic Materials

    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.

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

    How Good Is DowDuPont’s Dividend Yield?

    DowDuPont’s dividend yield has been on an upward trend due to the decline in its stock price.

    By Peter Neil
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    Basic Materials

    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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    Basic Materials

    Westlake Chemical Reported Disappointing Q4 Earnings

    On February 19, Westlake Chemical (WLK) announced its fourth-quarter earnings. The company reported an adjusted EPS of $0.95.

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

    Celanese Announced Higher Acetyl Intermediates Prices

    On February 20, Celanese (CE) announced higher prices for acetyl intermediate products.

    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 LYB
    Basic Materials

    LyondellBasell Declared Its First-Quarter Dividend

    In a press release on February 22, LyondellBasell (LYB) announced its first-quarter dividend.

    By Peter Neil
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    Basic Materials

    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
  • uploads///Part  CHEM LYB
    Basic Materials

    LyondellBasell Bagged a New Order in India

    In a press release on February 13, LyondellBasell (LYB) announced that it bagged a new client order in India.

    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
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    Basic Materials

    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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    Basic Materials

    Celanese Completes Acquisition of Linde’s Synthesis Gas Unit

    In a press release on February 13, Celanese (CE) announced that it had completed the acquisition of a synthesis gas production unit from Linde.

    By Peter Neil
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    Basic Materials

    Celanese to Increase Acetyl Intermediates Prices

    On January 31, Celanese (CE) announced that it would increase acetyl intermediates prices. The price increase is effective immediately.

    By Peter Neil
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    Basic Materials

    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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    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
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    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

    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 PYZ
    Basic Materials

    Celanese Appointed a New General Counsel

    On January 17, Celanese (CE) announced that it appointed A. Lynne Puckett as the company’s senior vice president and general counsel.

    By Peter Neil
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    Basic Materials

    LyondellBasell Takes a Leadership Role to End Plastic Waste

    On January 16, LyondellBasell announced that along with Proctor & Gamble and Veolia, it will lead the global Alliance to End Plastic Waste.

    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
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    Basic Materials

    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
  • uploads///Part  CHEM LYB
    Basic Materials

    A. Schulman Announces Dividend for the Convertible Special Stock

    On January 4, A. Schulman, a subsidiary of LyondellBasell (LYB), announced a quarterly dividend for its convertible special stock.

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

    Westlake Chemical Completed the Nakan Acquisition

    On January 2, Westlake Chemical (WLK) announced that it completed the Nakan acquisition.

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

    Celanese Completed the Next Polymers Acquisition

    Celanese announced that it completed the acquisition of Next Polymers. The acquisition will likely help Celanese improve its footprint in India.

    By Peter Neil
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    Basic Materials

    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
  • uploads///Part  CHEM LIN
    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

    Celanese Increased VAM Prices in Asia outside China

    On December 21, Celanese (CE) increased VAM (vinyl acetate monomer) prices. The price increase is only applicable to Asia outside China.

    By Peter Neil
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    Basic 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 EMN
    Basic Materials

    Eastman Chemical and Clariant’s Collaboration

    On December 12, Eastman Chemical (EMN) announced that it entered into a collaboration with Clariant to distribute its Tamisolve NxG solvent.

    By Peter Neil
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    Basic Materials

    Analyzing Eastman Chemical’s Dividend in the Fourth Quarter

    Eastman Chemical’s (EMN) fourth-quarter ex-dividend date is around the corner. Eastman Chemical will trade ex-dividend on December 14.

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

    LyondellBasell: Analysts’ Views and Recommendations

    For LyondellBasell, 30% of the analysts recommended a “buy,” 65% recommended a “hold,” and 5% recommended a “sell.”

    By Peter Neil
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    Basic 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
  • 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

    Analyzing Eastman Chemical’s Free Cash Flow

    In the past five years, Eastman Chemical has generated an average free cash flow of $871.20 million.

    By Peter Neil
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    Basic Materials

    Eastman Chemical’s Debt-to-Equity Ratio Will Increase

    At the end of the third quarter, Eastman Chemical’s total debt was $6.62 billion. The company’s debt increased after declining for three years.

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

    Eastman’s Saflex Manufacturing Sites Attain IATF Quality

    Eastman Chemical stock fell 6.6% and closed at $77.64 for the week that ending November 23. The stock underperformed FXZ, which fell 3.2%.

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

    Westlake Chemical Announced Its Fourth-Quarter Dividend

    On November 16, Westlake Chemical (WLK) announced the key dates for its fourth-quarter dividend.

    By Peter Neil
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    Basic Materials

    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
  • 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 Material Science Q Post
    Basic Materials

    DowDuPont’s Material Science Revenues Rose in Q3

    DowDuPont’s (DWDP) Material Science segment, which will be spun off and called Dow by the end of Q1 2019, accounted for 61.7% of DWDP’s total revenues in Q3 2018.

    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
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    Basic Materials

    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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    Basic Materials

    LyondellBasell’s Q3 Top and Bottom Line Beat the Estimates

    On October 30, LyondellBasell (LYB) reported its third-quarter revenues of $10.15 billion, which reflect an increase of 19.25% YoY.

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

    Celanese Increases Prices of Ethyl Acetate in the Americas

    On October 22, Celanese (CE) announced that it would be increasing the prices of ethyl acetate in the Americas region.

    By Peter Neil
  • uploads///PPG Performance Coating Q  Post
    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

    PolyOne Increased Its Quarterly Dividend

    On October 11, PolyOne declared its quarterly cash dividend. The press release said that PolyOne would pay a dividend of $0.195 per share.

    By Peter Neil
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    Basic Materials

    Celanese Acquires Next Polymers

    On October 11, Celanese (CE) announced that it entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Next Polymers.

    By Peter Neil
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    Basic Materials

    LyondellBasell Introduces New Purell Copolymer

    In a press release on October 11, LyondellBasell discussed the launch of a new copolymer—Purell EP374M.

    By Peter Neil
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    Basic Materials

    Celanese’s Short Interest at Highest Level in 2018: What That Means

    The latest short interest report on August 31 indicates that Celanese’s (CE) short interest is at the lowest point since the beginning of 2018.

    By Peter Neil
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    Basic Materials

    Celanese’s Free Cash Flow: Can It Help Reduce Its Debts?

    At the end of the second quarter of 2018, CE generated free cash flow of $562 million.

    By Peter Neil
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    Basic Materials

    Celanese’s Debt Trend in 2018: Where Is It Headed?

    At the end of the second quarter of 2018, Celanese (CE) reported debt of ~$.3.6 billion.

    By Peter Neil
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    Basic Materials

    LyondellBasell and Covestro to Start New Project in Maasvlakte

    On September 4, LyondellBasell (LYB) and joint venture partner Covestro announced they had initiated a new project at their site in Maasvlakte-Rotterdam in the Netherlands.

    By Peter Neil
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    Basic Materials

    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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    Basic Materials

    Westlake Chemical Increased Its Quarterly Dividend

    On August 17, Westlake Chemical (WLK) increased its quarterly dividend. Westlake Chemical will pay $0.25 per share.

    By Peter Neil
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    Basic Materials

    Celanese Obtained Four New Patents for Its Sunett Sweetener

    The news about new patents didn’t have a positive impact on Celanese stock. The stock declined 0.7% and closed at $115.69 for the week ending August 17.

    By Peter Neil
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    Basic Materials

    Celanese Announces Price Increase on Acetyl Intermediate Prices

    On August 9, Celanese (CE) announced a price hike for several acetyl intermediate products. The price hike is related to the Asia region.

    By Peter Neil
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    Basic Materials

    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
  • uploads///Albemarle Q  Bromine Specialties
    Basic Materials

    How Albemarle’s Bromine Specialties Segment Performed in Q2

    Albemarle’s (ALB) Bromine Specialties segment accounted for 25.8% of the company’s total revenues in Q2 2018 compared to 27.7% in Q2 2017.

    By Peter Neil
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    Basic Materials

    What Drove DowDuPont’s Agriculture Segment Revenue Higher in Q2?

    DowDuPont’s (DWDP) Agriculture segment accounted for 23.6% of DWDP’s Q2 2018 revenues compared to 22.2% in Q2 2017 on a pro forma basis.

    By Peter Neil
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    Basic Materials

    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
  • uploads///PX Q  Asia
    Basic Materials

    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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    Basic 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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    Basic Materials

    How PPG Industries’ Performance Coatings Performed in Q2

    PPG Industries’ Performance Coatings segment was the most significant contributor to the company’s overall revenue in Q2 2018.

    By Peter Neil
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    Basic Materials

    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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    Basic Materials

    Eastman Chemcial’s Tritan Gets New Client from Thailand

    On July 12, Eastman Chemical (EMN) announced that it has a new order for its Tritan from Bangkok-based JCP Plastic.

    By Peter Neil
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    Basic Materials

    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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    Basic Materials

    LyondellBasell Wants to Acquire Braskem Stake

    On June 15, LyondellBasell (LYB) said that it’s in talks with Odebrecht for a potential deal to acquire the controlling stake of Braskem (BAK).

    By Peter Neil
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    Basic Materials

    Dow Chemical’s Expansion Plans and New Investments

    On June 14, Dow Chemical announced its expansion plans to meet growing end-market demand and applications.

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

    LyondellBasell Introduced Purell EP370S on June 4

    On June 8, LyondellBasell (LYB) rose 4.4% and closed at $118.09.

    By Peter Neil
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    Basic Materials

    Celanese Shuts Down Acetate Tow Facility in Ocotlan, Mexico

    On June 6, Celanese (CE) announced that it had completed the shutdown of its acetate tow plant in Ocotlan, Mexico.

    By Peter Neil
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    Basic Materials

    DuPont to Invest $400 Million to Increase Tyvek Capacity

    DowDuPont (DWDP) announced that it plans to invest $400 million to increase the capacity of its Tyvek brand at its Luxembourg facility.

    By Peter Neil
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    DowDuPont Has Fallen 10% in 2018: Can It Bounce Back?

    So far in 2018, DowDuPont has been underperforming its peers and the broader market. As of May 29, DowDuPont has declined 10.2% YTD.

    By Peter Neil
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    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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    Company & Industry Overviews

    LyondellBasell Gets Approval for the A. Schulman Acquisition

    On May 22, LyondellBasell got approval for the A. Schulman (SHLM) acquisition from the Chinese State Administration of Market Regulation.

    By Peter Neil
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