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    Basic Materials

    A Look at the Basic Materials Sector’s Dividend Yield

    Of the various industries in the basic materials sector, integrated mining noted the highest dividend yield.

    By Amanda Lawrence
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    Healthcare

    Netflix to Join S&P 100, Twitter to Join S&P 500, REGENEXBIO to Join S&P SmallCap 600

    Netflix Inc. (NFLX), Twitter Inc. (TWTR), and REGENXBIO Inc. (RGNX) are up in pre-market trading on news that they will be added to certain S&P Dow Jones Indices. Here’s what you need to know.

    By Joey Solitro
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    DowDuPont: Analyzing Institutional Investors’ Holdings

    The first-quarter 13F filings indicate that institutional investors own 70.9% of DowDuPont’s (DWDP) outstanding shares.

    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

    Dow Opened a New Sales Center in Toronto

    On May 23, Dow Chemical expanded its presence in Canada with a new regional sales center in Toronto. The new center was inaugurated on May 24.

    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

    DowDuPont’s Short Interest Increases: Is That Alarming?

    Short interest data as of May 15 shows that DowDuPont’s short interest has risen sequentially on the back of its first-quarter earnings.

    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
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    Basic Materials

    APD Acquires Shell’s Coal Gasification Business

    On May 7, Air Products and Chemicals (APD) completed the acquisition of Shell’s coal gasification Technology licensing business.

    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

    DowDuPont’s 1Q18 Earnings Beats Expectations

    On May 3, DowDuPont (DWDP) announced its 1Q18 adjusted earnings per share of $1.12. DWDP beat Wall Street’s estimate of $1.10.

    By Peter Neil
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    Basic Materials

    Can IFF Meet Adjusted Earnings Expectations?

    International Flavors and Fragrances (IFF) is expected to report adjusted earnings per share (or EPS) of $1.59 in 1Q18, an increase of 4.6% over its adjusted earnings per share of $1.52 in 1Q17.

    By Peter Neil
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    Basic Materials

    DowDuPont’s 1Q18 Earnings and Revenue Beat Expectations

    DowDuPont (DWDP) reported revenues of ~$21.5 billion for 1Q18 today, reflecting growth of 5.1% over the pro forma revenues of 1Q17 from continuing operations.

    By Peter Neil
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    Basic Materials

    A Look at LYB’s Olefins and Polyolefins EAI Segment’s Performance

    LyondellBasell’s Olefins and Polyolefins Europe, Asia, and International segment accounted for 36.5% of LYB’s total revenue in 1Q18.

    By Peter Neil
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    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

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

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

    By Peter Neil
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    Basic 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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    Basic Materials

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

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

    By Peter Neil
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    Basic Materials

    What Could Drive DowDuPont’s Revenue in 1Q18?

    DowDuPont is expected to report revenues of $21.42 billion in 1Q18—an increase of 2.1% over Dow Chemical and DuPont’s combined revenue in 1Q17.

    By Peter Neil
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    Basic Materials

    DowDuPont: Will 1Q18 Earnings Help the Stock Recover?

    DowDuPont (DWDP) is scheduled to announce its 1Q18 earnings on May 3 at 8:00 AM EST before the market opens.

    By Peter Neil
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    Basic Materials

    Praxair Stock Is Smoking on 1Q18 Earnings and Revenue Beat

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

    By Peter Neil
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    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
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    Basic Materials

    Why Sherwin-Williams’s 1Q18 Revenue Could Be Set to Rise

    Sherwin-Williams is expected to report revenue of $4.0 billion in 1Q18, a 43.1% increase from 1Q17’s $2.8 billion.

    By Peter Neil
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    Basic Materials

    Why Monsanto Stock Popped Yesterday

    Monsanto (MON) stock surged on April 9, 2018, following news that the U.S. Department of Justice approved the merger with Bayer.

    By Adam Jones
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    Basic 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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    Earnings Report

    The Monsanto-Bayer Merger: What Are the Updates?

    In its fiscal 2Q18 earnings release, Monsanto (MON) provided an update on the progress of its proposed merger with Bayer.

    By Adam Jones
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    Earnings Report

    Monsanto’s Segment Margins: A Year-over-Year Comparison

    In fiscal 2Q18, the Soybean Seed & Traits segment had a margin expansion year-over-year from 72.9% to 73.7%.

    By Adam Jones
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Deere’s Valuation Compares

    In this part, we’ll compare Deere’s (DE) valuation with peers’.

    By Peter Neil
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    Basic Materials

    Bayer-Monsanto Deal Now Awaits Approval from US and Russia

    The Bayer-Monsanto (MON) deal is still under review for antitrust issues in the US due to concerns that the two companies combined could harm the competitive environment.

    By Adam Jones
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    Basic Materials

    Bayer-Monsanto Deal Receives European Union Approval

    On March 21, the pending merger between Monsanto (MON) and Bayer inched a step closer to closure.

    By Adam Jones
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    Basic Materials

    DowDuPont: Materials Science Company’s Senior Leadership

    On March 12, DowDuPont announced the leadership roles for the Materials Science Company. The Materials Science Company will be called “Dow.”

    By Peter Neil
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    Basic Materials

    Monsanto: Analysts’ Ratings and Target Price

    The consensus mean target price on Monsanto for the next 12-month period stood at $125.8. Bayer’s acquisition price is $128.

    By Adam Jones
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    Basic Materials

    March Update for Mosiac’s Target Price and Ratings

    The current consensus mean rating on Mosaic stands at 2.6 with an overall “hold” recommendation on the stock.

    By Adam Jones
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    Basic Materials

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

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

    By Peter Neil
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    Basic Materials

    Why Albemarle’s Bromine Specialties Segment’s Margin Expanded

    Albemarle’s (ALB) Bromine Specialties segment accounted for 25.5% of the company’s total revenues in 4Q17 compared to 27.9% in 4Q16.

    By Peter Neil
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    Basic Materials

    Air Products and Chemicals to Display New Technology at IPC Apex Expo

    Air Products and Chemicals (APD) stock gained 0.40% and closed at $164.27 for the week ended February 23, 2018.

    By Peter Neil
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    Miscellaneous

    Analyst Ratings for Monsanto: A February Update

    Monsanto (MON), which reported its earnings on January 4, 2018, has risen 2.1%. It’s awaiting a merger with Bayer.

    By Adam Jones
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    Basic Materials

    Deere’s Construction & Forestry Revenue Rises but Margins Dip

    In fiscal 1Q18, Deere & Company’s (DE) Construction & Forestry segment reported revenue of $1.7 billion.

    By Peter Neil
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    Earnings Report

    DE’s Agriculture & Turf Revenue Reverses the Trend in Fiscal 1Q18

    Deere & Company’s (DE) Agriculture & Turf segment is its largest revenue generator. It reported revenue of $4.2 billion in fiscal 1Q18.

    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
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    Basic Materials

    LyondellBasell Moves to Acquire A. Schulman

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

    By Peter Neil
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    Basic Materials

    DowDuPont Declares Another Post-Merger Dividend

    DowDuPont (DWDP) stock gained 3.6% and closed at $71.95 for the week ended February 16, 2018.

    By Peter Neil
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    Basic Materials

    Air Products and Chemicals to Acquire ACP Europe SA

    On February 15, 2018, Air Products and Chemicals (APD) announced that it entered into a definitive agreement to take over ACP Europe SA.

    By Peter Neil
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    Basic Materials

    Can Deere’s 1Q18 Earnings per Share Beat Analyst Estimates?

    Deere is expected to post EPS (earnings per share) of $1.20 for fiscal 1Q18, an increase of 96.0% on a YoY (year-over-year) basis.

    By Peter Neil
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    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

    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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    Basic Materials

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

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

    By Peter Neil
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    Basic Materials

    Praxair to Supply Gases for EverDisplay Optronics in China

    On January 22, 2018, Praxair (PX) announced that it has entered a long-term contract with Everdisplay Optronics (EDO), a China-based producer of 4.5 generation AMOLED displays.

    By Peter Neil
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    Basic Materials

    International Flavors and Fragrances Breaks Ground in Sri City, India

    IFF stock fell 1.1% in the week ended January 26, 2018, and closed at $153.49.

    By Peter Neil
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    Basic Materials

    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
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    Basic 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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    Basic Materials

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

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

    By Peter Neil
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    Basic Materials

    DowDuPont’s 4Q17 Revenue Could Beat Analysts’ Estimates

    DowDuPont is expected to report revenues of $19.43 billion in 4Q17—an increase of 6.60% over the combined revenue of Dow Chemical and DuPont in 4Q16.

    By Peter Neil
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    Basic Materials

    Analysts’ Views Are Mixed following PPG’s 4Q17 Results

    Following PPG Industries’ (PPG) 4Q17 earnings, analysts’ consensus has changed compared to their consensus prior to its 4Q17 earnings.

    By Peter Neil
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    Basic Materials

    PPG’s Industrial Coatings Segment’s Margins Continue to Contract

    PPG Industries’ (PPG) Industrial Coatings segment is its second reporting segment. The segment represented 42.3% of the company’s total revenue in 4Q17 compared to 42.0% in 4Q16.

    By Peter Neil
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    Basic Materials

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

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

    By Peter Neil
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    Basic Materials

    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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    Basic 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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    Basic Materials

    Scotts Miracle-Gro: Ratings and Price Target for January

    Nine Wall Street analysts are covering Scotts Miracle-Gro, 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
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    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
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    Basic Materials

    Monsanto: Update for Analyst Ratings and Price Target

    Eighteen Wall Street analysts are covering Monsanto. They have a consensus mean rating of 2.6 on the stock with an overall “hold” recommendation as of January 10, 2018.

    By Adam Jones
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    Basic Materials

    How Analysts View CF Industries in January 2018

    Nineteen Wall Street analysts are covering CF Industries. They have a consensus mean rating of 2.7 on the stock with an overall “hold” recommendation as of January 10, 2018.

    By Adam Jones
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    Basic Materials

    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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    Basic Materials

    Monsanto’s 1Q18 Profitability and Outlook

    Monsanto’s adjusted EBITDA margins expanded YoY from 8% to 12.8% YoY. The company’s net margins rose from 3.4% to 6.9% during the same period.

    By Adam Jones
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    Basic Materials

    Analyzing Monsanto’s 1Q18 Gross Margin Performance

    During 1Q18, Monsanto’s overall gross margins expanded to 49.4%. The Seed & Genomics segment contributed the most towards the margins.

    By Adam Jones
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    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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    Miscellaneous

    Sales Expectations for Agribusiness Companies in 2018

    Sales expectations So far in this series, we’ve reviewed agribusiness companies’ 2017 performance and 2018 expectations. In this part, we’ll review analysts’ sales growth estimates for 2018. Growth estimates As shown in the above chart, agribusiness companies, excluding Israel Chemicals (ICL) and CVR Partners (UAN), are expected to see lower sales growth year-over-year in fiscal […]

    By Adam Jones
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    Basic Materials

    A Review of Key Agribusiness Companies’ 2017 Sales

    Performance comparison In our series Comparative Analysis of Fertilizer Companies’ 3Q17 Earnings, we compared fertilizer companies’ 3Q17 performance. However, as the agriculture business is seasonal, we should also look at annual trends for a complete picture.   Year-over-year sales In the above chart, we compare agribusiness companies’ sales over the last 12 months and the year prior. All […]

    By Adam Jones
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    Basic Materials

    Could Agribusiness Stocks See Better Times in 2018?

    In this series, we’ll discuss agribusiness companies’ weak 2017 performance and key drivers of their low earnings.

    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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    Basic Materials

    Monsanto’s 1Q18 Earnings: What Analysts Expect

    In 1Q18, Wall Street analysts expect that Monsanto will report an EBITDA of $0.55 billion, which will give an EBITDA margin of 19.9%.

    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

    Monsanto’s 1Q18 Earnings: What to Expect

    Monsanto (MON) is set to announce its 1Q18 earnings on January 4, 2018, with an EPS (earnings per share) of $0.42.

    By Adam Jones
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    Basic Materials

    Dow Chemical Expands Propionic Acid Facility in Texas

    On December 11, 2017, DowDuPont’s (DWDP) subsidiary Dow Chemical announced that it would expand its propionic acid facility in Texas.

    By Peter Neil
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    Basic Materials

    Air Products and Chemicals: Coral Floating LNG Project

    Air Products and Chemicals continues to win new contracts, which ensures that strong organic growth is driving its revenue and net income.

    By Peter Neil
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Deere’s Valuation Compared to Caterpillar

    As of December 14, 2017, Deere’s forward PE multiple stands at 18.0x. DE’s peer Caterpillar (CAT) had a one-year forward PE multiple of 18.70x.

    By Peter Neil
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    Basic Materials

    Monsanto: Analyst Recommendations and Earnings Revision

    Monsanto (MON) has delivered a positive return of 12% so far in 2017, but it has underperformed the S&P 500, which has risen 18% YTD.

    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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    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
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    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
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    Basic Materials

    Why Analysts Are Quickly Raising Huntsman’s Target Prices

    The analyst consensus target price for Huntsman is $37.55, which implies a return potential of 20.9%.

    By Peter Neil
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    Basic Materials

    Air Products and Chemicals’ New Plant in China Begins Operations

    On December 5, 2017, Air Products and Chemicals (APD) announced the beginning of operations of its new plant in the Pukou Economic Development Zone (PKEDZ) in Nanjing in Eastern China.

    By Peter Neil
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    Miscellaneous

    Russia Pushes Back Deadline on Bayer-Monsanto Merger

    Last month, Russia pushed back its deadline by three months to approve the Bayer-Monsanto (MON) proposed merger.

    By Adam Jones
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    Basic Materials

    Bayer-Monsanto Deal: European Union Showing Concern

    The European Commission for Competition opened its review of the proposed Bayer-Monsanto (MON) merger in August 2017 and outlined its concerns about the merger.

    By Adam Jones
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    Miscellaneous

    Why Brazil Is Worried about the Bayer-Monsanto Merger

    In October 2017, Brazilian anti-trust agency CADE pushed back its review deadline for the proposed Monsanto (MON) merger with Bayer by 90 days.

    By Adam Jones
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    Basic Materials

    The Bayer-Monsanto Merger Concerns

    Some anti-trust agencies have pushed back their merger approval deadlines over anti-competitive concerns the deal will likely create.

    By Adam Jones
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    Basic Materials

    The Bayer-Monsanto Merger Deal: An Update

    On September 14, 2016, Bayer signed an agreement with Monsanto (MON) to acquire it for $66 billion, or $128 per share. The offer represented a 44% premium over Monsanto’s stock price.

    By Adam Jones
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    Basic Materials

    Dow Chemical Completes Sale of Corn Seed Business

    On December 1, Dow Chemical (DWDP) announced the completion of the sale of a portion of Dow AgroSciences corn seed business in Brazil to CITIC Agri Fund.

    By Peter Neil
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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

    PPG Industries Continues to Trade at a Discount to Sherwin-Williams

    As of November 28, 2017, PPG Industries’ (PPG) one-year forward price-to-earnings multiple stood at 17.90x.

    By Peter Neil
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    Basic Materials

    Praxair’s Valuation: Where It Stands Compared to Its Peer

    As of November 27, 2017, Praxair’s one-year forward PE multiple was 24.2x, while its peer Air Products & Chemicals (APD) had a one-year forward PE multiple of 22.7x.

    By Peter Neil
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    Basic Materials

    Praxair: 4Q17 Dividend Details and Key Dates

    On October 26, 2017, Praxair (PX) announced the dates for its 4Q17 regular cash dividend and stated that it would pay a dividend of $0.7875 per share.

    By Peter Neil
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    Basic Materials

    Air Products and Chemicals Expands in China

    Air Products and Chemicals’ stock price remained flat for the week ending November 24, 2017. It was trading 7.10% above the 100-day moving average price.

    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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    Earnings Report

    Analysts Raise Deere’s Target Price after 4Q17

    Analysts’ ratings after 4Q17 As of November 22, 2017, 22 analysts were tracking Deere (DE), of which 41% have recommended “buy” (versus 31% prior to Deere’s 4Q17 earnings announcement), 55% have recommended “hold,” and 4% have recommended “sell.” Analysts’ consensus target price for Deere is $142.84. Deere closed at $145.25 on November 22, 2017. Most analysts may be recommending “buy” or “hold” due to […]

    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
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    Basic Materials

    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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    Basic Materials

    Sherwin-Williams: Its Final Dividend for Fiscal 2017

    On October 18, 2017, Sherwin-Williams (SHW) announced the dates for its 4Q17 regular cash dividend and stated that it will pay a dividend of $0.85 per share.

    By Peter Neil
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    Praxair Hikes Helium Prices across Regions

    On November 15, 2017, Praxair (PX) announced that it will increase the price of helium, effective January 1, 2018, or as the contract allows.

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    PPG Industries Partners with SiNode for New Battery Technology

    On November 16, 2017, PPG Industries (PPG) and SiNode Systems entered into a partnership involving a 30-month project to develop high-energy anode materials.

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