LyondellBasell and Suez Complete QCP Acquisition
On March 14, 2018, LyondellBasell (LYB) and Suez announced the completion of the Quality Circular Polymers (QCP) acquisition.
Eastman Chemical’s Cedroz Received EU Product Authorization
On February 20, Eastman Chemical (EMN) announced that Cedroz received authorization from the Regulatory Affairs Directorate in Malta.
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.
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.
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.
LyondellBasell’s 1Q18 Earnings Rise, Stock Gains Marginally
Chemical company LyondellBasell (LYB) announced its 1Q18 earnings on April 27, 2018.
What LyondellBasell’s Short Interest Suggests
As of April 12, LyondellBasell’s (LYB) short interest had fallen since the beginning of 2018.
How Eastman Chemical Stock Has Performed in 2018
So far in 2018, Eastman Chemical (EMN) has outperformed most of its peers and also the broader market.
Why Bears Continue to Show Interest in Eastman Chemical
EMN’s short interest has risen since the beginning of 2018.
How Worrisome Is LyondellBasell’s Interest Expense Increase?
In 2017, LyondellBasell (LYB) spent $467 million in the form of the interest, representing an increase of 45% on a YoY (year-over-year) basis.
LyondellBasell’s Short Interest Has Fallen in 2018—Why?
A February 28, 2018, short interest report shows that LyondellBasell’s (LYB) short interest has fallen since the beginning of 2018.
How Olin Stock Has Fared in 2018 Year-to-Date
On a year-to-date basis, until March 19, 2018, OLN stock has fallen 15.5%.
Is Olin’s Short Interest Ascending Again?
On December 29, 2017, OLN’s short interest as a percentage of its outstanding shares stood at 1.9%.
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.
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.
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.”
Is Olin’s Dividend Yield Attracting Investors?
With Olin (OLN) having made no change to its dividend rate, we can expect Olin to pay a dividend of $0.80 per share for fiscal 2017.
Olin Provides Update on 2Q17 Earnings
On June 19, 2017, Olin (OLN) provided preliminary numbers for 2Q17 earnings.
Olin’s New $500 Million Debt to Clear Term Loans
On March 6, 2017, Olin (OLN) announced the pricing of its $500.0 million senior notes. It said the notes will be issued at 100.0% par value.
Investors in Junk Bond Mutual Funds Should Worry about Liquidity
If liquidity declines for junk bonds, the liquidity risk premium would rise. This would increase the coupon set on the bond. It will raise the borrowing cost for a company.
Why Bond Market Liquidity Has Been Making Headlines
Liquidity in bond markets is crucial because this market provides sources for the government and corporates to raise money for their projects and ventures.