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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Albemarle’s Dividend to Shareholders of Record on June 15

    On May 11, 2017, Albemarle (ALB) announced that its quarterly dividend is $0.32 per outstanding share.

    By Peter Neil
  • uploads///Part  Revenues Q
    Basic Materials

    RPM International Reports Strong Revenue Growth in Fiscal 1Q18

    RPM International (RPM) reported record first-quarter revenue in fiscal 1Q18.

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

    What’s the Latest Street View of APD?

    As of June 19, of the 20 analysts actively tracking APD stock, 60% had recommended a “buy,” while 30% of the analysts had recommended a “hold.”

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

    International Flavors & Fragrances to Raise $500 Million

    On May 15, 2017, International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF) announced its intention to raise $500.0 million in senior notes due in 2047.

    By Peter Neil
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    Basic Materials

    Eastman Chemical Declares First-Quarter Dividend

    In a press release on February 14, Eastman Chemical declared a dividend of $0.62.

    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
  • uploads///Part  CHEM WLK
    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 CE
    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
  • uploads///Part  CHEM FUL
    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
  • uploads///Part  Q  Performance Coating
    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
  • 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
  • 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  Dividend short interest December
    Basic Materials

    Air Products and Chemicals’ Short Interest Has Risen Marginally

    Air Products and Chemicals’ short interest as a percentage of its outstanding shares increased to 1.13 % from 1.06% on November 30.

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

    IFF’s Dividend Yield Is at Its Highest—Is This Encouraging?

    On December 24, International Flavors & Fragrances’ dividend yield was 2.27%, its highest quarterly dividend yield since the first quarter of 2013.

    By Peter Neil
  • uploads///Title CHEM
    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
  • uploads///Part  Dvd Rate Q
    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
  • 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
  • uploads///part  free cah flow November
    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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • uploads///Part  Pre Short Interest
    Basic Materials

    PPG Industries’ Short Interest Could Increase after Its Earnings

    In terms of PPG Industries’ number of shares, the short interest was 6.0 million. The company’s average trading volume is 1.65 million shares.

    By Peter Neil
  • uploads///Part  Chem POL
    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
  • uploads///Par  Chem CE
    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
  • uploads///Title
    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
  • uploads///Part  WLK
    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
  • uploads///Part  CE
    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
  • uploads///PPGs Q  DVD Short Interest
    Basic Materials

    Why Short Interest in PPG Industries Is on the Rise

    The latest short interest data from July 31 indicate that PPG Industries’ short interest has been increasing since the beginning of 2018.

    By Peter Neil
  • uploads///Title CHEM
    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
  • uploads///Fiscal Q APD EMEA
    Basic Materials

    How APD’s Industrial Gases–EMEA Segment Performed in Fiscal Q3

    In fiscal Q3 2018, Air Products and Chemicals’ (APD) Industrial Gases–EMEA segment’s total revenue contribution expanded 3.5 percentage points YoY to 24.8% from 21.3%.

    By Peter Neil
  • uploads///Part  Industrial Coatings Q
    Basic Materials

    Why PPG’s Industrial Coatings Segment Margin Declined in Q2

    PPG Industries’ (PPG) Industrial Coatings segment represented 39.5% of the company’s total revenue in Q2 2018 compared to 39.6% in Q2 2017.

    By Peter Neil
  • uploads///Part  Institutional investors
    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
  • uploads///Part  Dividend Valuations
    Basic Materials

    Is Eastman Chemical Overvalued or Undervalued Compared to Peers?

    As of June 12, Eastman Chemical (EMN) was trading at a one-year forward PE multiple of 12.3x.

    By Peter Neil
  • uploads///Title
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Chemours to Raise Its Debt: Good or Bad?

    At the end of the first quarter, Chemours’s (CC) debt stood at $4.1 billion. It is now on its way to adding 450 million euros in 4% senior notes.

    By Peter Neil
  • uploads///LYB ValuationsQ pre
    Basic Materials

    Can 1Q18 Earnings Help LyondellBasell Retain Premium over Peers?

    As of April 20, 2018, LyondellBasell’s one-year forward PE (price-to-earnings ratio) stands at 10.2x.

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

    Analyzing Celanese’s Interest Expense

    In 2017, Celanese (CE) incurred interest expenses of $122 million—marginally less compared to $126 million in fiscal 2016.

    By Peter Neil
  • uploads///Part  LyondellBasell valuatins
    Basic Materials

    Why Is LyondellBasell Trading at a Discount to Its Peers?

    As of March 22, 2018, LyondellBasell’s one-year forward PE (price-to-earnings ratio) stands at 9.9x.

    By Peter Neil
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    Basic Materials

    H.B. Fuller: Higher Prices for Adhesives

    On February 27, 2018, H.B. Fuller (FUL) announced a price increase for all of its adhesive products on March 1–April 1, 2018.

    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
  • uploads///Part  POL
    Basic Materials

    PolyOne Begins 2018 with Acquisition of IQAP Masterbatch Group

    On January 2, 2018, PolyOne (POL) announced that it acquired Spain-based IQAP Masterbatch Group.

    By Peter Neil
  • uploads///Part  Valuations DEC
    Basic Materials

    How Albemarle’s Valuation Compares with Its Peers

    On December 27, 2017, ALB’s one-year forward price-to-earnings multiple stood at 25.0x while FMC’s one-year forward price-to-earnings multiple stood at 27.4x.

    By Peter Neil
  • uploads///IFF Interest coverage
    Basic Materials

    International Flavors & Fragrances’ Interest Coverage Ratio

    International Flavors & Fragrances’ (IFF) increased debt has resulted in higher interest expense.

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

    Westlake Announces Optional Redemption of Senior Notes

    On December 18, 2017, Westlake Chemical (WLK) announced that it had sent notices about the optional redemption of $688 million in senior notes.

    By Peter Neil
  • uploads///Part  Revenues Q Pre earnings
    Basic Materials

    What Could Boost RPM International’s Fiscal 2Q18 Revenue

    Analysts’ revenue expectations As of December 20, 2017, analysts expected RPM International (RPM) to report revenue of $1.3 billion in fiscal 2Q18. The expected revenue represents growth of 6.7% year-over-year. In fiscal 2Q17, RPM reported revenue of $1.2 billion. Between 2012 and 2017, RPM’s second-quarter revenue grew at a CAGR (compound annual growth rate) of […]

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

    How Eastman Chemical’s Valuation Stands Compared to Peers

    In this article, we’ll compare Eastman Chemical’s (EMN) valuations with peer LyondellBasell’s (LYB) valuations.

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

    RPM International Acquires Whink Products

    On December 4, 2017, RPM International (RPM) announced that it has acquired Whink Products via its business group Rust-Oleum.

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

    H.B. Fuller Opens a New Facility in Germany

    On November 28, 2017, H.B. Fuller (FUL) announced that it has started a new Automotive Competency Center in Mannheim, Germany.

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

    H.B. Fuller Finalizes Its Adecol Deal

    On November 6, 2017, H.B. Fuller (FUL) provided its acquisition plans for Adecol Indústria Química, a Brazilian company.

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

    What Wall Street Recommends for Celanese ahead of 3Q17 Earnings

    Since July 2017, analysts’ consensus target price on Celanese has been on an upward trend, moving from $100.24 to the present $105.18.

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

    RPM International Increases Its Quarterly Dividend

    On October 5, 2017, RPM International (RPM) announced an increase in its regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.32 per share—a YoY rise of 6.7%.

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

    H.B. Fuller Inducts Ruth Kimmelshue to Its Board of Directors

    On October 4, 2017, H.B. Fuller (FUL) announced that Ruth Kimmelshue had been appointed to the company’s board of directors, effective immediately.

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

    Can RPM International Outperform the Analysts’ Revenue Estimate for Fiscal 1Q18?

    As of September 25, 2017, analysts have forecasted that RPM will report revenues of $1.32 billion for fiscal 1Q18, which would be a 5.5% rise over fiscal 1Q17.

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

    Ashland’s Texas and Marl Manufacturing Plants Resume Operations

    On September 18, 2017, Ashland (ASH) announced that it has resumed normal operations at its manufacturing plant in Texas and its Marl manufacturing plant in Germany.

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

    Comparing APD and Praxair’s 1-Year Forward PE Multiples

    As of September 19, 2017, Air Products and Chemicals’ one-year forward PE multiple stands at 21.90x. Praxair has a one-year forward PE multiple of 22.40x.

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

    Ashland Increases the Price of Maleic Anhydride

    On September 14, 2017, Ashland (ASH) announced that it’s hiking maleic anhydride prices. The price increase will be $0.02 per pound.

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

    Celanese Continues to Hike Its Product Prices

    On September 14, 2017, Celanese (CE) announced that it’s increasing the prices for several of its products across different regions.

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

    Chemours: Analysts’ Recommendations and More

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

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

    Chemours: Analyzing Its 3Q17 Dividend

    On September 15, 2017, Chemours (CC) will pay the 3Q17 dividend on its outstanding common shares. It has declared a cash dividend of $0.03 per share.

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

    Celanese: Another Round of Price Hikes on Some Products

    Celanese’s stock price fell 1.3% and closed at $96.78 for the week ending September 8, 2017. It traded 4.40% above the 100-day moving average price.

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

    H.B. Fuller to Acquire Royal Adhesives and Sealants

    On September 4, 2017, H.B. Fuller (FUL) announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Royal Adhesives and Sealants.

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

    Is LyondellBasell Stock Undervalued Compared to Its Peer?

    As of September 7, 2017, LyondellBasell’s one-year forward PE multiple stands at 9.80x, while Eastman Chemical has one-year forward PE multiple of 10.70x.

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

    Ashland Hikes Prices of Gelcoat in EMEA

    On August 25, 2017, Ashland (ASH) announced that it would hike the prices of its Gelcoat portfolio. The price hike will be 75 euros per metric ton.

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

    Ashland Hiked Maleic Anhydride Prices

    On August 14, 2017, Ashland (ASH) announced that it would hike maleic anhydride prices. The price increase will be $0.02 per pound starting on September 1.

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

    Celanese Increased Vinyl Acetate Monomer Prices

    Celanese stock fell 1.0% and closed at $95.77. Despite the fall in the prices, the stock was trading 4.3% above the 100-day moving average price of $91.78.

    By Peter Neil
  • uploads///Part  Q revenues
    Basic Materials

    Albemarle’s 2Q17 Revenues Rose on Higher Volumes

    ALB has guided its fiscal 2017 revenues to be in the range of ~$2.9 billion–$3.1 billion.

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

    Celanese Impacts Price Hikes on Acetyl Intermediates

    On August 2, 2017, Celanese (CE) announced that it’s increasing the prices of a few acetyl intermediates. The price increase will be effective immediately.

    By Peter Neil
  • uploads///Part  Earnings Q
    Basic Materials

    Chemours Stock Fell despite Strong Earnings in 2Q17

    Chemours (CC) reported its 2Q17 earnings on August 2, 2017, after the markets closed. The company’s management held a conference call on August 3, 2017.

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

    Why Air Products & Chemicals’ Revenue Rose in 3Q17

    Air Products & Chemicals (APD) follows October 1–September 30 as its fiscal year. The company reported revenue of $2.11 billion.

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

    H.B. Fuller Will Acquire Adecol

    H.B. Fuller had a quiet week with a meager gain of 0.1% for the week ending July 21, 2017. The stock closed at $51.50.

    By Peter Neil
  • uploads///PArt  CE
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Inside Celanese’s Price Hikes Products

    On July 12, 2017, Celanese (CE) announced that it will be increasing the prices of a few of its acetyl intermediate products.

    By Peter Neil
  • Company & Industry Overviews

    Celanese Increases Ethyl Acetate Prices in Europe

    On July 6, 2017, Celanese (CE) announced that it has increased its price for ethyl acetate by 150 euros per metric ton.

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

    International Flavors and Fragrances Launches New Company

    IFF fell 0.8% for the week ended June 30, 2017, and closed at $135.00.

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

    Why LyondellBasell Is Trading at a Discount to Peers

    As of June 26, 2017, LyondellBasell’s one-year forward PE (price-to-earnings) multiple stood at 8.50x.

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

    Behind Chemours’ Debt Development since Its Spin-Off

    When Chemours (CC) was spun off from DuPont (DD) on July 1, 2015, many believed that CC was doomed to fail.

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

    IFF and ZoomEssence Settle Litigation

    On June 23, 2017, International Flavors and Fragrances (IFF) announced that it had agreed to settle its claims and counter claims with ZoomEssence.

    By Peter Neil
  • uploads///Part  IFF Recommendations
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Analysts’ View on International Flavors & Fragrances

    For International Flavors & Fragrances, 33% of the analysts recommended a “buy,” 60% recommended a “hold,” and 7% recommended a “sell.”

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

    Celanese Raises Product Prices in Europe and Asia

    On June 13, 2017, Celanese (CE) increased the prices of methyl isobutyl carbinol (or MIBC) in Europe.

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

    PolyOne Acquired Rutland Holding Company

    On June 8, 2017, PolyOne (POL) announced that it acquired Rutland Holding Company. The acquisition will help PolyOne expand its portfolio.

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

    Celanese Wants to Increase Its Stake in the IBN-SINA Joint Venture

    For the week ending June 9, 2017, Celanese outperformed the PowerShares DWA Basic Materials Momentum ETF (PYZ), which rose 1.40%.

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

    Chemours Was Added to the Fortune 500 List

    Chemours stock closed at $40.10 on June 9, 2017, and fell 2.6% for the week. Chemours is trading 12.70% above its 100-day moving average of $35.58.

    By Peter Neil
  • Company & Industry Overviews

    Celanese Increases the Price of Acetic Acid

    On May 9, 2017, Celanese (CE) announced a price increase for acetic acid of $50 per metric ton. In China, the price rose 350 renminbi per metric ton.

    By Peter Neil
  • uploads///IFF Q Earnings
    Earnings Report

    Why Did IFF’s Earnings Beat Analysts’ Estimates?

    International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF) announced its 1Q17 earnings on May 8, 2017, after the market closed. It reported adjusted EPS of $1.52 in 1Q17.

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

    Celanese Completed Takeover of NILIT’s Nylon Compounding Division

    On May 3, 2017, Celanese (CE) announced that it had completed the takeover of the nylon compounding division of NILIT.

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

    LyondellBasell’s ACP Polyethylene Technology to Be Used by Hengli

    On April 12, 2017, LyondellBasell (LYB) announced that it would supply its Hostalen ACP PE process technology to Hengli Petrochemical (Dalian).

    By Peter Neil
  • uploads///part
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Air Products & Chemicals Stock: 2017 Performance So Far

    As of March 29, 2017, Air Products & Chemicals’ (APD) year-to-date stock performance was negative, falling 4.9% to date.

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

    Celanese Increases Prices of Acesulfame Potassium

    On March 23, Celanese (CE), announced that prices of acesulfame potassium, sold globally under the Sunett trademark, would increase to three euros (or $3.21) per kilogram.

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

    HB Fuller Expands in India with New R&D Center

    On March 21, 2017, HB Fuller (FUL) announced that it had officially opened its new business office and research and development center at its Shirwal manufacturing facility in India.

    By Peter Neil
  • uploads///part  CE
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Celanese Increases Vinyl Acetate Monomer Prices in Asia

    On March 7, 2017, Celanese (CE) announced a price increase for VAM (vinyl acetate monomer) in Asia. The increase is effective immediately.

    By Peter Neil
  • uploads///part  FUL
    Company & Industry Overviews

    H.B. Fuller Has Another Round of Price Hikes

    On March 7, 2016, H.B. Fuller (FUL) announced another round of price hikes for its products. It came on the back of other price hikes the week before.

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

    Celanese Increased Prices of Acetaldehyde in Europe

    On March 2, 2017, Celanese (CE) announced price increases for acetaldehyde in Europe.

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

    H.B. Fuller Increases Price for Adhesives in North America

    On March 3, 2017, H.B. Fuller (FUL) announced price increases for its adhesives in the North American region.

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

    Ratner Leaves RPM International’s Board of Directors

    On February 24, 2017, RPM International (RPM) announced that Charles Ratner would be retiring from RPM’s board of directors after serving the company for 12 years.

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

    Albemarle Raises Dividend 23rd Year in a Row

    On February 23, 2017, Albemarle (ALB) announced a quarterly dividend of $0.32 per share. That’s a 5.0% rise from the previous quarter.

    By Peter Neil
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