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Have Analysts Changed Their Views on RPM International?
RPM beat analysts’ revenue and earnings expectations, but there are concerns about the contracting margins and the rising raw material prices.
Did Higher Interest Expense Impact IFF’s Interest Coverage Ratio?
At the end of 2Q17, International Flavors and Fragrances’ interest coverage ratio stood at 9.1x.
Eastman Chemical Hikes Prices of Amines
On September 20, 2017, Eastman Chemical (EMN) announced that it is hiking its prices for amines, which will impact North America and Latin America.
W.R. Grace’s Interest Coverage Improves: A Good Sign?
W.R. Grace’s (GRA) high debt level has resulted in higher interest expense for the company.
Air Products and Chemicals Stock Could More in 2017
So far, Air Products and Chemicals (APD) stock has disappointed investors in 2017. As of September 19, 2017, Air Products and Chemicals has returned 4.60%.
Eastman Chemical Hikes the Prices of Esters and Alcohols
On September 14, 2017, Eastman Chemical announced that it’s increasing the prices of Esters and Alcohols. The price increase will be effective on October 1.
How Huntsman’s Valuation Compares
Huntsman’s forward price-to-earnings multiple On September 13, 2017, Huntsman’s (HUN) one-year forward PE (price-to-earnings) multiple was 12.4x. To compare, peer Eastman Chemical’s (EMN) multiple was 10.8x. Forward PE multiples can be used to compare companies operating in the same industry. Huntsman trades at premium At present, Huntsman is trading at a premium to Eastman Chemical. Analysts expect Huntsman […]
What Eastman Chemical’s Valuations Suggest
As of September 12, 2017, EMN’s one-year forward price-to-earnings multiple stands at 10.85x.
Eastman Chemical Hiked Acids and Aldehydes Prices
On September 5, 2017, Eastman Chemical announced that it would hike acids and aldehydes prices. The price hikes will be effective on September 6, 2017.
Eastman Chemical to Expand CHDM Capacity
Eastman Chemical had a strong week last week. The stock closed at $87.31 with a rise of 2.9% for the week ended September 1, 2017.
Eastman Chemical to Increase Its Copolyester Production Capacity
On August 23, 2017, Eastman Chemical (EMN) announced its plan to expand its copolyester site in Kuantan, Malaysia.
Wall Street’s Views on International Flavors and Fragrances
Sixteen analysts are tracking International Flavors and Fragrances’ stock (IFF) actively. Among them, 31% have recommended a “buy,” 62% have recommended a “hold,” and 7% have recommended a “sell.”
Analyzing APD’s Industrial Gases-Americas Segment in 3Q17
Air Products & Chemicals’ (APD) Industrial Gases-Americas segment was the largest revenue contributor to the company’s overall revenue.
How Did DOW’s Infrastructure Solutions Segment Perform in 2Q17?
Dow Chemical’s (DOW) Infrastructure Solutions segment is the second largest revenue generator for DOW.
Analyzing DuPont’s Nutrition and Health Segment in 2Q17
DuPont’s (DD) Nutrition and Health segment is the company’s third-largest revenue generator. The segment accounted for 11.0% of DuPont’s revenue in 2Q17.
Why PPG’s Industrial Coatings Segment’s Revenue Rose in 2Q17
PPG Industries’ (PPG) Industrial Coatings segment is its lowest revenue contributor. The segment represented 39.5% of PPG’s total revenue in 2Q17.
Where Eastman Chemical Plans Its Next Price Hike
On July 14, 2017, Eastman Chemical (EMN) announced the price hike for its acetic anhydride products.
Wall Street’s View on PPG Industries ahead of 2Q17 Earnings
Of the 21 analysts tracking PPG Industries (PPG), about 67.0% of them have recommended a “buy” for the stock, and 33.0% have recommended a “hold.”
Wall Street’s Views and Recommendations for Praxair
About 45.0% of the analysts covering Praxair (PX) stock have recommended a “buy,” and 50.0% have recommended a “hold.”
What Wall Street Analysts Recommend for LyondellBasell
The latest analyst consensus indicates LYB’s 12-month target to be at $94.83, implying a potential return of 17.2% from the closing price of $80.89 as of June 26, 2017.
What Does Eastman Chemical’s New Deal with Decathlon India Entail?
On June 15, 2017, Eastman Chemical (EMN) announced that Decathlon India had selected EMN’s Tritan for the newly launched Quechua passion sports bottles.
How Efficiently Did IFF Manage Its Dividend Yield?
As of June 14, International Flavors & Fragrance’s (IFF) dividend yield was 1.9%. The company’s yield is better than its peer Sensient Technologies.
DuPont’s Falling Dividend Yield: A Cause for Concern?
On May 30, 2017, DuPont stock closed at $77.68. Given DuPont’s fiscal 2Q17 dividend of $0.38 per share, its current dividend yield stands at 2.0%.
Understanding Praxair’s Dividend Yield Today
Praxair’s (PX) declared a 2Q17 quarterly dividend of ~$0.79 per share. PX’s current dividend yield now stands at 2.38%.
Eastman Chemical Comes Up with Treva, a New Bioplastic
On May 15, 2017, Eastman Chemical (EMN) introduced Treva, a breakthrough in engineering bioplastics.
How Did IFF’s Fragrance Business Segment Perform in 1Q17?
International Flavors & Fragrances’ Fragrance Business segment reported net income of $81.7 million in 1Q17—compared to $89.2 million in 1Q16.
Why Albemarle’s Refining Solutions Segment Revenue Rose in 1Q17
Albemarle’s (ALB) Refining Solutions segment was the lowest contributor to its overall revenue with a share of 25.7% in 1Q17.
What Analysts Think about IFF ahead of 1Q17 Earnings
As of May 2, 2017, 14 brokerage firms were actively tracking International Flavors and Fragrances (IFF) stock.
Eastman Chemical Raises Esters Prices
On April 26, 2017, Eastman Chemical (EMN) announced an increase in the price of urethane-grade ethyl acetate in North America and Latin America.
How Analysts Are Viewing Dow Chemical after 1Q17
About 76.0% of the 21 brokerage companies actively tracking Dow Chemical (DOW) stock recommend a “buy” for the stock, and 24.0% recommend a “hold.”
Dow Chemical’s Infrastructure Solutions Segment: High 1Q17 EBITDA
Dow Chemical’s (DOW) Infrastructure Solutions segment reported revenue of $2.5 billion in 1Q17, a 58.4% rise YoY compared to $1.6 billion in 1Q16.
Why DuPont’s Nutrition & Health Revenue Fell
DuPont’s Nutrition & Health segment in 1Q17 DuPont’s (DD) Nutrition & Health Segment, its third-largest revenue contributor, accounted for 10.2% of its revenue in 1Q17. The segment reported revenue of $789 million in 1Q17, a decline of 1.5% from the 1Q16 revenue of $802 million. The sales volume decline in protein solutions and systems and texturants impacted […]
What Drove PPG’s Industrial Coatings Segment Revenue in 1Q17?
PPG Industries’ (PPG) Industrial Coatings segment is the second-largest revenue contributor for the company with a revenue share of 41% in 1Q17.
What Analysts Recommend for Dow Chemical ahead of 1Q17 Earnings
As of April 19, 2017, 21 brokerage firms were actively tracking Dow Chemical (DOW) stock. 76% of the analysts recommended the stock as a “buy,” and 24% of analysts recommended the stock as a “hold.”
Eastman Chemical Raises Price of Isophthalic Acid
On April 13, 2017, Eastman Chemical (EMN) announced an increase in the price of Isophthalic acid in North America and Latin America.
How APD Is Trading Compared to Its Peer
As of March 29, 2017, Air Products & Chemicals (APD) was trading at a one-year forward PE multiple of 21.2x. Its peer Praxair (PX) was trading at 20.3x.
Inside Eastman Chemical’s Latest Valuations
On March 28, EMN’s one-year forward PE ratio was 10.70x. Dow Chemical’s, DuPont’s, and LyondellBasell’s ratios were 15.50x, 21.80x, and 9.20x, respectively.
Eastman Chemical Increases Prices of Methanol Methyl Acetate
On March 20, 2017, Eastman Chemical (EMN) announced an increase in the prices of methyl acetate.
International Flavors and Fragrances: Wall Street Ratings
As of March 23, 2017, 14 brokerage firms were tracking the International Flavors and Fragrances (IFF) stock actively.
Eastman Chemical Raises Price of Ketones and Plasticizers
On March 15, 2017, Eastman Chemical (EMN) announced an increase in the prices of ketones and plasticizers.
What Analysts Think about Praxair
As of March 14, 2017, 21 brokerage firms were tracking Praxair (PX) stock actively.
Why DuPont’s Dividend Yield Is Falling
Since 2012, DuPont’s dividend yield has been falling.
How Do RPM’s Valuations Look after Fiscal 1Q17?
As of October 6, 2016, RPM International was trading at a one-year forward PE multiple of 17.5x.