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    Basic Materials

    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.

    By Peter Neil
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    Basic Materials

    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.

    By Peter Neil
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    Basic Materials

    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.

    By Peter Neil
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    Basic Materials

    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.

    By Peter Neil
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    Basic Materials

    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%.

    By Peter Neil
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    Basic Materials

    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.

    By Peter Neil
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    Basic Materials

    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 […]

    By Peter Neil
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    Basic Materials

    What Eastman Chemical’s Valuations Suggest

    As of September 12, 2017, EMN’s one-year forward price-to-earnings multiple stands at 10.85x.

    By Peter Neil
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    Basic Materials

    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.

    By Peter Neil
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    Basic Materials

    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.

    By Peter Neil
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    Basic Materials

    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.

    By Peter Neil
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    Basic Materials

    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.”

    By Peter Neil
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    Basic Materials

    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.

    By Peter Neil
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    Basic Materials

    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.

    By Peter Neil
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    Basic Materials

    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.

    By Peter Neil
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    Basic Materials

    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.

    By Peter Neil
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Where Eastman Chemical Plans Its Next Price Hike

    On July 14, 2017, Eastman Chemical (EMN) announced the price hike for its acetic anhydride products.

    By Peter Neil
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    Earnings Report

    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.”

    By Peter Neil
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    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.”

    By Peter Neil
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    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.

    By Peter Neil
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    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.

    By Peter Neil
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    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.

    By Peter Neil
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    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%.

    By Peter Neil
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    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%.

    By Peter Neil
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Eastman Chemical Comes Up with Treva, a New Bioplastic

    On May 15, 2017, Eastman Chemical (EMN) introduced Treva, a breakthrough in engineering bioplastics.

    By Peter Neil
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    Earnings Report

    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.

    By Peter Neil
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    Earnings Report

    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.

    By Peter Neil
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    Earnings Report

    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.

    By Peter Neil
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    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.

    By Peter Neil
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    Earnings Report

    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.”

    By Peter Neil
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    Earnings Report

    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.

    By Peter Neil
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    Earnings Report

    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 […]

    By Peter Neil
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    Earnings Report

    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.

    By Peter Neil
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    Earnings Report

    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.”

    By Peter Neil
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    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.

    By Peter Neil
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    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.

    By Peter Neil
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    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.

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

    Eastman Chemical Increases Prices of Methanol Methyl Acetate

    On March 20, 2017, Eastman Chemical (EMN) announced an increase in the prices of methyl acetate.

    By Peter Neil
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    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.

    By Peter Neil
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    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.

    By Peter Neil
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Analysts Think about Praxair

    As of March 14, 2017, 21 brokerage firms were tracking Praxair (PX) stock actively.

    By Peter Neil
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why DuPont’s Dividend Yield Is Falling

    Since 2012, DuPont’s dividend yield has been falling.

    By Peter Neil
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    Earnings Report

    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.

    By Peter Neil
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