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  • uploads///Weekly Urea Spot Prices
    Basic Materials

    Urea Prices: The Continuing Decline Last Week

    Granular urea prices in the Middle East declined 5% to $200 per metric ton in the week ended July 1. It was $210 per metric ton in the previous week.

    By Adam Jones
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    Earnings Report

    How Has Sealed Air Performed following Its 4Q15 and 2015 Results?

    Sealed Air (SEE) has a market capitalization of $8.6 billion. SEE rose by 7.9% to close at $43.63 per share as of February 10, 2016.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Trinseo Announces Its Repayment and Share Repurchase Plan

    Trinseo’s cash and cash equivalents and inventories rose by 1.6% and 4.0%, respectively, in fiscal 1Q16 compared to fiscal 4Q15.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Is Cliffs Going to Idle Iron Ore Pellet Production?

    Cliffs announced that it is going to temporarily idle its iron ore pellet production at its Northshore Mining operation in Minnesota by December 1, 2015.

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Trinseo Has Appointed Barry Niziolek as EVP and CFO

    Trinseo (TSE) has a market cap of $2.1 billion and rose by 0.98% to close at $44.35 per share on May 23, 2016.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Moody’s Rated Avery Dennison’s Commercial Paper Program to P-2

    Avery Dennison (AVY) has a market cap of $6.2 billion. AVY fell by 0.32% to close at $69.01 per share as of March 15, 2016.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Bank of America/Merrill Lynch Upgrades Silgan Holdings to a ‘Buy’

    On January 23, 2017, Bank of America/Merrill Lynch upgraded Silgan Holdings’s (SLGN) rating to a “buy” from “underperform.”

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    LyondellBasell Announces New Share Repurchase Program

    On May 24, 2017, LyondellBasell’s (LYB) board authorized a new share repurchase program. It can repurchase up to 10% of its outstanding shares over the next 18 months.

    By Peter Neil
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Are Analysts Recommending for Cliffs Natural Resources?

    Of the analysts covering Cliffs, one analyst has a “buy” recommendation, eight have “hold” recommendations, and six have “sell” recommendations.

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Phosphate Matters: Margins Among the Biggest Producers

    The median gross margin for these companies’ phosphate segments was 14%, as a percentage of segment sales in 4Q15.

    By Adam Jones
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    Basic Materials

    LyondellBasell and Suez Complete QCP Acquisition

    On March 14, 2018, LyondellBasell (LYB) and Suez announced the completion of the Quality Circular Polymers (QCP) acquisition.

    By Peter Neil
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    Basic Materials

    Avery Dennison’s Top and Bottom Lines Rose in 2Q16

    Avery Dennison (AVY) has a market cap of $6.8 billion. It rose by 5.7% to close at $76.37 per share on July 26, 2016.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Basic Materials

    Berry Plastics Announces Merger with AEP Industries

    Berry Plastics Group (BERY) has a market cap of $5.5 billion. It rose by 4.9% to close at $45.39 per share on August 25, 2016.

    By Gabriel Kane
  • uploads///slgn pm
    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Moody’s Thinks of Silgan Holdings’ Rating

    Silgan Holdings (SLGN) rose 9.1% to close at $59.77 per share during the fourth week of January 2017.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Bank of America Merrill Lynch Upgraded Crown Holdings to ‘Buy’

    Bank of American Merrill Lynch has upgraded Crown Holdings’ rating from “neutral” to “buy” and set the price target at $57 per share.

    By Gabriel Kane
  • uploads///Henry Hub Natural Gas Spot Prices
    Basic Materials

    How Did Natural Gas Prices Move Last Week?

    In recent weeks, US natural gas prices have started trending higher, and they continued to do so last week. Prices significantly impact nitrogen fertilizer producers.

    By Adam Jones
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    Basic Materials

    Exploring MeadWestvaco’s packaging business

    MeadWestvaco’s packaging operations can be broken down into three categories. The primary raw material used in operations is third-party sourced wood fibre.

    By Santiago Solari
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    Basic Materials

    LyondellBasell Wants to Acquire Braskem Stake

    On June 15, LyondellBasell (LYB) said that it’s in talks with Odebrecht for a potential deal to acquire the controlling stake of Braskem (BAK).

    By Peter Neil
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    Basic Materials

    LyondellBasell Introduced Purell EP370S on June 4

    On June 8, LyondellBasell (LYB) rose 4.4% and closed at $118.09.

    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

    LyondellBasell Gets Approval for the A. Schulman Acquisition

    On May 22, LyondellBasell got approval for the A. Schulman (SHLM) acquisition from the Chinese State Administration of Market Regulation.

    By Peter Neil
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    Basic Materials

    How IFF Stock Has Performed since 4Q17 Earnings

    International Flavors and Fragrances plans to announce its 1Q18 earnings on May 7.

    By Peter Neil
  • uploads///Revenues IG Asia Q
    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

    LyondellBasell Beats 1Q18 Revenue and Earnings Estimates

    LyondellBasell (LYB) reported revenues of 9.77 billion for 1Q18 today, reflecting growth of 15.9% year-over-year.

    By Peter Neil
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    Basic Materials

    What LyondellBasell’s Short Interest Suggests

    As of April 12, LyondellBasell’s (LYB) short interest had fallen since the beginning of 2018.

    By Peter Neil
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    Basic Materials

    Why LyondellBasell Could See Higher Adjusted Earnings in 1Q18

    LyondellBasell (LYB) is expected to report adjusted earnings per share of $2.74 in 1Q18, a whopping 37% increase on a year-over-year basis.

    By Peter Neil
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    Basic Materials

    Analyzing RPM International’s Stock Performance

    In a press release on March 15, RPM International said that it will announce its fiscal 3Q18 earnings on April 5, 2018, before the market opens.

    By Peter Neil
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    Basic Materials

    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.

    By Peter Neil
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    Basic Materials

    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.

    By Peter Neil
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    Basic Materials

    LyondellBasell’s A. Schulman Acquisition Gets FTC Approval

    LyondellBasell entered into an agreement with A. Schulman on February 15. LyondellBasell is offering $2.25 billion in the all-cash deal.

    By Peter Neil
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    Basic Materials

    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%.

    By Peter Neil
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    Basic Materials

    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.

    By Peter Neil
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    Basic Materials

    International Flavors and Fragrances Announced Its 1Q18 Dividend

    On March 6, 2018, International Flavors and Fragrances’ (IFF) board declared a dividend of $0.69 per share—an increase of 7.8% on a YoY basis.

    By Peter Neil
  • uploads///Part  ALB Q Refining
    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

    LyondellBasell Raises Its Cash Dividend Rate

    On February 23, LyondellBasell (LYB) announced that it raised its quarterly dividend rate. LYB will pay a dividend of $1.00 per share.

    By Peter Neil
  • uploads///Part  Fragrance Post Q
    Basic Materials

    Why IFF’s Fragrances Segment’s Margin Contracted in 4Q17

    IFF’s Fragrances segment contributes the most to its overall revenue. This segment accounted for 53.0% of the company’s revenue in 4Q17.

    By Peter Neil
  • uploads///Part  LYB
    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
  • uploads///Part  Revenues Q
    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

    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
  • uploads///Part  Industrial coatings Q
    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

    PPG Industries Stock Soars as 4Q17 Revenue Beats Estimates

    PPG Industries (PPG) announced its 4Q17 earnings before the market opened on January 18, 2018. The company reported revenue of $3.68 billion, a rise of 7.9% year-over-year.

    By Peter Neil
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    Basic Materials

    Can Praxair Meet Analysts’ Adjusted Earnings Per Share Estimate?

    As of January 15, 2018, analysts are expecting Praxair (PX) to report adjusted EPS (earnings per share) of $1.48, an increase of 5.7% on a year-over-year basis.

    By Peter Neil
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    Basic Materials

    PPG Industries: Short Interest before Its 4Q17 Earnings

    As of December 29, PPG Industries’ short interest as a percentage of outstanding shares stood at 2.10%. Its short interest fell from 2.55% as of October 20.

    By Peter Neil
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    Basic Materials

    How Strong Is DowDuPont’s Interest Coverage?

    In 3Q17, DWDP’s interest expense was reported at $283 million as compared to the $220 million in 3Q16 on a proforma basis.

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

    Why Albemarle’s Refining Solutions Segment Fell in 3Q17

    Albemarle’s (ALB) Refining Solutions segment is the company’s lowest revenue generator, accounting for 22.6% of its total revenues in 3Q17 compared to 29.1% in 3Q16.

    By Peter Neil
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    Basic Materials

    Chart in Focus: IFF’s Debt Trend in 2017

    In 2012, IFF’s total debt was ~$1.0 billion and grew to ~$1.9 billion by the end of 2Q17.

    By Peter Neil
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    Basic Materials

    LyondellBasell Starts Polypropylene Production at Dalian, China

    On September 21, 2017, LyondellBasell (LYB) announced that it has started manufacturing polypropylene (or PP) from its production facility in Dalian, China.

    By Peter Neil
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    Basic Materials

    What Analysts Recommend for Eastman Chemical

    Analysts’ consensus on EMN’s mean target price is on the rise from $89.92 in July to the current target price of $93.38 as of September 12, 2017.

    By Peter Neil
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    Basic Materials

    Why Most Analysts Recommend ‘Buy’ for Huntsman

    Analysts’ consensus for Huntsman The number of analysts covering Huntsman (HUN) stock has increased from eight analysts to nine analysts in the last month. Among them, 89% of the analysts have recommended “buy,” and 11% have recommended “hold.” There were no “sell” recommendations. Analysts have raised Huntsman’s 12-month target price to $30.11 from $28.71, implying a potential […]

    By Peter Neil
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    Basic Materials

    Sherwin-Williams’ Dividend Yield and Dividend Payout

    Sherwin-Williams didn’t make any changes to its quarterly dividend rate. As a result, we can expect its fiscal 2017 dividend to be $3.40 per share.

    By Peter Neil
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    Basic Materials

    Why PPG Industries Is Trading at a Discount

    As of August 25, 2017, PPG Industries’ one-year-forward PE (price-to-earnings) multiple stood at 15.80x.

    By Peter Neil
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    Basic Materials

    What IFF’s Valuations Suggest about the Stock

    As of August 17, 2017, International Flavors and Fragrances traded at a one-year forward PE (price-to-earnings) multiple of 22.20x.

    By Peter Neil
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    Basic Materials

    How IFF’s Flavors Segment Performed in 2Q17

    The Flavors segment of International Flavors and Fragrances (IFF) has increased its revenue contribution to IFF’s overall revenue.

    By Peter Neil
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    Basic Materials

    How Albemarle’s Refining Solutions Segment Performed in 2Q17

    Albemarle’s (ALB) Refining Solutions is the company’s lowest revenue generator, accounting for 25.0% of its total revenues in 2Q17 compared to 26.6% in 2Q16.

    By Peter Neil
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    Basic Materials

    Air Products & Chemicals’ Stock Price Rose

    Air Products & Chemicals (APD) announced its fiscal 3Q17 earnings on August 1, 2017. Its adjusted EPS from continuing operations was $1.65.

    By Peter Neil
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    Basic Materials

    How Dow Chemical’s Consumer Solutions Segment Performed in 2Q17

    Dow Chemical’s (DOW) Consumer Solutions segment is the fourth largest segment in terms of revenue.

    By Peter Neil
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    Basic Materials

    DuPont’s Performance Materials Segment’s Revenue Rose in 2Q17

    In 2Q17, DuPont’s Performance Materials segment reported revenue of $1.38 billion—a increase of 3.40% on a YoY (year-over-year) basis.

    By Peter Neil
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    Basic Materials

    How Analysts View APD’s Fiscal 3Q17 Adjusted Earnings

    On March 31, 2017, APD was left with $485.3 million from its share repurchase program.

    By Peter Neil
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    Basic Materials

    Understanding DOW’s High 2Q17 Revenue Hopes

    As of July 21, 2017, analysts are expecting Dow Chemical (DOW) to post revenues of ~$13.6 billion for 2Q17, which would represent a 14.0% rise on a YoY basis.

    By Peter Neil
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    Basic Materials

    What Led to PPG’s Performance Coatings Segment’s Revenue Fall?

    PPG Industries’ Performance Coatings segment is its largest revenue contributor. The segment’s contribution to PPG’s overall revenue fell from 61.8% in 2Q16 to 60.5% in 2Q17.

    By Peter Neil
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    Basic Materials

    What Can We Expect for DuPont’s Earnings per Share in 2Q17?

    DuPont’s earnings per share estimates for 2Q17 As of July 19, 2017, analysts expected DuPont (DDD) to post operating EPS (earnings per share) of $1.29, an increase of 4.0% YoY (year-over-year). In 2Q16, DuPont reported operating EPS of $1.24. The forecast increase in DuPont’s operating EPS is expected to be driven by improved SG&A (selling, general, […]

    By Peter Neil
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Who’s LyondellBasell Cooking up a License Deal with Now?

    On July 12, 2017, LyondellBasell (LYB) granted its Spherizone and Lupotech T Licenses to Shaanxi Coal Yulin Energy and Chemical.

    By Peter Neil
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    Earnings Report

    Can PPG Industries’ 2Q17 Adjusted EPS Beat Estimates?

    Analysts are expecting PPG Industries (PPG) to post adjusted EPS of $1.84 in 2Q17, which implies a fall of 0.50% YoY.

    By Peter Neil
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Can Praxair Manage Its Interest Expense?

    Praxair’s (PX) interest expense has been on an upward trend since 2012 when its debt grew.

    By Peter Neil
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Are Celanese’s Latest Valuations?

    As of June 29, 2017, Celanese’s one-year forward PE (price-to-earnings) multiple stood at 12.20x.

    By Peter Neil
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why PPG Industries’ Interest Expense Is in a Declining Trend

    In 2015, PPG’s interest expense dropped significantly. At the end of 2014, PPG refinanced $1.7 billion worth of notes that carried coupon rates of 9% and 7.7%, which reduced the interest expense.

    By Peter Neil
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Is LyondellBasell Managing Its Interest Expenses Efficiently?

    LyondellBasell’s (LYB) interest expense has been steady in the range of $309 million–$352 million since 2013, although debt has risen during the same period.

    By Peter Neil
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why APD’s Latest Valuations Matter

    On June 19, 2017, Air Products and Chemicals (APD) was trading at a one-year forward PE ratio of 22.3x Praxair’s one-year forward PE ratio stood at 22.8x.

    By Peter Neil
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Where Does IFF’s Valuation Stand Compared to Its Peer?

    As of June 15, International Flavors & Fragrances traded at a one-year forward PE ratio of 22.60x—marginally lower than Sensient Technologies.

    By Peter Neil
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    PPG Industries Expands Coatings Capacity with New Plant in Russia

    On June 16, PPG Industries (PPG) announced the completion of its 45-million-euro paint and coatings facility in Russia’s Lipetsk region.

    By Peter Neil
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Dow Chemical’s Latest Valuations

    As of June 13, 2017, Dow Chemical (DOW) was trading at a one-year forward PE ratio of 14.70x, compared to 10.9x for Eastman Chemical (EMN).

    By Peter Neil
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Are Investors Disappointed with DuPont’s Dividend Rate?

    On April 26, 2017, DuPont (DD) declared a dividend of $0.38 per share on its outstanding common stock for fiscal 2Q17. The dividend will be payable on June 12, 2017.

    By Peter Neil
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Will Praxair’s 2Q17 Dividend Inspire Investors?

    On April 27, 2017, Praxair (PX) announced a dividend of ~$0.79 per share for 2Q17 on the company’s outstanding common stock.

    By Peter Neil
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How LyondellBasell’s Dividend Yield Has Changed

    On May 25, 2017, LyondellBasell (LYB) stock closed at $80.67. With LYB’s 2Q17 quarterly dividend of $0.90 per share, its current dividend yield is 4.4%.

    By Peter Neil
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    LyondellBasell to Build Hyperzone Polyethylene Plant

    On May 15, 2017, LyondellBasell Industries (LYB) said it’s set to build a polyethylene plant at its La Porte, Texas, facility.

    By Peter Neil
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    Earnings Report

    Analysts’ Recommendations for IFF after Its 1Q17 Earnings

    As of May 9, about 33% of the analysts recommended a “buy” for International Flavors & Fragrances, 60% recommended a “hold,” and 7% recommended a “sell.”

    By Peter Neil
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    Earnings Report

    IFF’s Revenue Broke $800 Million in 1Q17, Missed Estimates

    International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF) reported revenue of $828.3 million in 1Q17. For the first time, it broke $800 million in revenue during a quarter.

    By Peter Neil
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    Earnings Report

    Why Analysts Expect IFF to Post Higher Adjusted EPS in 1Q17

    As of May 2, 2017, Wall Street analysts expect International Flavors and Fragrances (IFF) to post adjusted EPS of $1.51, a growth of 2.7% year-over-year as compared to $1.47 in 1Q16.

    By Peter Neil
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    Earnings Report

    Dow Chemical’s Latest Valuations Post 1Q17 Earnings

    As of April 27, 2017, Dow Chemical (DOW) was trading at a one-year forward PE ratio of 15.4x, compared to Eastman Chemical (EMN) and LyondellBasell (LYB) at 10.9x and 8.9x, respectively.

    By Peter Neil
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    Earnings Report

    Dow Chemical’s Consumer Solutions Segment Revenue Rose in 1Q17

    Dow Chemical’s (DOW) Consumer Solutions segment reported revenue of $1.6 billion in 1Q17, a 51.7% rise year-over-year compared to $1.1 billion in 1Q16.

    By Peter Neil
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    Earnings Report

    How Did DuPont’s Industrial Biosciences Segment Perform in 1Q17?

    DuPont’s Industrial Biosciences segment in 1Q17 DuPont’s (DD) Industrial Biosciences segment, its smallest revenue contributor, accounted 4.8% in 1Q17. The segment reported revenue of $368 million in 1Q17, an increase of 4.5% from the $352 million seen in 1Q16. Increased demand of biomaterials for carpeting and new product launches in bioactives boosted sales volumes. However, revenue […]

    By Peter Neil
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    Earnings Report

    What Hurt PPG’s Performance Coatings Segment in 1Q17?

    PPG Industries’ (PPG) Performance Coatings segment is its largest revenue contributor. The segment accounted for 56.5% of total revenue in 1Q17.

    By Peter Neil
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    Earnings Report

    What Are Dow Chemical’s Valuations ahead of 1Q17 Earnings?

    As of April 19, 2017, Dow Chemical (DOW) traded at a one-year forward PE ratio of 14.60x.

    By Peter Neil
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    Earnings Report

    What Could Drive Sherwin-Williams’ Revenue Growth in 1Q17?

    With Sherwin-Williams (SHW) expected to announce its 1Q17 earnings on April 20, 2017, analysts expect it to post revenue of $2.72 billion in 1Q17, a rise of 5.6% year-over-year (or YOY).

    By Peter Neil
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Analysts’ Latest Recommendations for Air Products & Chemicals

    As of March 29, 2017, 20 brokerage firms were actively tracking Air Products & Chemicals (APD). About 50.0% of them recommended a “buy” for the stock.

    By Peter Neil
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Sherwin-Williams and Valspar Postpone Merger Date

    On March 21, 2017, Sherwin-Williams (SHW) and Valspar (VAL) extended the closure date of their merger agreement to June 21 from the previously announced March 21, 2017.

    By Peter Neil
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Will IFF’s Current Dividend Yield Worry Investors?

    As of March 23, 2017, International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF) stock price closed at $135.07.

    By Peter Neil
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Analysts Recommend for PPG Industries

    As of March 23, 2017, 21 brokerage firms were actively tracking PPG Industries (PPG) stock.

    By Peter Neil
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Was PPG Industries’ Revised Offer to AkzoNobel Fair?

    Considering Akzo’s stock price growth, PPG Industries’ (PPG) revised offer of 90 euros per share seems attractive.

    By Peter Neil
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Dow Chemical Trades at a Premium to Its Peers

    As of March 21, Dow Chemical (DOW) traded at a one-year forward PE multiple of 15.50x—compared to its peers Eastman Chemical and LyondellBasell.

    By Peter Neil
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Shandong Yuhuang Shengshi Chemical Finalizes Deal with LYB

    LyondellBasell is a leading licensor of polyethylene technologies with more than 250 polyolefin process licenses.

    By Peter Neil
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Can LyondellBasell’s Valuation Come Out of Its Peers’ Shadow?

    As of March 9, 2017, LyondellBasell (LYB) was trading at a one-year forward PE (price-to-earnings) multiple of 9.3x.

    By Peter Neil
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Analysts’ Recommendations and Target Price for PPG Industries

    As of March 1, 2017, 22 brokerage firms were actively tracking PPG Industries (PPG) stock. About 64.0% of them have recommended a “buy” for the stock.

    By Peter Neil
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Analysts’ Latest Recommendations for Sherwin-Williams

    As of February 27, 21 brokerage firms were actively tracking Sherwin-Williams stock—57% gave it a “buy,” 38% gave it a “hold,” and 5% gave it a “sell.”

    By Peter Neil
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    DuPont Set to Pay Its 450th Consecutive Quarterly Dividend

    On January 27, 2017, DuPont (DD) declared a dividend of $0.38 per share for 1Q17 on the company’s outstanding common stock.

    By Peter Neil
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Berry Plastics Acquired AEP Industries

    In fiscal 2016, BERY reported net sales of $6.5 billion, a rise of 32.9% year-over-year.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Citigroup Upgrades Avery Dennison to a ‘Buy’

    Avery Dennison rose 1.4% to close at $72.40 per share on January 6. The stock’s weekly, monthly, and YTD price movements were 2.5%, -1.1%, and 3.1%.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Company & Industry Overviews

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    Including the United States, Mexico, and Canada, Monsanto’s total North American sales contribution stood close to 68% of its 2016 sales.

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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Berry Plastics Appoints New President for Consumer Packaging Division

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    As of December 20, 2016, 13 brokerage firms are actively tracking Valspar (VAL)) stock. About 15.0% of those analysts have recommended a “buy” for the stock.

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