Westar Energy Inc
Ashland Introduces Signia for Corrosion Control
Ashland Global Holdings (ASH) stock gained ~1.4% and closed at $69.54 on April 13, 2018.
Ashland Increases 1-4 Butanediol Prices in the EMEA Region
On March 21, 2018, Ashland (ASH) announced that it will increase the prices of 1-4 butanediol and derivatives in the EMEA region.
Ashland: Higher Prices for Epoxy Vinyl Ester and Specialty Resins
On March 15, Ashland announced that it will increase the prices of epoxy vinyl ester and specialty resins. The price increase will be effective on April 1, 2018.
Updates on Ashland’s Product Price Increases
On February 5, 2018, Ashland (ASH) increased its price for maleic anhydride by $0.04 per pound, which is expected to impact the North American region.
Ashland Launches New Gelcoat
Last week, Ashland (ASH) announced that it launched the Maxguard EZM marine white gelcoat.
Earnings per Share: What’s Expected from RPM International
RPM International’s adjusted earnings estimates As of December 20, 2017, analysts expect RPM International (RPM) to report adjusted EPS (earnings per share) of $0.59 in fiscal 2Q18—an increase of approximately 13.5% YoY (year-over-year). In fiscal 2Q17, RPM International reported adjusted EPS of $0.59. The projected EPS increase is expected to be driven by positive foreign currency translation […]
Ashland Increases Product Prices in EMEA
On December 8, 2017, Ashland (ASH) announced price hikes on a few of its products in the EMEA (Europe, the Middle-East, and Africa) region.
Great Plains Energy Will Expand into Kansas with Westar Energy
There was another merger in the utility space on May 31. Great Plains Energy agreed to buy Westar Energy. The total transaction is valued at $12.2 billion.
How Has Westar Energy Performed in a Competitive Market?
The price-to-book value ratios of Westar, Xcel, Ameren, Great Plains, and Alliant are 1.5x, 1.8x, 1.6x, 1.2x, and 1.9x, respectively.
33 out of 41 Utilities Dropped during the Week Ending April 17
Edison International (EIX) was the biggest loser among electrical utilities during the week ending April 17. The stock dropped 4.3% to end the week at $61.07.