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    Basic Materials

    Sonoco Announces Its New Investment Plan

    Sonoco Products (SON) has a market cap of $5.2 billion. It fell by 0.93% to close at $52.38 per share on September 8, 2016.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Earnings Report

    Why Bunge Might Report a Drop in Revenue in 1Q16

    Analysts are expecting revenue to be $10.1 billion for fiscal 1Q16. This represents a fall of 6% compared to 1Q15 revenue of $10.8 billion.

    By Sushree Mohanty
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    Basic Materials

    Sonoco: Higher Prices for Uncoated Recycled Paperboard Products

    Sonoco Products reported fiscal 2Q16 net sales of ~$1.2 billion—a fall of 3.4% from net sales of ~$1.3 billion in fiscal 2Q15.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Here’s What’s Driving Scotts Miracle-Gro

    There are four drivers that impact Scotts Miracle-Gro’s sales. In 2016, its net sales rose 4.0% YoY (year-over-year). In 2015, they rose 5.8% YoY.

    By Adam Jones
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    Earnings Report

    How Does Edgewell Personal Care Compare to Its Peers?

    Let’s compare Edgewell Personal Care to peers. The PS ratios of Edgewell, Kimberly-Clark , Estée Lauder, and Coty are 1.1x, 2.4x, 2.8x, and 2.3x, respectively.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What’s the Latest News on Sonoco Products?

    Sonoco Products (SON) rose 0.98% to close at $54.53 per share during the second week of January 2017.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Earnings Report

    John Wiley & Sons’ Revenue and Income Fall

    After its fiscal 2Q16 earnings report, John Wiley & Sons fell 10.4% to close at $45.09 per share as of December 8, 2015.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Sonoco Products Announces New Acquisition to Expand Its Business

    Sonoco Products (SON) has a market cap of $5.0 billion. It rose 0.20% to close at $49.86 per share on November 2, 2016.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Basic Materials

    SON’s Paper-Based Tubes and Cores Just Got More Expensive

    Sonoco Products (SON) has a market cap of $5.2 billion. It rose by 1.6% to close at $52.61 per share on September 2, 2016.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Earnings Report

    How Did Sonoco Products Perform in 3Q16?

    Sonoco Products (SON) has a market cap of $5.1 billion. It fell 0.06% to close at $51.05 per share on October 20, 2016.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Sonoco Products Announces Its 4Q16 Projections

    Sonoco Products (SON) has a market cap of $5.3 billion. It fell 1.7% to close at $52.85 per share on December 2, 2016.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Sonoco Raised the Prices of Its Paperboard Tubes and Cores

    Sonoco Products (SON) has a market cap of $5.4 billion. It rose 0.20% to close at $54.53 per share on January 13, 2017.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Basic Materials

    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 […]

    By Peter Neil
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    Basic Materials

    RPM International: Analysts’ Recommendations

    Among the analysts tracking RPM International, 46% recommended a “buy,” 39% recommended a “hold,” and 15% recommended a “sell.”

    By Peter Neil
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    Basic Materials

    Ashland Introduces Signia for Corrosion Control

    Ashland Global Holdings (ASH) stock gained ~1.4% and closed at $69.54 on April 13, 2018.

    By Peter Neil
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    Basic Materials

    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.

    By Peter Neil
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    Basic Materials

    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.

    By Peter Neil
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    Basic Materials

    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.

    By Peter Neil
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    Basic Materials

    Ashland Launches New Gelcoat

    Last week, Ashland (ASH) announced that it launched the Maxguard EZM marine white gelcoat.

    By Peter Neil
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    Basic Materials

    Will RPM International’s Dividend Yield Be Steady?

    Since 2014, RPM International’s dividend yield has largely been above 2.0%. Its dividend has been stable due to good growth in the dividend rate.

    By Peter Neil
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    Basic Materials

    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.

    By Peter Neil
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    Real Insights

    Betting against Volatility: Worth the Risk?

    The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) measures the volatility in the US stock market as represented by the S&P 500 Index (SPY) (SPX-Index).

    By Edward J. Perkin, CFA
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    Basic Materials

    Scotts Miracle-Gro: Gross Margins Are Expected to Expand in 3Q17

    Wall Street analysts expect gross income of $396 million in 3Q17, which will deliver a gross margin of 37% on 3Q17 sales estimates of $1.06 billion.

    By Adam Jones
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Scotts Miracle-Gro: Gross Margins in the Near Term

    Analysts estimate that in the next three years, sales numbers for Scotts Miracle-Gro (SMG) will trickle down to gross margins.

    By Adam Jones
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Scotts Miracle-Gro’s Products Reach Customers

    Selling to customers Earlier, we saw that the United States is a major market for The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (SMG), accounting for about 82% of the company’s net sales in 2016. To reach customers in the United States, the company sells directly and through distributors and brokers. The company’s products are available at warehouse clubs, […]

    By Adam Jones
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Sonoco Products Has Made Changes to Management

    Sonoco Products (SON) fell 3.1% to close at $52.85 per share during the fifth week of November 2016.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Sonoco Sells Rigid Plastics Blow Molding Operations to Amcor

    Price movement Sonoco Products (SON) has a market cap of $5.1 billion. It rose 1.3% to close at $50.55 per share on November 7, 2016. The stock’s weekly, monthly, and year-to-date (or YTD) price movements were 0.52%, -0.34%, and 26.6%, respectively, on the same day. SON is trading 0.50% above its 20-day moving average, 1.5% […]

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Sonoco Products Declares Dividend of $0.37 Per Share

    Price movement Sonoco Products (SON) has a market cap of $5.0 billion. It rose 0.06% to close at $50.60 per share on October 18, 2016. The stock’s weekly, monthly, and year-to-date (or YTD) price movements were 1.4%, -3.2%, and 26.7%, respectively, on the same day. SON is trading 1.9% below its 20-day moving average, 2.0% […]

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Sonoco Has Announced a New Investment to Improve Performance

    Sonoco Products (SON) has a market cap of $5.1 billion. It rose 0.85% to close at $50.93 per share on October 5, 2016.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Bank of America Merrill Lynch Downgrades Sonoco Products

    Sonoco Products (SON) has a market cap of $5.1 billion. It fell 3.7% to close at $50.87 per share on October 3, 2016.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Did Sonoco Increase Prices for Paperboard Tubes and Cores?

    Sonoco Products (SON) has a market cap of $5.3 billion. It fell 0.70% to close at $52.52 per share on September 26.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Sonoco Raises Paperboard Prices Due to Rise in Raw Material Costs

    Sonoco Products (SON) rose 2.0% to close at $52.89 per share during the third week of September 2016.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Basic Materials

    Sonoco ThermoSafe Acquires Laminar Medica to Expand Its Reach

    Sonoco Products (SON) has a market cap of $5.3 billion. It rose 0.04% to close at $52.27 per share on September 20, 2016.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Basic Materials

    Sonoco Hopes This Acquisition Will Help Expand Its Business

    Sonoco Products (SON) fell 2.9% to close at $51.10 per share during the first week of September 2016.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Basic Materials

    Sonoco Products Plans to Sell Its Rigid Plastics Blow Molding Operations

    Sonoco Products rose by 0.50% to close at $51.80 per share on September 1, 2016. Its weekly, monthly, and YTD price movements were 0.08%, 2.8%, and 29.7%.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Basic Materials

    Tootsie Roll Reported Mixed Results in 2Q16

    Tootsie Roll Industries (TR) fell by 2.2% to close at $37.13 per share during the fourth week of July 2016.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Basic Materials

    How Did Sonoco Products’s 2Q16 Earnings Turn Out?

    Sonoco Products reported fiscal 2Q16 net sales of ~$1.2 billion, a fall of 3.4% compared to net sales of ~$1.3 billion in fiscal 2Q15.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Basic Materials

    Sonoco Products Declares $0.37 Per Share Quarterly Dividend

    Sonoco Products (SON) has a market cap of $5.1 billion. It fell by 0.04% to close at $50.94 per share on July 20, 2016.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Did Sonoco Products’ Stock React to the Rating Downgrade?

    Sonoco Products (SON) has a market cap of $4.9 billion. SON fell by 1.4% to close at $48.21 per share on March 18, 2016.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Earnings Report

    Campbell Soup’s New Segments Impacted the Operating Profit

    The Americas Simple Meals and Beverages segment reported operating earnings of $290 million—a rise of 22% compared to fiscal 2Q15.

    By Sushree Mohanty
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Moody’s Downgraded Edgewell Personal Care’s CFR and Debt Rating

    Edgewell Personal Care Company (EPC) has a market cap of $4.5 billion. EPC fell by 0.59% to close at $76.43 per share on February 23, 2016.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Earnings Report

    Reading Copart’s Fiscal 1Q16 Results: Falls in Revenue and Income

    After the company’s 1Q16 earnings report, Copart’s stock rose by 1.36% to close at $37.20 per share as of November 23, 2015.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Earnings Report

    Why Did Edgewell Personal Care’s Income Fall in Fiscal 4Q15?

    Edgewell completed the spin-off of its Household Products business and incurred incremental costs from evaluating, planning, and executing the separation.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Earnings Report

    Atmos Energy’s Revenue Rises, Income Falls in 4Q15

    Atmos Energy reported a 4Q15 gross profit of $354.3 million, a 4.9% rise when compared to its gross profit of $337.7 million in 4Q14.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Earnings Report

    Atmos Energy’s Performance in the Competitive Market

    The price-to-earnings ratios of Atmos Energy, Xcel Energy, CenterPoint Energy, ONEOK, and NiSource are 20.4x, 20.0x, 15.3x, 23.8x, and 14.7x, respectively.

    By Gabriel Kane
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