DOW : Analysis & Opinions

  1. How Dow Chemical (DOW) Makes its Money

    September 17, 2015
    An in depth look at how Dow has made itself vital to so many industries in its 118 year history.
  2. U.S. Rivers Fouled With Bee, Bird Killing Neonics

    August 25, 2015
    The U.S. Geological Survey says chemicals made by industry giants like Bayer (NASDAQOTH: BAYRY) and Syngenta (NYSE: SYT) ...
  3. CF Industries Continues Its Shopping Spree

    July 22, 2015
    Just weeks after acquiring U.K.-based nitrogen producer GrowHow, fertilizer producer CF Industries (NYSE: CF) is looking ...
  4. Hedge Fund Backs Monsanto Bid for Syngenta

    July 15, 2015
    Billionaire hedge fund manager John Paulson is reportedly building a significant stake in Swiss biotech Syngenta (NYSE: ...
  5. 3 Basic Material Stocks Poised For A Pop

    April 2, 2015
    After large market swings such as the one seen on March 30, 2015, it is not surprising to see traders become more tolerant ...
  6. 3 Valuable Tips From Buffett's Shareholder Meeting

    February 23, 2015
    Less than a year ago, over 35,000 people flocked to the "Woodstock for Capitalists" just for a chance to sit in on a six-hour ...
  7. This Hated Company Is Poised For An 80% Gain

    February 23, 2015
    Some stocks are like elite athletes. They may come with some extraneous baggage, but they still warrant a sizeable investment ...
  8. Who are Monsanto's main competitors?

    December 3, 2014
    Learn about Monsanto Company's two main operating divisions and its main competitors within each sector, including The Mosaic ...
  9. Markets End Week On Positive Note As Investors Are Encouraged ...

    November 21, 2014
  10. All Quiet On The Market Front: Dow, S&P 500, Nasdaq Virtually ...

    November 12, 2014
  11. The 5 Largest U.S. Product Liability Cases

    August 18, 2014
    General Motors has been making headlines again this ear, but it's the type of press that no corporation ever wants to ...
  12. The Best Investments This Year: The Boom of "Boring"

    February 18, 2014
    Investopedia explains: U.S.-based stocks did well and beat more aggressive strategies pursued by hedge funds and other investors ...
  13. This Simple System Could Lead To 41% Gains In Less Than 5 Months

    February 6, 2014
    The past few years have been a great time to be an investor.Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's zero interest rate ...
  14. Why Is Monsanto Evil, But DuPont Isn't?

    June 19, 2013
    Monsanto is perhaps the most-hated company, but competitors like DuPont behave in very similar ways
  15. W.R. Grace – Maybe The Most Valuable Bankrupt Company Going

    June 18, 2013
    Grace will emerge from bankruptcy as a great specialty chemicals company, but not a cheap one.
  16. Playing The Big Winners In U.S. LNG

    May 24, 2013
    For U.S. producers of natural gas, exporting that bounty is seen a necessary way to profit from higher demand overseas as ...
  17. DuPont's Cyclicality Seems Overpriced

    April 23, 2013
    Investors should be wary of paying a big premium for DuPont's cyclicality.
  18. The Next Energy Debate - Should The U.S. Pass Gas?

    February 4, 2013
    A debate is heating up over the proper use of natural gas reserves in the U.S.
  19. Bull Vs. Bear - A Deal For The Fiscal Cliff Can Happen

    December 13, 2012
    A deal should get done, if only a temporary fix, so a more permanent solution can be found in 2013.
  20. Kirby Continues To Consolidate

    November 30, 2012
    Kirby continues to consolidate the fragmented barge and coastal transportation market.
  21. Weak Volumes Knock The Wind Out Of DuPont

    October 25, 2012
    DuPont's third quarter rattled investors, with a big shortfall in volume, revenue and earnings.
  22. Dow Chemical Third Quarter Earnings Preview

    October 22, 2012
    On Thursday, October 25, 2012, Dow Chemical (NYSE:DOW) will announce its third quarter earnings. The consensus analyst estimate ...
  23. How China's Economy Could Spell Trouble for America

    October 17, 2012
    Every September, the world's top thinkers get together in support of President Bill Clinton's "Clinton Global Initiative," ...
  24. Transformation Has Paid Off For Ashland

    October 12, 2012
    Ashland's specialty businesses could reverse historically weak cash flow margins.
  25. Should Huntsman Really Be Trading At Such A Discount?

    October 3, 2012
    Huntsman is still transitioning, but the stock seems too cheap.
  26. Dow Chemical Second Quarter Earnings

    July 26, 2012
    Dow Chemical (NYSE:DOW) announced its results for the most recent quarter on July 26, 2012. Dow Chemical produces chemicals, ...
  27. Monsanto Has Bloomed, But Summer Won't Last Forever

    July 3, 2012
    Monsanto is thriving today, but the harvest can't last forever and long-term holders ought to go over the numbers carefully ...
  28. Basic Materials Stocks Making Big Moves on June 27, 2012

    June 27, 2012
    The Nasdaq is trading up 0.7%, the S&P 500 has climbed 0.7% and the Dow has increased 0.6% on a good day for the market ...
  29. 3 Reasons American Pacific Is Ready To Take Off

    June 6, 2012
    Las Vegas-based American Pacific Corporation is the only producer of ammonium perchlorate in North America, it's struggled ...
  30. Aceto Looking At A Tough Future

    May 15, 2012
    Aceto is making sound moves, but the results need to be better.
  31. DuPont On The Upswing

    April 24, 2012
    Over the past three years, DuPont's sales are up less than 7% annually, but profits have jumped at a nearly 19% annual average ...
  32. Is It Time To Prepare For A Braskem Rebound?

    April 9, 2012
    Braskem has been hit by tough spreads, but conditions are looking up.
  33. Growth And Quality Don't Come Cheap At Oneok Partners

    March 20, 2012
    Oneok Partners isn't cheap, but it offers an intriguing and relatively uncommon mix of quality in place and growth potential.
  34. Innospec Might Be A Name To Watch In Specialty Chemicals

    March 13, 2012
    Innospec is under-followed, but interesting nonetheless.
  35. American Vanguard No Shrinking Violet

    March 8, 2012
    American Vanguard has good growth prospects, but needs a little more value.
  36. Obama’s Corporate Tax Proposal: Which Companies Will Take A Hit?

    February 24, 2012
    President Obama has proposed corporate tax cuts that will lower corporate income taxes from 35% to 28%, but claims he willl ...
  37. 3 Reasons To Own Olin Corporation

    February 14, 2012
    With a dividend yield of 3.7% and very little downside, Olin could be fully valued or it could be a great long-term investment.
  38. Can Zoltek Keep The Wind At Its Back?

    February 8, 2012
    Zoltek was set up to soar on a big beat.
  39. Eastman Chemical Seems To Get The Long-Term Picture

    February 1, 2012
    Eastman has solid and improving returns, open-minded leadership and an undemanding valuation.
  40. OM Group - Just Another Cheap Commodity Play, Or Something More?

    January 17, 2012
    OM Group is seeing multiple cyclical downturns, but looks cheap.
  41. 3 Reasons To Own DuPont

    January 6, 2012
    In mid-December, DuPont trimmed its earnings per share. No matter, there's still reason to own its stock.
  42. 5 High-Beta Stocks To Watch

    December 22, 2011
    Check out five high-beta stocks that can help make your portfolio more exciting.
  43. Kirby Not Just Floating Along

    December 8, 2011
    Kirby is a great mix of stability and growth potential.
  44. 5 High-Beta Stocks To Watch

    September 28, 2011
    Check out five high-beta stocks that can help make your portfolio more exciting.
  45. 5 High-Beta Stocks To Watch

    August 31, 2011
    Check out five high-beta stocks that can help make your portfolio more exciting.
  46. Syngenta's Growth Strategy

    July 14, 2011
    Seed-maker Syngenta merged its two major divisions in an effort to boost growth. The market is not yet sure how well this ...
  47. Finding High Growth In Chemicals

    June 21, 2011
    Although many industrial stocks have lost some luster in the face of a slowing global economy, the chemicals industry is ...
  48. 5 High-Beta Stocks To Watch

    April 25, 2011
    Check out five high-beta stocks that can help make your portfolio more exciting.
  49. Water Investments: Rising With The Tide

    February 23, 2011
    While water is currently ignored, it won’t be for long. The impending water crisis will result in major investments in the ...
  50. PPG Coated With Profits

    January 26, 2011
    Specialty coatings, chemical and glass maker PPG Industries posted a sharp rise in quarterly and full year profits.
  51. Owens Corning Sees Bright Future

    November 19, 2010
    Owens Corning believes that the company can put out significant cash flow over the next few years as it benefits from a recovery ...
  52. The Good And Bad Of DuPont's Strength

    October 28, 2010
    DuPont's success confirms an economic recovery, but raises the spectre of inflation.
  53. Monsanto Plants Seeds Of Growth

    October 8, 2010
    Monsanto posted weaker than expected fourth quarter earnings, and fiscal year earnings that were less than last year's.
  54. Monsanto Earnings: Seeds Of Doubt Or Opportunity?

    July 6, 2010
    Monsanto earnings were hit hard by poor sales of its Roundup weed killer, as well as flat demand for its gentically altered ...
  55. Large Cap Winners In September

    October 5, 2009
    A review of the best performing large cap stocks in September, 2009.
  56. Four Stocks Set For A Pullback

    June 18, 2009
    Traders will watch these four securities as they test their respective 200-day moving averages.
  57. The Caustic Soda Cycle

    April 3, 2009
    This cycle seems to have peaked as supply will increase as the economy recovers. This will be a relief to buyers of this ...
  58. Disney's Book-Value Dazzle

    March 10, 2009
    Sometimes stocks that trade below book value can add the needed pixie dust to your portfolio.
  59. A Five-High Short Stack For January 15

    January 15, 2009
    Order a side of HOG for your portfolio to add sizzle to both short and long plays.
  60. Can Aluminum (And Alcoa) Shine Again?

    October 14, 2008
    Aluminum is down big time, but brighter days should be ahead - someday - for this key industrial metal.
  61. 10 Blue Chips On The Outs

    October 8, 2008
    The market has taken down stocks of all caliber, and these formerly sturdy blue chip stocks are due another look as we wait ...
  62. Monsanto Building Momentum (MON)

    October 16, 2007
    The seed producer had a tough quater but a great year - Monsanto just keeps getting better.
  63. Creative Chemicals (DD, DOW, BF)

    March 27, 2007
    Comparing three large chemical companies for the right chemistry in your portfolio.
  64. Taking a Closer Look at Chemical Companies

    December 6, 2005
    The chemical sector may be painted with an outdated brush there might be a lot more opportunity here than many investors ...
  65. The Little Things That Matter

    October 26, 2005
    Everybody's talking about it but how exactly do you invest in nanotechnology? Let David Harper shed some light on the subject.
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