DOW : Analysis & Opinions

  1. A Flood of Mediocre Earnings Reports - Ahead of Wall Street

    April 23, 2014
    Unless earnings fundamentals have stopped meaning anything in this "new normal," the market's gains appear to be on shaky ...
  2. Chemical Industry Stock Outlook - April 2014 - Industry Outlook

    April 10, 2014
    Chemical Industry Stock Outlook - April 2014 - Industry Outlook
  3. Auto Industry Stock Outlook - Feb 2014 - Industry Outlook

    February 6, 2014
    Auto Industry Stock Outlook - Feb 2014 - Industry Outlook
  4. Guidance Weakening Earnings Season - Ahead of Wall Street

    January 29, 2014
    Companies are continually beating estimates but guiding lower.
  5. Chemical Industry Stock Outlook - Dec 2013 - Industry Outlook

    December 17, 2013
    Chemical Industry Stock Outlook - Dec 2013 - Industry Outlook
  6. Food for Thought on Record Highs, Taper - Ahead of Wall Street

    November 22, 2013
    Will this trend continue even after the Fed is no longer in the bond-buying business?
  7. Record Earnings, But Outlook is Uncertain - Earnings Trends

    October 31, 2013
    Record Earnings, But Outlook is Uncertain - Earnings Trends
  8. Earnings Performance Lackluster (Again) - Ahead of Wall Street

    October 24, 2013
    The Q3 is on track to be along the lines of what we saw in the last few quarters, likely no better or worse.
  9. Into the Heart of Q3 Earnings Season - Earnings Trends

    October 24, 2013
    Into the Heart of Q3 Earnings Season - Earnings Trends
  10. Chemical Industry Stock Outlook - Aug 2013 - Industry Outlook

    August 20, 2013
    Chemical Industry Stock Outlook - Aug 2013 - Industry Outlook
  11. Earnings Growth Concentrated in a Few Pockets - Ahead of Wall ...

    July 25, 2013
    Finance and a few other areas are hiding a lot of earnings pain in most of the sectors.
  12. NatGas Exports to Rise: 2 Stocks to Buy Now - Analyst Blog

    July 12, 2013
    The U.S. Department of Energy has recently approved a large facility in Texas which will be utilized to export natural gas. ...
  13. Stock Market News for June 25, 2013 - Market News

    June 25, 2013
    Benchmarks slumped on Monday following a sell-off in Chinese equity markets coupled with investor concerns about the Fed ...
  14. Stock Market News for June 24, 2013 - Market News

    June 24, 2013
    Benchmarks finished mixed on Friday following Bernanke’s comments on Wednesday regarding slowing and ending of the ...
  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. Chemical Output Slips in April - Analyst Blog

    June 11, 2013
    U.S. chemical output fell 0.1% in April on weak manufacturing activity.
  17. 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 ...
  18. Stock Market News for February 8, 2013 - Market News

    February 8, 2013
    Investor sentiment was dampened yesterday following weak earnings and a discouraging outcome to the ECB meeting, dragging ...
  19. 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.
  20. Stock Market News for February 1, 2013 - Market News

    February 1, 2013
    Investor apprehensions about Friday's non-farm payroll data dragged benchmarks lower on Thursday. Benchmarks ended in the ...
  21. DuPont Ends OK, Starts Weak

    January 25, 2013
    DuPont's fourth quarter was a little soft, and the guidance for the first half of 2013 was softer still.
  22. DuPont Beats, Charges Crimp Net - Analyst Blog

    January 22, 2013
    DuPont (DD) beat expectations in the fourth quarter of 2012 but higher costs and weakness across titanium dioxide and photovoltaic ...
  23. Stock Market News for December 27, 2012 - Market News

    December 27, 2012
    A slump in U.S retail stocks and investor apprehensions about the Fiscal Cliff dragged the benchmarks lower on Wednesday. ...
  24. Chemical Stock Outlook - December 2012 - Industry Outlook

    December 20, 2012
    The September quarter essentially mirrored the conditions witnessed in the first two quarters of the year. A feeble economic ...
  25. Chemical Industry Stock Outlook - Dec 2012 - Zacks Analyst Interviews

    December 20, 2012
    The September quarter essentially mirrored the conditions witnessed in the first two quarters of the year. A feeble economic ...
  26. Chemical Industry Stock Outlook - Dec 2012 - Industry Outlook

    December 20, 2012
    The September quarter essentially mirrored the conditions witnessed in the first two quarters of the year. A feeble economic ...
  27. Eastman Chemical Bumps up Dividend - Analyst Blog

    December 13, 2012
    Eastman Chemical Company (EMN) has raised its quarterly cash dividend to 30 cents a share from 26 cents, representing a roughly ...
  28. DuPont Approves Share Buyback - Analyst Blog

    December 12, 2012
    Chemical and industrial products behemoth E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (DD) announced that its board of directors ...
  29. Stock Market News for December 10, 2012 - Market News

    December 10, 2012
    A better-than-expected government jobs report helped the Dow and S&P 500 achieve a winning finish, but Apple's decline dragged ...
  30. Stock Market News for December 4, 2012 - Market News

    December 4, 2012
    Disappointing U.S factory data and investor apprehensions about the Fiscal Cliff outweighed China's positive economic report ...
  31. Stock Market News for November 30, 2012 - Market News

    November 30, 2012
    Benchmarks finished in the green propelled by a slew of positive economic reports. GDP expanded more than initially expected, ...
  32. Chemical Output Edge Up in October - Analyst Blog

    November 30, 2012
    U.S. chemical output barely rose on a monthly basis in October, according to the latest monthly report from the American ...
  33. 4 Top Plays from a Market Leading Sector

    November 29, 2012
    Materials stocks have been leading the recent rebound, and MoneyShow's Tom Aspray looks at the charts of four of the sector's ...
  34. Eastman Chemical Cut to Neutral - Analyst Blog

    November 19, 2012
    We are downgrading our recommendation on Eastman Chemical Company (EMN) to Neutral following its mixed third-quarter 2012 ...
  35. Earnings Scorecard: DuPont - Analyst Blog

    November 7, 2012
    Chemical and industrial products behemoth E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company's (DD) second-quarter 2012 adjusted earnings ...
  36. Stock Market News for November 7, 2012 - Market News

    November 7, 2012
    Markets ended in the green yesterday, as uncertainty over the White House race was about to end soon. The election results ...
  37. Stock Market News for November 5, 2012 - Market News

    November 5, 2012
    Better-than-expected payrolls data failed to save benchmarks from ending in the red on Friday as investors remained apprehensive ...
  38. Mixed Bag from FMC Corp. - Analyst Blog

    November 1, 2012
    Chemical company FMC Corporation's (FMC) third-quarter 2012 adjusted earnings (excluding one-time items) came in at 79 cents ...
  39. Mixed 3Q for Eastman Chemical - Analyst Blog

    October 26, 2012
    Eastman Chemical Company (EMN) posted third-quarter 2012 adjusted earnings (from continuing operation) of $1.57 per share, ...
  40. 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.
  41. Dow and Other Big Movers In Basic Materials on October 24, 2 ...

    October 24, 2012
    After the morning's trading, the Nasdaq is unchanged, the S&P 500 has climbed 0.1% and the Dow is up 0.3%. The basic materials ...
  42. Stock Market News for October 24, 2012 - Market News

    October 24, 2012
    Benchmarks suffered heavy losses on Tuesday following weak quarterly results from DuPont and United Technologies. Meanwhile, ...
  43. DuPont Profit Skids, Slashing Jobs - Analyst Blog

    October 23, 2012
    Chemical and industrial products behemoth E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (DD) reported consolidated adjusted earnings ...
  44. Earnings Preview: DuPont - Analyst Blog

    October 19, 2012
    Chemical and industrial products behemoth E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (DD) is scheduled to report its second-quarter ...
  45. Transformation Has Paid Off For Ashland

    October 12, 2012
    Ashland's specialty businesses could reverse historically weak cash flow margins.
  46. DuPont Products Show More Yield - Analyst Blog

    October 4, 2012
    Chemical and industrial products behemoth E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company's (DD) Optimum AQUAmax products displayed ...
  47. Should Huntsman Really Be Trading At Such A Discount?

    October 3, 2012
    Huntsman is still transitioning, but the stock seems too cheap.
  48. FMC Corp. Collaborates With Isagro - Analyst Blog

    October 1, 2012
    In a bid to expand its fungicide portfolio, FMC Corporation (FMC) has inked a research and development deal with Italian ...
  49. US Chemical: Down Drift Continues - Analyst Blog

    September 26, 2012
    The latest monthly report from the American Chemistry Council (ACC) shows yet another monthly slump in the nation's chemical ...
  50. DuPont Collaborates with AvidBiotics - Analyst Blog

    September 20, 2012
    E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (DD) announced that its Nutrition & Health business has entered into a collaboration ...
  51. DuPont Collaborates with Ansell - Analyst Blog

    September 13, 2012
    Chemical and industrial products behemoth E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (DD) and Ansell, a leader in hand protection ...
  52. Eastman Signs Deal With NC State - Analyst Blog

    September 12, 2012
    Eastman Chemical Company (EMN) announced that it has entered into a $10 million research agreement with North Carolina (NC) ...
  53. Chemical Industry Stock Outlook - Sept. 2012 - Zacks Analyst ...

    September 6, 2012
    June quarter results mostly reflect a slow economic recovery in the U.S. and persistent recessionary conditions in Europe, ...
  54. Chemical Industry Stock Outlook - May 2012 - Industry Outlook

    September 6, 2012
    June quarter results mostly reflect a slow economic recovery in the U.S. and persistent recessionary conditions in Europe, ...
  55. Chemical Industry Stock Outlook - May 2012 - Zacks Analyst Interviews

    September 6, 2012
    June quarter results mostly reflect a slow economic recovery in the U.S. and persistent recessionary conditions in Europe, ...
  56. Chemical Industry Stock Outlook - Sept. 2012 - Industry Outlook

    September 6, 2012
    June quarter results mostly reflect a slow economic recovery in the U.S. and persistent recessionary conditions in Europe, ...
  57. MON's New Mobile App for Weeding - Analyst Blog

    August 31, 2012
    Monsanto Company (MON) recently announced the launch of Weed Manager PLUS, a new mobile application for farmers to facilitate ...
  58. DuPont Selling Coatings Biz to Carlyle - Analyst Blog

    August 31, 2012
    Chemical and industrial products behemoth E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (DD) struck a deal with private equity firm ...
  59. ACC Data Shows Muted U.S. Recovery - Analyst Blog

    August 27, 2012
    The American Chemistry Council's ("ACC") recently released third monthly report on its leading economic indicator points ...
  60. Stock Market News for August 24, 2012 - Market News

    August 24, 2012
    Ambiguity over whether the Federal Reserve would introduce additional monetary stimulus and bleak jobs data dragged the benchmarks ...
  61. Eastman Chemical Stays Outperform - Analyst Blog

    August 17, 2012
    We are reaffirming our Outperform recommendation on Eastman Chemical Company (EMN). We believe that the company is well placed ...
  62. Huntsman Boosts MDI Capacity - Analyst Blog

    August 13, 2012
    Huntsman Corporation (HUN) recently announced that it has conducted engineering studies to expand the Polyurethanes' methylene ...
  63. Mixed 2Q for FMC Corp. - Analyst Blog

    August 8, 2012
    Chemical company  FMC Corporation's (FMC) adjusted earnings (excluding one-time items) came in at 92 cents per share in the ...
  64. Light on News, Market to Stay Afloat? - Analyst Blog

    August 6, 2012
    The market will likely bask some more in the after-glow of Friday's positive job report as it has nothing else to latch onto ...
  65. Ahead of Wall Street - August 6, 2012 - Ahead of Wall Street

    August 6, 2012
    Monday, August 6, 2012 The market will likely bask some more in the after-glow of Friday's positive job report as it has ...
  66. Eastman, Sinopec Join Forces - Analyst Blog

    August 1, 2012
    Eastman Chemical Company (EMN) announced that it has collaborated with Sinopec Yangzi Petrochemical Company Limited to build ...
  67. Mixed Bag from Eastman Chemical - Analyst Blog

    July 31, 2012
    Eastman Chemical Company (EMN) reported second-quarter 2012 earnings (from continuing operation) of $1.26 per share, down ...
  68. DuPont EPS Beats, Outlook Cautious - Analyst Blog

    July 24, 2012
    Chemical and industrial products behemoth E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (DD) reported adjusted earnings of $1.48 per ...
  69. DuPont, Fiber-Line Join Forces - Analyst Blog

    July 17, 2012
    Chemical and industrial products behemoth E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (DD) has joined Fiber-Line Inc. to offer new ...
  70. DuPont Wins Patent Appeal - Analyst Blog

    July 9, 2012
    Danisco, a part of E.I. Du Pont de Nemours' (DD) Nutrition and Health business won an appeal that rejects Novozymes' animal-feed ...
  71. U.S. Chemical Output Sags in May - Analyst Blog

    July 5, 2012
    U.S. chemical production continues its monthly declining streak as reflected in the recently released data by the American ...
  72. Eastman Closes Solutia Buyout - Analyst Blog

    July 3, 2012
    Eastman Chemical Company (EMN) has wrapped up its takeover of Missouri-based chemical company Solutia Inc. (SOA) following ...
  73. Eastman-Solutia Deal Moves Ahead - Analyst Blog

    July 2, 2012
    Eastman Chemical Company's (EMN) impending purchase of Missouri-based chemical company Solutia Inc. (SOA) has been cleared ...
  74. ACC Data Shows Choppy U.S. Recovery - Analyst Blog

    June 29, 2012
    The American Chemistry Council's ("ACC") recently released first monthly report on its new, first-of-its-kind economic indicator ...
  75. Dow Establishes R&D Facility - Analyst Blog

    June 29, 2012
    Chemical giant The Dow Chemical Company (DOW) has announced its intention to open its North East USA Technology Center in ...
  76. Monsanto Beats, Retains Guidance - Analyst Blog

    June 27, 2012
    Monsanto Company (MON) posted strong financial results in the third quarter of fiscal 2012, with earnings per share from ...
  77. 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 so ...
  78. DuPont Files Patent Lawsuit - Analyst Blog

    June 25, 2012
    EI DuPont de Nemours & Co. (DD) recently took Heraeus Materials Technology and its client, SolarWorld Industries America, ...
  79. Eastman Receives Stevie Award - Analyst Blog

    June 21, 2012
    Eastman Chemical Company (EMN) announced that it has been honored with Silver Stevie Award in the category of Company of ...
  80. Can Greif Find A Second Wind In The Second Half?

    June 11, 2012
    Greif is struggling today, but a stronger economy in the second half should lift volumes.
  81. Georgia Gulf Needs Stronger Housing To Validate Its Independence

    May 24, 2012
    Georgia Gulf may be right that Westlake's bid was too low, but it will take time to prove it.
  82. Aceto Looking At A Tough Future

    May 15, 2012
    Aceto is making sound moves, but the results need to be better.
  83. Eastman Chemical Perks Up Texas Facility - Analyst Blog

    May 7, 2012
    Eastman Chemical Company (EMN) announced the completion of start up of its non-phthalate plasticizer manufacturing facility ...
  84. NewMarket Remains Reasonable

    May 2, 2012
    NewMarket’s earnings multiple is quite reasonable.
  85. 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 ...
  86. Is It Time To Prepare For A Braskem Rebound?

    April 9, 2012
    Braskem has been hit by tough spreads, but conditions are looking up.
  87. 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.
  88. Innospec Might Be A Name To Watch In Specialty Chemicals

    March 13, 2012
    Innospec is under-followed, but interesting nonetheless.
  89. How Much Further To Bottom For OM Group?

    March 9, 2012
    OM Group looks cheap, but things can still get worse.
  90. American Vanguard No Shrinking Violet

    March 8, 2012
    American Vanguard has good growth prospects, but needs a little more value.
  91. 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 ...
  92. Can Zoltek Keep The Wind At Its Back?

    February 8, 2012
    Zoltek was set up to soar on a big beat.
  93. OM Group - Just Another Cheap Commodity Play, Or Something More?

    January 17, 2012
    OM Group is seeing multiple cyclical downturns, but looks cheap.
  94. 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.
  95. 5 Great Trades for a Short Week

    January 5, 2012
    Favorable chart patterns and technical signals in these five stocks are likely to present good trading opportunities in this ...
  96. 5 High-Beta Stocks To Watch

    December 22, 2011
    Check out five high-beta stocks that can help make your portfolio more exciting.
  97. 5 High-Beta Stocks To Watch

    November 4, 2011
    Check out five high-beta stocks that can help make your portfolio more exciting.
  98. Can ADA-ES Make The Improbable Possible?

    September 29, 2011
    Has ADA-ES found a saleable product in clean coal?
  99. 5 High-Beta Stocks To Watch

    September 28, 2011
    Check out five high-beta stocks that can help make your portfolio more exciting.
  100. 5 High-Beta Stocks To Watch

    August 31, 2011
    Check out five high-beta stocks that can help make your portfolio more exciting.
  101. Monsanto Bugged By Potentially Resistant Insects

    August 31, 2011
    Rootworms are developing potential resistance to a natural pesticide Monsanto makes with its genetically altered corn seeds.
  102. FMC A Three-For-One Chemical Company

    August 8, 2011
    FMC is benefiting from broad-based strength and expanding margins.
  103. RPM Overcomes Rising Costs

    July 29, 2011
    Specialty chemical and coatings company RPM turned in strong fourth quarter and full fiscal year results as it overcame rising ...
  104. Solar Uncertainty Provides Buying Opportunity

    July 28, 2011
    STR Holdings' recent revision provides investors with an investment opportunity.
  105. 4 Commodity Stocks To Watch On Wednesday

    July 27, 2011
    Wednesday will be a busy day for analysts as many companies will be announcing their quarterly results.
  106. American Midstream Partners Revew

    July 26, 2011
    American Midstream Partners has joined the wave of energy companies going public through initial public offerings.
  107. 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 ...
  108. 5 High-Beta Stocks To Watch

    July 7, 2011
    Check out five high-beta stocks that can help make your portfolio more exciting.
  109. 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 ...
  110. Agri-Tech Heats Up

    May 4, 2011
    Just as technology has revolutionized the healthcare industry, agriculture is undergoing its own tech renaissance.
  111. 5 High-Beta Stocks To Watch

    April 25, 2011
    Check out five high-beta stocks that can help make your portfolio more exciting.
  112. 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 ...
  113. 5 Important Earnings Announcements For February 3

    February 2, 2011
    Earnings reports are significant events for every stock. Here are 5 earnings announcement for February 3 that you should ...
  114. Add Industrial Production To Your Portfolio

    January 26, 2011
    It seems that the U.S. economy is finally turning a corner and the industrial sector is leading the way.
  115. DuPont Nets Out To "Lukewarm"

    January 26, 2011
    DuPont shares don't offer enough of a discount to overcome lackluster margins and a high correlation to global growth.
  116. 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.
  117. Rail Traffic Has A Strong End To A Rebounding Year

    January 13, 2011
    The rail traffic rebound picked up a little steam in December.
  118. Monsanto Seeds Bear Profit

    January 11, 2011
    Monsanto continues its long-term transition from mainly an herbicide company into one dominated by its seed and genomics ...
  119. RPM Still Has Some Horsepower

    January 10, 2011
    RPM is doing very well relative to very weak end-user markets.
  120. Five Socially Responsible Stocks

    November 22, 2010
    Making money in the market shouldn't prevent you from sleeping at night. Find out how to keep your conscience clean and wealth ...
  121. 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 ...
  122. 3M's Earnings Rise, Outlook Cautious

    November 1, 2010
    3M posted record earnings, but the market reacted negatively as the company slightly lowered its outlook for the full year.
  123. Occidental Petroleum Third Quarter Review

    October 26, 2010
    Upon reporting a solid third quarter, Occidental reveals plans for increasing exploration and development in North America.
  124. 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.
  125. Looking Offshore For Wind Power

    September 16, 2010
    Offshore wind power represents long-term potential in the alternative energy space.
  126. Recovery? Specialty Chemicals Lead The Way

    July 28, 2010
    Double-digit volume growth from chemical companies seems like a positive sign for the economic recovery.
  127. 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 ...
  128. Undesirable Dividends

    March 22, 2010
    For many reasons, high dividend yields can be dangerous. Read on to find out how.
  129. Chemicals Sector Is Creating A Stir

    February 3, 2010
    The recession hit the chemical sector hard, but Asian demand and cost-cutting have this sector back on the path to explosive ...
  130. Monsanto Sees A Better Harvest

    January 8, 2010
    Monsanto's first quarter was severely impacted by a decline in herbicide sales.
  131. Corning Highlights Consumer Tech Strength

    October 29, 2009
    Corning's recent earnings show that the company has been doing well during the recession, and stands to do even better.
  132. Chemical Makers: More Sales, Please

    October 27, 2009
    These stocks have seen some strong gains, but without rising sales, this bullish trend is unlikely to continue.
  133. RPM Paints A Small Green Shoot

    October 15, 2009
    Small cap specialty paint, coating and sealant maker RPM's industrial segment is still off but its consumer business is improving.
  134. Large Cap Winners In September

    October 5, 2009
    A review of the best performing large cap stocks in September, 2009.
  135. Is The Recession Over?

    May 5, 2009
    The latest report from the Institute for Supply Management indicates that the economic contraction is beginning to slow. ...
  136. April's Surprising Large Cap Winners

    May 4, 2009
    April large cap winners were from sectors that everyone considered dead, rewarding patient investors who listened to reason ...
  137. Painting A Bleak Picture

    April 21, 2009
    Paint and specialty chemical companies continue to face grim near-term business prospects.
  138. 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 ...
  139. Disney's Book-Value Dazzle

    March 10, 2009
    Sometimes stocks that trade below book value can add the needed pixie dust to your portfolio.
  140. Five Mid Cap Stocks Killed In February

    March 2, 2009
    The worst performing mid cap stocks in February were the casualties of a plunging market.
  141. Eastman Chemical Has Right Ingredients For Success

    February 4, 2009
    This company's dividend yield provides incentive for investors who want to hang on for the ride.
  142. 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.
  143. RPM Slows Down, For Now

    December 11, 2008
    This specialty chemicals maker is a steady grower stuck in a no-growth pattern due to the economic slowdown, so what are ...
  144. Earnings Roundup: Union Pacific, Dow, Amazon

    October 28, 2008
    Learn why Union Pacific beat estimates, Dow Chemical confirmed its dividend, and Amazon.com cut its Q4 guidance.
  145. DuPont - Better Investing Through Chemistry

    October 27, 2008
    DuPont is more than just a commodity company, but investors can profit from the misperception.
  146. 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.
  147. Batten Down The Hatches And Hunt For Yield

    September 24, 2008
    With uncertainty at a high point for the year, take a step back and be prepared for a defensive strategy to close out the ...
  148. Consolidation Boosts Chemical Sector

    July 16, 2008
    Two multi-billion-dollar deals rocked the chemical sector last week. Could this be just the beginning?
  149. Monsanto Building Momentum (MON)

    October 16, 2007
    The seed producer had a tough quater but a great year - Monsanto just keeps getting better.
  150. It's A Global Material World (DBN, MXI)

    July 30, 2007
    International material ETFs are one of the best performing niche sectors. Learn what two ETFs are the best in the industry.
  151. Troubled Waters in Georgia Gulf (GGC)

    March 9, 2007
    Depressed industry fundamentals and questions about an acquisition make Georgia Gulf an intriguing value play.
  152. A Peek into the Business Model of the Future

    March 14, 2006
    Does the classic Value vs Growth paradigm hold up in today's market?
  153. 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 ...
  154. 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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