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  1. Chemical Industry Stock Outlook - April 2014 - Industry Outlook

    April 10, 2014
    Chemical Industry Stock Outlook - April 2014 - Industry Outlook
  2. Chemical Industry Stock Outlook - Dec 2013 - Industry Outlook

    December 17, 2013
    Chemical Industry Stock Outlook - Dec 2013 - Industry Outlook
  3. Dividend Stocks Still Matter

    October 24, 2013
    For those investors looking at the long term, ignore the taper talk and focus on dividends. The pay-outs from equities have ...
  4. Chemical Industry Stock Outlook - Aug 2013 - Industry Outlook

    August 20, 2013
    Chemical Industry Stock Outlook - Aug 2013 - Industry Outlook
  5. Dow, Evotec in Research Alliance - Analyst Blog

    July 9, 2013
    Dow Chemical's unit has entered into research collaboration with Evotec.
  6. APD Boosts Hydrogen Generator Capacity - Analyst Blog

    June 26, 2013
    Air Products has extended its PRISM Hydrogen Generator product line for on-site gas production.
  7. Chatham to Buy Hyatt Place Pittsburgh - Analyst Blog

    June 12, 2013
    Chatham inked a deal to acquire Hyatt Place Pittsburgh/North Shore for $40 million.
  8. Waiting For Housing To Recover, Valspar's Recovery Already Arrived

    May 15, 2013
    Valspar's market share and performance suggest the stock has recovered far enough.
  9. RPM's Performance Isn't Perfect, But Continues To Generate Cash ...

    April 5, 2013
    RPM's performance was okay, but the valuation seems to be ahead of the stock.
  10. Stock Market News for January 17, 2013 - Market News

    January 17, 2013
    Benchmarks ended mixed on Wednesday following World Bank's downgrade of global growth estimates, which was partly overshadowed ...
  11. Can RPM Play Catch Up On The Housing Trade?

    January 9, 2013
    RPM International may have more growth ahead of it, but the valuation assumes that.
  12. Stock Market News for January 9, 2013 - Market News

    January 9, 2013
    Benchmarks closed in the red for the second consecutive day as investor concerns about fourth-quarter earnings once again ...
  13. Stock Market News for January 4, 2013 - Market News

    January 4, 2013
    Benchmarks ended their two-day rally after minutes of the Federal Reserve's December policy meeting reflected concerns over ...
  14. Valspar Signs Deal with Ace - Analyst Blog

    January 3, 2013
    The Valspar Corporation (VAL) announced that it has entered into a long-term strategic supply agreement with Ace Hardware ...
  15. Mosaic and Other Basic Materials Stocks Making Big Moves on December ...

    December 28, 2012
    The Nasdaq has fallen 0.3%, the S&P 500 has slipped 0.5% and the Dow has declined 0.5%, marking a bad morning for the market. ...
  16. Stock Market News for December 28, 2012 - Market News

    December 28, 2012
    Investor fears about the Fiscal Cliff dilemma and a decline in consumer confidence dragged the benchmarks into negative territory ...
  17. Stock Market News for December 26, 2012 - Market News

    December 26, 2012
    Monday's holiday-shortened trading session ended with losses for the benchmarks as investors remained apprehensive about ...
  18. 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 ...
  19. 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 ...
  20. 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 ...
  21. Stock Market News for December 17, 2012 - Market News

    December 17, 2012
    Investor apprehensions about the Fiscal Cliff once again dented the benchmarks on Friday. The S&P 500 and the Dow Jones posted ...
  22. Stock Market News for December 13, 2012 - Market News

    December 13, 2012
    Benchmarks lost most of the gains that were propelled by the central bank's announcement of a new stimulus plan and ended ...
  23. PPG Among Basic Materials' Biggest Movers on December 10, 2012

    December 10, 2012
    The Nasdaq has moved up 0.6%, the S&P 500 is up 0.2% and the Dow has risen 0.3% on a good day for the market so far. The ...
  24. 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 ...
  25. 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, ...
  26. Rockwood's Talison Buy OK'd - Analyst Blog

    November 28, 2012
    Specialty and advanced materials company Rockwood Holdings Inc. (ROC) recently secured the green signal from the government ...
  27. Sherwin-Williams Heads South Of The Rio Grande

    November 15, 2012
    Sherwin-Williams is acquiring Comex for $2.34B. I'll look at why the deal looks good.
  28. 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 ...
  29. 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 ...
  30. Mixed Bag from Sherwin-Williams - Analyst Blog

    October 25, 2012
    Sherwin-Williams Co.'s (SHW) third-quarter 2012 adjusted earnings of $2.29 per share surpassed the Zacks Consensus Estimate ...
  31. 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, ...
  32. Stock Market News for October 3, 2012 - Market News

    October 3, 2012
    Benchmarks ended mixed yesterday after a favorable housing report countered apprehensions about the Spanish bailout. Uncertainty ...
  33. Basic Materials Stocks, Including Sasol Limited, Making Big Moves ...

    September 10, 2012
    After the morning's trading, the Nasdaq has decreased 0.6%, the S&P 500 has been relatively flat and the Dow has increased ...
  34. 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, ...
  35. LyondellBasell and More Big Movers in Basic Materials on September ...

    September 6, 2012
    The morning has been good for the market. The Nasdaq is trading up 1.9%; the S&P 500 has increased 1.8%; and the Dow has ...
  36. Sherwin-Williams Recalls Paint Cans - Analyst Blog

    August 30, 2012
    The Sherwin-Williams Company (SHW) has voluntarily recalled 98,400 units of its Krylon-branded acrylic paints citing potential ...
  37. Rockwood Holdings Agrees to Buy Talison - Analyst Blog

    August 24, 2012
    Specialty and advanced materials company Rockwood Holdings Inc. (ROC) entered into an agreement  to buy Talison Lithium Limited ...
  38. Highwoods Signs New Leases - Analyst Blog

    August 10, 2012
    Highwoods Properties, Inc. (HIW), a real estate investment trust (REIT), recently entered into long-term agreements with ...
  39. Currency Drags Rockwood Down - Analyst Blog

    August 6, 2012
    Specialty chemicals and advanced materials company Rockwood Holdings, Inc. (ROC) recently reported disappointing second-quarter ...
  40. Basic Materials Stocks Making Big Moves on July 19, 2012

    July 19, 2012
    The market is on the rise this morning. The Nasdaq has risen 1.1%; the S&P 500 has increased 0.3%; and the Dow is trading ...
  41. Stock Market News for July 18, 2012 - Market News

    July 18, 2012
    Encouraging quarterly results combined with fresh hopes of economic stimulus measures to lift the benchmarks into the green ...
  42. Basic Materials Sector's Biggest Movers for July 13, 2012

    July 13, 2012
    The market is currently up, with the Nasdaq climbing 1%, the S&P 500 rising 1.3% and the Dow moving up 1.3%. The basic materials ...
  43. Stock Market News for June 13, 2012 - Market News

    June 13, 2012
    Investors grew hopeful once again about fresh economic stimulus after Chicago Federal Reserve Bank President Charles Evans ...
  44. Stock Market News for June 6, 2012 - Market News

    June 6, 2012
    Investors finally had something to cheer about yesterday as all the benchmarks ended in the green for the first time in five ...
  45. Chemical Makers Profiting From The Decline Of Natural Gas

    May 1, 2012
    Chemical Makers Profiting From The Decline Of Natural Gas
  46. Valspar Paints A Pretty Picture

    March 30, 2012
    Global's coatings business expected to reach $107 billion by 2017. Valspar is going to be a big part of that growth. Its ...
  47. Is There Enough Economic Growth To Push Olin Higher?

    February 1, 2012
    Olin is struggling to keep the growth going.
  48. Costs Taking Their Toll On RPM International

    January 9, 2012
    RPM is seeing real margin pain in the face of higher costs.
  49. Paint Stocks Glossing Over Housing Mess

    October 3, 2011
    The housing market is keeping paint stocks in a bleak color pallet. When the market sorts itself out, things will be much ...
  50. 3 Reasons To Own Magna International

    August 16, 2011
    The auto parts maker's EV/EBITDA is less than four times EBITDA, making it very appealing right now.
  51. RPM's Resurgent Quarter

    April 13, 2011
    Specialty paint and coating maker RPM posted a profitable third quarter with raised guidance.
  52. Home Depot Pulls Ahead Of Lowe's

    February 28, 2011
    Home Depot has pulled back into the lead in the battle between the two big-box home improvement stores.
  53. 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 ...
  54. Valspar Coated With Profits

    August 19, 2010
    Valspar has battled well through the recession and should continue to edge forward even in the slowing economic recovery.
  55. RPM Earnings Show Weak Quarter, Strong Year

    April 14, 2010
    Paint and sealing coating maker RPM had a loss in its just reported quarter, but it should have a profitable year.
  56. 4 Strong Industrial Ways To Play The Recovery

    April 7, 2010
    With the economy beginning to show some signs of improvement, industrial stocks have risen from the grave.
  57. Play The 2011 Tax Game

    February 24, 2010
    The 15% dividend tax comes to an end in 2010. If Obama doesn't extend it, what are the implications and who'll do what to ...
  58. The Power Of Dividends

    January 12, 2010
    Dividends are often ignored by investors looking for something flashier.
  59. RPM Earnings Speed Ahead

    January 8, 2010
    RPM showed a glimmer of revival with its last quarter earnings in October and its second quarter report continues that trend.
  60. 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.
  61. A Pretty Painted Picture

    September 8, 2009
    Here is a look at the painting business and some of the companies within it.
  62. Industrial-Strength Dividends

    May 29, 2009
    Investing in sound companies that pay you reasonable dividends is always a strategy worth adopting.
  63. 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 ...
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