82.32 0.00 (0.00%)
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|Bid||0.00 x 3200|
|Ask||93.90 x 1000|
|Day's Range||82.15 - 83.47|
|52 Week Range||81.89 - 112.45|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||0.87|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||8.25|
|Earnings Date||Oct 25, 2018|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||2.24 (2.73%)|
|1y Target Est||109.59|
On October 11, PolyOne (POL) declared its quarterly cash dividend. The press release said that PolyOne would pay a dividend of $0.195 per share. The dividend rate represents 11% growth over the previous year.
On October 11, Celanese (CE) announced that it entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Next Polymers. However, Celanese didn’t disclose the financial aspects of the acquisition. Celanese expects the deal to be completed by the first quarter of 2019.
In a press release on October 11, LyondellBasell discussed the launch of a new copolymer—Purell EP374M. The new product targets the Healthcare segment by storing medicine and healthcare components.
In a press release on October 11, DowDuPont (DWDP) announced the quarterly dividend. DowDupont said that its board approved a quarterly dividend of $0.38 per share. The quarter dividend implies that there isn’t an increase in the dividend rate. DowDuPont might not revise its dividend rate until the spin-off is completed. DowDuPont released its fifth dividend after the merger of Dow Chemical and DuPont.
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The big shareholder groups in Eastman Chemical Company (NYSE:EMN) have power over the company. Institutions will often hold stock in bigger companies, and we expect to see insiders owning a Read More...
Eastman Chemical's (EMN) strategic acquisitions and cost-cutting actions are likely to drive growth, amid headwinds from raw-material cost inflation.
On September 30, a press release said that Chinese antitrust authority the State Administration for Market Regulation had approved the proposed merger between Praxair (PX) and Linde AG, bringing it one step closer to fruition.
The SEC’s 13F filings by institutional investors on June 30 indicate that institutional investors own ~77.4% of Sherwin-Williams’s (SHW) outstanding shares. At the end of the second quarter, Sherwin-Williams had 94.88 million outstanding shares. Overall, 946 institutions held shares in Sherwin-Williams. Among the institutions, 392 institutions increased their position in Sherwin-Williams, 378 reduced their position, and 176 maintained their position.
On September 25, Westlake Chemical (WLK) announced that it entered into an agreement to acquire Nakan from OpenGate Capital. Westlake Chemical will pay $265 million in cash. Nakan will likely complement Westlake Chemical’s existing compounding business and improve its global presence.
On September 18, Celanese announced that it will increase acetate tow prices. The price increase will be effective on November 1 or as the contract allows. The prices will increase across all of the acetate tow grades. The increase will impact Eastern Europe and Asia. Celanese will increase the acetate tow prices by $1.00 per kilogram.
On September 17, Air Products and Chemicals (APD) announced that it’s increasing the prices of its liquid and bulk industrial gases. The price increase will only impact the North American region. The price increase will be effective on October 1.
The last change in the short interest score occurred more than 1 month ago and implies that there has been little change in sentiment among investors who seek to profit from falling equity prices. Index (PMI) data, output in the Basic Materials sector is rising.
Eastman Chemical's (EMN) Specialty Plastic Business is implementing price increases for Copolyesters products owing to increased operating costs, especially of raw materials.
Celanese (CE), a specialty chemical company, has outperformed its selected peers so far in 2018. YTD (year-to-date), Celanese has risen ~6%. Its peer Eastman Chemical (EMN) has risen 5% YTD. LyondellBasell (LYB) and Westlake Chemical (WLK) have fallen 7.4% and 21.2%, respectively, YTD. However, CE has underperformed the S&P 500 (SPY), which has gained 8.6% in the same period.
At the end of the second quarter of 2018, Celanese (CE) reported debt of ~$.3.6 billion. Its debt remained stable at ~$3 billion between 2012 and 2016. However, at the end of 2017, Celanese raised 300 million euros to fund its qualified US pension plans. As a result, CE’s debt is at its highest level in more than six years.
While gurus hold positions in these companies, the stock prices and returns continue to fall. Dillard's Inc. (DDS) had a negative performance of 5.1% over the last six months. The stock has a total weight of 1.77% in nine gurus' portfolios.
On September 10, Air Products and Chemicals (APD) announced that Samsung Electronics awarded the company with a contract to supply additional gaseous nitrogen and hydrogen to its plant in Giheung, South Korea. Air Products and Chemicals has been supplying gases to Samsung Electronic’s Giheung site since 1998. The additional order will help Air Products and Chemicals increase its strength in the region. However, Air Products and Chemicals didn’t disclose any of the deal’s financial aspects.
On September 11, Air Products and Chemicals (APD) announced that it plans to increase its hydrogen capacity to meet the growing demand. The company announced its plans to build a new liquid hydrogen plant in La Porte, Texas, which is expected to be online by 2021. Air Products and Chemicals (APD) noted that the new plant could produce ~30.0 tons of hydrogen per day.