Price Crosses Moving Average
|Bid||17.05 x 1100|
|Ask||18.00 x 800|
|Day's Range||16.92 - 17.51|
|52 Week Range||12.23 - 24.90|
|Beta (5Y Monthly)||2.08|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||3.47|
|Earnings Date||Jul 28, 2020|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||0.65 (3.84%)|
|Ex-Dividend Date||Jun 12, 2020|
|1y Target Est||20.41|
DEEP DIVE You might find it strange to associate the word “trendy” with stocks in the industrial, materials and financial sectors. Analysts at investment bank Jefferies have done just that in a report that looks forward through the economic-recovery cycle that started in June.
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Huntsman (HUN) expects results for the second quarter to be slightly better than projected in polyurethanes but weaker in the textile effects unit.
Huntsman Corporation (NYSE: HUN) today reaffirmed its overall general outlook for the second quarter 2020 and announced that overall sales for the quarter are expected to be down between approximately 30 to 35 percent versus last year. Huntsman noted that the sales trends showed improvement from April to May, and it expects to see this continued improvement through June. Results in its Polyurethanes division are expected to be modestly better than expected as trends in China and in U.S. construction, including spray foam, are better than originally anticipated. The better-than-expected results in Polyurethanes are being mostly offset by weaker-than-anticipated results in Huntsman's Textiles Effects division due largely to the prolonged impact of mandated shutdowns in key textile manufacturing regions, and the expected recovery in the industry may not begin until the third quarter due to the continued lockdowns. Huntsman anticipates that adjusted EBITDA in its Textiles Effects division will likely be slightly negative for the second quarter. Huntsman expects that results in the Performance Products division will be in-line with the prior outlook, but the results in the Advanced Materials division may fall a little short of expectations as a result of a deeper trough in Aerospace, Europe, and India than anticipated at the time of its last quarterly earnings call.
Upgrades * SunTrust Robinson Humphrey upgraded the stock for EOG Resources Inc (NYSE: EOG) from Hold to Buy. For the first quarter, EOG Resources had an EPS of $0.55, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $1.19. The stock has a 52-week-high of $95.29 and a 52-week-low of $27.00. EOG Resources's stock last closed at $52.93 per share. * Macquarie upgraded the stock for Fox Corp (NASDAQ: FOXA) from Underperform to Neutral. In the third quarter, Fox showed an EPS of $0.93, compared to $0.76 from the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $39.73 and a 52-week-low of $19.81. Fox's stock last closed at $29.00 per share. * SunTrust Robinson Humphrey upgraded the stock for Occidental Petroleum Corp (NYSE: OXY) from Hold to Buy. In the first quarter, Occidental Petroleum showed an EPS of ($0.52), compared to $0.84 from the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $54.05 and a 52-week-low of $9.00. Occidental Petroleum's stock last closed at $19.69 per share. * For Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc (NYSE: RYAM), B of A Securities upgraded the stock from Underperform to Buy. For the first quarter, Rayonier Advanced had an EPS of ($0.39), compared to year-ago quarter EPS of ($0.52). The stock has a 52-week-high of $6.87 and a 52-week-low of $0.90. Rayonier Advanced's stock last closed at $2.45 per share. * For Murphy Oil Corp (NYSE: MUR), Mizuho upgraded the stock from Underperform to Neutral. Murphy Oil earned ($0.30) in the first quarter, compared to $0.15 in the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $28.12 and a 52-week-low of $4.50. Murphy Oil's stock last closed at $14.91 per share. * Mizuho changed the rating for Devon Energy Corp (NYSE: DVN) from Neutral to Buy. For the first quarter, Devon Energy had an EPS of $0.13, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.36. The stock has a 52-week-high of $29.36 and a 52-week-low of $4.70. Devon Energy's stock last closed at $12.96 per share. * Goldman Sachs upgraded the stock for Dynatrace Inc (NYSE: DT) from Neutral to Buy. Interestingly, in the fourth quarter, Dynatrace's EPS was $0.11. The stock has a 52-week-high of $41.67 and a 52-week-low of $17.05. Dynatrace's stock last closed at $40.41 per share. * For Heritage-Crystal Clean Inc (NASDAQ: HCCI), Needham upgraded the stock from Hold to Buy. For the first quarter, Heritage-Crystal Clean had an EPS of $0.23, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.00. The stock has a 52-week-high of $32.58 and a 52-week-low of $11.29. Heritage-Crystal Clean's stock last closed at $16.53 per share. * BMO Capital upgraded the stock for Carlisle Companies Inc (NYSE: CSL) from Market Perform to Outperform. In the first quarter, Carlisle Companies showed an EPS of $1.29, compared to $1.41 from the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $169.86 and a 52-week-low of $97.55. Carlisle Companies's stock last closed at $120.09 per share. * For IHS Markit Ltd (NYSE: INFO), Morgan Stanley upgraded the stock from Underweight to Equal-Weight. IHS Markit earned $0.66 in the first quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $81.65 and a 52-week-low of $44.81. IHS Markit's stock last closed at $71.72 per share. * Barclays upgraded the stock for Ulta Beauty Inc (NASDAQ: ULTA) from Equal-Weight to Overweight. In the first quarter, Ulta Beauty showed an EPS of ($1.05), compared to $3.08 from the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $368.83 and a 52-week-low of $124.05. Ulta Beauty's stock last closed at $218.97 per share. Downgrades * For Briggs & Stratton Corp (NYSE: BGG), Northcoast Research downgraded the stock from Neutral to Sell. For the third quarter, Briggs & Stratton had an EPS of ($0.26), compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.34. The stock has a 52-week-high of $10.51 and a 52-week-low of $1.50. Briggs & Stratton's stock last closed at $1.63 per share. * For Fulcrum Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: FULC), B of A Securities downgraded the stock from Buy to Neutral. In the first quarter, Fulcrum Therapeutics earned ($0.81). The stock has a 52-week-high of $22.96 and a 52-week-low of $4.37. Fulcrum Therapeutics's stock last closed at $20.51 per share. * Goldman Sachs changed the rating for Slack Technologies Inc (NYSE: WORK) from Neutral to Sell. In the first quarter, Slack Technologies showed an EPS of ($0.02), compared to ($0.23) from the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $42.00 and a 52-week-low of $15.10. Slack Technologies's stock last closed at $34.19 per share. * Mizuho downgraded the stock for Concho Resources Inc (NYSE: CXO) from Buy to Neutral. In the first quarter, Concho Resources showed an EPS of $0.72, compared to $0.72 from the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $107.69 and a 52-week-low of $33.13. Concho Resources's stock last closed at $56.96 per share. * For Huntsman Corp (NYSE: HUN), Seaport Global downgraded the stock from Buy to Neutral. For the first quarter, Huntsman had an EPS of $0.29, compared to year-ago quarter EPS of $0.46. The stock has a 52-week-high of $24.90 and a 52-week-low of $12.23. Huntsman's stock last closed at $18.30 per share. Initiations * Canaccord Genuity initiated coverage on 1Life Healthcare Inc (NASDAQ: ONEM) with a Buy rating. The price target for 1Life Healthcare is set at $39.00. 1Life Healthcare earned ($0.40) in the first quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $42.00 and a 52-week-low of $15.00. 1Life Healthcare's stock last closed at $32.46 per share. * With a rating of Buy, Jefferies initiated coverage on Pluristem Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: PSTI). The price target is set at $12.00 for Pluristem Therapeutics. For the third quarter, Pluristem Therapeutics had an EPS of ($0.42), compared to year-ago quarter EPS of ($0.09). The stock has a 52-week-high of $13.29 and a 52-week-low of $0.40. Pluristem Therapeutics's stock last closed at $7.37 per share. * With a rating of Buy, Citigroup initiated coverage on Nomad Foods Ltd (NYSE: NOMD). The price target is set at $26.00 for Nomad Foods. Nomad Foods earned $0.36 in the first quarter, compared to $0.45 in the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $23.06 and a 52-week-low of $14.08. Nomad Foods's stock last closed at $21.62 per share. * Atlantic Equities initiated coverage on Martin Marietta Materials Inc (NYSE: MLM) with an Overweight rating. The price target for Martin Marietta Materials is set at $250.00. Martin Marietta Materials earned $0.41 in the first quarter, compared to $0.68 in the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $281.82 and a 52-week-low of $135.08. Martin Marietta Materials's stock last closed at $211.92 per share. * With a rating of Buy, Stifel initiated coverage on National Fuel Gas Co (NYSE: NFG). The price target is set at $47.00 for National Fuel Gas. National Fuel Gas earned $0.97 in the second quarter, compared to $1.07 in the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $54.92 and a 52-week-low of $31.58. National Fuel Gas's stock last closed at $41.58 per share. * With a rating of Outperform, Oppenheimer initiated coverage on Raven Industries Inc (NASDAQ: RAVN). The price target is set at $27.00 for Raven Industries. In the first quarter, Raven Industries showed an EPS of $0.19, compared to $0.33 from the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $38.00 and a 52-week-low of $16.01. Raven Industries's stock last closed at $20.89 per share. * With a rating of Overweight, Atlantic Equities initiated coverage on Vulcan Materials Co (NYSE: VMC). The price target is set at $145.00 for Vulcan Materials. Vulcan Materials earned $0.47 in the first quarter, compared to $0.46 in the year-ago quarter. The stock has a 52-week-high of $152.49 and a 52-week-low of $65.56. Vulcan Materials's stock last closed at $120.98 per share. * Jefferies initiated coverage on ZIOPHARM Oncology Inc (NASDAQ: ZIOP) with a Buy rating. The price target for ZIOPHARM Oncology is set at $7.00. For the first quarter, ZIOPHARM Oncology had an EPS of ($0.09), compared to year-ago quarter EPS of ($0.08). The stock has a 52-week-high of $7.25 and a 52-week-low of $1.79. ZIOPHARM Oncology's stock last closed at $3.29 per share.See more from Benzinga * Jabil: Q3 Earnings Insights * 19 Healthcare Stocks Moving In Friday's Pre-Market Session * 11 Energy Stocks Moving In Friday's Pre-Market Session(C) 2020 Benzinga.com. Benzinga does not provide investment advice. All rights reserved.
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Huntsman Corporation (NYSE: HUN) today announced the appointment of Ms. Cynthia L. Egan and Ms. Sonia Dulá to its Board of Directors effective immediately. Both bring to Huntsman long and distinguished professional careers in global financial services, investment management, and international operations. The Huntsman Board now comprises ten directors, nine of whom are independent.
Huntsman Corporation (NYSE: HUN) has published its 2019 corporate sustainability report titled, "Innovating Toward a Circular Economy: Transform, Reduce Eliminate," on its web site at Huntsman.com/sustainability. The report discusses how Huntsman is adopting a circular mindset in its business.
While Huntsman (HUN) faces headwinds from weak demand, it should gain from its downstream growth strategy and synergies of acquisitions.
Huntsman Corporation (NYSE: HUN) today announced that it has branded its world leading spray polyurethane foam (SPF) Business as Huntsman Building Solutions (HBS). HBS is a global platform within Huntsman's Polyurethanes division.
Huntsman's (HUN) acquisition of CVC Thermoset Specialties is in sync with its strategy of expanding its specialty Advanced Materials portfolio.
Huntsman Corporation (NYSE: HUN) today announced that it has completed the acquisition of CVC Thermoset Specialties, a North American specialty chemical manufacturer serving the industrial composites, adhesives and coatings markets. Huntsman acquired the business from Emerald Performance Materials LLC, a majority-owned affiliate of American Securities LLC, for approximately $300 million, subject to customary closing adjustments. The all-cash transaction was funded from available liquidity.
Huntsman Corporation (NYSE: HUN) was honored recently by the American Chemistry Council (ACC) with six Responsible Care® Facility Safety Awards in recognition of the company's significant achievements in employee health and safety performance during 2019.
Rating Action: Moody's affirms Venator's ratings; assigns B1 to new senior secured notes. Global Credit Research- 08 May 2020. New York, May 08, 2020-- Moody's Investors Service, affirmed Venator Materials ...
Rating Action: Moody's affirms Venator's ratings; assigns B1 to new senior secured notes. Global Credit Research- 08 May 2020. New York, May 08, 2020-- Moody's Investors Service, affirmed Venator Materials ...
Huntsman Corporation (NYSE: HUN) today announced that its board of directors has declared a $0.1625 per share cash dividend on its common stock. The dividend is payable on June 30, 2020, to stockholders of record as of June 15, 2020.
Yes, the markets are roaring back and even first-quarter earnings are looking better than expected.But even as businesses open up and the novel coronavirus fades, we're not headed back to normalcy quickly. It's going to take a while.Also, all measures of performance are in an odd spot. How do you calculate what good earnings are after a complete economic shutdown? It's all going to be guesswork. And that means volatility.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsWhat you want to have in your portfolio are solid stocks that will be there come what may and pay you a little for owning them. These are long-term positions that offer total returns -- dividends and capital gains -- not sexy stocks that will rally 6% in a day, then fall 10% and then rally 5%. * 9 Healthcare Stocks to Buy Even After the Coronavirus Fades The seven fundamentally solid dividend stocks to buy now are screened by my Portfolio Grader I use to find Growth Investor plays and represent some of the best long-term buys in the markets today. * Easterly Government Properties (NYSE:DEA) * Frontline (NYSE:FRO) * Carlyle Group (NYSE:CG) * Unum Group (NYSE:UNM) * Huntsman (NYSE:HUN) * Dominion Energy (NYSE:D) * Xerox (NYSE:XRX) Dividend Stocks: Easterly Government Properties (DEA)Source: Shutterstock Dividend Yield: 3.9%Easterly Government Properties is a shining example of the kind of stock I'm talking about today.It's a real estate investment trust (REIT) that has one of the most reliable tenants in the world -- the U.S. government.It's based in Washington, D.C. and leases Class A properties to government agencies. DEA operates 72 properties for 32 agencies with nearly 7 million square feet of space.DEA has been around since 2011, so it's relatively new in the REIT space. But this is a very unique niche with a serious competitive moat.Currently it has a solid 3.9% dividend, which shouldn't be affected by any of the economic issues visited upon the broader economy. The stock is up 50% in the past 12 months, so there's some significant growth there as well. Frontline (FRO)Source: VladSV / Shutterstock.com Dividend Yield: 17.1%Frontline is a commodity shipping company that ships dry and wet cargo. That basically means it has ships that will carry iron ore or coal (dry cargo) as well as oil and liquified natural gas (wet cargo). It carries a variety of other products as well.Shipping is a very cyclical business and that tends to be reflected in its dividend as well.When the economy is going strong, shipping firms are in demand and the stock rises as the dividend falls. When it gets seasonally slow -- usually summer -- the dividend rises as the stock falls.But that cycle has been affected by Covid-19. That's why FRO stock has a 17.1% dividend right now. But as the global economy comes back online, that dividend will shrink as the stock rises. * 7 of the Best Large-Cap Stocks to Buy Now This is a seasonally volatile industry, but there's a lot of upside at this point, and FRO has become a "strong buy" in my stock-picking system in this market. And that huge dividend should keep you happy as growth picks up. Carlyle Group (CG)Source: Casimiro PT / Shutterstock.com Dividend Yield: 3.9%Carlyle Group is an asset management company. That means it uses private investors' money to run its investment operations. Those include private equity, real estate, global credit and investments.It has been around since 1987 and has a very blue-chip client list of global leaders and royal families that want a solid place to park their money and get a consistent long-term return.For the rest of us, we can ride their coattails by owning the company at large.It has grown from a boutique private firm into a powerful global company with a $9 billion market capitalization. And the entire time it has kept investors' money safe and productive.It delivers a healthy 3.9% dividend and the stock is up 24% in the past year. Unum Group (UNM)Source: Casimiro PT / Shutterstock.com Dividend Yield: 6.7%Unum Group specializes in supplemental insurance benefits. Basically, it offers long-term and short-term disability insurance, as well as group life and accidental death and dismemberment policies. It also owns Colonial Life, which is a health insurance provider.Insurance is always a corner of the market I like to monitor for Growth Investor plays. This particular company has been operating since 1848, so it has seen global and national events over that time, including some of the biggest market dislocations before the Great Depression.Currently, it operates mainly in the U.S. and the United Kingdom.While the job market has shrunk during this period, UNM sits on piles of cash since many of its policies don't pay out as regularly as broader health insurance companies do. This protects it from some the damage in the markets right now.The stock has been hammered in recent months, off 35% in the past 3 months, and 53% over the past 12 months. But its dividend is now sitting at a rich 6.7% and given its long track record, there's little chance it will cut that dividend.And as the market recovers, the stock will recover as well, making up lost ground quickly. Huntsman (HUN)Source: Casimiro PT / Shutterstock.com Dividend Yield: 3.9%Huntsman is a chemical manufacturer in Texas that focuses on the plastics, automotive and construction industries.And earlier this month is made 50 tons of hand sanitizer and distributed it to hospitals and pharmacies for free.It was founded in 1970 by Jon Huntsman and remains a family-run company in its second generation.The company's client list reads as a "Who's Who" of industrial blue-chip players across various industries. And it has made solid in-roads to China and other nations beyond U.S. shores over the years. * 30 Consumer Stocks to Buy Once the Coronavirus Pandemic Passes This is a cyclical business, so it has suffered in the current environment. It's off 22% in the past 12 months. But in the past month the stock is up 16%, which shows there are buyers moving in while it's on sale. It delivers a solid 3.9% dividend. Dominion Energy (D)Source: ying / Shutterstock.com Dividend Yield: 4.8%Dominion Energy is a big electric utility that has service operations in Virginia, West Virginia, the Carolinas and Ohio. It also has some operations as far away as Wyoming and Utah.Dominion also has an unregulated natural gas business, with one of the few liquefied natural gas export terminals in the country, at Cove Point, Maryland. This has enormous potential, not just for Dominion's own natural gas supplies but collecting fees from other suppliers looking to export their LNG.It is also investing heavily in renewable energy resources. Its balance between regulated and unregulated businesses allows it to maintain a solid growth rate and dividend, with a growth kicker when times are good.Right now, it's a flight-to-safety stock for many, so it isn't cheap here. But it still delivers a generous 4.8% dividend and is up slightly in the past 12 months. And I've got even better growth and income plays for you now. Xerox (XRX)Source: BalkansCat / Shutterstock.com Dividend Yield: 5.6%Xerox was once so popular and ubiquitous that its name was synonymous with making a copy -- as both a noun and a verb. You Xeroxed the report and handed out Xeroxes of that report.But those days are long behind it. From running the Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) where Steve Jobs got the ideas for a mouse and the graphical user interface for Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL), it failed to keep up with the times and couldn't take advantage of its own research.And while it made some efforts to regain its vaulted position, the world of copiers and digital printing wasn't where the big money was headed.In 2018, the company was going to allow itself to be sold to Fujifilm (OTCMKTS:FUJIY), but investor Carl Icahn and others stepped in and fought the sale. Late last year it tried a hostile takeover of HP (NYSE:HPQ), but Covid-19 brought an end to that effort.It still sports a $3.9 billion market cap and has sold off more than 50% in the past year. But with a revived board and management -- and Icahn's backing -- there's still hope it can build a solid company through acquisitions.The stock has a 5.6% dividend, which is far better than a money market account.Legacy tech is tricky, though, if what you're looking for is growth. That's why I'm looking in a completely different group, where my favorite stock offers both dividends and huge growth opportunities. The AI Master KeyIf artificial intelligence (AI) sounds futuristic, even far-fetched -- well, keep in mind, you're already using it every day. 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