|Bid||0.00 x 800|
|Ask||0.00 x 800|
|Day's Range||121.05 - 122.94|
|52 Week Range||103.54 - 139.43|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||N/A|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||1.10|
|Expense Ratio (net)||0.10%|
Basic materials is one of the weakest sectors this reporting cycle. But, it was unable to take the sheen away from material ETFs that are up nearly 1% over the past week.
Basic materials stocks broke out Friday on news that China plans to increase U.S. imports. Trade the breakout using these three ETFs.
The Materials Select Sector SPDR (NYSEArca: XLB), the largest exchange traded fund dedicated to that sector, is off more than 12% this month. Data indicate investors are not waiting around to see what ...
Materials stocks and sector-related ETFs were among the worst performers Tuesday after paint and coatings supplier PPG Industries (PPG) warned it will likely report weak third- and fourth-quarter results due to higher material costs and diminished demand from China. On Tuesday, the Materials Select Sector SPDR (XLB) fell 3.4%, iShares U.S. Basic Materials ETF (IYM) dropped 3.3%, Vanguard Materials ETF (VAW) declined 3.3% and Fidelity MSCI Materials Index ETF (FMAT) decreased 3.3%. The materials sector was dragged down by PPG Industries after the specialty materials supplier warned it expects to report weak third- and fourth-quarter results.
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On May 22, LyondellBasell got approval for the A. Schulman (SHLM) acquisition from the Chinese State Administration of Market Regulation. LyondellBasell already received approval from antitrust regulators in the United States, Brazil, Serbia, and Turkey. The acquisition is expected to be completed in the second half of 2018.
On May 24, International Flavors and Fragrances announced that it would partner with Amkiri—an Israeli-based startup that was founded in 2014. International Flavors and Fragrances is always focused on innovation. Amkiri has patented Visual Fragrance, which could be a sensational product in body art business.
At the end of May 23, Sherwin-Williams’s dividend yield was 0.89%. The yield has been flat over the past three quarters but has fallen over the last six quarters. Overall, we could say that Sherwin-Williams’s dividend yield is following a declining trend. In comparison, peers PPG Industries (PPG) and RPM International (RPM) have dividend yields of 1.8% and 2.5%, respectively, while Axalta (AXTA) has not distributed dividends.
International Flavors and Fragrances’ (IFF) Fragrances segment contributes the most to its overall revenue. This segment accounted for 51.8% of the company’s revenue in 1Q18 compared to 51.0% in 1Q17, an increase of 0.8 percentage points on a YoY (year-over-year) basis. The Fragrances segment reported revenue of $481.9 million, a rise of 14.2% on a YoY (year-over-year) basis, in the quarter.
DowDuPont (DWDP) reported 1Q18 revenues of $21.5 billion, an increase of 13.1% over its pro forma revenues of $20.5 billion in 1Q17. Analysts expected DWDP to report revenues of ~$21.4 billion. The company’s revenues are reported on a continuing operations basis. Dow Chemical and DuPont made several significant divestitures to facilitate the merger.
LyondellBasell’s (LYB) Intermediates and Derivatives (or I&D) segment accounted for 24.0% of its total revenue in 1Q18 compared to 25.5% in 1Q17, indicating a fall of 1.5% on a YoY (year-over-year) basis.
Air Products and Chemicals’ (APD) Industrial Gases–Asia segment accounted for 25.9% of APD’s total revenue in fiscal 2Q18, narrowing by 3.2 percentage points YoY (year-over-year) from 22.7%. The segment’s revenue rose 27.9% YoY to $557.6 million from $435.9 million.
LyondellBasell (LYB) reported revenues of 9.77 billion for 1Q18 today, reflecting growth of 15.9% year-over-year. LYB reported revenues of $8.43 billion in 1Q17. The company beat Wall Street analysts’ estimates of ~9.4 billion. LYB’s revenue growth was driven by higher volumes and improved prices. With the exception of the technology segment, all other reporting segments’ revenues grew.
DowDuPont (DWDP) is expected to report revenues of $21.42 billion in 1Q18—an increase of 2.1% over Dow Chemical and DuPont’s combined revenue in 1Q17. In 4Q16, the combined revenue was $20.97 billion. Dow Chemical and DuPont have divested several businesses to facilitate the merger. In 4Q17, volume growth was seen across all of DowDuPont’s reporting segments.
As of April 12, LyondellBasell’s (LYB) short interest had fallen since the beginning of 2018. It has remained constant compared to its previous report. On December 29, 2017, LYB’s short interest as a percentage of its outstanding shares stood at 2.7%. Its short interest had fallen to 2.5% as of April 12, 2018. However, the stock price fell 6% during this time.
LyondellBasell (LYB) is expected to report adjusted earnings per share of $2.74 in 1Q18, a whopping 37% increase on a year-over-year basis. In 1Q17, LYB reported adjusted earnings per share of $2.00. In 2017, LYB managed to beat analyst estimates twice, but also missed estimates twice. It remains to be seen whether LYB can change the trend in fiscal 2018.
PPG Industries’ (PPG) Industrial Coatings segment is its second reporting segment. It represented 42.8% of the company’s total revenue in 1Q18, compared to 42.1% in 1Q17. The Industrial Coatings segment reported revenue of $1.62 billion in 1Q18, compared to $1.47 billion in 1Q17—an increase of 10.2% on a YoY (year-over-year) basis. The general industrial and specialty coatings business saw volume growth, while packaging coatings continued to grow as a result of the continued adoption of new technology.
Sherwin Williams (SHW) is expected to post adjusted EPS (earnings per share) of $3.17 in 1Q18, an increase of ~39.7% YoY (year-over-year). SHW’s projected increase in adjusted EPS could be driven by higher revenue growth, the continued synergy impact from the Valspar acquisition, and a reduction in effective tax rates. In 1Q17, SHW reported SG&A expenses at 36.8% of the revenues, which implies a gain of 440 basis points on a year-over-year basis.
RPM International’s (RPM) Specialty segment comprises the smallest share of RPM’s overall revenue. This segment had a revenue share of 15.4% in fiscal 3Q18, compared with 15.6% in fiscal 3Q17. The segment’s revenue rose 6.5% YoY (year-over-year) to $170.1 million in fiscal 3Q18 from $159.7 million in fiscal 3Q17.
The increase in LYB’s interest expense was primarily the result of pretax charges of $113 million on $1 billion worth of senior notes carrying a 5% coupon rate. The company’s interest expense is expected to fall in 2018, as its debt levels have shown a declining trend. Note that LYB’s interest expense fell from $655 million in 2012 to $309 million in 2013 despite a rise in its debt.
A February 28, 2018, short interest report shows that LyondellBasell’s (LYB) short interest has fallen since the beginning of 2018. LyondellBasell reported strong 4Q17 earnings, and it’s poised to continue this positive momentum in the upcoming quarters. At the same time, LYB is set to acquire Schulman in an all-cash deal for $2.3 billion.