|Bid||57.93 x 1400|
|Ask||57.99 x 2200|
|Day's Range||57.71 - 58.18|
|52 Week Range||46.36 - 68.13|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||1.07|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||31.52|
|Earnings Date||Apr 3, 2019 - Apr 8, 2019|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||1.40 (2.43%)|
|1y Target Est||66.20|
G.research will host its Specialty Chemicals Conference on March 13th, 2019 in New York City. This research meeting will feature presentations and one-on-one meetings with senior management of several leading specialty chemicals companies.
BASF will launch the sale of its $3 billion-plus (£2.3 billion) construction chemicals business in the spring, as part of the German chemicals group's drive to focus on more profitable operations, people close to the matter said. BASF, which flagged its intention to auction off or merge the unit in October, said on Tuesday it had hired Goldman Sachs to organise the transaction. "We are still at an early stage of the process," a BASF spokesman said, declining to comment further on the timing.
RPM International (RPM) reported earnings 30 days ago. What's next for the stock? We take a look at earnings estimates for some clues.
# RPM International Inc ### NYSE:RPM View full report here! ## Summary * Perception of the company's creditworthiness is negative * ETFs holding this stock are seeing positive inflows but are weakening * Bearish sentiment is low * Economic output in this company's sector is contracting ## Bearish sentiment Short interest | Positive Short interest is low for RPM with fewer than 5% of shares on loan. 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. ## Money flow ETF/Index ownership | Negative ETF activity is negative and may be weakening. The net inflows of $490 million over the last one-month into ETFs that hold RPM are among the lowest of the last year and appear to be slowing. ## Economic sentiment PMI by IHS Markit | Negative According to the latest IHS Markit Purchasing Managersâ€™ Index (PMI) data, output in the Basic Materialsis falling. The rate of decline is significant relative to the trend shown over the past year. ## Credit worthiness Credit default swap | Negative The current level displays a negative indicator. RPM credit default swap spreads are at their highest levels for the past 1 year, which indicates the market's more negative perception of the company's credit worthiness. Please send all inquiries related to the report to email@example.com. Charts and report PDFs will only be available for 30 days after publishing. This document has been produced for information purposes only and is not to be relied upon or as construed as investment advice. To the fullest extent permitted by law, IHS Markit disclaims any responsibility or liability, whether in contract, tort (including, without limitation, negligence), equity or otherwise, for any loss or damage arising from any reliance on or the use of this material in any way. Please view the full legal disclaimer and methodology information on pages 2-3 of the full report.
There is a lot to be liked about RPM International Inc. (NYSE:RPM) as an income stock. It has paid dividends over the past 10 years. The company currently pays out Read More...
Weekly Update: Specialty Chemicals in the Week Ending January 18(Continued from Prior Part)PPG Industries’ first-quarter dividend On January 17, PPG Industries (PPG) announced the dividend for the first quarter of 2019. The board declared a
PPG Industries' Q4 Earnings Beat the Street—Stock RisesPPG Industries reports its fourth-quarter adjusted EPS PPG Industries (PPG) announced its fourth-quarter earnings results before the market opened on January 17, 2019. It reported adjusted EPS
Weekly Update: Specialty Chemicals in the Week Ending January 18(Continued from Prior Part)Sherwin-WilliamsIn a press release on January 15, Sherwin-Williams (SHW) announced its preliminary fourth-quarter sales numbers and fiscal 2018 earnings. The
Moody's Investors Service ("Moody's") affirmed the Baa3 ratings of RPM International Inc. and changed the outlook to stable from positive. "RPM's diversified portfolio of branded products continues to prove resilient, while its entrepreneurial culture and M&A track record support a strong business model and the investment grade rating," according to Joseph Princiotta, Senior Credit Officer at Moody's. "However, the current balance sheet together with the commitment to shareholders as part of the 2020 MAP to Growth plan lead us to conclude the company is appropriately positioned at the Baa3 rating at this time," Princiotta added.
PPG Stock Is Up on Its Q4 Earnings BeatPPG Industries announces its fourth-quarter results PPG Industries (PPG) announced its fourth-quarter earnings results today before the market opened. It reported adjusted EPS of $1.15, a fall of ~3.4%
PPG Industries: What to Expect from Its Q4 Earnings(Continued from Prior Part)Fourth-quarter revenue expectationsWall Street analysts expect PPG Industries (PPG) to post revenues of $3.65 billion in its fourth-quarter earnings release. The estimates
Dividends are one of the best benefits to being a shareholder, but finding a great dividend stock is no easy task. Does RPM International (RPM) have what it takes? Let's find out.
PPG Industries: What to Expect from Its Q4 EarningsUpcoming fourth-quarter earningsIn a press release on January 8, PPG Industries (PPG) said it would announce its fourth-quarter earnings on January 17 before the market opens. The earnings will be
Specialty Chemicals: Updates for the Week Ending January 11 (Continued from Prior Part) ## Axalta’s 2019 automotive color of the year On January 10, Axalta (AXTA) choose ‘Sahara,’ a golden bronze tone, as the 2019 automotive color of the year. Sahara radiates warmth and brings richness and strength to all vehicles irrespective of sizes. Axalta showcased Sahara in manufacturing facilities as well as the aftermarket for the first time in the five-year history of the automotive color of the year. Sahara could be the main color for two-tones. Axalta has been announcing the automotive color of the year since 2015. Axalta selected Radiant Red in 2015, Brilliant Blue in 2016, Gallant Gray in 2017, and Starlite in 2018. Axalta will display Sahara at the 2019 North American International auto show in Detroit. Dan Benton, the marketing manager ofAxalta’s refinish color department, said, “Axalta’s Color of the Year is another example of how Axalta transfers OEM technology to the aftermarket and repair businesses. We get calls every year from some of the industry’s best custom builders looking to use color to differentiate their products. We have Sahara formulated and ready-to-go in our industry-leading refinish brands including Cromax, Standox, and Spies Hecker.” ## Axalta’s stock price update Axalta continued its upward trend in 2019. The stock gained 4.8% and closed at $24.96 for the week ending January 11. The gain in the stock price helped narrow the company’s 100-day moving average gap. Axalta traded 4.8% below its 100-day moving average price of $26.23. So far in 2019, Axalta has gained 6.6%%. RPM International (RPM) and PPG Industries have declined 7.0% and 0.4%, respectively, while Sherwin-Williams (SHW) has gained 0.6%. Axalta’s 14-day RSI (relative strength index) is at 61, which indicates that the stock isn’t overbought or oversold. An RSI of 30 and below suggests that the stock is oversold, while an RSI of 70 and above suggests that the stock is overbought. Investors can hold Axalta indirectly by investing in the iShares U.S. Basic Materials ETF (IYM). IYM has invested 0.9% of its holdings in Axalta as of January 11. Browse this series on Market Realist: * Part 1 - Hanwha Total Petrochemical: W.R. Grace’s New Order * Part 2 - IFF Collaborates with Aryballe on Digital Nose * Part 3 - PPG Industries Launched a New Polyurethane Primer
Specialty Chemicals: Updates for the Week Ending January 11 (Continued from Prior Part) ## PPG Industries’ new launch On January 9, PPG Industries (PPG) announced the introduction of SPECTRACRON 385 POLY-IOTHANE—a solid primer. The new primer has outstanding durability in severe and corrosive environments. The primer has good chemical resistance, excellent flexibility, and direct and indirect impact resistance. The primer has maximum volatile organic compound emissions of 3.5 pounds per gallon. The new primer is environmentally friendly. The new primer is targeted at industries like industrial equipment, building materials, telecommunications, and other heavy-duty equipment applications. PPG Industries’ new launches are expected to drive its organic growth. We’ll have to wait and see how the new launches will contribute to PPG Industries’ revenue growth. ## Stock price updates PPG Industries had a positive week with gains of 2.0% and closed at $101.86 for the week ending January 11. Despite the gains in the stock price, PPG Industries traded 3.6% below the 100-day moving average price of $105.70. So far in 2019, PPG Industries has declined 0.4%. RPM International (RPM) has declined 7.0%, while Sherwin-Wiliams (SHW) and Axalta (AXTA) have gained 0.6% and 6.6%, respectively. PPG Industries’ 14-day relative strength index is at 51, which indicates that the stock isn’t overbought or oversold. Investors could hold PPG Industries indirectly by investing in the Guggenheim S&P 500 Equal Weight Materials ETF (RTM). RTM gained 2.4% during the week. RTM invests 4.0% of its portfolio in PPG Industries. Continue to Next Part Browse this series on Market Realist: * Part 1 - Hanwha Total Petrochemical: W.R. Grace’s New Order * Part 2 - IFF Collaborates with Aryballe on Digital Nose * Part 4 - Axalta: ‘Sahara’ Is the 2019 Automotive Color of the Year
Analyzing RPM International's First-Quarter Dividends (Continued from Prior Part) ## Analysts’ recommendations The number of analysts tracking RPM International (RPM) has remained constant at 13. Among the analysts, 46% recommended a “buy,” 39% recommended a “hold,” and 15% recommended a “sell.” Analysts’ recommendations are widely followed in the investor community. The recommendations help investors track the stock price and make investment decisions. Analysts’ consensus on RPM International indicates a target price of $66.80, which implies a return potential of 21.3% over the closing price as of January 10. RPM International reported disappointing earnings in the second quarter of fiscal 2019. A few analysts lowered RPM International’s target price. However, RPM International’s acquisition spree to maintain future growth is seen as a positive. Many analysts have recommended to “hold” the stock. ## Individual brokerages’ recommendations * Baird cut RPM International’s target price to $60 from the earlier recommendation of $65, which implies a potential return of ~9.0% based on its closing price on January 10. * RBC (RBC) cut RPM International’s target price to $59 from $66, which implies a return potential of 7.15% over the closing price as of January 10. * BMO Capital Markets recommended a “buy” for RPM International with a target price of $72, which implies a return potential of 30.8% over the closing price as of January 10. Investors could hold RPM International indirectly through the Invesco S&P MidCap Low Volatility ETF (XMLV). XMLV has invested 1.0% of its portfolio in RPM International. The fund also provides exposure to Atmos Energy (ATO) and Maximus (MMS) with weights of 1.5% and 1.4%, respectively. Browse this series on Market Realist: * Part 1 - Key Dates: RPM International’s First-Quarter Dividend * Part 2 - RPM International’s Free Cash Flow Trend * Part 3 - RPM’s Dividend Yield Is Showing an Upward Trend Again
As of January 10, RPM International’s (RPM) dividend yield stood at 2.54%—its second-highest quarterly dividend yield since the first quarter of 2015. PPG Industries (PPG) and Sherwin-Williams (SHW) have a dividend yield of 1.89% and 0.86%, respectively, while Axalta (AXTA) hasn’t paid a dividend.
In this part, we’ll discuss RPM International’s free cash flow trend to see whether the company’s free cash flow can sustain its strong dividend growth plans.
Analyzing RPM International's First-Quarter Dividends ## RPM International’s first-quarter dividend In a press release on January 2, RPM International (RPM) announced the rates and key dates for its first-quarter dividend. To be eligible for RPM International’s first-quarter dividend, investors must hold RPM International shares in the company’s records as of the market close on January 16. The dividend is expected to be paid on January 31. For the first quarter, RPM International declared a dividend of $0.35 per share—no change from the previous quarter. However, the dividend represents an increase of ~9.4% compared to the same quarter the previous year. PPG Industries (PPG) and Sherwin-Williams (SHW) paid their fourth-quarter dividend of $0.48 and $0.86 per share, respectively, while Axalta (AXTA) hasn’t paid any dividends. RPM International had ~131.7 million outstanding shares after its earnings for the second quarter of fiscal 2019. Assuming that no share buybacks take place before the record date, RPM International will be paying $46.1 million in the form of dividends to its shareholders. ## Dividend growth trend RPM International has increased its dividend for 45 consecutive years. Since 2015, RPM International’s dividend has grown at a compound annual growth rate of ~8.7%. We need to discuss the cash flows to see if RPM International can sustain its dividend growth. Next, we’ll discuss RPM International’s free cash flow growth and its ability to support its dividend growth. Investors can get indirect exposure to RPM International through the Invesco DWA Basic Materials Momentum ETF (PYZ). PYZ had 3.1% of its holdings invested in RPM International as of January 10. Continue to Next Part Browse this series on Market Realist: * Part 2 - RPM International’s Free Cash Flow Trend * Part 3 - RPM’s Dividend Yield Is Showing an Upward Trend Again * Part 4 - RPM International: Analysts’ Recommendations
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Analyzing Chemical Companies in the Week Ending January 4 (Continued from Prior Part) ## RPM International’s earnings On January 4, RPM International (RPM) announced its earnings for the second quarter of fiscal 2019. The company reported an adjusted EPS of $0.52—a decline of 8.77% over the adjusted EPS of $0.57 the previous year. RPM International’s adjusted EPS fell short of analysts’ estimates of $0.68. RPM International reported revenues of $1.36 billion compared to $1.32 billion in the second quarter of 2018—3.6% growth year-over-year. However, RPM International missed analysts’ estimates of $1.38 billion. The revenue growth was mainly driven by organic growth and acquisition growth, while unfavorable foreign currency had a negative impact. Both of RPM International’s reporting segments witnessed revenue growth. Frank C. Sullivan, RPM’s chairman and CEO said, “We achieved solid top-line improvement with sales growth of 3.6%, despite the unfavorable foreign currency translation effect of 2.0%. Like many manufacturers, our bottom line was impacted by a continued rise in costs for raw materials, freight, labor, and energy, as well as adverse foreign exchange translation.” RPM International expects to report an EPS of $0.10–$0.12 for the third quarter of fiscal 2019. ## RPM International’s stock price The markets appeared to be disappointed with RPM International’s earnings. The stock price declined ~9.9% for the week and closed at 52.26. Sherwin-Williams (SHW) and Axalta (AXTA) gained 0.2% and 4.1%, respectively, for the week, while PPG Industries (PPG) declined 1.3%. The decline in RPM International’s stock price caused the stock to trade 16.7% below its 100-day moving average price of $62.71 RPM International’s 14-day relative strength index of 26 indicates that the stock has temporarily moved into the oversold position. Investors could hold RPM International indirectly by investing in the First Trust Dorsey Wright Momentum & Dividend ETF (FXZ). FXZ has invested 2.9% of its holdings in RPM International as of January 4. Browse this series on Market Realist: * Part 1 - DowDuPont’s Corteva Sold Its Herbicide Product Line * Part 2 - Celanese Completed the Next Polymers Acquisition * Part 3 - Westlake Chemical Completed the Nakan Acquisition
RPM's shares decline after coming up with depressing bottom-line performance in the fiscal second quarter and lower third-quarter guidance.