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August 6, 2012
MACROECONOMIC STATUS Our running tab of positive indicators slipped by one to 11 out of 20 this week. Thus, we continue to post a yellow banner. Non-Farm Payrolls up 163,000...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/financial/ACCs-Economic-Outlook-for-Week-Ended-Aug-3-2012_45448.html
August 3, 2012
This Week on CW:   Second-quarter earnings at diversified and specialty chemicals firms are reflecting economic weakness, as many companies note that the rest of the year is...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/financial/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-Aug-3_45441.html
August 1, 2012
Rockwood Holdings reported second-quarter net income of $225 million—more than double the net income of $95 million in the year-ago period. However, the net income figure...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/financial/Rockwood-Beats-Estimates-Net-Income-Soars-on-Tax-Benefit_45327.html
July 31, 2012
Ecolab’s second-quarter net income was up 47% year-on-year (YOY), to $185 million, due to the impact of Nalco. Sales were up 74%, to $3 billion, on the impact of Nalco. Adjusted...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/financial/Ecolab-Income-Rises-on-Nalco-Merger-Guidance-Narrowed_45293.html
July 26, 2012
Ferro recorded a second-quarter net loss of $2.8 million, or 3 cts/share, compared with net income of $19.4 million in the year-ago period. Sales fell 19%, to $482 million, on economic...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/financial/Ferro-Swings-to-Loss-Cuts-Guidance_45224.html
July 26, 2012
Ashland’s fiscal third-quarter net income more than doubled from the year-ago period, to $160 million, or $2/share, on the impact of the ISP acquisition. Sales were down 2%, to...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/financial/Ashland-Net-Income-Rises-on-Higher-Pricing-ISP-Acquisition-update_45210.html
July 23, 2012
Topping the headlines last week, PPG is merging its commodity chemicals business with Georgia Gulf in a deal worth $2.1 billion. The deal will spin off PPG’s commodities business...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/financial/Chemical-Finance-Digest-July-23_45131.html
July 23, 2012
RPM’s fiscal fourth-quarter net income rose 18% year-on-year, to $83 million, on net sales up 12%, to $1.1 billion. Earnings totaled 63 cts/share, beating analysts’...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/financial/RPM-Net-Income-Rises-18-percent-Beats-Estimates_45112.html
July 23, 2012
MACROECONOMIC STATUS Our running tab of positive indicators remained at 13 out of 20 this week. Thus, we continue to post a green banner. Consumer Prices – flat --; up 1.7% Y/Y...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/financial/ACCs-Economic-Outlook-for-the-Week-Ended-July-20-2012_45116.html
July 20, 2012
This Week on CW: PPG is planning to merge its commodity chemicals business with Georgia Gulf, in a deal worth $2.1 billion. The deal involves $900 million in cash to be paid to PPG...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/financial/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-July-20_45104.html
July 20, 2012
AkzoNobel is issuing €750 million in bonds due in 2022, the company says. The bonds will carry an interest rate of 2.625%. They were in high demand, with an order book exceeding...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/financial/AkzoNobel-Issues-New-Debt-at-2-625-percent_45087.html
July 20, 2012
Cytec has closed its $439 million acquisition of Umeco (Leamington Spa, UK), a composites maker. The deal is expected to be "immediately accretive" to Cytec's earnings, with...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/financial/Cytec-Closes-Umeco-Acquisition_45083.html
July 19, 2012
Cytec reported second-quarter net income of $35.7 million, or 76 cts/share up 2% from the year-ago period. Earnings from continuing operations, which exclude the coatings resins...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/financial/Cytec-Net-Income-Rises-2-percent-Raises-Guidance_45039.html
July 19, 2012
M&A activity in the chemical industry “has been proceeding at a more measured pace this year” compared to last, according to Fitch Ratings (New York). However, average...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/financial/Fitch-Ratings-Chemicals-M-and-A-Slowing-Multiples-Up_44869.html
July 19, 2012
PPG’s second-quarter net income rose 6% year-on-year, to $362 million, or $2.62/share, on sales that were flat at $4 billion. Adjusted earnings, excluding $3 million in charges...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/financial/PPG-Earnings-Rise-6-percent-Sales-Flat-on-Europe-Weakness_45000.html
July 18, 2012
NewMarket has launched a new share repurchase program that is worth up to $250 million, the company says. The program authorizes the company to buy back shares on the open market...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/financial/NewMarket-Launches-Share-Buyback_44967.html
July 17, 2012
Analysts expect second-quarter earnings at chemical companies to be in line with expectations, albeit on the weaker side. “We expect Q2 earnings will be down 2% compared to a...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/financial/Analysts-Expect-Weaker-Second-Quarter-Earnings_44898.html
July 16, 2012
MACROECONOMIC STATUS Our running tab of positive indicators remained at 13 out of 20 this week. Thus, we continue to post a green banner, but with a yellowish tint. Consumer Credit up...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/financial/ACCs-Economic-Outlook-for-the-Week-Ending-July-13-2012_44900.html
July 13, 2012
This Week on CW:   ACC’s mid-year industry outlook forecasts slow economic and chemicals output growth.   DuPont says the TiO2 market should be strong through the...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/financial/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-July-13_44892.html
July 11, 2012
Bostik, Total’s adhesives and sealants subsidiary, has acquired Usina Fortaleza (São Roque, Brazil), a Brazilian tiling adhesives maker. Usina Fortaleza’s products...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/financial/Total-Subsidiary-Acquires-Brazilian-Tile-Adhesives-Firm_44828.html
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