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February 6, 2012
MACROECONOMIC STATUS Our running tab remained steady at 17 out of 20 this week. Thus, we continue to post a green banner. Non-Farm Payroll Employment up by 243,000 Unemployment Rate...
February 2, 2012
Molibdenos y Metales S.A. (Molymet; Santiago, Chile) has purchased a 12.5 million-share stake in Molycorp (Greenwood Village, CO) worth $390 million, Molycorp says. Molymet is the...
February 2, 2012
Moody’s Investors Service (New York) says that the global chemical industry will experience a “modestly better year in 2012,” largely due to lower raw materials...
January 31, 2012
Cytec’s fourth-quarter earnings fell 15.4%, to $41.6 million, or 88 cts/share, on sales up 4.4%, to $731 million. However, adjusted earnings of 86 cts/share far outpaced analyst...
January 30, 2012
Topping the headlines last week, Eastman Chemical will acquire Solutia for $4.7 billion in cash and stock, including assumed debt. The $27.65/share deal values Solutia at a 42% premium...
January 30, 2012
Solutia reported fourth-quarter net income up 15% year-on-year, to $54 million, on sales up 8%, to $526 million. Adjusted earnings totaled 49 cts/share, 2 cts/share above...
January 30, 2012
MACROECONOMIC STATUS Our running tab of positive indicators remained at 17 out of 20 this week. Thus, we continue to post a green banner. 4Q GDP up 2.8% annualized pace New Home Sales...
January 27, 2012
This Week on CW: Eastman Chemical announced plans to acquire Solutia for $4.7 billion in cash and stock, including assumed debt. The purchase price of $27.65/share, including cash and...
January 27, 2012
Sales in Honeywell’s performance materials and technologies segment, which includes chemicals, rose 24% year-on-year during the fourth-quarter, to $1.43 billion, on higher UOP...
January 27, 2012
Omnova Solutions swung to a loss of $10.4 million, or 23 cts/share, compared to net income of $81.5 million in the year-ago period. The loss resulted primarily from a $13.6 million...
January 26, 2012
Sherwin-Williams reported fourth-quarter net income of $14.6 million, or 14 cts/share, down 80% from the same period a year-ago on a one-time tax charge. The tax charge was related to...
January 26, 2012
3M’s net income for the fourth-quarter of 2011 rose 2.8% to $954 million, or $1.35/share. Earnings beat analysts’ consensus of $1.31/share, as reported by Thomson Reuters...
January 25, 2012
Praxair today reported fourth-quarter net income of $420 million, or $1.38/share, on sales up 7% year-on-year, to $2.8 billion. Earnings more than tripled due to an income tax...
January 24, 2012
U.S. Silica (Frederick, MD) says it will launch an IPO worth up to $243.5 million. The 13.5 million share offering values the company at $16-$18/share. It represents about 75% of the...
January 24, 2012
Topping the headlines last week, early fourth-quarter earnings showed steady growth despite some weakness in volumes. PPG’s net income rose 5%, to $216 million, on modest sales...
January 23, 2012
MACROECONOMIC STATUS Our running tab of positive indicators rose by 1 to 17 out of 20 this week. Thus, we continue to post a green banner. Existing Home Sales up 5.0%; up 3.6% Y/Y...
January 20, 2012
This Week on CW:   PPG and H.B. Fuller both reported earnings increases, mostly due to higher sales. PPG’s fourth-quarter net income rose 5% to $216 million, while H.B...
January 20, 2012
Credit ratings agency Standard & Poor’s (S&P; New York) says that North American chemical company credit ratings are on solid ground due to good pricing power, high...
January 19, 2012
Ecolab says it expects to eliminate 500 jobs as part of an effort to reduce operating costs by $250 million/year by 2014 following its acquisition of Nalco late last year. The cost...
January 18, 2012
H.B. Fuller recorded fiscal 2011 fourth-quarter net income of $26.4 million, up 20.5% year-on-year from $21.9 million during the same fiscal period in 2010. Income totaled 53...
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