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February 10, 2012
This Week on CW: Indorama Ventures, a Thai chemicals concern, has announced plans to buy Old World Industries’ chemicals assets for $795 million. Old World operates the largest...
February 9, 2012
International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF) fourth-quarter 2011 earnings fell 56% year-on-year, to $24.4 million, or 30 cts/share. The decline was due to a 44 cts/share charge related...
February 8, 2012
Standard & Poor’s (S&P; New York) has raised Rockwood Holdings’ corporate credit rating to ‘BB+’ from ‘BB’ due to an improvement in the...
February 8, 2012
Agrium today reported fourth-quarter net earnings of $193 million, or $1.20/share, up 43% from the year-ago period. Excluding a $134 million loss from discontinued operations...
February 7, 2012
Fourth-quarter earnings for Sensient Technologies rose 11% year-on-year, to $28.6 million, or 57 cts/share. Earnings narrowly beat analysts’ consensus of 56 cts/share, as...
February 6, 2012
Topping the headlines last week, Dow Chemical swung to a $20 million fourth-quarter loss on a tax charge. Excluding the charge, earnings totaled $289 million, or 25 cts/share. Earnings...
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...
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