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Moody’s: Cash balances, feedstock advantage spur activism

6:02 AM MDT | March 14, 2014 | —Vincent Valk

Shareholder activism in the chemical industry should continue as the economic climate improves and companies maintain large amounts of cash, according to a report by credit rating agency Moody’s Investors Service (New York). The report, which looks at activism in a number of sectors, notes that “activist shareholders appear to be targeting companies that have built up large cash balances or that have benefited from low US energy and feedstock costs but have not proportionally increased returns to shareholders.” Chemical companies currently under...

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