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Specialty Chemical Firms Report Solid Earnings

7:14 AM MST | February 10, 2012 | —CW Staff

Specialty chemical earnings remained solid in the face of economic weakness in fourth-quarter of 2011 with most companies beating analyst expectations. W.R. Grace reported fourth-quarter net income of $58.1 million, up 29% from the year-ago period. Sales increased 19%, to $825.6 million. The increase was due to improved pricing and higher sales volumes, partially offset by unfavorable currency translation, the company says. “We have the right exposure to higher-growth emerging regions and we will benefit from the investments that we made during the last 18...

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