NEW YORK, March 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --
On Wednesday, March 29, 2017, the NASDAQ Composite ended the trading session at 5,897.55, up 0.38%; the Dow Jones Industrial Average edged 0.20% lower, to finish at 20,659.32; and the S&P 500 closed at 2,361.13, marginally advancing 0.11%. Gains were broad based as seven out of nine sectors ended the day in positive. This Thursday, Stock-Callers.com has initiated reports coverage on the following Specialty Chemicals equities: Westlake Chemical Corporation (NYSE: WLK), The Sherwin-Williams Company (NYSE: SHW), Methanex Corporation (NASDAQ: MEOH), and W. R. Grace & Company (NYSE: GRA). Learn more about these stocks by downloading their free research reports in PDF format at:
On Wednesday, shares in Houston, Texas headquartered Westlake Chemical Corp. ended the session 0.23% higher at $65.60 with a total volume of 521,193 shares traded. Westlake Chemical's shares have advanced 3.42% in the last one month and 14.11% in the previous three months. Furthermore, the stock has surged 41.84% in the past one year. Shares of the Company, which manufactures and markets basic chemicals, vinyls, polymers, and building products, are trading at a PE ratio of 21.47. The stock is trading 2.80% above its 50-day moving average and 21.48% above its 200-day moving average. Moreover, the Company's s shares have a Relative Strength Index (RSI) of 53.89. Sign up and read the free research report on WLK at:
On Wednesday, shares in Cleveland, Ohio headquartered The Sherwin-Williams Co. recorded a trading volume of 587,853 shares. The stock ended the day 0.26% lower at $310.14. Shares of the Company, which develops, manufactures, distributes, and sells paints, coatings, and related products to professional, industrial, commercial, and retail customers primarily in North and South America, the Caribbean, Europe, and Asia, are trading at a PE ratio of 25.92. Sherwin-Williams' stock has advanced 0.52% in the last one month and 14.17% in the previous three months. Furthermore, the stock has gained 10.32% in the past one year. The Company's shares are trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages by 1.58% and 9.01%, respectively. Furthermore, Sherwin-Williams' shares have an RSI of 50.21. The complimentary research report on SHW can be downloaded at:
Vancouver, Canada headquartered Methanex Corp.'s stock finished Wednesday's session 5.95% higher at $48.05 with a total volume of 1.42 million shares traded. Over the last three months and the previous one year, Methanex's shares have gained 7.54% and 52.09%, respectively. The Company's shares are trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages by 0.66% and 26.90%, respectively. Shares of Methanex, which produces and supplies methanol in Asia/Pacific, North America, Europe, and South America, have an RSI of 54.27.
On March 29th, 2017, research firm CIBC upgraded the Company's stock rating from 'Sector Perform' to 'Sector Outperform'. Register for free on Stock-Callers.com and access the latest report on MEOH at:
W. R. Grace
Columbia, Maryland headquartered W. R. Grace & Co.'s stock edged 0.74% lower, to close the day at $68.62. The stock recorded a trading volume of 533,257 shares, which was above its three months average volume of 519,210 shares. W. R. Grace's shares have advanced 0.34% in the last three months. The Company's shares are trading 2.38% and 3.75% below its 50-day and 200-day moving averages, respectively. Shares of the Company, which produces and sells specialty chemicals and materials worldwide, are trading at a PE ratio of 45.26. Additionally, the stock has an RSI of 40.85. Get free access to your research report on GRA at:
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