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Stock-Callers.com presents the following equities in the Major Diversified Chemicals space for evaluation: Eastman Chemical Co. (NYSE: EMN), Air Products and Chemicals Inc. (NYSE: APD), Praxair Inc. (NYSE: PX), and Tronox Ltd (NYSE: TROX). These companies operate under a wide umbrella of corporations, and tend to pay a dividend yield that is below average. Though they all are in the chemicals business, their products are used in everything - from electronic displays and air sealing, to plastic additives and chlorine. Sign up today and download for free the research reports for the stocks covered today at:
Kingsport, Tennessee headquartered Eastman Chemical Co.'s stock finished Tuesday's session 0.15% lower at $77.50. A total volume of 1.63 million shares was traded, which was above their three months average volume of 1.41 million shares. Over the last month and the previous three months, the Company's shares have advanced 2.62% and 8.37%, respectively. Additionally, the stock has gained 3.04% since the start of this year. Shares of the Company are trading above their 50-day and 200-day moving averages by 1.64% and 9.57%, respectively. Moreover, shares of Eastman Chemical, which manufactures and sells materials, chemicals, and fibers in the US and internationally, have a Relative Strength Index (RSI) of 51.70.
On January 26th, 2017, Eastman Chemical reported earnings of $0.87 per diluted share for Q4 2016 versus $0.83 per diluted share for Q4 2015. The Company posted sales of $2.19 billion in Q4 2016 compared to sales of $2.23 billion in Q4 2015.
On January 30th, 2017, research firm Barclays reiterated its 'Equal Weight' rating on the Company's stock with an increase of the target price from $80 a share to $85 a share. EMN complete research report is just a click away at:
Air Products and Chemicals
Shares in Allentown, Pennsylvania headquartered Air Products and Chemicals Inc. declined 0.87%, ending yesterday's session at $139.76. A total volume of 2.46 million shares was traded, which was higher than their three months average volume of 1.42 million shares. The stock has gained 5.07% in the previous three months. The Company's shares are trading 2.18% above their 200-day moving average. Moreover, shares of Air Products and Chemicals, which provides atmospheric gases, process and specialty gases, electronics and performance materials, equipment, and services worldwide, have an RSI of 34.65.
On January 30th, 2017, research firm Robert W. Baird downgraded the Company's stock rating from 'Outperform' to 'Neutral' while revising its previous target price from $146 a share to $140 a share.
On January 31st, 2017, Air Products announced plans to install a new liquefier at its air separation plant located in Middletown, Ohio to increase liquid nitrogen production to meet increasing customer product needs. The complimentary report on APD can be downloaded at:
On Tuesday, Danbury, Connecticut headquartered Praxair Inc.'s stock saw a slight drop of 0.72%, to close the day at $118.44, with a total trading volume of 1.36 million shares. The Company's shares have advanced 0.88% in the last one month, 1.49% in the previous three months, and 1.07% on an YTD basis. The stock is trading 2.10% above its 200-day moving average. Additionally, shares of Praxair, which produces, sells, and distributes atmospheric, process, and specialty gases, as well as surface coatings in North America, Europe, South America, and Asia, have an RSI of 52.08.
On January 26th, 2017, Praxair, reported Q4 2016 net income and diluted earnings per share of $406 million and $1.41, respectively. The Company's sales in Q4 2016 were $2.64 billion, 2% above sales of $2.60 billion in Q4 2015. Praxair's operating profit in Q4 2016 was $599 million, 4% below the operating profit of $624 million for Q4 2015.
On January 27th, 2017, research firm JP Morgan upgraded the Company's stock rating from 'Neutral' to 'Overweight'. Sign up for your complimentary report on PX at:
Shares in Stamford, Connecticut-based Tronox Ltd ended the day 3.64% higher at $12.52. A total volume of 2.28 million shares was traded, which was above their three months average volume of 1.02 million shares. The stock has gained 21.20% in the last one month, 47.47% in the previous three months, and 21.44% since the start of this year. The Company's shares are trading above their 50-day and 200-day moving averages by 9.61% and 52.09%, respectively. Furthermore, shares of Tronox, which produces and markets titanium bearing mineral sands and titanium dioxide pigment in North America, Europe, South Africa, and the Asia/Pacific region, have an RSI of 59.21.
On January 26th, 2017, Tronox announced that it will release Q4 2016 and FY16 financial results on February 22nd, 2017, after the market close. The Company will hold a conference call on February 23rd, 2017, at 8:30 a.m. ET. Download the research report for free on TROX at:
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