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Aug 19, 2014, 16:08 ET

Leggett & Platt Reaches Tentative Settlement of Antitrust Claims

- Tentative agreement reached to settle U.S. polyurethane foam direct purchaser class portion of antitrust cases for $39.8 million (pre-tax)...

Aug 19, 2014, 07:30 ET

Platts: Global Petrochemical Prices Rose 4% in July

Prices in the $3-trillion-plus global petrochemicals market rose for a second consecutive month, up 4% in July to $1,446 per metric ton (/mt),...

Aug 15, 2014, 07:33 ET

Platts Expands Power Offerings to Include Industrial Wood Pellet Price Assessments

 Platts, a leading global energy, petrochemicals, metals and agriculture information provider, today expanded its electric power offerings to...

Aug 14, 2014, 04:30 ET

Platts Expands Suite of Thermal Coal Assessments for China with Fenwei Energy

Platts, a leading global energy, petrochemicals, metals and agriculture information provider, has expanded its suite of pricing references for...

Aug 13, 2014, 04:30 ET

Platts Report: Increased U.S. Propylene Supply Still Won't Meet Global Shortfall

 U.S. propylene supplies are expected to return to levels not seen since 2006, but the increase in the feedstock supply won't come close to...

Aug 12, 2014, 18:54 ET

U.S. Natural Gas Production Rose 0.7% in July: Platts' Bentek Energy

 Natural gas production in the lower 48 United States increased by 0.5 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d) during the month of July versus June,...

Aug 08, 2014, 07:00 ET

Platts Survey: OPEC Pumps 30.13 Million Barrels of Crude Oil Per Day in July

Platts – Oil production from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) climbed back above 30 million barrels per day...

Aug 07, 2014, 05:47 ET

Platts: U.K., European Natural Gas Prices Continued to Slide in July

Day-ahead natural gas and power prices in the U.K. and continental Europe continued to fall in July, extending the bearish price trend seen in both...

Aug 06, 2014, 00:00 ET

Platts China Steel Sentiment Index Suggests New Steel Orders Flat in August

 The health of China's steel sector is not expected to greatly improve in August, with the industry largely anticipating that new steel orders...

Aug 05, 2014, 09:31 ET

Leggett & Platt Increases Quarterly Dividend To $.31

  - 3Q dividend increased by $.01, or 3.3%, to $.31 per share - Indicated dividend yield is 3.7% - Dividends have increased...

Aug 04, 2014, 03:30 ET

Platts Expands Suite of Indian Thermal Coal Assessments with New Grade

 Platts, a leading global energy, petrochemicals, metals and agriculture information provider, launched on Friday a new daily price assessment...

Aug 03, 2014, 18:00 ET

TSI Coking Coal Indices Form Basis of New Singapore Exchange Derivatives

The Singapore Exchange (SGX) is utilizing The Steel Index (TSI)'s daily coking coal price indices published by Platts, a leading global provider of...

Aug 01, 2014, 08:00 ET

Platts Launches New Rotterdam Fuel Oil Barge and Bunker Assessments

Platts, a leading global provider of energy, petrochemicals and commodities information and a top publisher of benchmark price references, today...

Jul 30, 2014, 17:52 ET

Platte River Equity Announces the Sale of The WellMark Company to Dover

 Platte River Equity ("Platte River") today announced the sale of its portfolio company, The WellMark Company ("WellMark"), to Dover...

Jul 29, 2014, 05:30 ET

Platts Report: China Oil Demand Rose 2.7% in June Versus a Year Ago

 China's apparent oil demand* in June turned directions from May and climbed  2.7% versus the same month a year ago to 41.94 million...

Jul 25, 2014, 12:41 ET

More than 30% Growth in Shale Oil Output in Bakken, Eagle Ford: Platts' Bentek Energy

Oil production from shale formations in North Dakota and Texas increased by more than 33% in June, according to Bentek Energy, an analytics and...

Jul 24, 2014, 16:05 ET

Leggett & Platt Reports $.48 Adjusted Second Quarter EPS

- 2Q adjusted EPS from continuing operations was $.48, a 9% increase versus $.44 last year - 2Q sales grew 4% vs. 2013: Store Fixtures...

Jul 24, 2014, 14:58 ET

Platts Releases 2014 Edition North American Natural Gas System Map

 Platts, a leading global energy, petrochemicals, metals and agriculture information provider, has enhanced its cartographic portfolio with the...

Jul 16, 2014, 19:11 ET

Platts: Spot LNG Prices for August Delivery Fell 26.5% from 2013 on Oversupply

Prices of spot liquefied natural gas (LNG) for August delivery to Asia plummeted 26.5% year-over-year to an average $11.365 per million British...

Jul 14, 2014, 17:00 ET

Leggett & Platt To Record Non-Cash Impairment In Store Fixtures

- 2Q non-cash goodwill impairment charge of $108 million (pre-tax) - 2Q EPS impact of $.65 per share - Apart from this charge,...