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If you want a Stock Review on CBT, GCP, GRA, or IFF then come over to http://dailystocktracker.com/register/ and sign up for your free customized report today. Research and Markets reported that the worldwide market for Specialty Chemicals is projected to touch US$1.2 trillion by 2022 from an estimated US$970 billion in 2017. Today, DailyStockTracker.com turns to four equities in this space to see how they have fared over the past trading sessions: Cabot Corp. (NYSE: CBT), GCP Applied Technologies Inc. (NYSE: GCP), W.R. Grace & Co. (NYSE: GRA), and International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (NYSE: IFF). Sign up today on DailyStockTracker.com and download our free research reports on these featured stocks at:
Boston, Massachusetts headquartered Cabot Corp.'s stock finished Wednesday's session 0.65% lower at $51.93 with a total trading volume of 217,277 shares. The Company's shares have advanced 2.75% since the start of this year. The stock is trading 2.97% below its 50-day moving average. Additionally, shares of Cabot, which operates as a specialty chemicals and performance materials company, have a Relative Strength Index (RSI) of 39.18.
On August 02nd, 2017, Cabot announced results for Q3 FY17. During Q3 2017, net sales were $705 million; net income was $45 million; adjusted EPS was $0.81; and cash flow from operations was $132 million. Reinforcement Materials EBIT for the quarter was up 46% year-over-year, supported by favorable pricing and product mix. CBT complete research report is just a click away at:
GCP Applied Technologies
On Wednesday, shares in Cambridge, Massachusetts headquartered GCP Applied Technologies Inc. recorded a trading volume of 513,927 shares, which was above their three months average volume of 482,510 shares. The stock ended the session 2.00% lower at $29.35. The Company's shares have advanced 9.72% on an YTD basis. The stock is trading 0.57% below its 200-day moving average. Moreover, shares of GCP Applied Technologies, which produces and sells specialty construction chemicals, specialty building materials, and packaging sealants and coatings worldwide, have an RSI of 37.64.
On August 03rd, 2017, GCP Applied Technologies announced Q2 2017 results. Net sales for the quarter of $287.2 million increased 1.1%; gross margin of 40.1% decreased 160 basis points; and adjusted EBIT of $42.0 million declined 5.2%. Net income from continuing operations for Q2 2017 was $1.3 million compared to $18.6 million in Q2 FY16. The complimentary report on GCP can be downloaded at:
Columbia, Maryland headquartered W.R. Grace & Co.'s shares closed the day 0.52% lower at $67.03. The stock recorded a trading volume of 577,262 shares, which was higher than its three months average volume of 453,260 shares. The Company's shares are trading 3.66% below their 200-day moving average. Additionally, shares of W.R. Grace, which produces and sells specialty chemicals and materials worldwide, have an RSI of 31.30.
On July 27th, 2017, research firm Monness Crespi & Hardt reiterated its 'Buy' rating on the Company's stock with a decrease of the target price from $86 a share to $83 a share.
On July 27th, 2017, W.R. Grace announced that it has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.21 per share. The dividend is payable on September 07th, 2017, to shareholders of record at the close of business on August 17th, 2017. Sign up for your complimentary report on GRA at:
International Flavors & Fragrances
Shares in New York headquartered International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. finished 3.74% higher at $139.68. The stock recorded a trading volume of 1.02 million shares, which was above its three months average volume of 453,680 shares. The Company's shares have advanced 5.83% in the last one month, 7.17% in the previous three months, and 18.54% on an YTD basis. The stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages by 3.46% and 8.88%, respectively. Furthermore, shares of the Company, which together with its subsidiaries, creates, manufactures, and supplies flavors and fragrances for use in various consumer products, have an RSI of 71.54.
On August 02nd, 2017, International Flavors & Fragrances authorized a quarterly dividend of $0.69 per share of its common stock, an increase of $0.05, or 8%, from the current quarterly dividend of $0.64 per share. The quarterly dividend will be payable on October 06th, 2017, to shareholders of record as of September 25th, 2017. Download the research report for free on IFF at:
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