Technical Pulse on Chemicals - Major Diversified Stocks -- Gevo, The Dow Chemical, Huntsman, and FMC Corp.

Jul 20, 2016, 07:30 ET from Chelmsford Park SA

NEW YORK, July 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --

After a rough 2015, operators in the Diversified Chemicals industry are now in a better position to combat significant challenges such as unfavorable economic conditions and erratic demands. Today, takes a look at four major companies within this space to see how they have performed in recent weeks. Under review are Gevo Inc. (NASDAQ: GEVO), The Dow Chemical Co. (NYSE: DOW), Huntsman Corp. (NYSE: HUN), and FMC Corp. (NYSE: FMC). Sign up today and access our notes for free at:


Englewood, Colorado headquartered renewable chemicals and biofuels company, Gevo Inc.'s shares saw a decline of 1.57% and finished Tuesday's trading session at $0.55. A total volume of 2.34 million shares was traded. In the previous three months, the stock has skyrocketed 102.33%. The Company's shares are trading above their 50-day moving average by 14.55%. Moreover, shares of Gevo, which focuses on the development and commercialization of alternatives to petroleum-based products based on isobutanol produced from renewable feedstocks, have a Relative Strength Index (RSI) of 51.92.

On June 16th, 2016, Gevo announced that it has entered into an agreement with Houston, Texas, headquartered Musket Corp. to supply isobutanol for blending with gasoline.  Musket is a national fuel distributor under the umbrella of privately held Love's Family of Companies. Initial target markets are expected to include the marine and off-road markets in Arizona, Nevada, and Utah. Sign up and read the free notes on GEVO at:

Dow Chemical 

On Tuesday, shares in The Dow Chemical Co. recorded a trading volume of 3.33 million shares, and ended the session 0.46% lower at $52.36. The stock has gained 3.58% since the start of this year. The Company's shares are trading 2.24% and 6.39% above their 50-day and 200-day moving averages, respectively. Furthermore, shares of The Dow Chemical, which manufactures and supplies products that are used primarily as raw materials in the manufacture of customer products and services globally, have an RSI of 60.59.

On July 06th, 2016, research firm Credit Agricole downgraded the Company's stock rating from 'Outperform' to 'Underperform'.

On July 08th, 2016, Dow Chemical announced that MEGlobal, a wholly-owned subsidiary of EQUATE Petrochemical Company, has designated Dow METEOR™ Ethylene Oxide/Ethylene Glycol (EO/EG) Process Technology and METEOR™ EO-RETRO Catalyst to construct its monoethylene glycol (MEG) production facility on the U.S. Gulf Coast, its first manufacturing unit in the U.S. Dow's METEOR™ Technology combines a high activity and high selectivity catalyst with a streamlined process design that results in lower capital and energy cost, high raw material efficiency, excellent operational reliability, and inherent safety and environmental features. Dow has licensed METEOR™ Technology for plants around the world with capacities to produce approximately 4.5 million metric tons per year of ethylene oxide equivalents. The complimentary notes on DOW can be accessed at:


Shares in The Woodlands, Texas headquartered, Huntsman Corp., closed the day at $15.53, down 1.40%. The stock recorded a trading volume of 1.92 million shares. The Company's shares have gained 5.63% in the previous three months and 39.14% on an YTD basis. The stock is trading 5.50% above its 50-day moving average and 26.74% above its 200-day moving average. Additionally, shares of Huntsman, which together with its subsidiaries, manufacture and sell differentiated organic and inorganic chemical products worldwide, have an RSI of 59.69.

On July 06th, 2016, Huntsman announced plans to close its 25,000 metric ton TiO2 manufacturing facility based in Umbogintwini, South Africa during the fourth quarter 2016. Closure of the facility will have a cash pay-back of less than two years. Cost savings from this closure are in addition to the approximately $200 million previously announced. Register for free on and access the latest notes on HUN at:

FMC Corp. 

At the closing bell yesterday, shares in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania headquartered diversified chemical company, FMC Corp., ended 1.14% lower at $48.42 and with a total volume of 1.18 million shares traded. The stock has advanced 0.66% in the last one month, 16.26% in the previous three months, and 24.73% since the start of this year. The Company's shares are trading above their 50-day and 200-day moving averages by 2.43% and 18.73%, respectively. Furthermore, shares of FMC, which provides solutions, applications, and products for the agricultural, consumer, and industrial markets worldwide, have an RSI of 57.19.

On June 21st, 2016, FMC was recognized by the American Chemistry Council with the 2016 Responsible Care® "Initiative of the Year" Award. The award recognizes FMC's implementation of its new "Process Hazard Level Screening Tool," which is used to identify, analyze and rank process safety hazards across the company globally. Get free access to your notes on FMC at:


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