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Specialty Chemicals firms are engaged in the manufacturing, transporting, and selling of various chemical products such as agricultural products, natural gas, and construction chemicals. As an industry, the collective dividend yield is below average, but there are several companies in this space that offer attractive yields. Ahead of today's trading session, Stock-Callers.com brings attention to The Chemours Co. (NYSE: CC), PPG Industries Inc. (NYSE: PPG), Green Plains Inc. (NASDAQ: GPRE), and Albemarle Corp. (NYSE: ALB). Sign up today and download for free the research reports for the stocks covered today at:
Wilmington, Delaware headquartered The Chemours Co.'s stock finished Monday's session 0.82% lower at $33.80, with a total trading volume of 3.04 million shares. Over the last month and the previous three months, the Company's shares have surged 32.20% and 42.14%, respectively. Additionally, the stock has gained 53.14% since the start of this year. Shares of the Company are trading above their 50-day and 200-day moving averages by 29.03% and 101.81%, respectively. Moreover, shares of Chemours, which provides performance chemicals in North America, Asia/Pacific, Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Latin America, have a Relative Strength Index (RSI) of 70.97.
On February 15th, 2017, Chemours announced that Q4 2016 net sales were $1.3 billion, a decrease of 3% from $1.4 billion in Q4 2015, primarily due to portfolio changes. The Company's Q4 2016 net loss was $230 million, or ($1.26) per diluted share, versus a net loss of $86 million, or ($0.48) per diluted share, in Q4 2015.
On February 17th, 2017, research firm Susquehanna upgraded the Company's stock rating from 'Neutral' to 'Positive'. CC complete research report is just a click away at:
Shares in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania headquartered PPG Industries Inc. declined 0.83%, ending yesterday's session at $102.45, with a total trading volume of 1.15 million shares. The stock has gained 0.99% in the past month, 5.40% in the previous three months, and 8.54% on an YTD basis. The Company's shares are trading 4.25% above their 50-day moving average and 1.88% above their 200-day moving average. Moreover, shares of PPG Industries, which manufactures and distributes coatings, specialty materials, and glass products, have an RSI of 62.96.
On February 23rd, 2017, PPG announced it has reached a multiyear corporate marketing agreement with the National Hockey League to make PPG paint brands the Official Paint of the NHL® in the US and Canada. Financial details and terms were not disclosed. The complimentary report on PPG can be downloaded at:
On Monday, Omaha, Nebraska headquartered Green Plains Inc.'s stock rose 2.56%, to close the day at $24.00. A total volume of 629,719 shares was traded. The Company's shares have advanced 7.62% in the last one month. The stock is trading 1.94% above its 200-day moving average. Additionally, shares of Green Plains, which produces, markets, and distributes ethanol in the US and internationally, have an RSI of 47.76.
On February 08th, 2017, Green Plains announced that its board of directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.12 per share on its common stock, payable on March 17th, 2017, to shareholders of record at the close of business on February 24th, 2017. Sign up for your complimentary report on GPRE at:
Shares in Charlotte, North Carolina-based Albemarle Corp. ended the day 0.51% lower at $92.46. A total volume of 917,422 shares was traded, which was above their three months average volume of 829,420 shares. The stock has gained 10.60% in the previous three months and 7.41% since the start of this year. The Company's shares are trading above their 50-day and 200-day moving averages by 0.63% and 9.99%, respectively. Furthermore, shares of Albemarle, which develops, manufactures, and markets engineered specialty chemicals worldwide, have an RSI of 49.30.
On February 23rd, 2017, research firm RBC Capital Markets initiated an 'Outperform' rating on the Company's stock, with a target price of $114 per share.
On February 27th, 2017, Albemarle reported net sales of $696.7 million in Q4 2016, down from net sales of $722.6 million in Q4 2015, driven by the divestitures of $70.9 million, partially offset by the favorable impact of higher sales volumes, as well as favorable price and mix impacts in certain businesses and favorable currency exchange impacts. The Company's net income from continuing operations for Q4 2016 was $50.3 million, or $0.37 per diluted share (after income attributable to noncontrolling interests), compared to $169.3 million, or $1.43 per diluted share, in Q4 2015. Download the research report for free on ALB at:
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