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Eastman Chemical (EMN) Raises Prices of Glycol Products

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Eastman Chemical Company (EMN - Free Report) is raising the prices of Glycol Ethers and Glycol Ethers Esters effective Aug 24 or as contracts permit. The company is raising off-list prices of two products, PM Acetate and PM Solvent by 5 cents per lb each in North America. Eastman Chemical is taking appropriate pricing actions in response to the rising raw material costs. Eastman Chemical, which is among the prominent chemical companies along with Celanese Corporation (CE - Free Report) , Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.
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Methanex Inks Natural Gas Supply Deals for Chile Operations

2018-08-14 zacks
Methanex Corporation (MEOH - Free Report) has signed natural gas supply agreements with Total Austral SA, Wintershall Energia SA, Pan American Sur SA and Compania General de Combustibles SA for its Chile operations through Jun 1, 2020. These agreements are subject to gas availability in Argentina as well as export permits for gas suppliers from the Argentine Government.
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5 Reasons to Add Mosaic (MOS) Stock to Your Portfolio Now

2018-08-14 zacks
We are optimistic about The Mosaic Company’s (MOS - Free Report) prospects and believe that the time is right for you to buy the stock as it holds promise and is will sustain the momentum. Let’s delve into the factors that make this fertilizer company an attractive choice. What Makes MOS an Attractive Pick Solid Rank & VGM Score: Mosaic currently has a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy) and a VGM Score of A. Our research shows that stocks with a VGM Score of A or B combined with a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) or 2, offer the best investment opportunities for investors.
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Cosan's (CZZ) Q2 Net Income Surges 104%, Revenues Up Y/Y

2018-08-13 zacks
Cosan Limited’s (CZZ - Free Report) adjusted net income totaled R$114 million ($31.5 million) in second-quarter 2018, surging 104% from the year-ago tally of R$55.8 million ($17.8 million). However, the net income plunged 26% from R$154 million ($47.4 million) recorded in the previous quarter. Revenues Increase Y/Y In the reported quarter, Cosan’s net revenues came in at R$4,074.5 million ($1,125.6 million), reflecting year-over-year growth of 21%.
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Celanese (CE) to Hike Prices of Acetyl Intermediates Products

2018-08-13 zacks
Celanese Corporation (CE - Free Report) will raise list and off-list selling prices of acetyl intermediates products. The price hike will be effective immediately or as contracts permit. The company will raise the prices of Acetic Acid by ¥300/MT in China and $55/MT in Asia Outside china (AOC). Prices of Acetic Anhydride will be hiked by ¥400/MT in China and $65/MT in AOC. In AOC, prices of both Butyl Acetate and Ethyl Acetate will increase by $65/MT.
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Air Products (APD) Enters into $8B JV at Jazan Economic City

2018-08-13 zacks
Air Products and Chemicals Inc. (APD - Free Report) , Saudi Aramco and ACWA Power have joined forces to form a more than $8-billion Gasification/Power joint venture (JV) at Jazan Economic City (JEC), Saudi Arabia. The gasification assets, power block and the associated utilities will be purchased by the JV from Saudi Aramco. The assets, which are presently under construction, will be transferred to the JV once it successfully commences operations per schedule in 2019.
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5 Reasons That Make Ingevity (NGVT) a Solid Choice Now

2018-08-13 zacks
Ingevity Corporation (NGVT - Free Report) has been performing well of late. The chemical maker, currently sporting a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy), has seen its shares pop roughly 26% over the past three months. If you haven’t taken advantage of the share price appreciation yet, the time is right for you to add the stock to portfolio as it looks promising and is poised to carry the momentum ahead. What Makes NGVT an Attractive Pick? An Outperformer: Ingevity has outperformed the industry it belongs to over the past year.
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Here's Why You Should Add Huntsman (HUN) to Your Portfolio

2018-08-13 zacks
Huntsman Corporation’s (HUN - Free Report) stock looks promising at the moment. We are positive on the company’s prospects and believe that the time is right for you to add the stock to portfolio as it looks promising and is poised to carry the momentum ahead. Let’s delve deeper into the factors that make this chemical maker an attractive investment option. What's Working in Favor of HUN? Solid Zacks Rank & Score: Huntsman currently sports a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) and also has a VGM Score of A.
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Koppers (KOP) Earnings & Revenues Trail Estimates in Q2

2018-08-10 zacks
Koppers Holdings Inc. (KOP - Free Report) logged a profit of $0.6 million or 3 cents per share for second-quarter 2018, down roughly 97% from $19.7 million or 90 cents a year ago. Barring one-time items, earnings were 93 cents per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $1.10. Koppers, a global provider of wood treatment chemicals, treated wood products and carbon compounds, recorded revenues of $436 million for the quarter, up around 15% year over year.
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Valmont (VMI) Buys Derit, Enters Lattice Structures Market

2018-08-09 zacks
Valmont Industries, Inc. (VMI - Free Report) recently announced the acquisition of the operational assets of India-based leading manufacturing facility, Derit Infrastructure Pvt. Ltd. The state-of-the-art facility has manufacturing capabilities for steel lattice structures for power generation, wireless communication, power transmission facilities. It also provides zinc galvanizing services. The deal was funded with cash while the others financial terms have been kept under wraps.
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Andersons (ANDE) Q2 Earnings Top, Revenues Miss Estimates

2018-08-09 zacks
The Andersons, Inc. (ANDE - Free Report) posted earnings of 76 cents per share in second-quarter 2018, up 41% from the adjusted earnings of 54 cents reported in the year-ago quarter. Earnings beat the Zacks Consensus Estimate of 8 cents handily. Including one-time items, the company reported a loss of 94 cents in the prior-year quarter. The company did not have any adjustment in this quarter. Operational Update Revenues in the reported quarter dipped around 8% year over year to $911 million.
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Albemarle (ALB) Looks Good: Stock Adds 6.4% in Session

2018-08-09 zacks
Albemarle Corporation (ALB - Free Report) was a big mover last session, as the company saw its shares rise more than 6% on the day. The move came on solid volume too with far more shares changing hands than in a normal session. This breaks the recent trend of the company, as the stock is now trading above the volatile price range of $90.92 –$96.97 in the past one-month time frame.
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American Vanguard (AVD) Q2 Earnings Top, Sales Miss Estimates

2018-08-09 zacks
American Vanguard Corporation (AVD - Free Report) logged a profit of $5.6 million or 19 cents per share for second-quarter 2018, up around 30% from roughly $4.3 million or 15 cents it earned a year ago. Earnings per share beat the Zacks Consensus Estimate of 17 cents. Revenues surged around 37% year over year to $107 million in the reported quarter, driven by the addition of new product lines from acquisitions completed last year.
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Innospec (IOSP) Q2 Earnings Miss Estimates, Sales Up Y/Y

2018-08-08 zacks
Innospec Inc. (IOSP - Free Report) delivered a profit of $21.8 million or 89 cents per share in second-quarter 2018, down from $26.1 million or $1.06 in the year-ago quarter. Barring one-time items, earnings were $1.00, which missed the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $1.11. The chemical maker’s revenues increased 10% year over year to $358.1 million in the quarter. The top line was driven by sales gains in core business segments.
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Versum Materials (VSM) Q3 Earnings & Revenues Top Estimates

2018-08-08 zacks
Versum Materials, Inc. (VSM - Free Report) recorded net income of $63.3 million or 58 cents per share in third-quarter fiscal 2018 (ended Jun 30, 2018), up from $52.7 million or 48 cents a year ago. Barring one-time items, adjusted earnings came in at 63 cents per share, which beat the Zacks Consensus Estimate of 61 cents. Sales rose around 20.3% year over year to $350 million, mainly driven by double-digit volume growth in its Advanced Materials product lines and strong volume gains in the Delivery Systems & Services (DS&S) segment.
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