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An Update on Celanese’s Latest Product Price Hikes

2018-04-16 marketrealist
On April 10, 2018, Celanese (CE) announced price hikes for several products. These price hikes are effective immediately or according to the respective contracts. This price increase is expected to impact the Asia Outside China region. Below are the details of the price increases:
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Should Value Investors Pick Westlake Chemical (WLKP) Stock?

2018-04-10 zacks
Value investing is easily one of the most popular ways to find great stocks in any market environment. After all, who wouldn’t want to find stocks that are either flying under the radar and are compelling buys, or offer up tantalizing discounts when compared to fair value?
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Should Value Investors Pick Westlake Chemical (WLK) Stock?

2018-04-10 zacks
Value investing is easily one of the most popular ways to find great stocks in any market environment. After all, who wouldn’t want to find stocks that are either flying under the radar and are compelling buys, or offer up tantalizing discounts when compared to fair value? One way to find these companies is by looking at several key metrics and financial ratios, many of which are crucial in the value stock selection process.
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Is First Trust Materials AlphaDEX Fund (FXZ) a Hot ETF Right Now?

2018-04-09 zacks
The First Trust Materials AlphaDEX Fund (FXZ - Free Report) made its debut on 05/08/2007, and is a smart beta exchange traded fund that provides broad exposure to the Materials ETFs category of the U.S. equity market.
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Definitive Proxy Statement UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION Washington, D.C. 20549
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WLK / Westlake Chemical Corp. DEFA14A

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Will Trade Tussle Take a Bite Out of US Petrochemical Boom?

2018-04-06 zacks
The shale gas revolution in the United States has been a huge driving force behind chemical investments in plants and equipment in the country. And currently, the U.S. petrochemical industry is in the middle of a shale-induced investment boom leveraging access to abundant and cheaper feedstocks. However, the escalating trade tensions between Washington and Beijing is expected to play spoilsport. President Donald Trump, who has a record of attacking China for unfair trade practices, recently proposed sweeping tariffs on $50 billion of imports from China.
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Analyzing Celanese’s Interest Expense

In 2017, Celanese (CE) incurred interest expenses of $122 million—marginally less compared to $126 million in fiscal 2016. Celanese’s interest expense has been declining since 2013 despite the increase in its overall debt. The decrease in Celanese’s interest expense is mainly due to its refinancing activities. The company’s refinancing replaced the highest coupon rate debts with low coupon rate debts.
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Huntsman Delivering Yield And Good Growth

2018-04-05 seekingalpha
Huntsman's dividend yields 2.3% and its forward price-earnings ratio of only 9.25 suggests 19% upside in earnings per share.
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Celanese’s Debt: Is It Too High or Is It Okay?

At the end of 2017, Celanese (CE) reported debt of $3.64 billion—compared to $3.06 billion in 2016. On a year-over-year basis, Celanese’s debt increased 18.2% due to issuing 300 million euros to fund its qualified US pension plans. Between 2012 to 2014, Celanese debt showed a declining trend. Since 2015, Celanese’s debt has been increasing gradually.
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John And Jane - March Dividend Income Tracker - Taxable Account

2018-04-03 seekingalpha
This is the 5th month I have officially tracked dividend income and it was slightly above expectations with a total of $929.59 of dividends received.
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Will Eastman Chemical’s Debt Position Continue to Improve?

At the end of 2017, Eastman Chemical (EMN) reported debt of $6.54 billion compared to $6.59 billion in 2016. Though the debt remained more or less the same on a year-over-year basis, it has been sliding down since 2015. EMN’s debt has fallen from $7.55 billion in 2014 to the present $6.59 billion, which indicates the company has started the deleveraging process and we can expect it to get better and better with steady free cash flow in place.
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38 Basic Materials 'Safer' Dividends For March

2018-03-28 seekingalpha
38 of 77 Basic Materials top yield stocks were tagged "safer" for dividends because they showed positive annual-returns, and free cash-flow yields greater than their dividend yields 3/23/18.
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50 Top Basic Materials Dividend Yields For March

2018-03-27 seekingalpha
Coal, wood, glass, & chemicals topped March's basic materials sector for gains, calculated by broker 1-year targets on 3/23/18.
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Anatomy of Success: SodaStream (SODA)

2018-03-26 zacks
A company’s Zacks Rank is a great indication of how well it’s expected to perform over the next one to three months. Here at Zacks, we discuss how this ranking tool helps identify the best of the best, as only 5% of the Zacks Rank universe receives the exclusive rating of a #1 (Strong Buy).
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