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  • Investing in the OPECs of Lithium

    By John Park - August 6, 2013 | Tickers: FMC, ROC, SQM

    Once an obscure and thinly used metal, lithium has become more of a household name in the commodities world, thanks to booming demand in electronics and auto applications. Moreover, the majority of global lithium supply is controlled by a handful of major producers. Much like it has for oil and OPEC, this oligopolistic-like supply structure for lithium, could bode favorably for sustained tight supplies and high lithium prices going forward more »

  • Stocks to Consider in the Chemical Industry

    By usman iftikhar - August 5, 2013 | Tickers: EMN, FMC, PX

    The global demand for chemicals grew weaker in 2012. However, it is anticipated that the stagnant growth trend will come to an end in 2013. The players in this industry are using various strategies and business alliances to increase their market shares and to improve their margins. In this article, I will analyze the impacts of the recent acquisition made by a well-known industry player FMC (NYSE: FMC). Later in more »

  • A Paradigm Shift From Chemicals to Agriculture

    By Zain Raza - July 26, 2013 | Tickers: DD, FMC, DOW

    Weak market conditions coupled with sluggish sales growth has led DuPont (NYSE: DD), Dow Chemical Co. (NYSE: DOW) and FMC Corporation (NYSE: FMC) to focus more on growth markets and shift towards agricultural products. Amid this transition we will scrutinize how DuPont is in a better position to contain market declines and provide its investors with the desired returns.

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    DuPont has made news by announcing a spin off more »

  • Is DuPont a Good Stock to Buy?

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - April 2, 2013 | Tickers: APD, DD, EMN, FMC, DOW

    DuPont (NYSE: DD) has fallen 8% in the last year against a rising market. The $46 billion market cap company produces chemicals, agricultural products, and industrial materials. In 2012 DuPont’s revenue increased only 3% compared to the previous year, with higher sales in the U.S. and Canada- the largest geographic segment, responsible for about 40% of revenue, offsetting smaller declines in EMEA and Asia-Pacific. In terms of the more »

  • 4 Winners as Brazil Prepares to Take Center Stage

    By Howard Rothman - February 22, 2013 | Tickers: CAT, DE, FMC, TWI

    Brazil is considered one of the world’s most important emerging nations, and it’s closer to the U.S. in many ways than any other. Still, North American investors rarely focus on the country and its role in global corporate performance. China, Russia, even India — the other members of the famed BRIC quartet of newly developing economies — get the lion’s share of attention. But Brazil is hot, and more »

  • Midsize Chemical: Best of Both Worlds or Indecisive Junk?

    By Chris Hodge - January 8, 2013 | Tickers: ASH, CE, EMN, FMC

    Some people really hate anything mid-size. After all, the likelihood of this size range suddenly leaping into multi-bagger territory is fairly small. But at the same time these types of companies don't tend to have a huge and dedicated staff who are totally convinced that the company is an invincible juggernaut. So you're kind of stuck. The company probably won't niche down and wedge itself into a more »

  • Should Investors Plant This Company in Their Portfolios?

    By Ryan Guenette - January 2, 2013 | Tickers: DD, FMC, MON, SYT, DOW

    A SWOT analysis is a look at a company’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats, and is a great way to gain a detailed and thorough perspective on a company and its future. As 2012 draws to a close, I would like to focus on innovative agricultural giant: Monsanto (NYSE: MON).

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    • Solid Top Line Growth: In 2007, Monsanto reported revenue of $8.56 billion; in 2012, the company announced more »
  • A 210 Year Old Sleeping Giant

    By Ryan Guenette - January 2, 2013 | Tickers: DD, FMC, PPG, SYT, DOW

    A SWOT analysis is a look at a company’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats, and is a great way to gain a detailed and thorough perspective on a company and its future. As 2012 draws to a close, I would like to focus on a company founded in 1802, a 210 year old sleeping giant that can be purchased today at the same price as in 2000: E.I more »

  • The Inside Meaning to Recent Dividend Announcements

    By Brian Nichols - December 11, 2012 | Tickers: FMC, MPWR, SPPI

    As the year comes to an end, there are a lot of questions surrounding dividends. Some believe taxes on dividends could exceed 40%, or at least double regardless of the outcome from fiscal cliff negotiations. Yet despite these concerns, and the concerns regarding taxes on public companies, there were some companies with major dividend related news announcements on Tuesday. Therefore, let’s take a look at these companies and what more »

  • Betting on a Global Recovery with Chemicals

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - November 2, 2012 | Tickers: CE, DD, EMN, FMC, DOW

    Eastman Chemical (NYSE: EMN) was up over 12% last week as earnings beat expectations. The company posted EPS of $1.57, while consensus estimates were at $1.42 a share. The chemical industry should see positive demand in the future as global growth is expected to rise 2.6% in 2013, up from a projected growth of 2.4% in 2012.

    With a beta of 2.0, the company will more »

  • A Board Member Bought Air Products & Chemicals

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - October 27, 2012 | Tickers: APD, ARG, EMN, FMC, PX

    Lawrence Smith, who serves on the Board of Directors at Air Products & Chemicals ), bought 5,000 shares of the company on October 23 at an average price of $77.36. This roughly doubled Smith’s direct holdings of the stock. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Air Products & Chemicals’ product offerings include gases such as oxygen, helium, and specialty gases, as well as a variety of performance chemicals. Its market capitalization is about $16 more »

  • Is DuPont a Good Stock to Buy?

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - October 17, 2012 | Tickers: APD, DD, EMN, FMC, DOW

    Diversified company DuPont (NYSE: DD) is best known for its performance chemicals and other materials that are used for industrial purposes, but it also provides seeds and a variety of biological chemicals to agriculture and food customers. DuPont’s sales were up 7% in the second quarter compared to a year earlier. Higher sales in agriculture, biosciences, and nutrition made up for small declines in many other segments. This was more »

  • Lithium Could Become One of the Most Important Elements

    By Nihar Patel - October 12, 2012 | Tickers: FMC, LIT, ROC 130817C00060000

    Here in California the gas prices are insane. Hopefully, one day electric cars will save us all. In the meantime electric has the problem of our batteries not being up to snuff. Emerging battery technologies aside, lithium-ion is what we have right now. Lithium ion batteries are used in everything from cellphones to cars to cameras. It is a shame that the list goes through three Cs. If I had more »

  • Can Monsanto Company Fertilize Investors’ Portfolios?

    By Ryan Guenette - September 13, 2012 | Tickers: DD, FMC, MON, SMG, SYT

    America’s “breadbasket” is shriveling up. The country’s most fertile and efficient farmland is yielding no returns to its menders, as a historical drought has enveloped the nation. Farmers are realizing the full destructive forces of nature, and have already begun to turn to companies that offer more advanced and sophisticated breads of seeds. One major company in the agricultural sector is Monsanto (NYSE: MON). Monsanto is a provider more »

  • A First Look at Lithium Plays

    By Steve Van - August 16, 2012 | Tickers: FMC, LIT, ROC 130817C00060000, SQM, TLH

    Beyond its use in pharmaceutical drugs and maybe the song of the same name by grunge rock legends Nirvana, I‘ve never given any thought to lithium, especially in the context of investing and investment ideas. Pharmaceuticals comprise only about 2% of the end uses for lithium, however, and the majority of global lithium supply is used for other industrial and technological applications. The metal, which occurs fairly abundantly in more »

  • Should Investors Plant du Pont in Their Portfolios?

    By Ryan Guenette - August 1, 2012 | Tickers: DD, FMC, MON, PPG, DOW

    The year is 1802. Eleuthère Irénée du Pont is watching the French Revolution unravel right before his eyes. His father is a French economist, politically active writer, and government official who strongly supported the constitutional monarchy. His father supported the monarchy so much so that he offered himself up to protect King Louis XVI in 1792, when an angry crowd confronted the palace guards. Eleuthère Irénée du Pont later escaped more »

  • A Commodity that Packs a Charge.

    By Michael Mistaleski - July 26, 2012 | Tickers: FMC, ROC 130817C00060000, SQM

    Lithium is a commodity that can not be purchased on an exchange. The product is in growing demand for use in batteries for electric cars, cell phones and notebooks to name just a few. The continued growth in demand for high tech-tech gadgets with a need for lithium powered batteries makes it worth a look as an investment. Because of the demand for the product, companies have been able to more »

  • The Growth of Lithium

    By Mary Posey - July 23, 2012 | Tickers: FMC, RIO, ROC 130817C00060000, SQM

    The growing popularity of devices that use Lithium batteries is turning into a boom for miners.  Prices for lithium have tripled since 2000 as more products, such as the iPad and Toyota’s Prius, are using the technology.  Lithium’s use in technology has been growing about 20% a year since 2000, and today accounts for 30% of global lithium demand.  Approximately 95% of the lithium market is controlled by more »

  • 5 Likely Takeover Target in Chemicals

    By Michael French - January 28, 2012 | Tickers: AXLL, CE, CF, EMN, FMC, HUN, ROC 130817C00060000, SOA.DL, WLK

    Eastman Chemical (NYSE: EMN) just announced the $4.7 billion purchase of Solutia (UNKNOWN: SOA.DL), which makes performance and nylon products used by automotive and architectural customers. The deal is expected to expanding Eastman Chemical’s specialty plastics and wood applications businesses and give it increased exposure to emerging markets.

    The friendly deal follows a $1.03 billion hostile bid by Westlake Chemical (NYSE: WLK) for Georgia Gulf (NYSE: AXLLmore »)