Huntsman Corp

  • Take Your Pick of One of These Coating Suppliers

    By Damon Churchwell - July 22, 2013 | Tickers: HUN, PPG, SHW

    Take a look at these companies that reside in the coatings/paints sector within the chemical industry. I will overview two of the largest such manufacturers, along with a past favorite that still has investment value. The premise behind recommending the category is that demand will continue to rise in tandem with a rise in automobile production, as well as overall manufacturing and industrial production.

    Here's my discussion on more »

  • 2 Buys and 1 Sell In the Chemical Industry

    By Awais Iqbal - July 17, 2013 | Tickers: EMN, HUN, DOW

    The financial meltdown of 2008 was particularly hard on cyclical stocks. Companies in the chemical industry reported huge losses in the recessionary period, and 45 U.S. chemical companies had to file for bankruptcy in 2008.

    With the economic recovery taking hold, chemical companies have shown signs of relief. The U.S. chemical industry accounts for 15% of the world's chemical industry output, and its contribution towards the GDP more »

  • This Specialty Chemical Company Looks Good After Its Business Divestment

    By Anh HOANG - July 10, 2013 | Tickers: HUN, ROC, TROX

    Recently, Rockwood Holdings (NYSE: ROC) reached an agreement to sell its German ceramics business CeramTec to a buyout firm, Cinven, for around €1.49 ($2) billion. Not only will this move let Rockwood concentrate on its core metal business, but it is also a good way to return more cash to the company’s shareholders.

    Since the middle of November 2012, Rockwood has experienced quite a sweet rise from around more »

  • Not All Chemical Companies Are Created Equal

    By Mark Lin - July 8, 2013 | Tickers: HUN, TAM, DOW

    Taminco (NYSE: TAM) is the largest producer of alkylamines and alkylamine derivatives globally. Listed in April 2013, it announced in July 2013 that it became a member of the broad-market Russell 3000 and Russell Global Indexes.

    Alkylamines have more favorable dynamics than other types of amines

    Amines, organic compounds which are derivatives of ammonia, are used in many applications such as dyes, drugs, and gas treatment. But, different types of more »

  • Two Chemical Stocks to Buy, One to Hold

    By Zain Abbas - July 7, 2013 | Tickers: ALB, AXLL, HUN

    The chemicals industry has been one of the most followed industries in the basic- materials sector given that this market will surely benefit from themes of economic acceleration in both the US and China. However, many claim that economic acceleration has been far below of what was expected from both of these countries.

    A brief earnings preview of the chemical sector will help us understand whether the macro momentum remains more »

  • 4 Cheap Dividend Stocks for Income Investors

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - June 27, 2013 | Tickers: HUN, SLM, WLP, WU

    Several renowned investors have pursued a strategy of investing in stocks with low price-earnings multiples. Stocks with low P/E ratios could be mispriced relative to their peers and could represent companies with low implied growth. However, some low P/E stocks represent good value plays that are subject to near-term adversity, which is negatively affecting their profitability, without denting their long-term earnings growth prospects.

    In the current market, there more »

  • Team LNG or Team Chemical?

    By Erin McBride - June 18, 2013 | Tickers: AA, XOM, HUN, DOW

    It's not that U.S. chemical companies are against liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports. It's just that it is really hard for them to pretend not to be against them.

    The largest U.S. chemical companies have issued statements that they want to see a “balanced approach” to exports- which is a polite way to say they don’t mind the exports, as long as exports don’t more »

  • Hayman Capital's Top Picks Favoring Expansion and Restructuring

    By Madhukar Dubey - June 13, 2013 | Tickers: HUN, NSM, TPX

    Hayman Capital Management is a hedge fund owned by its employees. It manages assets worth $1.1 billion and uses fundamental analysis to design its portfolio. The primary investing policy of this fund is focused on public equity and fixed income securities. It invests in companies that keep changing their strategies as per the market conditions to derive higher returns. According to its last 13F filing, the fund reported its more »

  • Billion-Dollar Hedge Fund Goes Hunting

    By Marshall Hargrave - April 28, 2013 | Tickers: ASH, HUN, DOW

    Soroban Capital Partners went hunting earlier this month for cheaply-valued stocks and bagged Huntsman (NYSE: HUN). Soroban now owns some 13.4 million shares, which is 5.6% of Huntman's outstanding shares. Based on Huntman's current trading range and Soroban's other public equity holdings going into 2013, the purchase has likely put Huntsman as one of the hedge fund's top- three holdings.

    Soroban Capital Partners was more »

  • Is This Stock Headed for Disaster?

    By Neha Chamaria - April 22, 2013 | Tickers: DD, HUN, PPG, DOW

    Huntsman’s (NYSE: HUN) shares have shed 9% over the past month, and I am surprised by the weakness. Apart from profit booking, I don’t see a reason why anyone would sell the stock.

    2013 is a critical year for Huntsman on several counts and it appears on target to turn its ailing businesses around this year. In fact, the recent softness in Huntsman’s stock is the perfect more »

  • Will a Good Earnings Report Turbocharge This Stock?

    By Neha Chamaria - April 18, 2013 | Tickers: DD, HUN, MON, DOW

    DuPont (NYSE: DD) investors have been a disappointed lot lately. The stock has lost 7% over the past year, and is still finding it hard to move up even as the Dow rallies to new highs. A major announcement some weeks back couldn't give its shares a much needed fillip, though the event is largely in DuPont's favor.

    The chemical maker will be put to another test next more »

  • Will a Good Earnings Report Turbocharge This Stock?

    By Neha Chamaria - April 17, 2013 | Tickers: DD, HUN, MON, DOW

    DuPont (NYSE: DD) investors have been a disappointed lot lately. The stock has lost 7% over the past one year, and is still finding it hard to move up even as the Dow rallies to new highs. A major announcement some weeks back couldn't give its shares the much needed fillip, though the event is largely in DuPont's favor.

    The chemical maker will be put to another test more »

  • 1 Stock to Avoid in 2013

    By Neha Chamaria - March 20, 2013 | Tickers: DD, HUN, KRO, RIO, TROX

    Editor's Note: Glenn R Simmons recently passed. This article has been corrected, and Motley Fool apologizes for the error.

    One of the last in the industry to report its fourth quarter, Kronos Worldwide (NYSE: KRO) was a disaster waiting to happen. Its sales tanked, bottom line switched colors, and nothing that management said for 2013 sounded optimistic.

    I don’t really blame Kronos’ management -- The industry has been in more »

  • Billionaire Hedge Fund Manager Dumped Apple and Bought These Stocks

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - March 20, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL, CMCSA, HUN, LVS, NWL

    Andreas Halvorsen is one of the most successful former protégés of hedge fund legend Julian Robertson. In 1999, with David Ott and Brian Olson, two of his former colleagues at Robertson’s Tiger Management, Halvorsen founded Viking Global Investors, a long/short equity value hedge fund. While both of Halvorsen’s partners have since left Viking Global, Halvorsen himself continues to serve as the $22.5 billion hedge fund’s more »

  • An Easy Way to Get Cash-Rich This Year

    By Neha Chamaria - March 19, 2013 | Tickers: CHMT, DD, HUN, LYB, DOW

    When the going gets tough, the tough get going. It couldn't get more apt for Dow Chemical (NYSE: DOW). With core markets witnessing a lull, the chemical baron is working harder to push up margins. Or let me interpret it this way. When things are not moving, Dow wants to let go of stuff that is getting hard to handle.

    After deciding to do away with 5% of its more »

  • The Best Dividend Paying Chemicals Stocks

    By Nauman Aly - March 10, 2013 | Tickers: FF, HUN, PDH

    For this article I've researched dividend paying companies in the Chemicals Industry. Also, to make sure I find the best companies, all three stocks mentioned in this article comply with the following criteria:

    • Market cap of more than $500 million and an average volume of at least 250,000 for low volatility.
    • Price greater than $10.
    • Current ratio greater than one, meaning good liquidity and dividend sustainability.
    • DCF valuation more »
  • Why You Shouldn’t Take Your Eyes Off This Volatile Stock

    By Neha Chamaria - March 6, 2013 | Tickers: DD, HUN, KRO, PPG, TROX

    This stock is not for the weak hearted. It has had a history of pendulum swings – there were days when it dropped double digits on a single day, and there there were some when it gained as much.

    Tronox (NYSE: TROX) had the best numbers on display in the industry in its last quarter. Barron’s even considers the chemical maker a must have. So what gives? With core markets more »

  • No Organic Growth for Chemical Giants

    By Peter Pham - March 5, 2013 | Tickers: CG, DD, HUN, DOW

    A federal jury in the U.S has ordered Dow Chemical (NYSE: DOW) to pay $400 million in fines over price fixing of urethane. Several companies were named in the $1 billion class action law suit filed by urethane buyers, but Dow was the only one that had not settled. Other defendants in the case included Bayer AG, Huntsman Corp’s (NYSE: HUN) Huntsman International and BASF SE. Dow will more »

  • Three Big Buys by Kyle Bass in the Fourth Quarter

    By Aubrey Tabuga - March 4, 2013 | Tickers: HUN, NSM, TPX

    Kyle Bass is known for successfully playing the right cards in the sub-prime market crisis in 2007, which gave his fund an enormous return of 216% in that year. Since then, he has become a notable figure closely observed by many investors. His expertise is on examining debt levels; his hedge fund has in fact turned into a “debt analysis think-tank.”  His theses on Japan and several Euro-zone economies were more »

  • Three Specialty Chemicals Stocks to Consider

    By Damon Churchwell - February 28, 2013 | Tickers: FUL, HUN, KWR, RPM, SXT

    Companies that focus on a particular sector or two as suppliers of chemical manufacturing additives seem to be attractive investments at this time. Examine each stock on an individual basis, according to the end markets and market share. I would like to highlight three such stocks that hold appeal now for near- or long-term price improvements.

    Quaker Chemical Corp. (NYSE: KWR)

    I have always been interested in this producer of more »

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