Methanex Corp (USA)

  • Specialty Chemical Companies for You to Consider

    By Damon Churchwell - July 31, 2013 | Tickers: MEOH, NEU, OMG

    This is a continuation of my write up of specialty chemical companies that seem to be good investments, including a couple of businesses that produce additives to petroleum or gasoline products (see also: "Specialty Chemical Companies for You to Buy"). These are all in the mid-capitalization range, between $1 billion and $10 billion. A bit of research should help decide where the best investments are.

    Divestiture of division should assist more »

  • Is There an Alternative to the Alternatives?

    By Mike Thiessen - June 14, 2013 | Tickers: CE, EMN, MEOH

    Major financial media outlets don’t talk about it, and it doesn’t have any chemistry with analysts like the highly sought-after blue chip companies. However, producers of industrial chemicals, such as methanol, have been gaining in momentum over the last year as demand has skyrocketed worldwide, especially in the fast booming Asian markets. As a testament to growing demand, one of the largest producers of methanol, Methanex (NASDAQ: MEOHmore »)

  • Fracking Money

    By Erin McBride - April 15, 2013 | Tickers: CHK, HON, MEOH, MRC, DOW, X

    Hydraulic fracturing and the abundance of natural gas, brings money and jobs to the United States in multiple sectors and from outside of the U.S. Several companies and tangential industries are benefiting from the abundance of natural gas, and the increase in hydraulic fracturing or "fracking."

    Hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking," is the process of shooting water, sand and chemicals underground to break apart rock and free natural gas trapped more »

  • Fracking Money

    By Erin McBride - April 15, 2013 | Tickers: CHK, HON, MEOH, MRC, DOW, X

    Hydraulic fracturing and the abundance of natural gas, brings money and jobs to the United States in multiple sectors and from outside of the U.S. Several companies and tangential industries are benefiting from the abundance of natural gas, and the increase in hydraulic fracturing or "fracking."

    Hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking," is the process of shooting water, sand and chemicals underground to break apart rock and free natural gas trapped more »

  • Fracking for Money

    By Erin McBride - April 7, 2013 | Tickers: CHK, HON, MEOH, MRC, DOW, X

    Hydraulic fracturing and the abundance of natural gas, brings money and jobs to the United States in multiple sectors and from outside of the U.S.

    The abundance of natural gas is bringing companies into the U.S. Canadian company Methanex Corp. (NASDAQ: MEOH) will move a methanol plant from Chile to Louisiana, in order to take advantage of the low cost of natural gas in the U.S. Methanex more »

  • Why Methanol May Be the Next Big Chemical Story

    By Paula Wendland - February 26, 2013 | Tickers: CE, EMN, MEOH

    Due to changes in the global supply/demand balance and the increasing popularity of this versatile chemical in Asia, industry insiders expect a positive pricing environment for methanol into 2015 and beyond.  Approximately two-thirds of the world’s methanol production is converted to formaldehyde used in building materials, such as plywood, foams and paints.  The remaining third of the supply has a role in home heating and cooking, as a fuel additive, and as a feedstock for plastic production.  While the revival of the homebuilding sector across the US should drive demand for methanol over the remainder of the business cycle, the greatest pricing pressure should come from Chinese buyers hoping to cushion the blow of high crude oil costs and to feed the nation’s many newly-constructed methanol-to-olefins (MTO) plants.

  • Iridian Asset Management Owns 6% of W.R. Grace

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - February 2, 2013 | Tickers: ALB, MEOH, ROC 130817C00060000, RPM, GRA

    A 13G filed with the SEC has disclosed that Iridian Asset Management, a special situations fund managed by David Cohen and Harold Levy, now owns 4.5 million shares of W.R. Grace (NYSE: GRA). W.R. Grace is a $5.4 billion market cap specialty chemicals company best known for its catalysts which are used to convert oil into transportation fuels. In the third quarter of 2012, Iridian increased more »

  • 4 Dividend Stocks Expected to Grow EPS Faster than Apple

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - January 20, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL, IACI, KKR, MEOH, SI

    Dividend stocks are often associated with companies that have stable growth. However, some dividend-paying companies grow their earnings at robust rates of growth. While Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) has been considered an archetype of a growth stock, there are several dividend companies with long-term annualized EPS growth estimates higher than Apple’s. The forecasted robust EPS growth of those companies may translate into higher dividend growth, as payout ratios compress and more »

  • Steadfast Capital Management Just Bought This Stock

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - November 13, 2012 | Tickers: APD, MEOH, PDH, POL, ROC 130817C00060000

    According to a filing with the SEC, Steadfast Capital Management has acquired a total of 7.2 million shares of PetroLogistics LP (NYSE: PDH), representing just over 5% of the total shares outstanding. PetroLogistics is a $1.6 billion market cap company that processes propane into propylene (a raw material critical to the petrochemical industry). The company went public in May, with the stock falling 30% in what has been more »