• 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 »

  • Can a Turnaround in TiO2 Make Money for You?

    By Bob Chandler - May 20, 2013 | Tickers: DD, KRO, TROX

    It's been a tough last nine months for the titanium dioxide pigment (TiO2) industry. The business has been in a steep and steady decline since early 2012 record results. But with a history of major booms and busts, should investors start preparing for an eventual TiO2 turnaround now?

    What is TiO2?

    TiO2 is a white inorganic pigment used in a wide range of products for its ability to impart 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 »

  • 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 »

  • Billion Dollar Hedge Fund Bullish on Gas in 2013

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - March 4, 2013 | Tickers: APC, AVP, DMND, MIC, TROX

    Like anything in life, formulating a successful investment strategy requires focus. At Insider Monkey, we've found that historically, by focusing on the best stock picks of the best hedge funds, retail investors have been able to beat the market. Our small-cap strategy beat the market by 18% a year for more than a decade in our back tests, and since we started sharing this strategy with the public, it more »

  • Grab This Super Stock Before it Bounces Back

    By Neha Chamaria - February 15, 2013 | Tickers: DD, HUN, KRO, DOW, TROX

    This stock has lost more than 8% in a week’s time; and I find it stupid. Huntsman’s (NYSE: HUN) core business continues to grow, margins are improving, dividends are great, and its stock is cheaper than most think. In short, it’s a perfect opportunity for Foolish investors.

    Right on top

    Revenue from Huntsman’s polyurethanes business inched up 13% in the fourth quarter, capping off 2012 with more »

  • Three Out-of-Consensus Ideas

    By Masam Abbas - February 10, 2013 | Tickers: TROX, VC, WFT

    The earnings season is almost at its end. However, this doesn’t mean that the ‘spice’ for investors has finished in this season. There are still some stocks that are expected to move at their earnings release and therefore are expected to provide money-making opportunities for investors. The following three stocks are a good example of this concept.

    Tronox Limited (NYSE: TROX) – miss the earnings

    Tronox produces and markets titanium more »

  • Why This Stock Could Heat up Over the Next Few Days

    By Neha Chamaria - February 6, 2013 | Tickers: DD, HUN, KRO, DOW, TROX | Editor's Choice

    Huntsman’s (NYSE: HUN) shares have had an excellent run up in recent weeks, gaining 10% year-to-date, which also meant a fresh 52-week high in late January. For its shareholders, there could be more in store as the chemical giant checks in with its fourth-quarter numbers next week.

    Huntsman has surprised in each of the past four quarters, even when peers failed to deliver. There are reasons to believe it more »

  • You Have a Lot to Worry About if You Own This Stock

    By Neha Chamaria - February 4, 2013 | Tickers: DD, HUN, MON, DOW, TROX

    When a company that beats Street estimates is awarded with a ratings downgrade, you know you can’t just rely on stories that sugar-coat its earnings report. DuPont (NYSE: DD) is one such case that couldn’t impress UBS with its fourth-quarter performance. Fellow Fool Rich Smith feels the chemical giant deserves this cut, and I couldn’t agree more. In fact, I’d like to add to his observations more »

  • Whitney Tilson's Under-the-Radar Investments Can Boost Your Portfolio

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - February 1, 2013 | Tickers: AHL, HHC, ICON, NFLX, TROX

    Hedge funds generate most of their alpha from small-cap stocks, primarily because the information surrounding this space is less efficient. At Insider Monkey, we've empirically tested this phenomenon, and according to our analysis, hedge funds’ top small-cap picks generated an alpha of about 120 basis points per month between 1999 and 2009 (see more details on how this happens here).

    With this in mind, it’s important to do more »

  • Top 4 Equity Rebounds of 2013

    By Zack Reitz - January 7, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL, CHK, CLF, TROX

    As 2013 begins, savvy investors look to bolster their New Year returns. One of the best ways to accomplish this goal is to look for an industry rebound. In 2013, I believe that these four beaten-down companies will ride the resurgence in their industries.


    Market Cap

    52-Week Range

    % Below 52-Week High

    1 Year Forward P/E Multiple

    Chesapeake Energy (NYSE: CHK)

    $10.70 billion


    36.37 more »

  • Tis the Season for Titanium Dioxide Companies

    By Josef Ray Dagatan - December 26, 2012 | Tickers: KRO, NL, ROC 130817C00060000, TROX, VHI

    Life is a series of rising and falling, sometimes we’re up, sometimes down. When we’re up, we want to stay there the best way we know how and when we’re down, we try the best way we know how to get back up. Trading in the stock market is similar to life for investments as well, they both have cycles of rising and falling values. The peak more »

  • Four Companies That Stuck Out on Tuesday; and that Might Trade Higher

    By Brian Nichols - December 19, 2012 | Tickers: ARB, TROX, VNDA, YOKU

    On a day when almost all stocks performed well, there were a few that shined above the rest. And in this article, I am looking at the best of the best, I am determining what moved the stocks, and lastly whether or not the catalyst could lead to additional gains.





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  • Trox Stox Rox in 2014

    By J.A. Graham - December 4, 2012 | Tickers: DD, PPG, SHW, DOW, TROX

    Tronox Incorporated was spun off from Kerr-McGee in 2006 along with a high debt load and a lot of legacy environmental liabilities. The company was a producer of titanium dioxide (TiO2). Titanium dioxide is critical to paint and coatings and is the secret ingredient that allows paint to cover and hide surfaces.  In 2009, Tronox declared bankruptcy, unable to pay debt and environmental obligations and emerged in February 2011 sans more »

  • When Dirt-Cheap Valuations Do Not Mean a Buy

    By Neha Chamaria - November 21, 2012 | Tickers: DD, HUN, KRO, SHW, TROX | Editor's Choice

    If anyone tells you about a stock that’s trading at a paltry 5 times earnings and is within 20% of its 52-week low, you’d probably jump at the opportunity. I would have done the same, if the industry in which Kronos Worldwide (NYSE: KRO) operates wasn’t so unpredictable.

    I think it’s prudent for an investor to get a grip on what’s going on around a more »

  • This Company Is A Buy Through 2013

    By Jordo Bivona - November 14, 2012 | Tickers: APC, BP, PBR, TROX

    Anadarko Petroleum (NYSE: APC) is very well-positioned to see significant growth in the next year and beyond. The company has produced top notch operating performance with a very strong and effective management team. It has set record heights of sales volume and oil production and has discovered a large source of natural gas reserves in Mozambique. The company has done all of this without borrowing any money or raising any more »