Specialty Chemicals

(FTK) Playing the Energy Boom

The best advice I have ever been given about playing the energy boom in North America is to buy companies that don’t take the risks: Buy oil and gas services, not explorers and developers.

And one of the best energy service plays I have seen to date is Flotek (NYSE: FTK).

This...

21Feb2014 | | Comments Off on (FTK) Playing the Energy Boom | Continued

(WPZ) Williams Partners L.P. and Royal Dutch Shell plc Begin Joint Venture to Serve Producers

A leading master limited partnership, Williams Partners L.P. (WPZ) and Royal Dutch Shell plc (RDS.A) have agreed to begin a new midstream joint venture (JV), with...

21Apr2013 | | Comments Off on (WPZ) Williams Partners L.P. and Royal Dutch Shell plc Begin Joint Venture to Serve Producers | Continued

(WPZ) Williams Partners Beats Earnings on Bottom Line

Williams Partners L.P. (WPZ) has registered second-quarter 2011 earnings of 91 cents per limited-partner unit, which surpassed the Zacks Consensus Estimate of 85 cents. The quarter’s results also improved almost 38% from the year-ago...

21Aug2011 | | 0 comments | Continued

(LYB) LyondellBasel Industries Retains Buy Rating From ValuEngine.com

LyondellBasell Industries AF S.C.A is a manufacture of chemicals and derivatives. It also operates as a refiner of heavy high-sulfur crude oil produce and is engaged in the marketing and selling of polyolefins, polypropylene and polyethylene resins. LyondellBasell Industries AF S.C.A...

7Jul2011 | | 0 comments | Continued

(SIAL) Sigma-Aldrich Modifying Silkworms for Spider Silk

Biotechnology giant Sigma-Aldrich Corporation’s (SIAL) biological products and services research unit, Sigma Life Science, has entered into a licensing agreement with Kraig Biocraft Laboratories Inc. to develop genetically modified...

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(FTK) ValuEngine Weekly Newsletter April 8, 2011

VALUATION WATCH: Our models find that overvaluation is approaching critical levels. Overvalued stocks now make up almost 64% of our universe and 30% of the universe is calculated to be overvalued by 20% or more. All Sectors are calculated to be overvalued.

What’s...

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(MEOH) Methanex Corporation – Bear of the Day

Methanex Corp. (MEOH) is the world’s largest supplier of methanol. Lower methanol pricing and an increase in global inventories are negatively affecting the company. Methanex’s Chilean facility is currently operating at...

26Aug2010 | | 0 comments | Continued

(WDFC) WD-40 Company – Surprised on Earnings Four Quarters in a Row

WD-40 Company (WDFC) recently announced it expected its fiscal 2010 earnings per share would meet or top its previously issued guidance.

WD-40 manufactures 3 multi-purpose maintenance brands, WD-40, 3-IN-ONE and Blue Works,...

23Aug2010 | | 0 comments | Continued

(LZ) Lubrizol Corporation – Easily Beat Earnings Estimates in the Second Quarter

Lubrizol Corporation (LZ) did not disappoint in its recent earnings report as it crushed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for the third straight quarter and also raised full year guidance. What slowdown in the global economy?

Founded...

4Aug2010 | | 0 comments | Continued

(WPZ) Williams Partners L.P. Shifts and Restructures

Williams Partners L.P. (WPZ) signed a merger agreement under which it will buy the remaining outstanding shares of Williams Pipeline Partners L.P. (WMZ). The deal permits...

25May2010 | | 0 comments | Continued

(WDFC) WD-40 Company – Revenue Increased 30.3%

Wd-40 Company (WDFC) is a well-known consumer products company that should continue to produce steady revenues and profits.

Growth and Income

Analysts estimate that WD-40 will achieve long-term EPS growth...

17May2010 | | 0 comments | Continued

(GFRE) Gulf Resources Incorporated – Bullish Outlook

Gulf Resources, Inc. (GFRE) just raised its full-year outlook, which pushed shares to breakout of a bearish trend. Additionally, shares are trading with great valuations.

Company Description

Gulf Resources...

18Apr2010 | | 0 comments | Continued

(KWR) Quaker Chemical Corporation – Well Positioned for Future Growth

Quaker Chemical Corp. (KWR) recently hit a new 52-week high at $29.88 as the company’s business continues to rebound from a challenging 2009.

Company Description

Quaker Chemical Corp. develops,...

15Apr2010 | | 0 comments | Continued

(WDFC) WD-40 Company – Analyst Earnings Estimates Moving Higher

WD-40 Co. (WDFC) has a Zacks #1 Rank. Its stock trades at 17.2x fiscal 2010 consensus EPS estimates and 15.8x fiscal 2011 consensus EPS estimates.

Growth and Income

Analysts estimate that WD-40 Co. will...

14Apr2010 | | 0 comments | Continued

(OMN) OMNOVA Solutions Incorporated – Beat Estimates by 80%

OMNOVA Solutions Inc. (OMN) just topped earnings projections, sending shares to a new 52-week high.

Company Description

OMNOVA Solutions makes emulsion polymers and other specialty chemicals that have...

1Apr2010 | | 0 comments | Continued

(SIAL) Sigma-Aldrich Group is on a Growth Path

Sigma-Aldrich Group (SIAL) has announced plans to invest $2 million in expanding the production of trimethylgallium (TMG) at its Bromborough, Wirral, UK manufacturing plant. The investment is expected to establish Sigma as a leading...

27Mar2010 | | 0 comments | Continued

(SIAL) Sigma-Aldrich Group Inches Ahead of Expectations

Sigma-Aldrich Group (SIAL) reported fourth quarter earnings of 75 cents, compared to the Zacks Consensus Estimate of 73 cents and prior-year EPS of
68 cents.

Quarterly sales of $572.5 million were up 12.3% from the fourth...

12Feb2010 | | 0 comments | Continued

(SOA) Solutia Incorporated – Earnings Double Expectations

Solutia Inc. (SOA) shares are soaring after this week’s earnings news. Earnings per share came in at more than twice the Zacks Consensus Estimate.

Company Description

Solutia makes chemical and...

30Jan2010 | | 0 comments | Continued

(MEOH) Methanex Corporation Earnings Improve

Methanex Corporation (MEOH), the world’s largest supplier of methanol, reported a fourth quarter net income of $25.7 million, or 28 cents per share, in contrast to a net loss of $3.9 million or 4 cents per share in the year-ago...

28Jan2010 | | 0 comments | Continued

(OMG) OM Group Incorporated – Earnings Surprised on the Third Quarter by 56.76%

OM Group, Inc. (OMG) has seen demand return in some of its key chemical markets, especially in technology. The company has surprised on estimates 2 out of the last 4 quarters. OM Group trades with a forward P/E of 14.4.

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26Jan2010 | | 0 comments | Continued

(NEU) NewMarket Corporation – Higher Estimates and Solid Momentum

NewMarket Corporation (NEU) is seeing bullish forecasts ahead of reporting in early February. Analysts polled by Zacks are calling for full-year 2009 earnings of $11.07, an upward revision from $8.37 over the past 3 months.

Company...

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(OMN) OMNOVA Solutions Surpasses Expectations

OMNOVA Solutions Inc. (OMN) reported fiscal 2009 fourth-quarter results on Monday. The company recorded earnings of $11.1 million or 25 cents per share, compared to $0.8 million, or 2 cents per share in the year-ago period. The quarterly...

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(LZ) Lubrizol Corporation – Consensus Estimates Rise Along With Stock Price

Lubrizol Corporation (LZ) continues to have attractive valuations even though the stock has been on a tear in 2009. LZ is trading at just 9.84x forward earnings.

Company Description

Lubrizol manufactures...

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(NEU) NewMarket Corporation – Higher Estimates and Solid Momentum

NewMarket Corporation (NEU) saw robust third-quarter results and hiked its dividend. Earnings per share of $3.88 soared past the Zacks Consensus Estimate by 81% and came in well above last year’s $1.07. NewMarket’s dividend...

1Dec2009 | | 0 comments | Continued

(LZ) Lubrizol Corporation Reports Their Profit Doubled

Net earnings of $2.52 in the third quarter of 2009 for Lubrizol Corporation (LZ), an Ohio-based specialty chemical company ? more than doubled from last year’s 98 cents. The upsurge came on the heels...

2Nov2009 | | 0 comments | Continued

(LZ) Lubrizol Corporation – Earnings Beat by Large Margin

Lubrizol Corp. (LZ) pre announced much better than expected third-quarter results on Oct 21 that sent the company’s share price to a new 52-week and all-time high above $76.

Third-Quarter Results

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(NEU) NewMarket Corporation – Upward Estimate Revisions by Analysts

NewMarket Corporation (NEU) continues to see upward revisions of the Zacks Consensus Estimate. The current full-year earnings forecast of $8.64 per share is an increase from the $8.14 projection analysts were calling for in late September, when NEU was previously featured as a Growth...

19Oct2009 | | 0 comments | Continued

(SIAL) Sigma-Aldrich Group Division SAFC Completes Expansion

The Pharma division of SAFC, a member of the leading Life Science and High Technology company, Sigma-Aldrich Group (SIAL) has completed the expansion of its Carlsbad, California facility. The facility conducts contract-manufacturing services for SAFC’s late phase and commercial...

16Oct2009 | | 0 comments | Continued

(LZ) Lubrizol Corporation – Raised 2009 Earnings Guidance

The Lubrizol Corporation (LZ) has seen its stock hitting 52-week highs in recent sessions, but it’s still an attractive value stock as earnings have been rising. LZ has a forward P/E of just 11.33.

Company Description

Lubrizol manufactures specialty...

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(OMN) Omnova Solutions – Earnings Estimates Pop

Omnova Solutions Inc. (OMN) has posted another earnings surprise since being featured as a Zacks Rank Buy.

Beat the Street

On Sep 29 the specialty chemical company posted its third consecutive earnings surprise. Earnings per share came in at 24 cents,...

12Oct2009 | | 0 comments | Continued