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  • MAYFIELD HEIGHTS, Ohio _ Ferro Corp. on Wednesday reported second-quarter profit of $6.6 million. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 25 cents per share. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • Kraton reports 2Q loss 20 Hours Ago

    HOUSTON _ Kraton Performance Polymers Inc. on Wednesday reported a second-quarter loss of $5.6 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. On a per-share basis, the Houston- based company said it had a loss of 18 cents. Keywords: Kraton Performance Polymers, Earnings Report.

  • Chemicals firm Cytec snapped up for $5.5B Wednesday, 29 Jul 2015 | 7:17 AM ET

    Belgian chemical group Solvay will buy U.S. peer Cytec for $5.5 billion to boost its presence in lightweight composites for planes and cars.

  • Intrepid Potash reports 2Q loss Tuesday, 28 Jul 2015 | 8:27 AM ET

    DENVER _ Intrepid Potash Inc. on Tuesday reported a second-quarter loss of $4.9 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 1 cent per share. Intrepid Potash shares have dropped 38 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Eastman Chemical beats 2Q profit forecasts Monday, 27 Jul 2015 | 5:27 PM ET

    KINGSPORT, Tenn. _ Eastman Chemical Co. on Monday reported second-quarter net income of $297 million. The average estimate of eight analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.80 per share. Eastman Chemical shares have declined almost 5 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has stayed nearly...

  • Synalloy posts 2Q profit Monday, 27 Jul 2015 | 9:15 AM ET

    SPARTANBURG, S.C. _ Synalloy Corp. on Monday reported second-quarter net income of $2.5 million. On a per-share basis, the Spartanburg, South Carolina- based company said it had net income of 28 cents. Synalloy shares have decreased 33 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • RPM International beats Street 4Q forecasts Monday, 27 Jul 2015 | 7:48 AM ET

    MEDINA, Ohio _ RPM International Inc. on Monday reported fiscal fourth-quarter net income of $128 million. RPM International expects full-year earnings to be $2.55 per share. RPM International shares have dropped slightly more than 9 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • *To invest $5 bln in refining, petrochemicals by March. MUMBAI, July 24- India's Reliance Industries Ltd said on Friday it will invest $5 billion across its refining and petrochemicals business by next March, after strong refining margins boosted its quarterly profit. Controlled by India's richest man Mukesh Ambani, Reliance is India's second-largest company...

  • LONDON, July 24- European shares edged lower on Friday, led down by satellite operator SES and chemicals firm BASF after poorly received corporate updates. The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 was down 0.3 percent at 1,574.44 at 0706 GMT, hitting a one-week low. German firm BASF, the world's largest chemicals company by sales, fell 4.1 percent after earnings missed...

  • LONGVIEW, Texas— The biggest shipment ever received at the Port of Caddo- Bossier in Louisiana has reached its destination— a chemical plant in East Texas. An official with Eastman Chemical Company says the 303- ton piece of equipment arrived Thursday afternoon in Longview. The unit was made in Asia and hauled by barge from the Port of New Orleans to Shreveport, via...

  • *China remains a mixed bag, CEO says. *CEO implying Dow won't sustain Q2 China growth: analyst. July 23- Dow Chemical Co warned of soft demand in China, raising concerns that the largest U.S. chemical maker by revenue would not be able to maintain its growth rate in the key market.

  • Dow Chemical beats 2Q profit forecasts Thursday, 23 Jul 2015 | 8:00 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Specialty chemicals maker Dow Chemical Co. reported better-than-expected second-quarter profit, but revenue fell short on the impact from a stronger U.S. dollar and lower oil prices. The Midland, Michigan- based company reported second-quarter profit of $1.22 billion, or 97 cents per share, marking a 26 percent boost from $967 million, or 73 cents per...

  • *Syngenta CEO says sees no need for deal. ZURICH, July 23- Syngenta and unwanted suitor Monsanto squabbled over an earnings report from the Swiss pesticides maker on Thursday, with both sides claiming it strengthened their case in a $45 billion takeover battle. Monsanto wants to combine its world-leading seeds business with Syngenta's own seeds and pesticides.

  • BAKU, July 22- Azeri state energy company SOCAR plans to sell part of its stake in Turkish petrochemicals company Petkim to cash in on a rise in its share price, SOCAR's president was quoted as saying by Azeri news agency APA-Economics on Wednesday. SOCAR- Turkey has built a 65 percent holding in Petkim since 2007, most recently adding a 10 percent stake bought from...

  • UPDATE 2-BASF to split off struggling pigments businesses Wednesday, 22 Jul 2015 | 10:24 AM ET

    *BASF says looking into all options for pigments units. FRANKFURT, July 22- German chemicals company BASF will set up separate legal entities for its pigments businesses and look into all options, which could include sales, for operations that have been suffering from industry overcapacity. A spokeswoman said BASF would assess all options and no decision had...

  • BAKU, July 22- Azeri state energy firm SOCAR plans to sell part of its shares in Turkish petrochemical company Petkim, SOCAR's president was quoted as saying on Wednesday. "Petkim's share price rose to 4.35 Turkish lira per share from 1.8 Turkish lira in the last two years and that's why we would like to sell part of our shares." SOCAR- Turkey bought 10.32 percent stake...

  • Plant 'milkers' seek molecules for medicines and make-up Wednesday, 22 Jul 2015 | 8:43 AM ET

    *Companies including BASF and Chanel have teamed up with PAT. LARONXE, France, July 22- A quiet village in eastern France is home to an unusual greenhouse. Several major companies, including German chemicals group BASF and French cosmetics maker Chanel, have teamed up with Plant Advanced Technologies in the hope of securing privileged access to the so-called...

  • BEIJING, July 21- China's crude oil imports from Iran rose in June to a two-month high, customs data showed on Tuesday, just as the Islamic nation begins to look ahead to ramping up its exports in the wake of last week's nuclear deal. Thomson Reuters Oil Research& Forecasts had estimated China's June imports from Iran at 507,300 bpd, and has said it expects the volumes...

  • DENVER— Microscopic bugs and mildew can destroy a marijuana operation faster than any police raid. And because the crop has been illegal for so long, neither growers nor scientists have any reliable research to help fight the infestations. There's nothing, "said Frank Conrad, lab director for Colorado Green Lab, a pot-testing lab in Denver.

  • European shares hit fresh six week highs, OCI surges Monday, 20 Jul 2015 | 4:32 AM ET

    *Julius Baer slides after tax-dodging charge. Top riser was OCI, up 11 percent after the Amsterdam- listed chemical company confirmed it is in advanced merger talks with U.S. fertilizer maker CF Industries Holdings Inc.. Yara sold a 50 percent stake in its British fertilizer manufacturer to CF Industries, its joint venture partner, three weeks ago and traders...