Materials and Metals Chemicals

  • The company's genetically modified seeds are just what the world needs.

  • Dow Chemical

    Dow Chemical said on Thursday that first-quarter earnings fell slightly from a year-ago, hurt by lower volumes in North America and soaring crude oil and natural gas costs.

  • Earnings from a smorgasbord of European companies revealed a mixed business environment Thursday, with the likes of Bayer and Swedbank beating expectations, while Peugeot Citroen and Stora Enso missed.

  • German companies dominated European earnings headlines Wednesday with tech heavyweight Infineon reporting a quarterly loss, but IKB, the first German subprime casualty indicating a smaller-than-expected loss.

  • Stocks opened lower Tuesday after disappointing guidance from Texas Instruments.

  • Stocks opened lower Tuesday after disappointing guidance from Texas Instruments.

  • Stocks opened lower Tuesday after disappointing guidance from Texas Instruments.

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    Chemical company DuPont said on Tuesday that first-quarter profit rose 26 percent, spurred by robust demand for its biotech seed offerings and crop protection chemicals.

  • Rising food and energy prices took a toll on the bottom line of Associated British Foods -- the owner of retailer Primark -- the company said on Tuesday.

  • Chemical maker DuPont raised its profit forecast Thursday, saying strong growth in its agriculture businesses and emerging markets should help offset weakness in U.S. housing and automotive markets.

  • The stock's down 10% Tuesday. Cramer says it should be lower.

  • It's best to play it safe in this market. Let these hefty dividends do the work for you until things turn up.

  • European stocks closed lower across the board Thursday, following two days of gains, as fears over the health of the global economy remained.

  • Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.

  • Pest control to parcel delivery firm Rentokil Initial is parachuting in the management team that turned around chemicals group ICI in a bid to recover from two profit warnings that have hammered its shares. 

  • Bear Stearns needs to get bought right now, Cramer says. Also, his silver lining stocks.

  • With interest rates on the decline, banks don't pay out like they once did. So for steady income, buy dividend-paying stocks. Like this one.

  • The catalyst that propels this chemical stock might actually come from its ag business.

  • Akzo Nobel, the world's biggest producer of paints, posted forecast-beating fourth-quarter results on Thursday, boosting its shares as its coatings business grew despite the U.S. housing market crisis.

  • German drugs and chemicals group Bayer missed fourth-quarter earnings expectations Thursday, sending shares 4.7 percent lower on the DAX, but CEO Werner Wenning told CNBC he remains optimistic about the company’s outlook for this year.