Materials and Metals Chemicals


  • When Is Cobalt Green? Monday, 23 Apr 2007 | 12:03 PM ET

    When OM Group is using it to make batteries for hybrid cars. And that's not all this company does. Here is one of Cramer's top two picks for his environment-friendly Green Day portfolio.Investing can be confusing. Luckily, Cramer has mapped out some road rules for all you Home Gamers trying to navigate the jungle that is Wall Street. Think of it as "Mad Money 101" –- some fundamental advice to keep in mind as you play the market. Whether you're a first time investor or a seasoned financier, it's always good to remember the basics.

  • Sector Analysis: Diversification Becomes "Mantra" Friday, 13 Apr 2007 | 10:18 AM ET

    Folks--here's a sector breakdown from our crack analystical team on what's happening with the stocks you contestants are buying. And there's been a "sea change"  for sure. The analyses run through 3/28, found that over 50% of the leaders' trades occurred in retail and technology. But the current analysis--run from 3/29 - 4/10, shows that the contest leaders are now much more diversified with the top group only comprising 8.07%.

  • CNBC'S Faber: Dow Chemical Exec Denies Buyout Talks Friday, 13 Apr 2007 | 1:12 AM ET

    A Dow Chemical executive who was fired after being accused of engaging in unauthorized discussions with third parties about selling the company told CNBC's David Faber that "it never happened." Romeo Kreinberg, head of Dow's performance plastics operations and a 30-year company veteran, said accusations that he violated the company's code of conduct are "totally untrue."

  • Dow Chemical CEO Denies Buyout Speculation to CNBC Tuesday, 10 Apr 2007 | 11:14 AM ET

    The chief executive of Dow Chemical on Tuesday shot down speculation that the company is in talks with private equity for a leveraged buyout.  “We are not in discussions with anyone in LBO,” Andrew Liveris told CNBC’s David Faber.

  • Avery to Buy Paxar for $1.3 Billion Friday, 23 Mar 2007 | 9:55 AM ET

    Office supplies maker Avery Dennison said on Thursday it would buy clothing label maker Paxar for $1.3 billion, in a bid to expand in the fragmented retail information and brand identification market. 1st paragraph of story should go here

  • Where There’s Smoke, There’s Fire Tuesday, 13 Mar 2007 | 6:48 PM ET

    Tips are for waiters…but rumors, if you know how to use them, can make you some mad money.

  • European Stocks to Watch Monday, 12 Mar 2007 | 11:53 AM ET

    Here some of Monday's big movers on European stock markets: Akzo Nobel, Alliance Boots, ICI,Swisscom and DSG International.

  • Ciba Reports Fourth-Quarter Gains Tuesday, 13 Feb 2007 | 7:16 AM ET

    Ciba Specialty Chemicals Holding  on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter net profit of 84 million Swiss francs ($67.2 million; 51.9 million euros) and said Chief Executive Armin Meyer will step down at the start of next year.

  • Boring Stocks May Bring Big Profits Wednesday, 7 Feb 2007 | 4:35 PM ET

    Warren Buffett made a fortune investing in boring stocks, and he often advised would-be billionaires to do the same. In fact, finding below-the-radar value plays has been a key strategy on Wall Street since the 1949 tome, The Intelligent Investor, written by Buffett mentor Benjamin Graham. Today on “Street Signs,” Erin Burnett cajoled a few stock picks out of another soft-spoken Midwestern investor, and true to form, they’re companies you’ve probably never heard of.

  • German chemicals maker Altana  said Friday that full-year sales rose 18 % as the company benefited from rising foreign demand.

  • Dow Chemical Profit of 98 Cents a Share Tops Estimates Thursday, 25 Jan 2007 | 11:12 AM ET

    Dow Chemical said fourth-quarter profit fell 11%, as higher costs offset a modest increase in sales.  But the results outpaced analysts' expectations.

  • Dow Chemical Seeking Acquisitions, CEO Tells CNBC Thursday, 25 Jan 2007 | 11:11 AM ET

    Dow Chemical  is looking to make acquisitions, but the amount of private-equity money floating around has made lots of businesses in chemical sector expensive, the company's chief executive told CNBC.

  • Chemicals maker DuPont reported fourth-quarter results Tuesday that matched analysts' expectations on the top and bottom lines and also affirmed guidance for the current year.

  • DuPont Drops Out of Nerve Agent Byproduct Plan Friday, 5 Jan 2007 | 3:39 PM ET

    DuPont said it will not participate in the Army's plan to dispose of wastewater from the destruction of the deadly nerve agent VX.

  • U.S. Stocks Drop In Trading--Best Buy Disappoints Tuesday, 12 Dec 2006 | 11:51 AM ET

    The Dow is sharply lower--even as investors appear to be waiting for the afternoon news from the Federal Reserve on interest rates before making trades. A few stocks --are moving. Melissa Lee took a closer look at today’s large cap trading; she’s CNBC’s “Eye on the Floor.”