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  • Midday Glance: Chemicals companies Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 1:25 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are mixed at 1 p.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. rose$. 33 or. 7 percent, to $49.58. DuPont Co. fell$. 06 or. 1 percent, to $77.97.

  • Early Glance: Chemicals companies Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 11:10 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are down at 10 a.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. fell$. 09 or. 2 percent, to $49.16. DuPont Co. fell$. 39 or. 5 percent, to $77.64.

  • *Fourth quarter adjusted operating profit 1.46 bln euros. LUDWIGSHAFEN, Germany, Feb 27- BASF, the world's largest chemical firm by sales, expects operating profit to stagnate this year due to lower oil prices and the cost of launching an unusually high number of production sites. The emerging markets are growing more slowly and the global economy is being...

  • Quaker Chemical meets 4Q profit forecasts Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 5:13 AM ET

    CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa. _ Quaker Chemical Corp. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter profit of $12.6 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was also for earnings of $1 per share. Quaker Chemical shares have decreased slightly more than 4 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Feb 26- Canadian farmers are plowing profits from bumper crops into fertilizer storage facilities to mitigate the pricing power held by major retailers and producers. Over time, the practice might erode the steep premiums farmers pay in the spring to retail businesses owned by Agrium Inc, Richardson International and Cargill Ltd, while...

  • LAUNCESTON, Australia, Feb 27- The market chatter over forming a giant Chinese oil major through merging PetroChina and Sinopec has ramped up again recently, but the motivations for such a deal struggle to stand up to scrutiny. The Chinese authorities are mulling joining China National Petroleum Corp, the parent of PetroChina, and China Petrochemical Corp, the...

  • Final Glance: Chemicals companies Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 6:02 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies were mixed at the close of trading:. Dow Chemical Co. fell$. 60 or 1.2 percent, to $49.25. DuPont Co. rose$. 13 or. 2 percent, to $78.03.

  • Midday Glance: Chemicals companies Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 1:19 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are mixed at 1 p.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. fell$. 40 or. 8 percent, to $49.45. DuPont Co. rose$. 05 or. 1 percent, to $77.95.

  • Koppers reports 4Q loss Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 11:24 AM ET

    PITTSBURGH _ Koppers Holdings Inc. on Thursday reported a loss of $33.5 million in its fourth quarter. Koppers expects full-year earnings in the range of $1.60 to $1.90 per share, with revenue expected to be $1.7 billion. Koppers shares have fallen 36 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Early Glance: Chemicals companies Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 10:35 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are down at 10 a.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. fell$. 52 or 1.0 percent, to $49.33. DuPont Co. fell$. 14 or. 2 percent, to $77.76.

  • Chemtura misses 4Q profit forecasts Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 6:39 AM ET

    MIDDLEBURY, Conn. _ Chemtura Corp. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter net income of $703 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 7 cents per share. Chemtura shares have risen slightly more than 2 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Ferro beats 4Q profit forecasts Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 6:39 AM ET

    MAYFIELD HEIGHTS, Ohio _ Ferro Corp. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter net income of $11.4 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 9 cents per share. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • Midday Glance: Chemicals companies Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 1:18 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are mixed at 1 p.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. rose$. 14 or. 3 percent, to $49.95. DuPont Co. fell$. 13 or. 2 percent, to $77.77.

  • Early Glance: Chemicals companies Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 11:23 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are up at 10 a.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. rose$. 01 or percent, to $49.82. DuPont Co. rose$. 07 or. 1 percent, to $77.96.

  • Kraton reports 4Q loss Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 6:03 PM ET

    HOUSTON _ Kraton Performance Polymers Inc. on Tuesday reported a fourth-quarter loss of $17.4 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 54 cents. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 4 cents per share.

  • Final Glance: Chemicals companies Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 6:02 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies were up at the close of trading:. Dow Chemical Co. rose$. 32 or. 6 percent, to $49.81. DuPont Co. rose$. 44 or. 6 percent, to $77.90.

  • Midday Glance: Chemicals companies Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 1:17 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are up at 1 p.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. rose$. 46 or. 9 percent, to $49.95. DuPont Co. rose$. 33 or. 4 percent, to $77.79.

  • Early Glance: Chemicals companies Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 11:24 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are mixed at 10 a.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. rose$. 13 or. 3 percent, to $49.62. DuPont Co. fell$. 05 or. 1 percent, to $77.41.

  • Final Glance: Chemicals companies Monday, 23 Feb 2015 | 6:04 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies were mixed at the close of trading:. Dow Chemical Co. fell$. 04 or. 1 percent, to $49.49. DuPont Co. rose$. 79 or 1.0 percent, to $77.46.

  • Axiall delays decision on new plant in Westlake Monday, 23 Feb 2015 | 5:08 PM ET

    The American Press reported that Axiall president and CEO Paul Carrico made the announcement last Friday. He said the company and its joint venture partner, Lotte Chemical of South Korea, agreed to postpone a final investment decision to build an ethane cracker at Axiall's Westlake plant. Axiall's announcement comes less than a month after Sasol executives...