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  • 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...

  • Midday Glance: Chemicals companies Monday, 23 Feb 2015 | 1:20 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are mixed at 1 p.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. fell$. 18 or. 4 percent, to $49.35. DuPont Co. rose$. 59 or. 8 percent, to $77.26.

  • Early Glance: Chemicals companies Monday, 23 Feb 2015 | 10:40 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are down at 10 a.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. fell$. 12 or. 2 percent, to $49.41. DuPont Co. fell$. 21 or. 3 percent, to $76.46.

  • Asahi Kasei to spend $2.2B on Polypore Intl business Monday, 23 Feb 2015 | 8:38 AM ET

    Japan's Asahi Kasei Corp. will pay $2.2 billion to buy the energy storage business of Polypore International after Polypore sells a separate segment of its operation to 3 M Co. for $1 billion. Polypore International Inc., which is based in Charlotte, North Carolina, and Asahi Kasei said Monday that the combination of their lithium-ion battery separator...

  • HOUSTON, Feb 22- The largest U.S. refinery strike in 35 years entered its fourth week on Sunday as workers at 12 refineries accounting for one-fifth of national production capacity were walking picket lines. Wal-Mart Stores Inc has said its U.S. workers will get a raise to at least $9 an hour, while West Coast port workers have reached a tentative deal for a new...

  • HOUSTON, Feb 22- The largest U.S. refinery strike in 35 years entered its fourth week as workers at 12 refineries accounting for one-fifth of national production capacity were walking picket lines as of 12 a.m. CST on Sunday, according to union officials. After the latest breakdown between the two sides, Steelworkers leaders targeted Shell, which is the U.S. arm of...

  • Refinery workers strike spreads to biggest US location Saturday, 21 Feb 2015 | 1:04 PM ET

    The United Steelworkers union said Saturday that workers at the largest refinery in the U.S., the Motiva Enterprises refinery in Port Arthur, Texas, started their strike at midnight Friday. The union said in a statement that it expanded the strike that started Feb. 1 at refineries largely in Texas and California because the industry has refused to "meaningfully...