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  • Potash prices are yet to recover after a collapse in 2013, which was triggered by top producer Russia's Uralkali exiting a trading venture with Belarus. Potash cut its full-year profit forecast to $1.75- $2.05 per share from $1.90- $2.20 per share, sending its shares down 3.3 percent in premarket trading. Potash, the second-biggest potash producer by output...

  • Mosaic posts 36 pct rise in quarterly profit Thursday, 30 Apr 2015 | 6:09 AM ET

    April 30- U.S. fertilizer company Mosaic Co reported an about 36 percent rise in quarterly profit, helped by lower costs and higher phosphate and potash prices. Net earnings attributable to the company rose to $294.8 million, or 80 cents per share, in the first quarter, from $217.5 million, or 54 cents per share, a year ago. Revenue rose 7.7 percent to $2.14 billion.

  • BUDAPEST, Hungary— Greenpeace says leaking, rusted barrels full of toxic materials stored in the open at a defunct chemical company in Hungary could cause an environmental catastrophe. Gergely Simon, a Greenpeace chemicals expert, called the situation at the Budapest Chemical Works "near catastrophic." "We are turning to the government for funds to be able to...

  • Quaker Chemical posts 1Q profit Wednesday, 29 Apr 2015 | 7:01 PM ET

    CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa. _ Quaker Chemical Corp. on Wednesday reported first-quarter earnings of $10.4 million. Quaker Chemical shares have decreased roughly 5 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Quaker Chemical, Earnings Report.

  • Ferro beats 1Q profit forecasts Wednesday, 29 Apr 2015 | 6:33 PM ET

    MAYFIELD HEIGHTS, Ohio _ Ferro Corp. on Wednesday reported first-quarter net income of $11 million. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 19 cents per share. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • Final Glance: Chemicals companies Wednesday, 29 Apr 2015 | 6:14 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies were down at the close of trading:. Dow Chemical Co. fell$. 21 or. 4 percent, to $51.61. DuPont Co. fell$. 64 or. 9 percent, to $74.18.

  • Chemtura beats 1Q profit forecasts Wednesday, 29 Apr 2015 | 5:51 PM ET

    MIDDLEBURY, Conn. _ Chemtura Corp. on Wednesday reported first-quarter profit of $21 million. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 18 cents per share. Chemtura shares have climbed 22 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Trecora posts 1Q profit Wednesday, 29 Apr 2015 | 5:46 PM ET

    SUGAR LAND, Texas _ Trecora Resources on Wednesday reported first-quarter net income of $5.8 million. The Sugar Land, Texas- based company said it had profit of 23 cents per share. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • Kraton reports 1Q loss Wednesday, 29 Apr 2015 | 4:51 PM ET

    HOUSTON _ Kraton Performance Polymers Inc. on Wednesday reported a loss of $9.5 million in its first quarter. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 32 cents per share. Three analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $307.6 million.

  • Midday Glance: Chemicals companies Wednesday, 29 Apr 2015 | 2:53 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are down at 1 p.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. fell$. 13 or. 3 percent, to $51.69. DuPont Co. fell$. 54 or. 7 percent, to $74.28.

  • Early Glance: Chemicals companies Wednesday, 29 Apr 2015 | 10:45 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are down at 10 a.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. fell$. 31 or. 6 percent, to $51.51. DuPont Co. fell$. 73 or 1.0 percent, to $74.09.

  • A motion filed Monday seeks to add nine states where the EPA approved the herbicide for use on April 1. The substance has been linked to Parkinson's disease, non-Hodgkin lymphoma and reproductive problems, said a statement by plaintiff Center for Food Safety. The stay motion focuses on what Achitoff said was EPA's failure, prior to registering the herbicide for...

  • U.S. court fight over herbicide widens to 15 states Wednesday, 29 Apr 2015 | 8:46 AM ET

    April 29- A court fight over use of a new Dow Chemical herbicide on genetically engineered U.S. corn and soybean crops is growing to encompass 15 Midwestern states after the company recently won federal approval for more widespread application.

  • Final Glance: Chemicals companies Tuesday, 28 Apr 2015 | 6:04 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies were up at the close of trading:. Dow Chemical Co. rose$. 35 or. 7 percent, to $51.82. DuPont Co. rose$. 01 or percent, to $74.82.

  • Midday Glance: Chemicals companies Tuesday, 28 Apr 2015 | 1:50 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are mixed at 1 p.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. fell$. 15 or. 3 percent, to $51.32. DuPont Co. rose$. 40 or. 5 percent, to $75.21.

  • Early Glance: Chemicals companies Tuesday, 28 Apr 2015 | 10:39 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are up at 10 a.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. unchanged at $51.47. DuPont Co. rose$. 68 or. 9 percent, to $75.49.

  • Intrepid Potash beats 1Q profit forecasts Tuesday, 28 Apr 2015 | 9:33 AM ET

    DENVER _ Intrepid Potash Inc. on Tuesday reported first-quarter net income of $6.5 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 5 cents per share. Intrepid Potash shares have declined 15 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Final Glance: Chemicals companies Monday, 27 Apr 2015 | 6:06 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies were up at the close of trading:. Dow Chemical Co. rose$. 35 or. 7 percent, to $51.47. DuPont Co. rose $3.29 or 4.6 percent, to $74.81.

  • Midday Glance: Chemicals companies Monday, 27 Apr 2015 | 1:50 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are up at 1 p.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. rose$. 53 or 1.0 percent, to $51.65. DuPont Co. rose $3.39 or 4.7 percent, to $74.91.

  • Peltz gets key backer in fight for influence at DuPont Monday, 27 Apr 2015 | 12:37 PM ET

    Peltz's Trian Fund Management is pushing the chemicals maker to split into two companies and it has nominated four directors for company the board. ISS on Monday said that shareholders should support Peltz and one of his nominees, John Myers, the former CEO of General Electric Co.' s asset management business. Trian Fund Management owns a 2.7 percent stake in the...