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*First-qtr earnings per share $0.79 vs est. April 23- Dow Chemical Co said it expected margins to grow in almost all of its businesses in the near term, after tight cost control helped it lift margins in the first quarter.
*Boeing rallies after results, outlook; AT&T drops. NEW YORK, April 23- U.S. stocks edged lower on Wednesday as strong results from Boeing failed to inspire investors to keep pushing equities higher following six straight days of gains.
April 23- Dow Chemical Co, the No. 1 U.S. chemical maker by sales, reported a stronger-than-expected rise in quarterly profit as cost controls helped to boost margins in its divisions that make coatings, plastics and crop-protection products. Dow Chemical cut 5 percent of its workforce and shuttered 20 plants in late 2012..
*Boeing rallies after results, outlook; P&G edges down. *Key earnings on tap; Apple, Facebook out after the close. *Boeing Co reported first-quarter revenue that beat expectations and lifted its core earnings forecast to reflect a tax settlement gain, sending shares up 2.7 percent to $131.05 in premarket trading.
April 23- Dow Chemical Co, the No. 1 U.S. chemical maker by sales, reported a better-than-expected rise in quarterly profit as cost controls helped to boost margins in businesses that make coatings, plastics and crop-protection products.
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April 23- Dow Chemical Co reported a 75 percent rise in quarterly profit, helped by higher prices for its plastics products and higher margins in most of its businesses. Net income rose to $964 million, or 79 cents per share, in the first quarter ended March 31, from $550 million, or 46 cents per share, a year earlier.
Most of these investors are looking for a dialogue to improve value, says Andrew Liveris, President, Chairman & CEO of Dow Chemical, sharing his thoughts on activist investors.
We overcame transport and weather issues in North American, says Andrew Liveris, President, Chairman & CEO of Dow Chemical, breaking down his company's first quarter results of $0.79 EPS on revenues of $14.46 billion.
US stock index futures seesawed as investors awaited another wave of major earnings, including Dow-listed Boeing and Procter & Gamble.
About 150 S&P 500 companies are scheduled to release results this week, in an earnings season that has been mediocre.
DuPont's performance coating business added almost $2 billion to earnings in the year-earlier quarter.
April 17- Chemicals maker DuPont expects its agriculture business to grow this quarter as farmers buy seeds and insecticides after a delayed start to planting season in North America, which hurt the company's revenue in the first quarter.
April 17- DuPont, which is making a big push into the agriculture market, reported a steeper-than-expected 3 percent fall in quarterly revenue as severe winter in North America delayed the planting of crops.
*Facebook to buy Oculus for $2 billion; shares fall nearly 7 pct. NEW YORK, March 26- U.S. stocks fell on Wednesday, led by losses in the technology and materials sectors, as geopolitical concerns rose after the United States and the European Union agreed to work together on tougher sanctions on Russia.
WASHINGTON, March 25- The U.S. shale gas boom should be used to counteract Russian influence in Europe and on Ukraine, a key senator said on Tuesday, as lawmakers weighed changes to export policy to take into account a shifting geopolitical landscape.
WASHINGTON, March 25- The U.S. shale gas boom should be used to rein in Russian influence on American allies in Europe and on Ukraine, a key senator said on Tuesday, as lawmakers weighed changes to export policy to take into account a shifting geopolitical landscape.
March 19- Dow Chemical Co said it aims sell a further $1.5 billion to $2.0 billion worth of assets as it looks to narrow its focus to electronics, agriculture and packaging.
March 14- Trinseo SA, a plastics maker backed by Bain Capital, filed again with U.S. regulators to raise up to $200 million in an initial public offering of common stock.
It had been one of Jim Cramer’s least favorite stocks, so why is he shining a spotlight on this chemical maker, now?