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  • SHOUGUANG, China _ Gulf Resources Inc. on Monday reported third-quarter net income of $3.4 million. On a per-share basis, the Shouguang, China- based company said it had profit of 7 cents. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • CLAYTON, Mo. _ FutureFuel Corp. on Thursday reported third-quarter profit of $3.3 million. On a per-share basis, the Clayton, Missouri- based company said it had profit of 8 cents. FutureFuel shares have climbed nearly 3 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • CHARLOTTE, N.C. _ Albemarle Corp. on Wednesday reported third-quarter profit of $118.7 million. The average estimate of nine analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.07 per share. Five analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $737 million.

  • *News comes as Netherlands tries to improve image. AMSTERDAM, Nov 8- The Dutch government agreed on Wednesday to review 4,000 tax deals offered to international companies from 2012-2016 after being stung by leaks that show it failed to follow its own vetting procedures in a 2008 case involving Procter& Gamble. "Not following prescribed procedures is...

  • PHILADELPHIA _ AgroFresh Solutions Inc. on Wednesday reported third-quarter earnings of $9.5 million. On a per-share basis, the Philadelphia- based company said it had net income of 19 cents. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • ENGLEWOOD, Colo. _ Innospec Inc. on Tuesday reported third-quarter earnings of $23.3 million. The Englewood, Colorado- based company said it had net income of 95 cents per share. Innospec shares have decreased nearly 9 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. _ Univar Inc. on Friday reported third-quarter net income of $38.9 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 23 cents per share. Univar shares have increased almost 5 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • LONDON, Nov 6- While the world braces for the electric-vehicle revolution, Royal Dutch Shell is betting on growing appetite for asphalt and plastics to sustain its century-old oil refining business for the coming decades. "Refining will continue to be part of our portfolio for decades to come," said Shell's head of manufacturing Lori Ryerkerk, who is in charge of...

  • How Axalta went from loser to takeover target

    Jim Cramer highlighted Axalta's turnaround and other high-profile spinoffs to find what makes corporate breakups successful.

  • Cramer: How DuPont spinoff Axalta went from loser to takeover target—and how to spot similar situations

    Jim Cramer highlighted Axalta's turnaround and other high-profile spinoffs to find what makes corporate breakups successful.

  • DuPont products are shown for sale in a hardware store in National City, California, December 9, 2015.

    Jim Cramer highlighted Axalta's turnaround and other high-profile spinoffs to find what makes corporate breakups successful.

  • *Akzo, Axalta in talks on $30 billion merger. AMSTERDAM, Oct 30- Dutch paints maker Akzo Nobel, under pressure after rejecting a lucrative takeover offer and two profit warnings, has confirmed merger talks with smaller U.S. rival Axalta Coating Systems Ltd to create a $30 billion company. Akzo has a market capitalization of 19.5 billion euros, while Axalta is worth...

  • AMSTERDAM, Oct 30- Dutch paints and coatings maker Akzo Nobel, under pressure after rejecting a lucrative takeover offer and then issuing two profit warnings, said it was in talks to buy U.S. rival Axalta Coating Systems Ltd that could create a $30 billion company. Akzo has a market capitalization of 19.5 billion euros, while Axalta is worth $8.1 billion at...

  • AMSTERDAM, Oct 30- Akzo Nobel, the Dutch maker of paints and coatings, confirmed on Monday it was in talks to buy U.S. coatings maker Axalta Coating Systems Ltd. Akzo said in a statement the companies were in "constructive talks" but there was no guarantee they would come to a successful conclusion. It said it would dispose of its chemicals division as planned.

  • FRANKFURT/ NEW YORK, Oct 27- Dutch paints and coatings giant Akzo Nobel NV has approached U.S. rival Axalta Coating Systems Ltd to discuss a possible merger that would create a global coatings giant, according to sources familiar with the matter. Shares in Axalta soared nearly 22 percent on the news and were last up 18 percent at $33.27 in early afternoon trading,...

  • ZURICH, Oct 27- Swiss speciality chemicals maker Clariant and U.S. group Huntsman abandoned their $20 billion merger on Friday, notching a win for activist investors who fought the deal for months on the grounds it would destroy shareholder value. White Tale, the investment vehicle of hedge fund manager Keith Meister and New York- based fund 40 North, had raised...

  • ZURICH, Oct 27- Swiss speciality chemicals maker Clariant and U.S. group Huntsman abandoned their $20 billion merger on Friday, notching a win for activist investors who fought the deal for months on the grounds it would destroy shareholder value. White Tale, the investment vehicle of hedge fund manager Keith Meister and New York- based fund 40 North, had raised...

  • Clariant and U.S. group Huntsman abandoned their $20 billion merger deal in a win for activist investors who fought against the deal for months.

  • ZURICH, Oct 27- Swiss specialty chemicals maker Clariant and U.S. group Huntsman abandoned their $20 billion merger on Friday, notching a win for activist investors who fought the deal for months on the grounds it would destroy shareholder value. White Tale, the investment vehicle of hedge fund manager Keith Meister and New York- based fund 40 North, had raised its...

  • ZURICH, Oct 27- Swiss specialty chemicals maker Clariant and U.S. group Huntsman abandoned their $20 billion merger on Friday, notching a win for activist investors who fought against the deal for months on the grounds it would destroy shareholder value. White Tale, the investment vehicle of hedge fund manager Keith Meister and New York City- based fund 40 North,...