by Portfolio Grader | August 17, 2012 3:56 pm
The ratings of eight Chemicals stocks are down this week, according to the Portfolio Grader database. Each of these rates a “D” (“sell”) or “F” overall (“strong sell”).
Olin Corp. (NYSE:OLN) is on the decline this week, earning a D (“sell”) after receiving a C (“hold”) last week. Olin Corporation manufactures and sells chlorine, caustic soda, sodium hydrosulfite, hydrochloric acid, hydrogen, sodium chlorate, bleach products, and potassium hydroxide. Shares of the company remained flat from a month ago. For a full analysis of OLN stock, visit Portfolio Grader.
Praxair (NYSE:PX) earns a D this week, falling from last week’s grade of C. Praxair supplies gas to industries primarily located in North and South America. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of PX stock.
Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan (NYSE:POT) ratings are on the decline this week as the company earns an F (“strong sell”). Last week, it received a D (“sell”). Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan produces potash, phosphate, and nitrogen to the agricultural and industrial industries worldwide. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Momentum, Earnings Surprise, and Sales Growth. Shares of the company have declined 1.9% since last month, worse than the S&P 500′s 3.8% increase for the same period. To get an in-depth look at POT, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of POT stock.
The rating of Intrepid Potash (NYSE:IPI) slips from a D to an F. Intrepid Potash mines and markets potash for use as a fertilizer. The stock price has fallen 6.9% over the past month. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of IPI stock.
Kronos Worldwide (NYSE:KRO) gets weaker ratings this week as last week’s C drops to a D. Kronos Worldwide produces titanium dioxide pigments. For a full analysis of KRO stock, visit Portfolio Grader.
Slipping from a C to a D rating, Koppers Holdings (NYSE:KOP) takes a hit this week. Koppers Holdings manufactures carbon compounds and wood treatments. The price of KOP has gone down 2.8% since last month. To get an in-depth look at KOP, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of KOP stock.
Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile (NYSE:SQM) earns a D this week, moving down from last week’s grade of C. Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile produces and distributes fertilizers, iodine, lithium and other industrial chemicals. The stock has a trailing PE Ratio of 26.8. For a full analysis of SQM stock, visit Portfolio Grader.
The rating of Valhi (NYSE:VHI) declines this week from a C to a D. Valhi is in the chemicals and waste management business. The stock also gets an F in Earnings Momentum. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of VHI stock.
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