by Portfolio Grader | January 31, 2014 12:00 pm
This week, the ratings of 12 chemicals stocks on Portfolio Grader are down. Each of these rates a “D” (“sell”) or “F” overall (“strong sell”).
Tronox Ltd. (TROX) is on the decline this week, earning a D (“sell”) after receiving a C (“hold”) last week. The stock also earns F’s in Portfolio Grader’s specific subcategories of Earnings Momentum, Earnings Revisions, Equity and Margin Growth. The stock price has fallen 6.3% over the past month, worse than the 1.7% decrease the S&P 500 has seen over the same period of time. For a full analysis of TROX stock, visit Portfolio Grader.
KMG Chemicals, Inc. (KMG) earns an F (“strong sell”) this week, moving down from last week’s grade of D (“sell”). KMG Chemicals is engaged in the manufacture, formulation, and distribution of specialty chemicals primarily in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe, and Asia. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Growth, Earnings Momentum, Earnings Revisions and Margin Growth. The trailing PE Ratio for the stock is 27.10. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of KMG stock.
Agrium (AGU) experiences a ratings drop this week, going from last week’s D to an F. Agrium is a major retail supplier of agricultural products and services in the Americas, as well as a global producer and marketer of agricultural nutrients and industrial products. The stock also gets an F in Earnings Surprise. To get an in-depth look at AGU, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of AGU stock.
This is a rough week for The Mosaic Company (MOS). The company’s rating falls to F from the previous week’s D. Mosaic produces and distributes crop nutrients to the agricultural communities located in North America and other countries. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Growth and Sales Growth. For a full analysis of MOS stock, visit Portfolio Grader.
This week, Cabot Corporation (CBT) drops from a C to a D rating. Cabot is a global specialty chemicals and performance materials company. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CBT stock.
Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (APD) earns a D this week, moving down from last week’s grade of C. Air Products and Chemicals supplies hydrogen and helium for industrial use worldwide. To get an in-depth look at APD, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of APD stock.
The rating of OMNOVA Solutions (OMN) slips from a C to a D. OMNOVA Solutions develops, manufactures, and markets emulsion polymers, specialty chemicals, and decorative and building products for industrial, commercial, and consumer markets. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Revisions, Margin Growth and Sales Growth. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of OMN stock.
This week, Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc. (POT) drops from a D to an F rating. Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan produces potash, phosphate, and nitrogen to the agricultural and industrial industries worldwide. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Surprise and Sales Growth. To get an in-depth look at POT, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of POT stock.
Kraton Performance Polymers, Inc.’s (KRA) rating weakens this week, dropping to an F versus last week’s D. Kraton Performance Polymers, Inc. formerly known as Polymer Holdings LLC currently conducts its business through a Delaware limited liability Company, and its consolidated subsidiaries. On or prior to the closing of this offering, TJ Chemical Holdings LLC, or TJ Chemical, would be merged into Kraton, at which time it would be owned directly by affiliates of TPG Capital, L. The stock also rates an F in Earnings Revisions. For a full analysis of KRA stock, visit Portfolio Grader.
The rating of Terra Nitrogen Company, L.P. (TNH) declines this week from a D to an F. Terra Nitrogen is a producer and distributor of nitrogen fertilizer products. The stock also gets an F in Sales Growth. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of TNH stock.
Braskem S.A. Sponsored ADR Pfd Class A (BAK) experiences a ratings drop this week, going from last week’s C to a D. Braskem produces and sells basic petrochemicals and thermoplastic resins in Brazil and internationally. The stock also gets an F in Cash Flow. For a full analysis of BAK stock, visit Portfolio Grader.
Slipping from a C to a D rating, PetroLogistics LP (PDH) takes a hit this week. PetroLogistics owns and operates a propane dehydrogenation facility that processes propane into propylene. To get an in-depth look at PDH, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of PDH stock.
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