by Portfolio Grader | February 21, 2014 9:45 am
Six chemicals stocks are moving up in their overall rating this week, according to the Portfolio Grader database. Every one of these is graded an “A” (“strong buy”) or “B” overall (“buy”).
American Pacific Corporation (APFC) is progressing from last week’s rating of B (“buy”) as the company improves to an A (“strong buy”) this week. American Pacific manufactures fine chemicals, specialty chemicals, and propulsion products in the United States and Europe. In Portfolio Grader’s specific subcategories of Earnings Growth, Equity, Cash Flow and Sales Growth, APFC also gets A’s. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of APFC stock.
LyondellBasell Industries NV (LYB) is bumping up its rating from a C (“hold”) to a B (“buy”) this week. LyondellBasell Industries produces chemicals, fuels, and polymers used for packaging, clean fuels, durable textiles, medical applications, construction materials, and automotive parts. The current dividend yield is 2.4%. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of LYB stock.
Cabot Corporation (CBT) shows solid improvement this week. The company’s rating rises from a C to a B. Cabot is a global specialty chemicals and performance materials company. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CBT stock.
PPG Industries, Inc. (PPG) is seeing ratings go up from a C last week to a B this week. PPG supplies products for the manufacturing, construction, automotive, chemical processing, and other industries worldwide. The stock has a dividend yield of 2.4%. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of PPG stock.
Arabian American Development Company (ARSD) improves from a C to a B rating this week. Arabian American Development owns and operates a petrochemical facility located in southeast Texas, which specializes in high purity petrochemical solvents and other solvent type manufacturing. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ARSD stock.
Westlake Chemical Corporation (WLK) boosts its rating from a C to a B this week. Westlake Chemical operates as a manufacturer and marketer of basic chemicals, vinyls, polymers and fabricated products. Shares of WLK have increased 5.8% over the past month, better than the 1.7% decrease the S&P 500 has seen over the same period of time. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of WLK stock.
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