Chemicals - S&P Industry Surveys


Chemicals - S&P Industry Surveys
Published May 31, 2017
74 pages — Published May 31, 2017
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...CFRA s fundamental outlook for most of the sub-industries in the chemicals industry is positive. The stabilizing dollar and improving oil prices are making it easier for the industry to perform better than it did in earlier periods. In addition, we think cost saving efforts and steady, albeit slow, economic growth can boost earnings per share (EPS) growth for the industry. The S&P Composite 1500 chemicals industry is comprised of five sub-industries: specialty chemicals, diversified chemicals, fertilizers & agricultural chemicals, industrial gases, and commodity chemicals. The specialty chemicals sub-industry is the largest and most important because, unlike the other sub-industries, it is composed of numerous small companies. However, the two largest chemical companies in the S&P 1500 are diversified chemicals companies--Dow Chemical Co. and E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Co. (DuPont). These two companies will likely complete the merger by the end of August and then split into three companies...

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S&P Industry Surveys—Standard & Poor's Industry Surveys track more than 50 North American industries. Each report is authored by a Standard & Poor's industry research analyst and includes information about the current industry environment, industry trends, key industry ratios and statistics, how to analyze a company, a glossary of terms and a comparative company financial analysis.

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