Chemicals - S&P Industry Surveys


Chemicals - S&P Industry Surveys
Published Dec 20, 2017
79 pages — Published Dec 20, 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 slowly rising oil prices are helping industry profitability. In addition, we think cost saving efforts, merger savings and steady, albeit slow, economic growth can further aid earnings for the industry. Lastly, expansion efforts are helping some chemical companies grow earnings from more rapidly growing markets. 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 largest chemical company in the S&P 1500 is a diversified chemicals company--DowDuPont, formed by the merger of Dow Chemical Co. and E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Co. However, DowDuPont will...

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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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S&P Industry Surveys. "Chemicals" Dec 20, 2017. Alacra Store. May 25, 2018. <>
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