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basic-materials: Archive

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What's in the Cards for Commercial Metals' (CMC) Q1 Earnings?

Commercial Metals' (CMC) Q1 results likely to reflect gains from upbeat rebar-margin environment, solid fabrication demand, construction activity in the United States and momentum in Polish operations.

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Anindya Barman

U.S. Chemicals Growth to Cool in 2020 Amid Trade Headwinds

The ACC envisions U.S. chemical production volumes to grow a paltry 0.4% in 2020 amid trade uncertainties and global manufacturing slowdown.

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Zacks Equity Research

Steel Dynamics (STLD) Declares Completion of Notes Offering

Steel Dynamics (STLD) plans to use the net proceeds from the notes for redeeming and discharging the entire $700 million of its 5.125% senior notes due 2021, and general corporate purposes.

AEM FNV GMO STLD

Zacks Equity Research

Olin Closes Freeport Facility to Reduce Operating Costs

Olin (OLN) expects closure of the Freeport facility to reduce annual fixed costs and match its production capacity with the market's current needs.

OLN AEM FNV GMO

Zacks Equity Research

Domtar Rides on Margin-Expansion Plan Amid Higher Input Cost

Domtar (UFS) is well poised to benefit from upbeat momentum in the paper and pulp markets and cost savings, despite higher maintenance activity and raw-material inflation.

FNV AEM GMO UFS

Zacks Equity Research

DuPont (DD) Scoops Up Desalitech, Strengthens Portfolio

The buyout reinforces DuPont's (DD) portfolio with a compelling offering to further minimize the lifecycle cost of water purification and reuse.

DD FNV AEM KL

Madhurima Das

Copper at 4-1/2-Month High on Solid Imports Data From China

Copper prices surge amid positive data from China and the phase one trade deal between the United States and China.

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Zacks Equity Research

Barrick to Sell 90% Stake in Massawa Project to Teranga

Barrick (GOLD) expects the deal to create a substantial new West African gold mining company, with significant African ownership.

GOLD AEM FNV GMO

Zacks Equity Research

Air Products (APD) Up 43% YTD: What's Driving the Rally?

Air Products (APD) is gaining from its strategic investments in high-return projects, new project wins and productivity actions.

APD FNV AEM KL

Mark Vickery

Q3 Productivity, Labor Costs Revised Down; Plus AZO Beats

Revisions to Q3 Productivity and Unit Labor Cost both came in lower than expected, while AutoZone (AZO) beat estimates on top and bottom lines.

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Zacks Equity Research

Huntsman (HUN) to Acquire Icynene-Lapolla for $350 Million

The acquisition is expected to expand Huntsman's (HUN) downstream footprint in SPF insulation.

HUN FNV AEM GMO

Zacks Equity Research

Here's Why You Should Hold Onto DuPont (DD) Stock for Now

DuPont (DD) benefits from cost-control actions and product launches amid headwinds from soft demand and currency.

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Zacks Equity Research

Eastman Chemical (EMN) Announces Hike in Quarterly Dividend

The increase in Eastman Chemical's (EMN) quarterly dividend for the tenth consecutive year reflects its capacity to generate strong cash flow and deliver earnings growth.

EMN FNV AEM GMO

Zacks Equity Research

Univar to Divest Environmental Sciences Business for $195M

Univar (UNVR) plans to use the net proceeds from the sale to pay down debt.

UNVR FNV AEM GMO

Zacks Equity Research

Sherwin-Williams (SHW) Up 47% YTD: What's Driving the Rally?

Better-than-expected earnings performance and upbeat outlook for 2019 have contributed to the run-up in Sherwin-Williams' (SHW) shares.

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Zacks Equity Research

PPG Industries (PPG) Shares Rise 16% in 6 Months: Here's Why

PPG Industries (PPG) is benefiting from its cost management initiatives, pricing actions and strategic acquisitions.

PPG FNV AEM KL

Zacks Equity Research

Freeport (FCX) Divests a Portion of Cobalt Business for $200M

Freeport (FCX) is expected to realize a gain of around $60 million from the transaction.

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Zacks Equity Research

Dow (DOW) Poised on Cost Reductions, Project Investments

Dow (DOW) should benefit from its investments in high-return growth projects and cost synergy savings.

DOW FNV AEM KL

Zacks Equity Research

PPG Industries to Hike Prices of Industrial Coatings Products

PPG Industries (PPG) revises its pricing to offer customers excellent technical aid and innovative solutions.

PPG FNV AEM GMO

Madhurima Das

Gold Mining Stocks' Near-Term Prospects Shine Bright

Uncertainties related to the United States-China trade war, geopolitical tensions and lower interest rates continue to support the yellow metal's prices, which bodes well for the gold-mining industry.

NEM KL FNV BTG AUY

Zacks Equity Research

Steel Dynamics Announces $1.2B Revolving Credit Facility

Steel Dynamics' (STLD) new credit facility is reflective of its recent upgrade to investment grade status and ability to generate stable free cash flow.

AEM FNV GMO STLD

Zacks Equity Research

U.S. Silica Raises Prices of Industrial & Specialty Products

U.S. Silica (SLCA) is hiking prices to support ongoing investments in improving capacity to meet rising product demand and compensate for increasing production costs.

FNV AEM SLCA GMO

Zacks Equity Research

Agnico Eagle (AEM) Shares Up 52% Year to Date: Here's Why

Better-than-expected earnings performance and healthy prospects from key growth projects are contributing to Agnico Eagle's (AEM) performance.

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Nilanjan Gupta

5 Gold Stocks to Add Glitter to Your Portfolio in December

Uncertainties related to the United States-China trade talks, global economic slowdown and downbeat view for key sectors are triggering demand for gold.

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Zacks Equity Research

Arconic's (ARNC) Stock Up 17% in 3 Months: What's Driving It?

Solid Q3 earnings performance, upbeat outlook and strong growth prospects have contributed to the gain in Arconic's (ARNC) shares.

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