Volume 91 Issue 19 | pp. 26-28
Issue Date: May 13, 2013

Top 50 U.S. Chemical Producers

Financial results reflect the economic challenges of 2012, but stock values point to optimism
Department: Business
Keywords: Top 50 U.S., ranking, mergers and acquisitions, M&A, deals, economy, earnings, revenues, sales, stocks

C&EN’s latest survey of the Top 50 U.S. chemical companies reveals a chemical industry that, although healthy, is in no better condition than it was a year ago. Both sales and profits for the largest chemical makers were down slightly in 2012, the period of record for the survey.

However, chemical company stock prices rose strongly over the course of the year. Investors are apparently sending a signal: The sluggishness experienced by the global economy . . .

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