CHEMICAL STOCKS | January 16, 2006 Issue - Vol. 84 Issue 3 | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 84 Issue 3 | p. 18
Issue Date: January 16, 2006

CHEMICAL STOCKS

Some chemical stock prices suffer big declines
Department: Business | Collection: Economy
  FOURTH-QUARTER STOCK PRICEa CHANGE FROM THIRD-QUARTER CLOSE CHANGE FROM 2004 CLOSE PRICE/EARNINGS RATIOb
  HIGH LOW CLOSE      
Air Products $61.39 $53.33 $59.19 7.3% 2.1% 20
Albemarle 38.91 33.52 38.35 1.7 -0.9 18
Arch 30.95 22.15 29.90 28.6 3.9 27
Cabot 36.64 30.77 35.80 8.5 -7.4 18
Cambrex 19.41 16.88 18.77 -1.0 -30.7 34
Cytec Industries 47.64 41.07 47.63 9.8 -7.4 15
Dow Chemical 47.20 41.19 43.82 5.2 -11.5 10
DuPont 43.48 37.83 42.50 8.5 -13.4 17
Eastman Chemical 56.52 45.52 51.59 9.8 -10.6 9
Engelhard 31.00 26.95 30.15 8.0 -1.7 16
Ferro 19.70 16.33 18.76 2.4 -19.1 na
FMC Corp. 56.48 49.20 53.17 -7.1 10.1 13
H.B. Fuller 32.99 28.64 32.07 3.2 12.5 20
Georgia Gulf 31.10 21.65 30.42 26.3 -38.9 11
Hercules 12.25 10.20 11.30 -7.5 -23.9 13
Huntsman Corp. 20.28 17.22 17.22 -11.9 -29.7c na
Lubrizol 43.70 40.20 43.43 0.2 17.8 15
Nalco 18.33 15.05 17.71 5.0 -9.3 na
PPG Industries 62.10 55.95 57.90 -2.2 -15.1 12
PolyOne 6.50 5.36 6.43 6.1 -29.0 10
Praxair 54.08 46.38 52.96 10.5 20.0 22
Rohm and Haas 49.19 40.10 48.42 17.7 9.5 17
Sigma-Aldrich 66.67 61.31 63.29 -1.2 4.7 19
Stepan 27.48 23.73 26.89 7.3 10.4 19
Terra Industries 6.42 5.14 5.60 -15.8 -36.9 7
C&EN chemical stock indexd (1992 = 100) 198.9 178.9 196.0 5.2% -4.6%  
Dow Jones industrial average 10931.6 10215.2 10717.5 1.4% -0.6%  

a a Adjusted for stock splits. b As of Dec. 30, 2005. c From beginning of trading on Feb. 14, 2005. d Based on the average stock price for the 25 companies listed. na = not available.


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