Financials Build Leverage for Chemical Makers - Research Report on PPG Industries, Inc., Huntsman Corporation, E I Du Pont De Nemours And Co, Praxair, Inc. and HB Fuller Co

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NEW YORK,  March 1, 2013  /PRNewswire/ --

Today, Investors Alliance announced new research reports highlighting PPG
Industries, Inc. (NYSE:PPG), Huntsman Corporation (NYSE:HUN), E I Du Pont De
Nemours And Co (NYSE:DD), Praxair, Inc. (NYSE:PX) and HB Fuller Co (NYSE:FUL).
Today's readers may access these reports free of charge - including full price
targets, industry analysis and analyst ratings - via the links below.

PPG Industries, Inc. Research Report

PPG Industries have announced a reshuffle in its management team following the
previously announced retirement of Executive Vice President  J. Rich Alexander 
on  March 1  this year after 34 years at the company. The two other executive
vice presidents  Michael H. McGarry  and  Viktoras R. Sekmakas  will be taking
on new responsibilities in place of Alexander, assuming the leadership of PPG's
architectural coatings, flat glass, and fiberglass businesses, among other
duties. Meanwhile, vice president of automotive OEM coatings  Jean-Marie Greindl
 will now also be president of PPG EMEA aside from his current position. Vice
president of corporate communications and marketing  Bryan N. Iams  will assume
responsibility for the company's government and community affairs functions in
addition to his current role, and is now PPG's vice president of corporate
communications, marketing, and government and community affairs. Meanwhile, the
company's stock is up  $1.41  or 1.1 percent to  $131.71  on light volume, with
806,816 shares exchanging hands. The Street rates PPG as a "buy," with strengths
in revenue, profit margins, earnings per share, and net income. The Full
Research Report on PPG Industries, Inc. - including full detailed breakdown,
analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at:


Huntsman Corporation Research Report

Huntsman announced that it will be increasing global prices of its main product,
titanium-dioxide pigment, effective  March 15  this year. The company is the
world's third largest producer of the said pigment, which is used as a white
pigment in coatings. Prices will be raised  10 cents  per pound in  North
America  while one ton of the pigment will cost  $300  more in  Europe,  Africa,
the  Middle East, and the Asia-Pacific Region. With this, the company's
non-pigment businesses have been projected to have a record year in 2013.
Meanwhile, Huntsman recently reported its Q4 2012 financial results, posting
earnings of  24 cents  per share and revenue of  $2.62 million. Both were lower
numbers when compared year over year, but met analyst expectations. This year,
the company expects to spend roughly  $450 million  on capital expenditures,
while pension expenses are seen to rise by around  $25 million  in 2013.
Adjusted effective tax rate is forecast to be 35%, higher than 30% in 2012. The
Full Research Report on Huntsman Corporation - including full detailed
breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of
charge at: []


E I Du Pont De Nemours And Co Research Report

DuPont, which also has business interests in agriculture, says it can increase
wheat yields by 15 to 20 percent if it is able to manufacture a hybrid version
of the widely planted grain, of which the company has been trying to develop
through conventional and biotechnological approaches with Syngenta AG.
Management says wheat has been lagging productivity-wise due to a lack of
genetic modification efforts to boost yields, and would be a great opportunity
for the company to protect intellectual property in wheat hybrids than the
inbred varieties currently available, as hybrid seed saved from a prior harvest
produce less grain. Meanwhile, the company also announced the commercialization
of its two advanced renewable fuels: cellulosic ethanol, made from agricultural
residues and dedicated energy crops, and biobutanol, a high-performance "drop
in" fuel fully compatible with the current fuel and vehicle systems. The Full
Research Report on E I Du Pont De Nemours And Co - including full detailed
breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of
charge at: []


Praxair, Inc. Research Report

Praxair recently announced the offering of  $900 million  worth of notes, which
will consummate on  February 21, 2013. The notes will be given effect through
the issuing of  $400 million  of 0.75 percent notes due in 2016 and  $500
million  of 2.70 percent notes due in 2023, expected to yield 0.771% and 2.740%
on maturity, respectively. The offer price for 0.75 percent notes has been fixed
at 99.938 percent of principal amount while at 99.652 percent for 2.70 percent
notes. Previously, the company offered  $700 million  in  November 2012,  $500
million  in  August 2012  and  $600 million  in  February 2012. Meanwhile, the
company added  California-based beverage carbonator, NuCO2 Inc. under its fold
earlier this month, at a  $1.1 billion  deal together with private equity firm
Aurora Capital. NuCO2 has operations in over 162,000 locations in  the United
States  and is popular among restaurants and hospitals, which could generate
approximately  $250 million  in revenue in 2013. The Full Research Praxair, Inc.
- including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is
available to download free of charge at:


HB Fuller Co Research Report

HB Fuller has been updated by Deutsche Bank from "hold" to "buy" and raised the
price target from  $42 to $47. The investment bank said the company is meeting
its 5-year financial targets in early 2011, with 6% organic growth and EBITDA
margin +80 bps to 11.7% in 2012, with the potential of the transformative $405MM
Forbo acquisition to meet 2015 targets. The bank also said it was previously
skeptical with the proposed plan, as organic sales growth of 5-8% seemed
unreachable given volumes had declined in 7 of the prior 10 years, as well as
the 15% EBITDA margin target appeared aspirational vis-à-vis the 10.9% EBITDA
margin in 2010. Meanwhile, the company recently paid out a dividend of  8 cents 
per share on  February 21  this year. The Full Research Report on HB Fuller Co -
including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is
available to download free of charge at:


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