Today's Research on Dow Chemical, E.I. DuPont, Huntsman, Celanese, and FMC Corp.

Fri Mar 15, 2013 8:02am EDT

* Reuters is not responsible for the content in this press release.

For best results when printing this announcement, please click on the link

LONDON,  March 15, 2013  /PRNewswire/ --

Last year, the global chemical industry faced significant challenges due to a
slowdown in  China, the Eurozone debt crisis, and the economic uncertainty in
the U.S. Outlook for the industry, however, has improved significantly as the
U.S. economy has rebounded and  China  has also shown signs of picking up pace. 
Europe  still remains a worry for chemical companies such as The Dow Chemical
Company, E. I. Du Pont De Nemours And Co. (NYSE: DD), Huntsman Corporation
(NYSE: HUN), Celanese Corporation (NYSE: CE), and FMC Corporation (NYSE: FMC).
Meanwhile, German chemical company recently forecast that worldwide chemical
production is expected to rise 2013. Despite the weakness in  Europe, overall,
the outlook for the chemical industry is optimistic. On Thursday, chemical
stocks ended mostly higher as the broad market rallied. StockCall professionals
have completed their technical analysis on DOW, DD, HUN, CE, and FMC and these
free reports are accessible by registering at   

The Dow Chemical Company shares rose sharply on Thursday, tracking gains in the
broad market. The stock closed 1.39% higher at  $33.67  on volume of 5.71
million. The stock has now gained more than 2% in the last three trading
sessions. The chemical company's shares have underperformed the broad market
this year, gaining just a little over 4%. The stock, however, has seen a series
of higher highs over the last couple of weeks, which suggests that market
sentiment has turned bullish on the stock. Sign up for the free technical
research on DOW at

Shares of E. I. Du Pont De Nemours and Co. posted modest gains in Thursday's
trading session. The stock finished 0.67% higher at  $49.92, extending its gains
in the last three trading sessions to 1.30%. It has had a decent run so far in
2013, gaining nearly 11%, compared to a gain of 9.60% for the S&P 500. The stock
has seen a series of highs since it broke through  $48  resistance level. The
50-day moving average has also crossed above the 200-day moving average, forming
a "golden cross". Be sure to read our latest technical research on DD by
registering at

Huntsman Corporation shares rose on Thursday as the broad market continued to
rally. The stock ended the day 1.32% higher at  $19.18  on volume of 4.26
million. Shares of HUN are currently hovering around their 52-week high of 
$19.51. The stock has outperformed the S&P 500 this year, gaining more than 20%,
year-to-date. The company's shares are currently trading well above their 50-day
and 200-day moving averages. Sign up and read the complimentary report on HUN at

While the Basic Materials sector edged higher on Thursday, shares of Celanese
Corporation struggled. The stock ended the day 0.17% lower at  $47.27  on volume
of 1.03 million, extending its losses in the last three trading sessions to over
1%. The company's shares have been struggling to break through  $48  resistance
level. Yesterday, the stock slipped below its 50-day moving average, which is a
bearish signal. The bearish trend is further confirmed by the MACD chart. The
free report on CE can be downloaded by signing up now at

FMC Corp. shares managed to post small gains on Thursday, closing 0.02% higher
at  $61.16  on volume of 727,380. The stock has gained more than 4.50% this
year, underperforming the broad market. FMC's shares have traded sideways in the
last few trading sessions after breaking through  $61  resistance level. The
stock is still trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages, which is a
bullish signal. The positive trend is further confirmed by the MACD chart. Free
report on FMC can be accessed by registering at

About is a financial website where investors can have easy, precise and
comprehensive research and opinions on stocks making the headlines. Sign up
today to talk to our financial analyst at   


William T. Knight, Email:, Contact Number: +1-646-396-9857
(9:00 am EST - 01:30 pm EST)

Comments (0)
This discussion is now closed. We welcome comments on our articles for a limited period after their publication.