(Reuters) - Plastics company A Schulman Inc (SHLM.O) is exploring a sale, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday, citing people familiar with the matter.
Shares of the company, which has a market value of about $1 billion, were up 4.6 percent at $37.49 in late morning trading.
The company - which supplies plastic compounds and resins used in packaging, construction and electronics - had $880.4 million in debt as of May 31, according to its latest SEC filing.
A Schulman lowered its forecast for full-year adjusted earnings in July, citing margin pressure in its European business due to higher raw materials costs.
The Akron, Ohio-based company was not immediately available for comment.
Reporting by Arunima Banerjee in Bengaluru; Editing by Arun Koyyur and Anil D'Silva