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) pushed the Chemicals industry lower today making it today's featured Chemicals laggard. The industry as a whole closed the day up 1.1%. By the end of trading, Intrepid Potash fell $0.21 (-1.3%) to $16.00 on light volume. Throughout the day, 1,218,348 shares of Intrepid Potash exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2,369,000 shares. The stock ranged in price between $15.75-$16.34 after having opened the day at $15.75 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $16.21. Other companies within the Chemicals industry that declined today were:
), down 4.5%,
), down 2.6%,
), down 1.8% and
), down 1.6%.
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Intrepid Potash, Inc. produces and markets muriate of potash and langbeinite under the Trio brand name primarily in the United States. Intrepid Potash has a market cap of $1.2 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 23.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Intrepid Potash a buy, 4 analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.
TheStreet Ratings rates
. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including feeble growth in the company's earnings per share, deteriorating net income and disappointing return on equity.
- You can view the full Intrepid Potash Ratings Report.
On the positive front,
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), up 5.8%,
), up 5.3% and
), up 3.2% , were all gainers within the chemicals industry with
) being today's featured chemicals industry leader.
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