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) pushed the Chemicals industry higher today making it today's featured chemicals winner. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.2%. By the end of trading, Rockwood Holdings rose $1.60 (3.4%) to $48.49 on average volume. Throughout the day, 959,885 shares of Rockwood Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 854,600 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $46.66-$48.62 after having opened the day at $46.81 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $46.89. Other companies within the Chemicals industry that increased today were:
), up 10.4%,
), up 5.2%,
), up 4.6%, and
), up 4.3%.
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Rockwood Holdings, Inc. develops, manufactures, and markets specialty chemicals and materials for industrial and commercial applications primarily in Germany, the United States, and Europe. Rockwood Holdings has a market cap of $3.5 billion and is part of the
sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 8.6, above the average chemicals industry P/E ratio of 8.2 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 20.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are three analysts that rate Rockwood Holdings a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and one rates it a hold.
TheStreet Ratings rates Rockwood Holdings as a
. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, increase in net income, attractive valuation levels, expanding profit margins and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow.
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On the negative front,
), down 3%,
), down 2.8%,
), down 2.3%, and
), down 2.3%, were all laggards within the chemicals industry with
) being today's chemicals industry laggard.
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