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) pushed the Chemicals industry lower today making it today's featured Chemicals laggard. The industry as a whole was unchanged today. By the end of trading, Sigma-Aldrich Corporation fell $1.17 (-1.6%) to $70.42 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 730,924 shares of Sigma-Aldrich Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 485,500 shares. The stock ranged in price between $70.11-$71.71 after having opened the day at $71.20 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $71.59. Other companies within the Chemicals industry that declined today were:
), down 10.8%,
), down 4.6%,
), down 3.6%, and
), down 3.5%.
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Sigma-Aldrich Corporation, a life science and high technology company, develops, manufactures, purchases, and distributes various chemicals, biochemicals, and equipment worldwide. Sigma-Aldrich Corporation has a market cap of $8.81 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 19.5, below the average chemicals industry P/E ratio of 19.6 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 14.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are five analysts that rate Sigma-Aldrich Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.
TheStreet Ratings rates Sigma-Aldrich Corporation as a
. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, increase in net income, expanding profit margins and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow.
- You can view the full Sigma-Aldrich Ratings Report.
On the positive front,
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), up 4.5%, and
), up 3.3%, were all gainers within the chemicals industry with
) being today's featured chemicals industry leader.
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