The chemicals industry closed the day down 3.3%. Altair Nanotechnologies Inc ( ALTI), Solazyme Inc ( SZYM), American Pacific Corporation ( APFC), and TPC Group Inc ( TPCG) were all winners today within the chemicals industry with China Green Agriculture Inc ( CGA) being today's featured chemicals winner. China Green Agriculture Inc rose 52 cents (11.9%) to $4.88 on average volume. Throughout the day, 145,444 shares of China Green Agriculture Inc exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 153,300 shares.

China Green Agriculture, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the research, development, manufacture, and distribution of humic acid based compound fertilizers in China. China Green Agriculture Inc has a market cap of $120.5 million and is part of the basic materials sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 3.5, equal to the average chemicals industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 50.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

TheStreet Ratings rates China Green Agriculture as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and impressive record of earnings per share growth. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the stock has had a generally disappointing performance in the past year.

On the negative front, Gushan Environmental Energy ( GU), Flotek Industries Inc ( FTK), Kraton Performance Polymers Inc ( KRA), and Georgia Gulf ( GGC) were all losers within the chemicals industry with CF Industries Holdings Inc ( CF) being today's chemicals industry Loser Spotlight stock.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the chemicals industry could consider Materials Select Sector SPDR ( XLB) while those bearish on the chemicals industry could consider ProShares Short Basic Materials Fd ( SBM).

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