The chemicals industry closed the day up 6%. Flexible Solutions International Inc ( FSI), Penford Corporation ( PENX), and Valhi Incorporated ( VHI) were all decliners today within the chemicals industry with China Green Agriculture Inc ( CGA) being today's featured chemicals loser. China Green Agriculture Inc fell 40 cents (-8.5%) to $4.30 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 748,881 shares of China Green Agriculture Inc exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 127,300 shares.

China Green Agriculture, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the research, development, production, and sale of various types of fertilizers and agricultural products in the People's Republic of China. China Green Agriculture Inc has a market cap of $121.9 million and is part of the basic materials sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 3.6, equal to the average chemicals industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 47.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

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 positive front, BioFuel Energy Corporation ( BIOF), Lizhan Environmental ( LZEN), Kronos Worldwide Inc ( KRO), and Chemtura Corporation ( CHMT) were all gainers within the chemicals industry with Mosaic ( MOS) being today's featured chemicals industry winner.

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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