Editor's Note: TheStreet ratings do not represent the views of TheStreet's staff or its contributors. Ratings are established by computer based on metrics for performance (which includes growth, stock performance, efficiency and valuation) and risk (volatility and solvency). Companies with poor cash flow or high debt levels tend to earn lower ratings in our model. Monsanto Company ( MON) pushed the Chemicals industry higher today making it today's featured chemicals winner. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.6%. By the end of trading, Monsanto Company rose $1.15 (1.1%) to $102.77 on average volume. Throughout the day, two million shares of Monsanto Company exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.6 million shares. The stock ranged in a price between $101.99-$103.49 after having opened the day at $102 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $101.62. Other companies within the Chemicals industry that increased today were: Ikonics Corporation ( IKNX), up 7%, American Pacific Corporation ( APFC), up 6.1%, Penford Corporation ( PENX), up 5.2%, and GSE ( GSE), up 4.9%.
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