1. As of noon trading, LyondellBasell Industries ( LYB) is up $1.07 (1.4%) to $76.81 on average volume. Thus far, 1.3 million shares of LyondellBasell Industries exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $75.76-$77.49 after having opened the day at $75.96 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $75.74. LyondellBasell Industries N.V., together with its subsidiaries, manufacturers and sells chemicals and polymers; refines crude oil; produces gasoline blending components; and develops and licenses technologies for the production of polymers. LyondellBasell Industries has a market cap of $42.0 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 13.1, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 5.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 11 analysts who rate LyondellBasell Industries a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates LyondellBasell Industries as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, notable return on equity, attractive valuation levels and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full LyondellBasell Industries Ratings Report now. 3x UPSIDE POTENTIAL: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12 months. Learn more. If you are interested in one of these 4 stocks, 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).
Global growth and lower costs position this manufacturer and supplier of fabricated building products, petrochemicals and polymers for steady double-digit capital appreciation in a perilous investment climate.