2. As of noon trading, Eastman Chemical ( EMN) is up $0.52 (0.6%) to $89.64 on average volume. Thus far, 650,094 shares of Eastman Chemical exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $88.69-$89.74 after having opened the day at $88.69 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $89.12.

Eastman Chemical Company, a specialty chemical company, manufactures and sells chemicals, plastics, and fibers in the United States and internationally. Eastman Chemical has a market cap of $13.3 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 10.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 11 analysts who rate Eastman Chemical a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Eastman Chemical as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its notable return on equity, attractive valuation levels and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Eastman Chemical Ratings Report now.

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