3 Chemicals Stocks On The Rise

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Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 22 points (0.1%) at 17,010 as of Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 891 issues advancing vs. 2,107 declining with 158 unchanged.

The Chemicals industry currently sits down 1.1% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.2%.

TheStreet would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the industry higher today:

3. FMC Corporation ( FMC) is one of the companies pushing the Chemicals industry higher today. As of noon trading, FMC Corporation is up $0.52 (0.8%) to $62.95 on average volume. Thus far, 514,045 shares of FMC Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $62.26-$63.02 after having opened the day at $62.41 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $62.43.

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FMC Corporation, a diversified chemical company, provides solutions, applications, and products for agricultural, industrial, environmental, and consumer markets. It operates in three segments: FMC Agricultural Solutions, FMC Health and Nutrition, and FMC Minerals. FMC Corporation has a market cap of $8.5 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 17.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 4 analysts who rate FMC Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates FMC Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, expanding profit margins, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full FMC Corporation Ratings Report now.

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