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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2. As of noon trading, CF Industries Holdings ( CF) is up $1.38 (0.6%) to $252.02 on light volume. Thus far, 167,421 shares of CF Industries Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 598,000 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $250.06-$252.44 after having opened the day at $250.50 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $250.64.

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CF Industries Holdings, Inc. manufactures and distributes nitrogen and phosphate fertilizer products worldwide. It operates in two segments, Nitrogen and Phosphate. CF Industries Holdings has a market cap of $12.5 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 7.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 8 analysts who rate CF Industries Holdings a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates CF Industries Holdings as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, expanding profit margins and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat weak growth in earnings per share. Get the full CF Industries Holdings Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Dow Chemical ( DOW) is up $0.38 (0.7%) to $53.04 on average volume. Thus far, 2.3 million shares of Dow Chemical exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $52.43-$53.07 after having opened the day at $52.66 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $52.67.

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The Dow Chemical Company manufactures and supplies chemical products for use as raw materials in the manufacture of customer products and services worldwide. Dow Chemical has a market cap of $63.1 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 18.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 4 analysts who rate Dow Chemical a buy, 3 analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Dow Chemical as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, reasonable valuation levels and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Dow Chemical Ratings Report now.

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If you are interested in one of these 3 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).

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