NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of Huntsman Corp. (HUN - Get Report) are down by 4.85% to $23.13 in mid-morning trading on Wednesday, after the organic and inorganic chemical products manufacturer posted its 2014 fourth quarter earnings results, which came in below what analysts had forecast for the period.
Huntsman's adjusted earnings were 33 cents per diluted share compared to 48 cents per diluted share for the 2013 fourth quarter. Analysts were expecting earnings of 37 cents per share for the quarter.
The net loss attributable to Huntsman was $38 million for the latest quarter versus a net profit of $41 million for the same quarter last year.
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Huntsman's revenue for the 2014 fourth quarter grew by 9.1% to $2.95 billion, missing the $2.97 billion analysts predicted.
Separately, TheStreet Ratings team rates HUNTSMAN CORP as a Buy with a ratings score of B. TheStreet Ratings Team has this to say about their recommendation:
"We rate HUNTSMAN CORP (HUN) a BUY. This is driven by a few notable strengths, which we believe should have a greater impact than any weaknesses, and should give investors a better performance opportunity than most stocks we cover. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, compelling growth in net income, attractive valuation levels, notable return on equity and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins."
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