Technical Research on DuPont and Dow Chemical - Chemical Producers Poised to Profit

 Technical Research on DuPont and Dow Chemical - Chemical Producers Poised to

  PR Newswire

  LONDON, January 18, 2013

LONDON, January 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

The Chemicals majors have step into 2013 with sanguinity, and analysts at
StockCall have decided to look a little deeper on the technical side of things
on companies like E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (NYSE: DD) and The Dow
Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW). These free reports are available at    

Major diversified chemical producers are beginning to reap the benefits of
restructuring efforts in 2012. DuPont announced last year that it had started
a restructuring plan to boost productivity, improve competitiveness and step
up its growth pace. With this plan, the company expects to save $300 million
in 2013. Several companies targeted improved efficiency last year, divesting
and acquiring assets to better meet changing chemical demands. These changes
have now led to greater profitability and a positive outlook for 2013.
Technical report on DuPont is available at

The Dow Chemicals Company [ Free Report on DOW ] ^(1) also announced
restructuring plans following its last earnings release in October 2012. The
chemical conglomerate is planning to shut down 20 manufacturing facilities and
cutting its global workforce by 5% in a bid to manage cost. The company
projects to save up to $2.5 billion with these factory shut downs and other
steps geared to reduce costs. The Dow will be reporting its next earnings on
January 31 ^st .

Better demand out of the U.S. and especially out of emerging markets continues
to be a positive for the industry. Specifically, a booming agricultural sector
is fueling some of the biggest gains for chemical producers. Farms are
targeting maximum yields with commodity prices in their favor which has made
them increasingly willing to shell out more for pesticides and farming related
chemicals. This trend does not appear to be slowing as global populations
expand along with food demand. One company in the chemical industry that has
been able to cash in on this trend is DuPont. In its most recent quarterly
report, the diversified chemicals manufacturer saw its agriculture sales grow
by 4% on higher volume and prices.

In general, however, weakness in Europe is still a concern for the industry
but demand levels elsewhere appear capable of picking up the slack. There are
a few factors still working against the industry though. Higher input costs
for some raw materials are putting pressure on margins and pricing structures.
Strong industry-wide competition is also compounding this problem.


1.The Dow Chemical Company Technical Analysis [ ]

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