Technical Analysis on Huntsman and Dow Chemical: Dry Gas Prices Driving the Chemical Industry

 Technical Analysis on Huntsman and Dow Chemical: Dry Gas Prices Driving the
                              Chemical Industry

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LONDON, February 12, 2013

LONDON, February 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

The U.S. economy saw a sluggish advancement in the latter half of 2012. The
estimated growth in GDP in the fourth quarter is 2%, down from 3%seen inthe
3rd quarter of 2012. Nonetheless,the U.S. economy has many other areas of
potential incremental growth. The developing markets requirement for
materials, energy and technology will go up exponentially going forward.
Technological developments in the oil & gas industry may assist American
companies that use energy as fuel to attain competitive advantage against
companies in countries with high operational costs. StockCall has posted free
technical research on Huntsman Corporation and The Dow Chemical Company which
can be downloaded upon sign up athttp://www.stockcall.com/signup

China is expected to overtake the United States as a world's largest economy
by 2030. Nevertheless, it is worth noting that the revolution in energy
production in the U.S. could still remain a force in the world economy for the
next few years. Natural gas priceshave bounced back to some extent from the
lows of below $2 per million BTUs. Currently dry gas prices are trading at
$3.60 per million BTU levels. This price range provides a massive competitive
advantage for chemical companies, fertilizer manufacturers and manufacturing
in general which use natural gas as a fuel. This has led to chemical companies
moving production back to the U.S from overseas which in turn has seen plants
on the Gulf Coast increase and build more capacity. It is understood that as
long as natural gas liquids are flowing out of wells, this will eventually
lead to a strategic competitive advantage.

Chemical companies, fertilizer manufacturers, small- to mid-cap E&P companies
are building higher reserves and increasing production levels each year.
Chemical companies such as Huntsman Corporation(NYSE:HUN) have exhibited
robust profit margins due to cheaper natural gas prices relative to other
larger more established chemical companies. Sign up and read the complimentary
report on Huntsman Corporation (NYSE:HUN) at
http://www.StockCall.com/HUN021213.pdf 

Performance Plastics & Materials contribute 56% to The Dow Chemical Company's
(NYSE: DOW) stock, Electronic and Functional Materials have significantly
lower contribution of 18% towards the company's stock and Agricultural Science
Products only contribute 15% the overall revenues. Its current stock price is
trading at $33.09, with support levels at $27.05. The company reported
collective revenue of $54 billion, with a very robust forecast for the next
few years. The stock price has an 11% upside as the current stock price is
trading close to its 52-week high. The free report on The Dow Chemical Company
can be downloaded by signing up now at http://www.StockCall.com/DOW021213.pdf


Huntsman Corporation current stock price is trading at $18.92. The stock is
presently trading close to its 52-week high of $19.07. The first resistance on
the downside will be $16 level. At this time, the stock price is trading at
99% of its 52-week high. The stock is currently in a bullish mode as the
industry outlook is positive with opportunities arising from falling gas
prices leading to a reduced operational cost and higher gross margins. Hence,
going forward we keep a positive outlook on Huntsman Corporation.

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