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Diversification, New Business Segments & Acquisitions - Research Report on PPG, PolyOne, Westlake Chemical, Cytec, and Green

  Diversification, New Business Segments & Acquisitions - Research Report on
           PPG, PolyOne, Westlake Chemical, Cytec, and Green Plains

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NEW YORK, March 14, 2013

NEW YORK, March 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Today, Investors Alliance announced new research reports highlighting PPG
Industries, Inc. (NYSE: PPG), PolyOne Corporation (NYSE: POL), Westlake
Chemical Corporation (NYSE: WLK), Cytec Industries Inc. (NYSE:CYT), and Green
Plains Renewable Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ: GPRE). Today's readers may access these
reports free of charge - including full price targets, industry analysis and
analyst ratings - via the links below.

PPG Industries, Inc. Research Report

In August 2012, the Obama administration announced new fuel efficiency
standards for US cars and light trucks. The new standards indicate that these
vehicles must average 54.5 miles per gallon, nearly double the average fuel
efficiency today, by the year 2025. To reach this target, researchers at PPG
are developing technologies to help increase fuel efficiency. Funded by the US
Department of Energy, PPG kicked off a three-year project to develop
pretreatment and electrocoat technologies for the next generation of magnesium
alloys, which are considered as an enabler for improving fuel economy. The
company believes that this three-year project will ensure that PPG will
continue to be a market leader in automotive pretreatments and
electrodeposition primers. The Full Research Report on PPG Industries, Inc. -
including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is
available to download free of charge at:
[http://www.investors-alliance.com/r/full_research_report/b4d7_PPG]

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PolyOne Corporation Research Report

Shareholders of Spartech have approved the merger agreement pursuant to which
PolyOne will acquire Spartech, completed on March 13. The acquisition further
strengthens PolyOne's Specialty Platform by enabling the company to better
serve customers with adjacent technologies in attractive end markets. By the
end of the third year after the acquisition, Spartech is expected to deliver
annual synergies of $65 million. The Full Research Report on PolyOne
Corporation - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price
targets - is available to download free of charge at:
[http://www.investors-alliance.com/r/full_research_report/80c5_POL]

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Westlake Chemical Corporation Research Report

Under a definitive agreement with CertainTeed, Westlake Chemical acquires its
Pipe and Foundation Group (PFG) for a purchase price of $175 million in cash,
including $22 million of working capital, with closing adjustments. The
transaction is expected to be completed in the second quarter of 2013, subject
to standard closing conditions. The acquisition of PFG includes the PVC pipe,
fittings, profiles, and foundations business and associated facilities with
production capacity of around 150 million pounds annually. Westlake Chemical
will also acquire technologies and intellectual properties for the production
of specialized products. The acquisition is seen to enhance the company's
North American pipe and building products portfolio. The Full Research Report
on Westlake Chemical Corporation - including full detailed breakdown, analyst
ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at:
[http://www.investors-alliance.com/r/full_research_report/f97d_WLK]

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Cytec Industries Inc. Research Report

For the fourth quarter of 2012, Cytec's Engineered Materials and In Process
Separation segments performed well, delivering higher selling volumes and
prices as compared to the same period in 2011. Sales in continuing operations
were up 27 percent, primarily due to the acquisition of Umeco. For the first
quarter of 2013, the company remains on track for the close of its Coating
Resins business divestiture and is waiting for final regulatory approvals.
Fourth quarter net earnings of Cytec came in at $45.8 million or 99 cents per
share. Assuming the completion of the Coating Resins business on March 31, the
company's full year 2013 guidance for EPS for continuing operations is between
$4.70 and $4.95 on sales from continuing operations of approximately $2
billion. The Full Research Report on Cytec Industries Inc. - including full
detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to
download free of charge at:
[http://www.investors-alliance.com/r/full_research_report/39ec_CYT]

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Green Plains Renewable Energy, Inc. Research Report

Beating the estimates for its fourth quarter results, Green Plains went up
five percent on 1.03 million shares traded. The company achieved net income of
$33 million, or 94 cents per share for the fourth quarter and $11.8 million,
or 39 cents per share for the full year. All of Green Plains' business
segments reported positive operating income, demonstrating the effectiveness
of its low cost platform and risk management abilities. The fourth quarter and
full year results positions the company for the future to take advantage of
growth and diversification opportunities, as well as to continue to withstand
the cyclicality of its business. In 2013, Green Plains expects to generate $60
million of non-ethanol operating income. The Full Research Report on Green
Plains Renewable Energy, Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst
ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at:
[http://www.investors-alliance.com/r/full_research_report/7b74_GPRE]

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