StockCall Scrutinizes Rentech, Eastman Chemical, Gevo, and Ashland

      StockCall Scrutinizes Rentech, Eastman Chemical, Gevo, and Ashland

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LONDON, April 1, 2013

LONDON, April 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

The chemical industry faced significant challenges in 2012 amid a slowdown in
the global economy. While the operating environment remains challenging,
chemical companies such as Rentech Inc. (NYSEAMEX: RTK), Eastman Chemical
Company (NYSE: EMN), Gevo Inc. (NASDAQ: GEVO), and Ashland Inc. (NYSE: ASH)
can expect things to improve in 2013. The industry is likely to benefit from a
strong recovery in the U.S. and a rebound in Chinese economy. Europe will
remain the weakest link for the industry. Chemical companies, however, will be
hoping that growth in the U.S., China, as well as emerging markets, will
offset the weakness in Europe. Chemicals stocks ended mostly higher in
Thursday's trading session, tracking gains in the broad market. StockCall
reviewed the Chemicals - Major Diversified industry and chose RTK, EMN, GEVO,
and ASH for its technical coverage. These free reports can be seen for free at

Rentech Inc.'s shares edged higher in trading on Thursday, however, the gains
were limited. The stock closed 0.43% higher at $2.35 on volume of 2.31 million
after touching an intra-day high of $2.37. The company's shares have fallen
sharply so far in 2013. Year-to-date, the stock is down more than 10%,
compared to a gain of more than 10% for the S&P 500. Shares of RTK are trading
more than 26% below their 52-week high of $3.18. The stock's MACD is currently
trading below the signal line and the zero-line, which is a bearish signal.
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Shares of Eastman Chemical Company rose sharply in Thursday's trading session.
The stock closed 1.16% higher at $69.87 after touching an intra-day high of
$70.48. Eastman Chemical Co.'s shares are currently trading close to their
52-week high of $75.18. The stock has underperformed the broad market so far
in 2013, gaining a little over 3%. Shares of EMN are also trading below their
50-day moving average. The stock's MACD is also trading below the signal and
the zero-line. Eastman's shares currently face resistance at around $74.
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Gevo Inc.'s shares edged lower on Thursday even as the broad market gained.
The stock ended the day 0.88% lower at $2.24 after touching an intra-day low
of $2.18. Shares of the company gained more than 4.60% in the last three
trading sessions, despite the pullback on Thursday. The stock has had an
excellent run so far this year, gaining more than 45%. Despite the rally this
year, Gevo's shares are still trading more than 78% below their 52-week high
of $10.25. The company's shares are trading above their 50-day moving average,
which is a bullish signal. The positive trend is further confirmed by the
stock's MACD chart. Free report on GEVO can be accessed by registering a

Shares of Ashland Inc. rose sharply in trading on Thursday. The stock closed
2.12% higher at $74.30 after touching an intra-day high of $74.32. Despite the
gains, the stock is down nearly 1.50% in the last three sessions. Ashland's
shares crossed their 200-day moving average as a result of the sharp rise on
Thursday. The stock is still trading below its 50-day moving average. The
company's shares face resistance at around $82. The stock's MACD is trading
below their 50-day and 200-day moving averages. Register with StockCall and
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