Sustainable Portfolios, Strong Volume Growth, and Margin Expansions - Research Report on PPG, Valspar, Rockwood, Albemarle, and

Sustainable Portfolios, Strong Volume Growth, and Margin Expansions - Research
             Report on PPG, Valspar, Rockwood, Albemarle, and IFF

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NEW YORK, August 21, 2013

NEW YORK, August 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

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Today, Investors' Reports announced new research reports highlighting PPG
Industries Inc. (NYSE: PPG), The Valspar Corporation (NYSE: VAL), Rockwood
Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ROC), Albemarle Corp. (NYSE: ALB), and International
Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (NYSE: IFF). 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

On August 5, 2013, PPG Industries Inc. (PPG Industries) announced that the
George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas was constructed using ECOLOGICAL
SOLUTIONS FROM PPG™ portfolio. The portfolio includes SOLARBAN(R) 70XL
STARPHIRE(R) glass, CORAFLON(R) ADS (Air-Dried System) coatings, PURE
PERFORMANCE(R) paint and SEAL GRIP(R) priming products that are engineered to
reduce energy consumption, protect the environment and offer additional
"green" benefits. 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.investorsreports.com/report/2013-08-14/PPG]

The Valspar Corporation Research Report

On August 13, 2013, The Valspar Corp. (Valspar) reported its Q3 FY 2013
financial results (period ended July 26, 2013). Net sales increased 1% YoY to
$1.1 billion. Adjusted net income totaled $96.4 million, or $1.07 per diluted
share, in Q3 FY 2013, compared to adjusted net income of $90.8 million, or
$0.97 per diluted share, in Q3 FY 2012. "We continue to drive strong volume
growth from our new business initiatives in the consumer paint, packaging and
wood product lines," said Gary E. Hendrickson, Chairman and CEO. "However,
sales and earnings finished slightly below our expectations for the quarter
due to continued macro-economic headwinds in key general industrial market
segments and certain international regions." The Company updated its FY 2013
adjusted EPS guidance to $3.45 to $3.55. The Full Research Report on The
Valspar Corporation - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and
price targets - is available to download free of charge at:
[http://www.investorsreports.com/report/2013-08-14/VAL]

Rockwood Holdings, Inc. Research Report

On August 5, 2013, Rockwood Holdings, Inc. (Rockwood) reported its Q2 2013
financial results. Net sales increased 7.8% YoY to $822.3 million. Total
adjusted EBITDA declined to $165.7 million from $221.1 million in Q2 2012
primarily due to weak Titanium Dioxide Pigments performance. Net income stood
at $32.3 million, or $0.41 per diluted share, in Q2 2013, down compared to
$224.9 million, or $2.81 per diluted share, in Q2 2012. Commenting on the
outlook, Seifi Ghasemi, Chairman and CEO, said, "For the second half of the
year, we expect our Lithium and Surface Treatment businesses to continue to
show growth and maintain strong margins. Further, we believe that our Titanium
Dioxide business will achieve a turn-around with Adjusted EBITDA margins
trending in excess of 10%." The Full Research Report on Rockwood Holdings,
Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets -
is available to download free of charge at:
[http://www.investorsreports.com/report/2013-08-14/ROC]

Albemarle Corp. Research Report

On August 7, 2013, Albemarle Corp. (Albemarle) announced the start-up of a new
catalyst manufacturing plant at its facility in Yeosu, South Korea. According
to the Company, the plant will produce single site metallocene catalysts as
well as catalyst components such as methylaluminoxane (MAO). "The commercial
unit in Yeosu is the latest in a series of investments that we have undertaken
to meet the growing global demand for metallocene and single site finished
catalysts," said Amy Hebert, Vice President of Albemarle's Catalysts Global
Business Unit. "With these new assets, we are not only increasing capacity and
improving our portfolio, we are bringing the finished product closer to the
end-user." The Full Research Report on Albemarle Corp. - including full
detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to
download free of charge at:
[http://www.investorsreports.com/report/2013-08-14/ALB]

International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. Research Report

On August 6, 2013, International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (IFF) reported its
Q2 2013 financial results with reported net sales of $757.6 million, an
increase of 5% YoY. Net income stood at $102.3 million, or $1.24 per diluted
share, in Q2 2013, compared to $88.6 million, or $1.08 per diluted share, in
Q2 2012. Doug Tough, Chairman and CEO of IFF said, "By focusing on expanding
our geographic reach, strengthening our innovation platform and maximizing the
value of our portfolio, we achieved strong top-line growth and margin
expansion. Our profitability metrics, including gross profit margin, adjusted
operating profit margin and adjusted net income margin, were all ahead of the
prior year figures." The Full Research Report on International Flavors &
Fragrances Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price
targets - is available to download free of charge at:
[http://www.investorsreports.com/report/2013-08-14/IFF]

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