Increased Dividends, Improved Results, and New Share Repurchase Programs - Research Report on LyondellBasell, Valspar, Rockwood,

  Increased Dividends, Improved Results, and New Share Repurchase Programs -
  Research Report on LyondellBasell, Valspar, Rockwood, Chemtura, and Green
                                    Plains

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NEW YORK, November 25, 2013

NEW YORK, November 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Today, Analysts' Corner announced new research reports highlighting
LyondellBasell Industries NV (NYSE: LYB), The Valspar Corporation (NYSE: VAL),
Rockwood Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ROC), Chemtura Corporation (NYSE: CHMT), 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.

LyondellBasell Industries NV Research Report

On November 13, 2013, LyondellBasell Industries NV (LyondellBasell) announced
that its Supervisory Board has authorized the Company's Management Board to
declare an interim dividend of $0.60 per share, a 20% increase to
LyondellBasell's most recent interim dividend. The Company reported that the
interim dividend is payable on December 9, 2013, to shareholders of record as
of November 25, 2013, with an ex-dividend date of November 21, 2013. The Full
Research Report on LyondellBasell Industries NV - including full detailed
breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free
of charge at:

http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/dc7c_LYB

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The Valspar Corporation Research Report

On November 19, 2013, The Valspar Corporation (Valspar) reported Q4 FY 2013
and full-year FY 2013 financial results (period ended October 25, 2013). In Q4
FY 2013, the Company reported total net sales of $1.1 billion, up 8.2% YoY. Q4
FY 2013 net income was $63.5 million, or $0.72 per diluted share, compared to
$73.8 million, or $0.79 per diluted share, in Q4 FY 2012. On the other hand,
full-year FY 2013 net sales amounted to $4.1 billion, up 2.1% YoY. Full-year
FY 2013 net income was $289.3 million, or $3.20 per diluted share, compared to
$292.5 million, or $3.10 per diluted share, in full-year FY 2012. "The fourth
quarter was a good finish to the year as growth in both sales and operating
income improved from previous quarters. Sales growth was led by strong
performance in our US Consumer, Wood and Coil product lines and by the
acquisition of Inver," said Gary E. Hendrickson, Chairman and CEO of Valspar.
"We saw the benefit of new business wins in all product lines. These wins were
partially offset by weakness in certain end markets and international regions,
as has been the case throughout 2013." 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.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/fd2d_VAL

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Rockwood Holdings, Inc. Research Report

On November 12, 2013, Rockwood Holdings, Inc. (Rockwood) announced that its
Board of Directors has authorized a new share repurchase program of up to $500
million to be completed over two years. The Company also reported that the new
program is an addition to the $400 million share repurchase program that was
recently completed in Q3 2013. Seifi Ghasemi, Chairman and CEO of Rockwood,
commented, "As is consistent with our guiding principle to deliver continued
long term shareholder value and a disciplined approach to redeploying our
excess cash on hand, we are pleased to announce this new $500 million share
repurchase authorization, which in addition to our quarterly cash dividends,
continues our commitment for an ongoing return of capital to shareholders."
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.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/23c3_ROC

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Chemtura Corporation Research Report

On November 4, 2013, Chemtura Corporation (Chemtura) reported Q3 2013
financial results. In Q3 2013, the Company's net sales were up approximately
4.2% to $569 million. Q3 2013 net loss attributable to Chemtura was $40
million, or $0.41 loss per diluted share, compared to net earnings of $9
million, or $0.09 per diluted share, in Q3 2012. "As discussed in our third
quarter outlook, this was a tough quarter for our Industrial Engineered
Products segment," said Craig A. Rogerson, President and CEO of Chemtura.
"Unit volume in the quarter was relatively stable sequentially with some
growth from insulation foam applications offset by lower electronic volumes as
we elected to hold prices. The profitability of the segment deteriorated
sequentially through the impact of lower utilization of manufacturing
capacity, higher input costs, cumulative effects on pricing and the
requirement to establish a reserve against some slower moving electronics
inventory. Industrial Performance Products saw comparable conditions to last
quarter, but had to absorb the cost of the start-up of their new plants in
China and the Netherlands. They ended up falling short of fully offsetting
these additional costs. Chemtura AgroSolutions put up another strong quarter,
with Adjusted EBITDA up 17% year-on-year." The Full Research Report on
Chemtura Corporation - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and
price targets - is available to download free of charge at:

http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/5f78_CHMT

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Green Plains Renewable Energy, Inc. Research Report

On November 14, 2013, Green Plains Renewable Energy, Inc. (Green Plains)
announced that it has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.04 per share on
its common stock. The dividend is payable on December 20, 2013, to
shareholders of record as of the close of business on November 29, 2013. The
Full Research Report on Green Plain Renewable Energy, Inc. - including full
detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to
download free of charge at:

http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/49b2_GPRE

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