Increased Dividends, Improved Results, and New Share Repurchase Programs - Research Report on LyondellBasell, Valspar, Rockwood, Chemtura, and Green Plains Editor Note: For more information about this release, please scroll to bottom PR Newswire 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 -- 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 -- 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 -- 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 -- 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. 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