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Volume 579.5K
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$84.95
Previous Close
$85.01
Day High
$87.48
Day Low
$84.68
52 Week High
03/11/14 - $105.05
52 Week Low
10/14/14 - $79.06
Market Cap
6.4B
Average Volume 10 Days
711.2K
EPS TTM
$5.56
Shares Outstanding
73.8M
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P/E TM
15.6x
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wr grace & co (GRA) Details

W. R. Grace & Co. produces and sells specialty chemicals and materials worldwide. It operates in three segments: Grace Catalysts Technologies, Grace Materials Technologies, and Grace Construction Products. The Grace Catalysts Technologies segment provides fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) catalysts for the production of transportation fuels, including gasoline and diesel fuels, and other petroleum-based products; FCC additives; hydro processing catalysts used in process reactors to upgrade heavy oils into lighter; polyolefin catalysts and catalyst supports for the production of polypropylene and polyethylene thermoplastic resins; and chemical catalysts used in various industrial, environmental, and consumer applications. The Grace Materials Technologies segment offers silica-based and silica-alumina-based engineered materials used in coatings and print media, consumer, and industrial applications, as well as pharmaceutical, life science, and related applications; and packaging materials, such as can and closure sealants, coatings for cans and closures, and scavenging technologies. The Grace Construction Products segment offers specialty construction chemicals comprising concrete admixtures and polymeric fibers; additives used in cement processing; and products for architectural concrete consisting of surface retarders, coatings, pigments, and release agents; admixtures for masonry concrete; and process control solutions for ready mix concrete. This segment also provides specialty building materials for new construction and renovation/repair projects that include waterproofing membranes for commercial and residential buildings; specialty grouts for use in waterproofing and soil stabilization applications; air and vapor barriers; and other products for the preventative and repair applications. W. R. Grace & Co. was founded in 1854 and is headquartered in Columbia, Maryland.

6,700 Employees
Last Reported Date: 02/27/14
Founded in 1854

wr grace & co (GRA) Top Compensated Officers

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Total Annual Compensation: $975.0K
President and Chief Operating Officer
Total Annual Compensation: $579.2K
Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice Presi...
Total Annual Compensation: $453.3K
Vice President, Corporate Secretary and Gener...
Total Annual Compensation: $383.8K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

wr grace & co (GRA) Key Developments

W.R. Grace & Co. Approves Amended and Restated By-Laws

On January 22, 2015, the Board of Directors of W.R. Grace & Co. approved Amended and Restated By-laws of the Corporation that include amendments to Article II, Section 2.8 and Article III, Section 3.2 of the Corporation's By-laws effective immediately. As provided in these amendments, directors of the Corporation shall be elected by the majority of the votes cast with respect to the director; provided that if the number of nominees exceeds the number of directors to be elected, the directors shall be elected by a plurality of votes cast. The Corporation previously determined the election of directors based on a plurality of the votes cast in the respective election. The majority of the votes cast" means that the number of shares voted for" a director must exceed the number of votes cast against" that director. If a director is not elected, the director shall offer to resign from the Board of Directors. The Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee will make a recommendation to the Board of Directors on whether to accept or reject the resignation, or whether other action should be taken. The Board of Directors will consider and act on the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee's recommendation and publicly disclose its decision and the rationale behind it within 90 days from the date of the certification of the election results. The director who offers his or her resignation will not participate in the decisions of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee or the Board of Directors. Each director shall hold office until a successor is elected and qualified or until such director's earlier resignation or removal.

W. R. Grace & Co. Elects Two New Members to its Board of Directors

W. R. Grace & Co. announced that its board of directors has elected two new members Robert F. Cummings, Jr., and Diane H. Gulyas. Their election increases the board from eight to 10 members. Both will be up for re-election at its annual meeting. Cummings was currently the director of Corning Inc. and Viasystems Group Inc. Gulyas also currently serves as a director of Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals. She last served as President of DuPont’s performance polymers business from 2009 to 2014.

W. R. Grace Appoints Elizabeth (Liz) C. Brown as Chief Human Resources Officer

W. R. Grace announced that Elizabeth (Liz) C. Brown has been appointed Chief Human Resources Officer to lead the company's global human resources organization. She joins the senior leadership team as an officer of the company. Brown comes to Grace from Tyco. Beginning in 2010, she held leadership positions of increasing responsibility at Tyco. As Vice President, Human Resources, she provided HR leadership for several business units and global functions. She also led the Talent Center of Excellence, spanning talent management, talent acquisition, and organizational development.

 

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