Zacks Investment Research Downgrades Arkema (ARKAY) to Hold

Arkema (OTCMKTS:ARKAY) was downgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Friday.

According to Zacks, “Arkema SA is engaged in the manufacturing and marketing of vinyl products, industrial chemicals, and performance products. Vinyl products include chlorine or caustic soda, pipes and profiles, PVC, and vinyl compounds. Industrial chemicals include emulsion systems, fluorochemicals, hydrogen peroxide, PMMA and methacrylics, specialty acrylic polymers and thiochemicals. Performance products include functional additives, specialty chemicals and technical polymers. The Company’s products can be used for various purposes including air conditioning or refrigeration; chemical processing, coating, construction; packaging; automotive & transportation. Its products, also find their application in adhesives and sealants, agriculture & agrochemicals, consumer goods, electronics, foams, solvents and aerosols market, health, hygiene & beauty, oil & gas, energy, pharmaceuticals, pulp & paper, rubber market, sports & leisure, etc. Arkema SA is headquartered in France. “

Separately, Credit Suisse Group lowered shares of Arkema from a “neutral” rating to an “underperform” rating in a report on Monday, November 13th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $137.00.

Shares of Arkema (OTCMKTS ARKAY) traded up $0.33 during trading hours on Friday, reaching $125.83. 1,829 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 2,308. The company has a market capitalization of $9,336.79, a P/E ratio of 16.41, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.01 and a beta of 1.20. Arkema has a 52 week low of $93.65 and a 52 week high of $127.44. The company has a quick ratio of 1.57, a current ratio of 2.11 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.52.

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About Arkema

Arkema SA is a chemical producer, which provides specialty chemicals and advanced materials. The Company manufactures a range of products for industries, including construction, packaging, chemical, automotive, electronics, food and pharmaceutical industries. The Company operates through three business segments: High Performance Materials, Industrial Specialties and Coating Solutions.

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