A Rare Boom Time for Chemicals?

O'Leary, Christopher
December 2004
Investment Dealers' Digest;12/13/2004, Vol. 70 Issue 48, p40
Trade Publication
The article informs about the boom time in chemical industry. A bonanza of activities from the chemical industry is expected next year as a number of non-investment grade companies hope to take advantage of the boom and try to pull themselves into investment grade. For high yield chemical companies, which still comprise the majority of the industry, the goal is to use the breathing room to attempt a number of scenarios, such as looking at acquisitions of underpriced competitors. If this period of improved economic growth continues, analysts said chemical companies across the ratings spectrum will act quickly.


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