ARKEMA/S (OTCMKTS:ARKAY) Downgraded to Sell at Zacks Investment Research

ARKEMA/S (OTCMKTS:ARKAY) was downgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report released on Wednesday, reports.

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, ValuEngine upgraded ARKEMA/S from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 2nd. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $109.00.

ARKEMA/S stock traded down $0.20 during trading hours on Wednesday, hitting $88.72. 20,124 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 8,776. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.37, a current ratio of 1.95 and a quick ratio of 1.40. The firm’s 50 day moving average price is $90.40 and its 200-day moving average price is $92.28. The stock has a market capitalization of $6.78 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 7.91 and a beta of 1.41. ARKEMA/S has a 1 year low of $80.75 and a 1 year high of $116.00.

ARKEMA/S Company Profile

Arkema SA manufactures and sells specialty chemicals and advanced materials worldwide. It operates through three segments: High Performance Materials, Industrial Specialties, and Coating Solutions. Its products include acrylics, coating resins, electroactive polymers, fluorochemicals, fluoropolymers, functional polyolefins, hydrazine hydrate, hydrogen peroxide, molecular sieves, organic peroxide, oxygenated solvents, poly-ether-ketone-ketone polyetherketoneketone, plastic additives, polymethyl methacrylate resins and sheets, rheology additives, solutions for glass coating, specialty adhesives, specialty polyamides, surfactants and additives, technical fluids, and thiochemicals.

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