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INSIGHT-Boeing uses its clout to control supplier consolidation
Aug 30 Berkshire Hathaway Inc's $37 billion deal for aerospace supplier Precision Castparts Corp is encouraging investors to consolidate the fragmented aircraft components industry, even as Boeing Co uses its clout as the world's biggest plane maker to put a check on some deals. Berkshire chief Warren Buffett isn't alone in seeing potential for profits from rising demand for commercial aircraft.

Chart Industries Downgraded by Zacks
According to Zacks, "CHART INDUSTRIES is a leading independent global manufacturer of highly engineered equipment used in the production, storage and end use of hydrocarbon and industrial gases. Their products are used throughout the liquid gas supply chain for purification, liquefaction, distribution, storage and end use applications, the largest portion of which are energy related.

Cliffs Natural Resources Research Coverage Started at Wolfe Research
The firm set a "sell" rating on the mining company's stock. Several other equities analysts have also issued reports on the stock.

Synalloy Given New $13.50 Price Target at BB&T Corp.
The brokerage currently has a "buy" rating on the stock. BB&T Corp.'s target price indicates a potential upside of 35.95% from the stock's current price.

Insider Buying: Craig C. Bram Purchases 2,079 Shares of Synalloy Stock
Synalloy CEO Craig C. Bram acquired 2,079 shares of the company's stock in a transaction on Thursday, August 27th. The stock was bought at an average price of $9.53 per share, for a total transaction of $19,812.87.

Century Aluminum Price Target Cut to $10.00
The brokerage presently has a "buy" rating on the stock. Deutsche Bank's price target suggests a potential upside of 84.50% from the company's current price.

BHP Billiton Limited Receives "Underweight" Rating from Barclays
's stock had its "underweight" rating reiterated by stock analysts at Barclays in a report issued on Friday, MarketBeat Ratings reports. BHP has been the topic of a number of other research reports.

Werner CEO Retires; Founder Elected to Position
Werner Enterprises CEO Greg Werner has stepped down, and its board of directors has elected company founder Clarence "C.L." Werner to replace his son in that position. The company said as it develops a management team, Greg Werner decided this was the time to retire as CEO.

15 years, $40M in investments: Here are the local stakeholders in the $39M Ziptronix-Tessera deal
Tessera's $39 million all-cash buy of Ziptronix packs a big Triangle punch - as at least four local investor groups have a hand in the deal. But, with nearly $40 million in investment funneled into the company over a 15-year time period, is the payout worth it? Ziptronix, which was purchased by semiconductor giant Tessera in a deal disclosed Thursday , has received nearly $40 million in financing over the years, with several Triangle players contributing to the haul, including Intersouth Partners; Research Triangle Ventures; MCNC Enterprise Fund, managed by NC IDEA; and RTI International , the firm that spun out Ziptronix in the first place, having patented the technology.

Press release distribution, EDGAR filing, XBRL, regulatory filings
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Precision Castparts: Capital Allocation History And Introduction To Valuation Framework
Between 2003 and 2013, PCP invested 83% of its capital in M&A and less than 1% in share repurchases . PCP repurchased shares at NTM P/E multiples of 16.5x to 18.5x which is above the 10-year historical forward NTM average multiple of 16.3x and equivalent to the BRK offer.

Brett Arends's ROI: China wins the Battle of Mountain Pass
For all its recent advances, China today remains in the hands of a brutal and undemocratic dictatorship with little regard for anyone who stands in its way. The Beijing regime menaces Taiwan and overshadows neighbors.

Cliffs Natural Resources (CLF) - Research Analysts' Recent Ratings Changes
They now have a $3.21 price target on the stock. 8/24/2015 - Cliffs Natural Resources is now covered by analysts at Wolfe Research.

Trucking execs drill down to the driver: emphasize mama, miles, machine
The Baby Boomer generation is retiring in record numbers and high school students entering the workforce are coming from schools which have had their industrial programs "gutted," Leathers said, adding that it's a "crying shame" that the nation no longer honors people who drive trucks or work with their hands, like mechanics, when the blue collar class built the country in the first place. DALLAS - Werner Enterprises President and COO Derek Leathers told a story of when he was just starting out in trucking.

Silicon Valley tech giant buys Raleigh-based RTI spinoff for $39M
Silicon Valley technology firm Tessera Technologies is acquiring Raleigh-based Ziptronix for $39 million in an all cash deal. The buyout means a big pay day for CEO Dan Donabedian and the rest of the six-person team, all of whom, Donabedian confirms, have equity in the company.

Buffett Goes Big With Latest Acquisition: Further Upside Ahead, Following Dip In Price
Air travel has shown steady growth, and is expected to further increase as China and other Asian countries' middle classes balloon. Precision's rival Boeing also recently announced plans to lay off hundreds of workers following the loss of a major deal.

Handy and Harman fine silver quotation $19.969 oz., $642.00 kg.
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Plastics Industry News
1 cited after Woodstock crash
The crash occurred about 9:30 a.m. on Route 47 at Hercules Road, Woodstock Police Sgt. Dan Wesolek said.

Myers Industries Director Acquires $26,660.00 in Stock
Myers Industries Director Bruce M. Lisman bought 2,000 shares of Myers Industries stock in a transaction on Thursday, August 27th. The stock was acquired at an average price of $13.33 per share, with a total value of $26,660.00.

Globe, DuPont, and NVFC Announce More Winners in 2015 Gear Giveaway
Globe, DuPont Protection Technologies , and the National Volunteer Fire Council have announced the second round of winners in the 2015 Globe Gear Giveaway. This is the fourth year that Globe has partnered with DuPont and the NVFC to provide volunteer departments with critically needed sets of turnout gear.

Albemarle PT Lowered to $57.00
The firm currently has an "accumulate" rating on the stock. Global Hunter Securities' price target suggests a potential upside of 25.83% from the company's current price.

Finding Dividend Growth Before Anyone Else
Eastman Chemical is an example of a company with a low dividend payout ratio that is beginning to aggressively hike its dividend payout. By far and away, my favorite type of company in the investment universe is the company that is just beginning to "mature" its dividend payout ratio by switching into cash cow mode while still delivering respectable earnings per share growth.

Recent Analysts' Ratings Updates for Axiall Corp
They now have a "market perform" rating on the stock. 8/11/2015 - Axiall Corp was downgraded by analysts at Zacks from a "hold" rating to a "strong sell" rating.

Raven Industries, Inc. to Issue Quarterly Dividend of $0.13
Raven Industries declared a quarterly dividend on Thursday, August 27th, Marketbeat reports. Stockholders of record on Friday, October 9th will be paid a dividend of 0.13 per share on Friday, October 23rd.

NEWS Plastics materials veteran now focused on cyber security
The importance of cyber-security is growing in the plastics industry and beyond, McCormack said in a recent phone interview. "We've seen everything from poor passwords to people just being too trusting," he explained.

DuPont Pioneer Expands Its Multi-Crop Research Center In Indiana
CROP RESEARCH CENTER IN INDIANA Aug. 28, 2015 Source: DuPont Pioneer news release DuPont Pioneer announced today the expansion of its Windfall, Ind., research center to better serve local growers and support global breeding and testing programs in corn, soybeans and wheat. "DuPont Pioneer is growing its network of multi-crop research centers to leverage collaboration between crop researchers, maximize resources and advance our research locally and more quickly than ever before," said Carlos Hentschke, DuPont Pioneer director for the Heartland business unit.

Schulman A (SHLM) - Investment Analysts' Recent Ratings Changes
They now have a "buy" rating on the stock. 8/18/2015 - Schulman A was upgraded by analysts at Sidoti from a "neutral" rating to a "buy" rating.

The Best Companies of the Chemicals Industry - August 2015
While ModernGraham supports the bottom-up approach to investing, many investors do utilize the top-down method, whereby an industry is selected before the company itself. With that in mind, this article will take a brief look at the best companies of the chemicals industry, selecting the most promising investment opportunities within the industry and giving a broad look into the industry as a whole.

Cooper Tire & Rubber Co Receives Consensus Recommendation of...
Cooper Tire & Rubber Co has been given an average recommendation of "Hold" by the eight ratings firms that are covering the stock, MarketBeat Ratings reports . One analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, six have given a hold recommendation and one has assigned a buy recommendation to the company.

Worrying electric vehicles going dead/? Goodyear Tire introduces radical idea
Electric vehicles generally come in either all-electric, called a Plug-In, or some form of hybrid that includes a gasoline engine. Some manufacturers call it a 'range-extender', while others simply acknowledge the electric will go so many miles until the gasoline engine kicks in and provides the power.

Semiconductor veteran Mark McClear to help drive growth and...
McClear comes to Phononic from Cree, Inc., where he was vice president of Worldwide Sales, and was part of the management team that built the LED unit into a multi-hundred million dollar business in six years. Fast Company named Cree as one of the 50 most innovative companies in 2015.

New York law firm taking closer look at Dow Chemical
It's all part of an investigation claiming Dow CEO and President Andrew Liveris misused company funds for personal benefit. The investigation stems from a 2014 lawsuit alleging former Dow auditor, Kimberly Wood, was fired after questioning CEO spending unrelated to official business.

Cooper makes progress with guayule; company expects a domestically...
In less than two years, Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. expects to be able to make a tire using 100 percent domestically produced rubber from the guayule plant.

5.85% To 43% Yields From 9 Sector-Leading Dividend Dogs As Of August 24
The top ten sector dog yields were cast by ARP, SDR, PER, MEMP, CLM, CRF, NMM, DOM, SXE, and RSO. Yield results from here verified by Yahoo Finance for sector-leading stocks as of market closing prices August 24 revealed three actionable conclusions discussed below.

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