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This is our short term rating system that serves as a timeliness indicator for stocks over the next 1 to 3 months. How good is it? See rankings and related performance below.
|Zacks Rank||Definition||Annualized Return|
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The Zacks Industry Rank assigns a rating to each of the 265 X (Expanded) Industries based on their average Zacks Rank.
An industry with a larger percentage of Zacks Rank #1's and #2's will have a better average Zacks Rank than one with a larger percentage of Zacks Rank #4's and #5's.
The industry with the best average Zacks Rank would be considered the top industry (1 out of 265), which would place it in the top 1% of Zacks Ranked Industries. The industry with the worst average Zacks Rank (265 out of 265) would place in the bottom 1%.
Industry / Sector Report
Industry : Chemical - Diversified
Zacks Industry Rank Top 24%(63 out of 265)
Zacks Sector Rank Top 25% (4 out of 16)
The Zacks Sector Rank assigns a rating to each of the 16 Sectors based on their average Zacks Rank.
A sector with a larger percentage of Zacks Rank #1's and #2's will have a better average Zacks Rank than one with a larger percentage of Zacks Rank #4's and #5's.
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The sector with the best average Zacks Rank would be considered the top sector (1 out of 16), which would place it in the top 1% of Zacks Ranked Sectors. The sector with the worst average Zacks Rank (16 out of 16) would place in the bottom 1%.
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|Top Peers||Symbol||Zacks Rank|
|Asahi Kasei Corp.||AHKSY|
|Koppers Holdings Inc.||KOP|
|Kronos Worldwide Inc||KRO|
|Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corp.||MTLHY|
|Showa Denko K.K.||SHWDY|
|Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.||APD|
Recommendations and Estimates
|Average Recommendation (1=Buy, 5=Sell)||1.79||2.03||9.99|
|Current Quarter Estimate||1.01||6.93||NA|
|Year Ago Quarter Estimate||0.88||5.23||28.69|
|Next Quarter Estimate||1.13||2.01||130.70|
|Next Year Estimate||5.34||8.42||27.90|
|This Year (-5.99)||-5.99||13.60||23.00|
|Next Year (101.37)||101.37||11.10||10.18|
|Last 5 Years||-1.00||0.90||2.80|
|Next 5 Years||11.30||10.10||NA|
|Price/Cash Flow (MRFY)||23.87||12.13|
|Net Profit Margin (TTM)||0.78%||5.82%|
|Return on Equity (TTM)||16.77%||15.10%|
|Debt to Equity (MRQ)||0.70||41.15|
MRQ = Most Recent Quarter
TTM = Trailing Twelve Months
MRFY = Most Recent Fiscal Year
Note: Company and S&P 500 ratios relating to share price calculated daily; all others calculated weekly or in accordance with company earnings announcement. Industry medians calculated weekly.