Analysts: Improving economy helps chemical firms post better earnings

04/25/2010 | Reuters

U.S. chemical companies are expected to report improved quarterly earnings, as the economy continues to show signs of improvement. "The chemical companies have gotten much better at announcing and passing through selling price increases to customers," a Deutsche Bank analyst said. However, the unstable cost of important feedstocks, such as crude oil and natural gas, are becoming a concern for the industry.

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