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Best Chemical Stocks to Buy Now (2022)
Top chemical stocks in 2022 ranked by overall Zen Score. See the best chemical stocks to buy now, according to analyst forecasts for the chemicals industry.

Industry: Chemicals
Ticker
Company
Exchange
Industry
Zen Score
Market Cap
Price
1d %
EBITDA
P/E
D/E
EMN
EASTMAN CHEMICAL CO
NYSE
Chemicals
$13.36B$103.670.39%$1.73B16.80x1.67
ASIX
ADVANSIX INC
NYSE
Chemicals
$1.23B$43.60-2.83%$299.94M7.02x1.21
HUN
HUNTSMAN CORP
NYSE
Chemicals
$7.37B$35.13-0.87%$1.85B6.45x1.12
CE
CELANESE CORP
NYSE
Chemicals
$16.19B$149.47-1.53%$2.92B7.95x1.62
TROX
TRONOX HOLDINGS PLC
NYSE
Chemicals
$2.73B$17.49-2.13%$786.00M9.56x1.97
DOW
DOW INC
NYSE
Chemicals
$48.83B$67.07-0.62%$12.39B7.27x2.33
WLKP
WESTLAKE CHEMICAL PARTNERS LP
NYSE
Chemicals
$959.59M$27.253.77%$205.47M11.55x1.63
VHI
VALHI INC
NYSE
Chemicals
$1.20B$42.32-8.52%$320.00M7.67x2.05
BAK
BRASKEM SA
NYSE
Chemicals
$7.31B$18.360.38%$6.10B2.40x10.98
ASH
ASHLAND GLOBAL HOLDINGS INC
NYSE
Chemicals
$5.44B$99.82-0.96%$1.28B5.95x1.01
SQM
CHEMICAL & MINING CO OF CHILE INC
NYSE
Chemicals
$28.65B$100.29-1.18%$919.10M160.46x1.20
MTX
MINERALS TECHNOLOGIES INC
NYSE
Chemicals
$2.13B$64.550.33%$339.30M12.81x1.17
ZY
ZYMERGEN INC
NASDAQ
Chemicals
$115.52M$1.12-7.44%-$304.46M-0.33x0.80
UNVR
UNIVAR SOLUTIONS INC
NYSE
Chemicals
$4.86B$28.74-0.31%$1.03B8.50x1.89
MEOH
METHANEX CORP
NASDAQ
Chemicals
$3.66B$48.94-0.16%$1.12B7.45x2.04
APD
AIR PRODUCTS & CHEMICALS INC
NYSE
Chemicals
$52.52B$236.82-0.47%$4.17B23.49x0.93
SIRE
SISECAM RESOURCES LP
NYSE
Chemicals
$368.08M$18.590.60%$72.60M10.05x1.15
DD
DUPONT DE NEMOURS INC
NYSE
Chemicals
$32.87B$64.64-1.27%$3.88B20.39x0.71
FF
FUTUREFUEL CORP
NYSE
Chemicals
$309.41M$7.070.28%$26.53M13.60x0.22
ORGN
ORIGIN MATERIALS INC
NASDAQ
Chemicals
$971.65M$6.870.59%$106.54M5.77x0.64
RYAM
RAYONIER ADVANCED MATERIALS INC
NYSE
Chemicals
$255.40M$4.00-4.99%$231.66M3.70x2.10
LXU
LSB INDUSTRIES INC
NYSE
Chemicals
$1.73B$19.35-1.33%$239.44M-6.78x1.72
MKD
MOLECULAR DATA INC
NASDAQ
Chemicals
$8.21M$0.84-4.89%-$37.38MN/A-13.88

Chemical Stocks FAQ

What are the best chemical stocks to buy right now in May 2022?

According to Zen Score, the 3 best chemical stocks to buy right now are:

1. EASTMAN CHEMICAL (NYSE:EMN)


EASTMAN CHEMICAL (NYSE:EMN) is the top chemical stock with a Zen Score of 60, which is 19 points higher than the chemical industry average of 41. It passed 21 out of 38 due diligence checks and has strong fundamentals. EASTMAN CHEMICAL has seen its stock lose -17.89% over the past year, underperforming other chemical stocks by -13 percentage points.

EASTMAN CHEMICAL has an average 1 year price target of $129.50, an upside of 24.92% from EASTMAN CHEMICAL's current stock price of $103.67.

EASTMAN CHEMICAL stock has a consensus Buy recommendation according to Wall Street analysts. Of the 12 analysts covering EASTMAN CHEMICAL, 33.33% have issued a Strong Buy rating, 8.33% have issued a Buy, 58.33% have issued a hold, while 0% have issued a Sell rating, and 0% have issued a Strong Sell.

2. ADVANSIX (NYSE:ASIX)


ADVANSIX (NYSE:ASIX) is the second best chemical stock with a Zen Score of 58, which is 17 points higher than the chemical industry average of 41. It passed 23 out of 38 due diligence checks and has strong fundamentals. ADVANSIX has seen its stock return 39.92% over the past year, overperforming other chemical stocks by 45 percentage points.

ADVANSIX has an average 1 year price target of $62.00, an upside of 42.2% from ADVANSIX's current stock price of $43.60.

ADVANSIX stock has a consensus Strong Buy recommendation according to Wall Street analysts. Of the 1 analyst covering ADVANSIX, 100% have issued a Strong Buy rating, 0% have issued a Buy, 0% have issued a hold, while 0% have issued a Sell rating, and 0% have issued a Strong Sell.

3. HUNTSMAN (NYSE:HUN)


HUNTSMAN (NYSE:HUN) is the third best chemical stock with a Zen Score of 56, which is 15 points higher than the chemical industry average of 41. It passed 20 out of 38 due diligence checks and has strong fundamentals. HUNTSMAN has seen its stock return 23.61% over the past year, overperforming other chemical stocks by 29 percentage points.

HUNTSMAN has an average 1 year price target of $42.83, an upside of 21.93% from HUNTSMAN's current stock price of $35.13.

HUNTSMAN stock has a consensus Buy recommendation according to Wall Street analysts. Of the 8 analysts covering HUNTSMAN, 50% have issued a Strong Buy rating, 12.5% have issued a Buy, 37.5% have issued a hold, while 0% have issued a Sell rating, and 0% have issued a Strong Sell.

What are the chemical stocks with highest dividends?

Out of 17 chemical stocks that have issued dividends in the past year, the 3 chemical stocks with the highest dividend yields are:

1. BRASKEM SA (NYSE:BAK)


BRASKEM SA (NYSE:BAK) has an annual dividend yield of 18.4%, which is 15 percentage points higher than the chemical industry average of 3.58%. BRASKEM SA's dividend payout is not stable, having dropped more than 10% four times in the last 10 years. BRASKEM SA's dividend has shown consistent growth over the last 10 years.

BRASKEM SA's dividend payout ratio of 44.2% indicates that its high dividend yield is sustainable for the long-term.

2. SISECAM RESOURCES (NYSE:SIRE)


SISECAM RESOURCES (NYSE:SIRE) has an annual dividend yield of 8.02%, which is 4 percentage points higher than the chemical industry average of 3.58%. SISECAM RESOURCES's dividend payout is not stable, having dropped more than 10% three times in the last 10 years. SISECAM RESOURCES's dividend has not shown consistent growth over the last 10 years.

SISECAM RESOURCES's dividend payout ratio of 53.5% indicates that its high dividend yield is sustainable for the long-term.

3. WESTLAKE CHEMICAL PARTNERS (NYSE:WLKP)


WESTLAKE CHEMICAL PARTNERS (NYSE:WLKP) has an annual dividend yield of 6.92%, which is 3 percentage points higher than the chemical industry average of 3.58%. WESTLAKE CHEMICAL PARTNERS's dividend payout is stable, having never dropped by more than 10% in the last 10 years. WESTLAKE CHEMICAL PARTNERS's dividend has shown consistent growth over the last 10 years.

WESTLAKE CHEMICAL PARTNERS's dividend payout ratio of 79.9% indicates that its high dividend yield is sustainable for the long-term.

Why are chemical stocks down?

Chemical stocks were down -0.96% in the last day, and down -1.87% over the last week.

We couldn't find a catalyst for why chemical stocks are down.

What are the most undervalued chemical stocks?

Based on WallStreetZen's Valuation Score, the 3 most undervalued chemical stocks right now are:

1. EASTMAN CHEMICAL (NYSE:EMN)


EASTMAN CHEMICAL (NYSE:EMN) is the most undervalued chemical stock based on WallStreetZen's Valuation Score. EASTMAN CHEMICAL has a valuation score of 71, which is 29 points higher than the chemical industry average of 42. It passed 5 out of 7 valuation due diligence checks.

EASTMAN CHEMICAL's stock has dropped -17.89% in the past year. It has underperformed other stocks in the chemical industry by -13 percentage points.

2. TRONOX HOLDINGS (NYSE:TROX)


TRONOX HOLDINGS (NYSE:TROX) is the second most undervalued chemical stock based on WallStreetZen's Valuation Score. TRONOX HOLDINGS has a valuation score of 71, which is 29 points higher than the chemical industry average of 42. It passed 5 out of 7 valuation due diligence checks.

TRONOX HOLDINGS's stock has dropped -25.8% in the past year. It has underperformed other stocks in the chemical industry by -20 percentage points.

3. ADVANSIX (NYSE:ASIX)


ADVANSIX (NYSE:ASIX) is the third most undervalued chemical stock based on WallStreetZen's Valuation Score. ADVANSIX has a valuation score of 71, which is 29 points higher than the chemical industry average of 42. It passed 5 out of 7 valuation due diligence checks.

ADVANSIX's stock has gained 39.92% in the past year. It has overperformed other stocks in the chemical industry by 45 percentage points.

Are chemical stocks a good buy now?

50% of chemical stocks rated by analysts are a buy right now. On average, analysts expect chemical stocks to rise by 24.39% over the next year.

What is the average p/e ratio of the chemicals industry?

The average P/E ratio of the chemicals industry is 32.01x.
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