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

Industry: Specialty Chemicals
Ticker
Company
Exchange
Industry
Zen Score
Market Cap
Price
1d %
EBITDA
P/E
D/E
KRO
KRONOS WORLDWIDE INC
NYSE
Specialty Chemicals
$1.07B$9.281.42%$278.30M6.82x1.21
ALB
ALBEMARLE CORP
NYSE
Specialty Chemicals
$33.30B$284.283.27%$2.32B21.44x1.02
HDSN
HUDSON TECHNOLOGIES INC
NASDAQ
Specialty Chemicals
$514.77M$11.420.62%$139.84M4.88x0.68
CBT
CABOT CORP
NYSE
Specialty Chemicals
$4.23B$75.021.45%$513.00M20.55x2.78
WLK
WESTLAKE CORP
NYSE
Specialty Chemicals
$13.86B$108.640.64%$4.64B5.26x1.06
CC
CHEMOURS CO
NYSE
Specialty Chemicals
$4.73B$31.370.38%$1.57B5.48x5.03
LYB
LYONDELLBASELL INDUSTRIES NV
NYSE
Specialty Chemicals
$27.65B$84.900.31%$6.91B6.56x1.99
OLN
OLIN CORP
NYSE
Specialty Chemicals
$7.75B$56.570.05%$2.67B5.93x2.22
WDFC
WD 40 CO
NASDAQ
Specialty Chemicals
$2.35B$173.011.16%$95.14M35.24x1.30
RPM
RPM INTERNATIONAL INC
NYSE
Specialty Chemicals
$13.50B$104.570.33%$896.49M25.63x2.41
NGVT
INGEVITY CORP
NYSE
Specialty Chemicals
$2.90B$77.570.26%$463.70M13.26x2.68
GEVO
GEVO INC
NASDAQ
Specialty Chemicals
$507.65M$2.141.42%-$82.19M-5.10x0.17
AVTR
AVANTOR INC
NYSE
Specialty Chemicals
$15.33B$22.74-0.26%$1.48B24.19x1.86
AVNT
AVIENT CORP
NYSE
Specialty Chemicals
$3.24B$35.641.37%$508.30M17.22x2.66
LTHM
LIVENT CORP
NYSE
Specialty Chemicals
$5.02B$28.003.97%$290.00M23.93x0.48
SXT
SENSIENT TECHNOLOGIES CORP
NYSE
Specialty Chemicals
$3.18B$75.651.56%$248.43M22.79x0.93
FUL
FULLER H B CO
NYSE
Specialty Chemicals
$4.28B$80.330.53%$486.39M23.42x1.90
OEC
ORION ENGINEERED CARBONS SA
NYSE
Specialty Chemicals
$1.15B$18.981.77%$277.16M12.41x3.28
TG
TREDEGAR CORP
NYSE
Specialty Chemicals
$357.35M$10.510.77%$88.65M6.61x1.64
IOSP
INNOSPEC INC
NASDAQ
Specialty Chemicals
$2.76B$111.29-0.17%$216.30M21.00x0.53
GURE
GULF RESOURCES INC
NASDAQ
Specialty Chemicals
$38.95M$3.65-2.93%$45.63M3.29x0.08
SCL
STEPAN CO
NYSE
Specialty Chemicals
$2.53B$113.601.18%$302.76M16.90x1.07
NTIC
NORTHERN TECHNOLOGIES INTERNATIONAL CORP
NASDAQ
Specialty Chemicals
$121.76M$13.002.93%$9.86M18.84x0.30
ESI
ELEMENT SOLUTIONS INC
NYSE
Specialty Chemicals
$4.76B$19.65-0.05%$490.00M27.29x1.12
ECVT
ECOVYST INC
NYSE
Specialty Chemicals
$1.22B$9.361.63%$217.04M17.02x1.61
HWKN
HAWKINS INC
NASDAQ
Specialty Chemicals
$878.82M$41.81-0.43%$108.04M14.93x0.81
KOP
KOPPERS HOLDINGS INC
NYSE
Specialty Chemicals
$636.55M$30.461.91%$214.70M8.99x3.47
VNTR
VENATOR MATERIALS PLC
NYSE
Specialty Chemicals
$63.30M$0.59-4.84%$214.00M1.18x4.09
KWR
QUAKER CHEMICAL CORP
NYSE
Specialty Chemicals
$3.47B$193.421.05%$208.45M44.36x1.21
SHW
SHERWIN WILLIAMS CO
NYSE
Specialty Chemicals
$66.79B$257.752.44%$3.74B34.32x7.56
NEU
NEWMARKET CORP
NYSE
Specialty Chemicals
$3.19B$322.751.22%$387.34M15.84x2.50
CCF
CHASE CORP
NYSEMKT
Specialty Chemicals
$908.38M$95.680.62%$74.32M20.27x0.64
PPG
PPG INDUSTRIES INC
NYSE
Specialty Chemicals
$32.27B$137.301.73%$2.04B30.18x2.44
BCPC
BALCHEM CORP
NASDAQ
Specialty Chemicals
$4.53B$141.080.13%$197.05M41.62x0.82
CNEY
CN ENERGY GROUP INC
NASDAQ
Specialty Chemicals
$15.04M$0.74-0.13%$2.93M74.00x0.10
GPRE
GREEN PLAINS INC
NASDAQ
Specialty Chemicals
$2.08B$35.060.66%$28.02M-20.62x1.03
ECL
ECOLAB INC
NYSE
Specialty Chemicals
$43.11B$151.36-0.38%$2.49B38.32x1.98
SNES
SENESTECH INC
NASDAQ
Specialty Chemicals
$1.86M$3.043.75%-$9.82M-0.18x0.63
CMT
CORE MOLDING TECHNOLOGIES INC
NYSEMKT
Specialty Chemicals
$96.07M$10.77-0.55%$27.27M11.58x0.86
AXTA
AXALTA COATING SYSTEMS LTD
NYSE
Specialty Chemicals
$5.95B$26.990.78%$707.90M30.33x4.32
FSI
FLEXIBLE SOLUTIONS INTERNATIONAL INC
NYSEMKT
Specialty Chemicals
$40.00M$3.230.31%$7.47M10.09x0.56
TSE
TRINSEO PLC
NYSE
Specialty Chemicals
$847.76M$24.24-1.74%$425.50M19.09x4.92
LIN
LINDE PLC
NYSE
Specialty Chemicals
$166.78B$337.350.03%$9.68B44.27x0.94
LOOP
LOOP INDUSTRIES INC
NASDAQ
Specialty Chemicals
$130.42M$2.751.10%-$49.35M-2.62x0.35
ODC
OIL-DRI CORP OF AMERICA
NYSE
Specialty Chemicals
$231.40M$32.500.00%$20.47M39.16x0.66
LWLG
LIGHTWAVE LOGIC INC
NASDAQ
Specialty Chemicals
$839.83M$7.460.81%-$19.28M-41.44x0.05
IFF
INTERNATIONAL FLAVORS & FRAGRANCES INC
NYSE
Specialty Chemicals
$27.53B$107.971.15%-$17.00M-15.76x1.04
AMRS
AMYRIS INC
NASDAQ
Specialty Chemicals
$578.84M$1.78-1.11%-$304.19M-1.71x-2.71
DNMR
DANIMER SCIENTIFIC INC
NYSE
Specialty Chemicals
$228.12M$2.25-3.02%-$149.70M-1.39x0.87
ASPI
ASP ISOTOPES INC
NASDAQ
Specialty Chemicals
N/A$2.072.22%N/AN/A0.35
FEAM
5E ADVANCED MATERIALS INC
NASDAQ
Specialty Chemicals
$425.72M$9.702.00%N/A-9.60x0.77
CRKN
CROWN ELECTROKINETICS CORP
NASDAQ
Specialty Chemicals
$3.91M$0.19-8.10%-$16.73M-0.18x1.25
PRM
PERIMETER SOLUTIONS SA
NYSE
Specialty Chemicals
$1.71B$10.90-0.91%N/AN/A1.09
WULF
TERAWULF INC
NASDAQ
Specialty Chemicals
$114.25M$0.8914.40%-$138.99M-0.92x1.54

Specialty Chemical Stocks FAQ

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

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

1. Kronos Worldwide (NYSE:KRO)


Kronos Worldwide (NYSE:KRO) is the top specialty chemical stock with a Zen Score of 64, which is 25 points higher than the specialty chemical industry average of 39. It passed 22 out of 38 due diligence checks and has strong fundamentals. Kronos Worldwide has seen its stock lose -34.83% over the past year, underperforming other specialty chemical stocks by -25 percentage points.

Kronos Worldwide has an average 1 year price target of $9.67, an upside of 4.17% from Kronos Worldwide's current stock price of $9.28.

Kronos Worldwide stock has a consensus Sell recommendation according to Wall Street analysts. Of the 3 analysts covering Kronos Worldwide, 33.33% have issued a Strong Buy rating, 0% have issued a Buy, 0% have issued a hold, while 0% have issued a Sell rating, and 66.67% have issued a Strong Sell.

2. Albemarle (NYSE:ALB)


Albemarle (NYSE:ALB) is the second best specialty chemical stock with a Zen Score of 59, which is 20 points higher than the specialty chemical industry average of 39. It passed 23 out of 38 due diligence checks and has strong fundamentals. Albemarle has seen its stock return 8.76% over the past year, overperforming other specialty chemical stocks by 19 percentage points.

Albemarle has an average 1 year price target of $297.85, an upside of 4.77% from Albemarle's current stock price of $284.28.

Albemarle stock has a consensus Buy recommendation according to Wall Street analysts. Of the 14 analysts covering Albemarle, 35.71% have issued a Strong Buy rating, 14.29% have issued a Buy, 28.57% have issued a hold, while 7.14% have issued a Sell rating, and 14.29% have issued a Strong Sell.

3. Hudson Technologies (NASDAQ:HDSN)


Hudson Technologies (NASDAQ:HDSN) is the third best specialty chemical stock with a Zen Score of 58, which is 19 points higher than the specialty chemical industry average of 39. It passed 19 out of 33 due diligence checks and has strong fundamentals. Hudson Technologies has seen its stock return 188.38% over the past year, overperforming other specialty chemical stocks by 198 percentage points.

Hudson Technologies has an average 1 year price target of $9.75, a downside of -14.62% from Hudson Technologies's current stock price of $11.42.

Hudson Technologies stock has a consensus Strong Buy recommendation according to Wall Street analysts. Of the 2 analysts covering Hudson Technologies, 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.

What are the specialty chemical stocks with highest dividends?

Out of 30 specialty chemical stocks that have issued dividends in the past year, the 3 specialty chemical stocks with the highest dividend yields are:

1. Lyondellbasell Industries Nv (NYSE:LYB)


Lyondellbasell Industries Nv (NYSE:LYB) has an annual dividend yield of 11.66%, which is 9 percentage points higher than the specialty chemical industry average of 2.32%. Lyondellbasell Industries Nv's dividend payout is not stable, having dropped more than 10% one times in the last 10 years. Lyondellbasell Industries Nv's dividend has shown consistent growth over the last 10 years.

Lyondellbasell Industries Nv's dividend payout ratio of 76% indicates that its high dividend yield is sustainable for the long-term.

2. Kronos Worldwide (NYSE:KRO)


Kronos Worldwide (NYSE:KRO) has an annual dividend yield of 8.19%, which is 6 percentage points higher than the specialty chemical industry average of 2.32%. Kronos Worldwide's dividend payout is stable, having never dropped by more than 10% in the last 10 years. Kronos Worldwide's dividend has shown consistent growth over the last 10 years.

Kronos Worldwide's dividend payout ratio of 55.1% indicates that its high dividend yield is sustainable for the long-term.

3. Tredegar (NYSE:TG)


Tredegar (NYSE:TG) has an annual dividend yield of 4.66%, which is 2 percentage points higher than the specialty chemical industry average of 2.32%. Tredegar's dividend payout is not stable, having dropped more than 10% two times in the last 10 years. Tredegar's dividend has shown consistent growth over the last 10 years.

Tredegar's dividend payout ratio of 30.8% indicates that its high dividend yield is sustainable for the long-term.

Why are specialty chemical stocks up?

Specialty chemical stocks were up 1.01% in the last day, and up 0.88% over the last week.

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

What are the most undervalued specialty chemical stocks?

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

1. Gulf Resources (NASDAQ:GURE)


Gulf Resources (NASDAQ:GURE) is the most undervalued specialty chemical stock based on WallStreetZen's Valuation Score. Gulf Resources has a valuation score of 71, which is 35 points higher than the specialty chemical industry average of 36. It passed 5 out of 7 valuation due diligence checks.

Gulf Resources's stock has dropped -30.74% in the past year. It has underperformed other stocks in the specialty chemical industry by -21 percentage points.

2. Hawkins (NASDAQ:HWKN)


Hawkins (NASDAQ:HWKN) is the second most undervalued specialty chemical stock based on WallStreetZen's Valuation Score. Hawkins has a valuation score of 71, which is 35 points higher than the specialty chemical industry average of 36. It passed 5 out of 7 valuation due diligence checks.

Hawkins's stock has gained 22.36% in the past year. It has overperformed other stocks in the specialty chemical industry by 32 percentage points.

3. Kronos Worldwide (NYSE:KRO)


Kronos Worldwide (NYSE:KRO) is the third most undervalued specialty chemical stock based on WallStreetZen's Valuation Score. Kronos Worldwide has a valuation score of 71, which is 35 points higher than the specialty chemical industry average of 36. It passed 5 out of 7 valuation due diligence checks.

Kronos Worldwide's stock has dropped -34.83% in the past year. It has underperformed other stocks in the specialty chemical industry by -25 percentage points.

Are specialty chemical stocks a good buy now?

34.78% of specialty chemical stocks rated by analysts are a strong buy right now. On average, analysts expect specialty chemical stocks to rise by 9.33% over the next year.

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

The average P/E ratio of the specialty chemicals industry is 28.88x.
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