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Best Specialty Chemical Stocks to Buy Now (2024)
Top specialty chemical stocks in 2024 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
ODC
OIL-DRI CORP OF AMERICA
NYSE
Specialty Chemicals
$455.10M$62.46-2.57%$70.14M9.79x0.57
PPG
PPG INDUSTRIES INC
NYSE
Specialty Chemicals
$29.87B$128.04-2.79%$2.74B20.89x1.78
RPM
RPM INTERNATIONAL INC
NYSE
Specialty Chemicals
$14.48B$112.47-1.57%$1.04B25.74x1.72
WDFC
WD 40 CO
NASDAQ
Specialty Chemicals
$3.40B$251.30-0.23%$105.68M49.27x1.00
IOSP
INNOSPEC INC
NASDAQ
Specialty Chemicals
$3.15B$126.38-1.89%$223.10M21.35x0.46
HDSN
HUDSON TECHNOLOGIES INC
NASDAQ
Specialty Chemicals
$400.50M$8.80-1.46%$74.07M8.71x0.23
EMN
EASTMAN CHEMICAL CO
NYSE
Specialty Chemicals
$11.43B$97.15-2.33%$1.80B12.46x1.65
SQM
CHEMICAL & MINING CO OF CHILE INC
NYSE
Specialty Chemicals
$11.33B$39.650.03%$2.94B12.27x1.42
HWKN
HAWKINS INC
NASDAQ
Specialty Chemicals
$2.20B$105.180.13%$137.23M29.14x0.62
NEU
NEWMARKET CORP
NYSE
Specialty Chemicals
$5.17B$539.31-1.52%$627.25M12.97x1.74
APD
AIR PRODUCTS & CHEMICALS INC
NYSE
Specialty Chemicals
$58.45B$262.91-1.38%$4.65B23.66x1.31
NTIC
NORTHERN TECHNOLOGIES INTERNATIONAL CORP
NASDAQ
Specialty Chemicals
$125.94M$13.34-5.59%$7.99M28.38x0.24
ECVT
ECOVYST INC
NYSE
Specialty Chemicals
$1.10B$9.40-1.67%$219.50M15.16x1.57
OLN
OLIN CORP
NYSE
Specialty Chemicals
$5.75B$48.11-2.91%$1.14B16.76x2.49
FUL
FULLER H B CO
NYSE
Specialty Chemicals
$4.50B$82.53-1.86%$559.76M27.33x1.75
LYB
LYONDELLBASELL INDUSTRIES NV
NYSE
Specialty Chemicals
$31.59B$97.00-1.21%$4.57B14.97x1.82
AXTA
AXALTA COATING SYSTEMS LTD
NYSE
Specialty Chemicals
$7.67B$34.76-3.12%$832.00M31.32x3.07
KWR
QUAKER CHEMICAL CORP
NYSE
Specialty Chemicals
$3.24B$180.12-3.73%$307.83M27.37x0.95
ALB
ALBEMARLE CORP
NYSE
Specialty Chemicals
$10.82B$92.09-1.83%$1.08B33.25x0.63
CMT
CORE MOLDING TECHNOLOGIES INC
NYSEMKT
Specialty Chemicals
$157.10M$17.18-1.09%$36.29M8.18x0.49
KOP
KOPPERS HOLDINGS INC
NYSE
Specialty Chemicals
$821.93M$38.77-0.36%$239.20M10.56x2.64
CBT
CABOT CORP
NYSE
Specialty Chemicals
$5.25B$95.00-2.86%$693.00M11.98x1.53
FSI
FLEXIBLE SOLUTIONS INTERNATIONAL INC
NYSEMKT
Specialty Chemicals
$24.53M$1.973.68%$4.54M10.37x0.51
GEVO
GEVO INC
NASDAQ
Specialty Chemicals
$146.46M$0.62-4.76%-$46.43M-2.14x0.17
BCPC
BALCHEM CORP
NASDAQ
Specialty Chemicals
$5.59B$172.44-0.91%$222.40M48.17x0.47
ECL
ECOLAB INC
NYSE
Specialty Chemicals
$69.44B$243.170.37%$3.12B44.62x1.59
SHW
SHERWIN WILLIAMS CO
NYSE
Specialty Chemicals
$81.60B$321.85-1.11%$4.63B33.91x5.69
AVNT
AVIENT CORP
NYSE
Specialty Chemicals
$4.06B$44.51-2.15%$421.00M38.70x1.52
SSL
SASOL LTD
NYSE
Specialty Chemicals
$4.68B$7.310.00%$1.23B9.83x1.18
WLK
WESTLAKE CORP
NYSE
Specialty Chemicals
$18.72B$145.63-1.64%$1.64B72.45x0.98
FF
FUTUREFUEL CORP
NYSE
Specialty Chemicals
$233.70M$5.34-0.93%$47.87M6.28x0.19
WTTR
SELECT WATER SOLUTIONS INC
NYSE
Specialty Chemicals
$1.34B$11.29-1.05%$156.62M17.37x0.52
MTX
MINERALS TECHNOLOGIES INC
NYSE
Specialty Chemicals
$2.75B$85.18-1.27%$275.60M29.37x0.99
SXT
SENSIENT TECHNOLOGIES CORP
NYSE
Specialty Chemicals
$3.36B$79.25-0.81%$211.97M36.86x0.89
OEC
ORION SA
NYSE
Specialty Chemicals
$1.33B$22.80-2.44%$331.18M14.04x2.81
KRO
KRONOS WORLDWIDE INC
NYSE
Specialty Chemicals
$1.28B$11.120.91%$34.00M-48.35x1.17
ASH
ASHLAND INC
NYSE
Specialty Chemicals
$4.76B$94.94-1.64%$339.00M24.66x0.90
AVTR
AVANTOR INC
NYSE
Specialty Chemicals
$14.16B$20.850.53%$1.01B53.46x1.39
DD
DUPONT DE NEMOURS INC
NYSE
Specialty Chemicals
$33.30B$79.64-0.88%$1.89B94.81x0.58
SNES
SENESTECH INC
NASDAQ
Specialty Chemicals
$2.78M$0.541.89%-$7.36M-0.24x0.19
LOOP
LOOP INDUSTRIES INC
NASDAQ
Specialty Chemicals
$87.47M$1.841.66%-$18.77M-4.60x1.02
BGLC
BIONEXUS GENE LAB CORP
NASDAQ
Specialty Chemicals
$9.12M$0.520.39%-$2.51M-3.04x0.19
SCL
STEPAN CO
NYSE
Specialty Chemicals
$2.01B$89.26-0.71%$167.70M53.45x0.95
LIN
LINDE PLC
NASDAQ
Specialty Chemicals
$213.78B$444.75-0.29%$12.20B34.21x1.03
DNMR
DANIMER SCIENTIFIC INC
NYSE
Specialty Chemicals
$67.06M$0.580.17%-$81.43M-0.41x1.69
ALTO
ALTO INGREDIENTS INC
NASDAQ
Specialty Chemicals
$122.61M$1.600.63%$3.78M-4.21x0.62
ESI
ELEMENT SOLUTIONS INC
NYSE
Specialty Chemicals
$6.52B$26.950.90%$360.20M49.91x1.11
CNEY
CN ENERGY GROUP INC
NASDAQ
Specialty Chemicals
$1.10M$0.46-3.77%-$2.58M-0.15x0.22
LWLG
LIGHTWAVE LOGIC INC
NASDAQ
Specialty Chemicals
$422.73M$3.52-6.88%-$19.90M-19.56x0.12
IFF
INTERNATIONAL FLAVORS & FRAGRANCES INC
NYSE
Specialty Chemicals
$24.43B$95.67-0.98%-$925.00M-9.79x1.14
CRKN
CROWN ELECTROKINETICS CORP
NASDAQ
Specialty Chemicals
$6.63M$3.53-11.08%-$21.61M-0.00x2.83
MATV
MATIV HOLDINGS INC
NYSE
Specialty Chemicals
$930.55M$17.13-1.21%-$82.70M-2.83x1.93
PRM
PERIMETER SOLUTIONS SA
NYSE
Specialty Chemicals
$1.23B$8.470.36%$84.19M-44.58x1.17
NGVT
INGEVITY CORP
NYSE
Specialty Chemicals
$1.61B$44.44-1.44%$90.40M-14.52x3.52
TSE
TRINSEO PLC
NYSE
Specialty Chemicals
$93.18M$2.64-4.69%-$214.10M-0.13x-9.59
CC
CHEMOURS CO
NYSE
Specialty Chemicals
$3.50B$23.48-2.69%$104.00M-10.58x9.61
FEAM
5E ADVANCED MATERIALS INC
NASDAQ
Specialty Chemicals
$62.65M$0.991.54%-$49.61M-0.88x2.81
ALTM
ARCADIUM LITHIUM PLC
NYSE
Specialty Chemicals
$3.77B$3.51-3.04%N/AN/A0.46
SDST
GLOBAL PARTNER ACQUISITION CORP II
NASDAQ
Specialty Chemicals
$147.78M$15.90-23.11%-$3.23M-53.00x-1.01

Specialty Chemical Stocks FAQ

What are the best specialty chemical stocks to buy right now in Jul 2024?

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

1. Oil Dri Of America (NYSE:ODC)


Oil Dri Of America (NYSE:ODC) is the top specialty chemical stock with a Zen Score of 61, which is 26 points higher than the specialty chemical industry average of 35. It passed 22 out of 38 due diligence checks and has strong fundamentals. Oil Dri Of America has seen its stock lose -1.85% over the past year, overperforming other specialty chemical stocks by 8 percentage points.

2. Ppg Industries (NYSE:PPG)


Ppg Industries (NYSE:PPG) is the second best specialty chemical stock with a Zen Score of 58, which is 23 points higher than the specialty chemical industry average of 35. It passed 21 out of 38 due diligence checks and has strong fundamentals. Ppg Industries has seen its stock lose -14.79% over the past year, underperforming other specialty chemical stocks by -5 percentage points.

Ppg Industries has an average 1 year price target of $155.17, an upside of 21.19% from Ppg Industries's current stock price of $128.04.

Ppg Industries stock has a consensus Buy recommendation according to Wall Street analysts. Of the 12 analysts covering Ppg Industries, 41.67% have issued a Strong Buy rating, 16.67% have issued a Buy, 41.67% have issued a hold, while 0% have issued a Sell rating, and 0% have issued a Strong Sell.

3. Rpm International (NYSE:RPM)


Rpm International (NYSE:RPM) is the third best specialty chemical stock with a Zen Score of 55, which is 20 points higher than the specialty chemical industry average of 35. It passed 20 out of 38 due diligence checks and has strong fundamentals. Rpm International has seen its stock return 20.28% over the past year, overperforming other specialty chemical stocks by 30 percentage points.

Rpm International has an average 1 year price target of $121.20, an upside of 7.76% from Rpm International's current stock price of $112.47.

Rpm International stock has a consensus Buy recommendation according to Wall Street analysts. Of the 5 analysts covering Rpm International, 20% have issued a Strong Buy rating, 20% have issued a Buy, 60% 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 33 specialty chemical stocks that have issued dividends in the past year, the 3 specialty chemical stocks with the highest dividend yields are:

1. Sasol (NYSE:SSL)


Sasol (NYSE:SSL) has an annual dividend yield of 8.7%, which is 7 percentage points higher than the specialty chemical industry average of 2.05%. Sasol's dividend payout is not stable, having dropped more than 10% six times in the last 10 years. Sasol's dividend has not shown consistent growth over the last 10 years.

Sasol's dividend payout ratio of 169.2% indicates that its high dividend yield might not be sustainable for the long-term.

2. Kronos Worldwide (NYSE:KRO)


Kronos Worldwide (NYSE:KRO) has an annual dividend yield of 6.83%, which is 5 percentage points higher than the specialty chemical industry average of 2.05%. 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 -330.4% indicates that its high dividend yield might not be sustainable for the long-term.

3. Flexible Solutions International (NYSEMKT:FSI)


Flexible Solutions International (NYSEMKT:FSI) has an annual dividend yield of 5.08%, which is 3 percentage points higher than the specialty chemical industry average of 2.05%. Flexible Solutions International's dividend payout is not stable, having dropped more than 10% one times in the last 10 years. Flexible Solutions International's dividend has shown consistent growth over the last 10 years.

Flexible Solutions International's dividend payout ratio of 52.6% indicates that its high dividend yield is sustainable for the long-term.

Why are specialty chemical stocks down?

Specialty chemical stocks were down -1.39% in the last day, and up 0.87% over the last week. Global Partner Acquisition Ii was the among the top losers in the specialty chemicals industry, dropping -23.11% yesterday.

Stardust Power shares are trading lower amid continued volatility following the stock's recent Nasdaq debut.

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. Core Molding Technologies (NYSEMKT:CMT)


Core Molding Technologies (NYSEMKT:CMT) is the most undervalued specialty chemical stock based on WallStreetZen's Valuation Score. Core Molding Technologies has a valuation score of 71, which is 41 points higher than the specialty chemical industry average of 30. It passed 5 out of 7 valuation due diligence checks.

Core Molding Technologies's stock has dropped -25.79% in the past year. It has underperformed other stocks in the specialty chemical industry by -16 percentage points.

2. Minerals Technologies (NYSE:MTX)


Minerals Technologies (NYSE:MTX) is the second most undervalued specialty chemical stock based on WallStreetZen's Valuation Score. Minerals Technologies has a valuation score of 71, which is 41 points higher than the specialty chemical industry average of 30. It passed 5 out of 7 valuation due diligence checks.

Minerals Technologies's stock has gained 52.35% in the past year. It has overperformed other stocks in the specialty chemical industry by 62 percentage points.

3. Chemical & Mining Co Of Chile (NYSE:SQM)


Chemical & Mining Co Of Chile (NYSE:SQM) is the third most undervalued specialty chemical stock based on WallStreetZen's Valuation Score. Chemical & Mining Co Of Chile has a valuation score of 71, which is 41 points higher than the specialty chemical industry average of 30. It passed 5 out of 7 valuation due diligence checks.

Chemical & Mining Co Of Chile's stock has dropped -50.32% in the past year. It has underperformed other stocks in the specialty chemical industry by -40 percentage points.

Are specialty chemical stocks a good buy now?

66.67% of specialty chemical stocks rated by analysts are a buy right now. On average, analysts expect specialty chemical stocks to rise by 13.25% 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 33.19x.
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