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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
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Company
Forecast Score
Market Cap
Price
Price Target
Upside/Downside
Top Analysts Upside/Downside
Consensus
Top Analysts Consensus
Analysts
Top Analysts
Fore. Revenue Growth
Fore. Earnings Growth
Forecast ROE
Forecast ROA
SQM
CHEMICAL & MINING CO OF CHILE INC
$12.26B$42.92$67.3957.01%Buy9-53.72%-28.20%97.42%44.09%
ALB
ALBEMARLE CORP
$13.92B$118.55$155.0830.81%Buy13-14.89%39.46%N/AN/A
HDSN
HUDSON TECHNOLOGIES INC
$646.13M$14.20$16.0012.68%Strong Buy29.37%N/AN/AN/A
ODC
OIL-DRI CORP OF AMERICA
$488.56M$66.90N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
EMN
EASTMAN CHEMICAL CO
$10.06B$85.71$91.586.85%Buy123.87%25.10%N/AN/A
OLN
OLIN CORP
$6.36B$51.86$55.436.88%Buy140.47%69.12%N/AN/A
NEU
NEWMARKET CORP
$5.87B$612.16N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
CBT
CABOT CORP
$4.55B$82.07$87.006.01%Hold14.12%-6.27%N/AN/A
WDFC
WD 40 CO
$3.57B$263.29$313.0018.88%Strong Buy15.79%23.27%N/AN/A
WLK
WESTLAKE CORP
$17.36B$135.48$139.753.15%Hold4-5.90%78.98%N/AN/A
LYB
LYONDELLBASELL INDUSTRIES NV
$31.59B$97.38$102.385.13%Buy8-6.68%89.51%N/AN/A
APD
AIR PRODUCTS & CHEMICALS INC
$50.71B$228.10$274.0920.16%Buy115.25%20.63%N/AN/A
RPM
RPM INTERNATIONAL INC
$14.24B$110.49$120.008.61%Buy32.42%10.98%N/AN/A
HWKN
HAWKINS INC
$1.43B$68.22$74.008.47%Buy1-1.15%N/AN/AN/A
IOSP
INNOSPEC INC
$3.07B$123.50N/AN/AN/AN/A1.40%N/AN/AN/A
CMT
CORE MOLDING TECHNOLOGIES INC
$152.43M$16.86$24.0042.35%Strong Buy1N/AN/AN/AN/A
PPG
PPG INDUSTRIES INC
$33.56B$142.65$159.5711.86%Strong Buy72.68%25.70%N/AN/A
NTIC
NORTHERN TECHNOLOGIES INTERNATIONAL CORP
$130.01M$13.79N/AN/AN/AN/A10.94%N/AN/AN/A
FF
FUTUREFUEL CORP
$256.01M$5.85N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
MTX
MINERALS TECHNOLOGIES INC
$2.32B$71.65$77.508.16%Strong Buy25.42%154.83%N/AN/A
OEC
ORION SA
$1.37B$23.69$32.0035.08%Strong Buy11.63%38.31%N/AN/A
FUL
FULLER H B CO
$4.23B$77.99$91.0016.68%Buy34.77%71.25%N/AN/A
SHW
SHERWIN WILLIAMS CO
$79.98B$314.29$317.080.89%Buy133.93%22.22%N/AN/A
ECVT
ECOVYST INC
$1.13B$9.70$12.0023.71%Strong Buy14.72%101.85%N/AN/A
NGVT
INGEVITY CORP
$1.63B$44.97$48.006.74%Hold2-15.07%91.09%38.06%9.89%
KOP
KOPPERS HOLDINGS INC
$1.07B$51.56$47.50-7.87%Strong Buy22.98%8.80%26.25%6.84%
FSI
FLEXIBLE SOLUTIONS INTERNATIONAL INC
$23.38M$1.88N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
ALTM
ARCADIUM LITHIUM PLC
N/A$4.69$6.9748.64%Hold7N/AN/AN/AN/A
AVTR
AVANTOR INC
$16.56B$24.41$26.177.20%Strong Buy122.79%164.58%N/AN/A
AXTA
AXALTA COATING SYSTEMS LTD
$6.95B$31.56$35.2011.53%Buy53.02%50.48%N/AN/A
SXT
SENSIENT TECHNOLOGIES CORP
$2.79B$66.11$70.005.88%Buy1N/AN/AN/AN/A
BCPC
BALCHEM CORP
$4.96B$153.66$135.00-12.14%Buy17.28%N/AN/AN/A
ASH
ASHLAND INC
$4.62B$92.18$94.672.70%Buy63.81%44.11%N/AN/A
KRO
KRONOS WORLDWIDE INC
$988.08M$8.59$7.00-18.51%Strong Sell220.74%N/AN/AN/A
GEVO
GEVO INC
$210.75M$0.88$1.78102.96%Buy256.65%N/AN/AN/A
KWR
QUAKER CHEMICAL CORP
$3.58B$199.16$232.0016.49%Buy10.25%778.89%10.13%4.97%
ECL
ECOLAB INC
$61.86B$216.93$224.393.44%Buy135.76%17.22%N/AN/A
WTTR
SELECT WATER SOLUTIONS INC
$1.07B$9.08N/AN/AN/AN/A1.59%N/AN/AN/A
IFF
INTERNATIONAL FLAVORS & FRAGRANCES INC
$19.60B$76.78$85.1110.85%Buy92.78%374.96%N/AN/A
LOOP
LOOP INDUSTRIES INC
$135.46M$2.85N/AN/AN/AN/A555.26%N/AN/AN/A
AVNT
AVIENT CORP
$3.55B$38.93$37.00-4.96%Hold13.97%118.15%N/AN/A
DD
DUPONT DE NEMOURS INC
$28.84B$69.06$75.439.22%Hold73.17%109.36%8.05%5.07%
PRM
PERIMETER SOLUTIONS SA
$863.23M$5.65$7.2528.32%Buy227.78%-53.94%N/AN/A
SCL
STEPAN CO
$2.03B$90.76$89.00-1.94%Buy15.05%N/AN/AN/A
ESI
ELEMENT SOLUTIONS INC
$5.55B$23.00$26.5015.22%Strong Buy210.35%772.73%N/AN/A
ALTO
ALTO INGREDIENTS INC
$169.03M$2.22$5.50147.75%Buy17.51%N/AN/AN/A
LIN
LINDE PLC
$213.09B$439.46$443.710.97%Strong Buy76.12%11.25%N/AN/A
SSL
SASOL LTD
$4.89B$7.64N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
SNES
SENESTECH INC
$347.98k$1.15N/AN/AN/AN/A87.58%N/AN/AN/A
CNEY
CN ENERGY GROUP INC
$3.82M$1.60N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
DNMR
DANIMER SCIENTIFIC INC
$112.24M$1.10$4.00263.64%Strong Buy156.85%N/AN/AN/A
MATV
MATIV HOLDINGS INC
$637.40M$11.76N/AN/AN/AN/A-17.17%N/AN/AN/A
CRKN
CROWN ELECTROKINETICS CORP
$1.26M$0.10N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A10,135.56%7,726.22%
LWLG
LIGHTWAVE LOGIC INC
$506.12M$4.33N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
CC
CHEMOURS CO
$4.31B$29.02$31.839.69%Hold61.24%N/AN/AN/A
FEAM
5E ADVANCED MATERIALS INC
$71.51M$1.13$5.13353.54%Buy4N/AN/AN/AN/A
TSE
TRINSEO PLC
$154.86M$4.40$8.0081.82%Hold2-1.49%N/AN/AN/A
HGAS
GLOBAL GAS CORP
$12.42M$2.26N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A

Specialty Chemical Stocks FAQ

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

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

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


Chemical & Mining Co Of Chile (NYSE:SQM) is the top specialty chemical stock with a Zen Score of 63, which is 26 points higher than the specialty chemical industry average of 37. It passed 24 out of 38 due diligence checks and has strong fundamentals. Chemical & Mining Co Of Chile has seen its stock lose -48.98% over the past year, underperforming other specialty chemical stocks by -59 percentage points.

Chemical & Mining Co Of Chile has an average 1 year price target of $67.39, an upside of 57.01% from Chemical & Mining Co Of Chile's current stock price of $42.92.

Chemical & Mining Co Of Chile stock has a consensus Buy recommendation according to Wall Street analysts. Of the 9 analysts covering Chemical & Mining Co Of Chile, 33.33% have issued a Strong Buy rating, 22.22% have issued a Buy, 33.33% have issued a hold, while 11.11% have issued a Sell rating, and 0% have issued a Strong Sell.

2. Albemarle (NYSE:ALB)


Albemarle (NYSE:ALB) is the second best specialty chemical stock with a Zen Score of 62, which is 25 points higher than the specialty chemical industry average of 37. It passed 23 out of 38 due diligence checks and has strong fundamentals. Albemarle has seen its stock lose -51% over the past year, underperforming other specialty chemical stocks by -61 percentage points.

Albemarle has an average 1 year price target of $155.08, an upside of 30.81% from Albemarle's current stock price of $118.55.

Albemarle stock has a consensus Buy recommendation according to Wall Street analysts. Of the 13 analysts covering Albemarle, 15.38% have issued a Strong Buy rating, 30.77% have issued a Buy, 46.15% have issued a hold, while 0% have issued a Sell rating, and 7.69% 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 61, which is 24 points higher than the specialty chemical industry average of 37. It passed 19 out of 33 due diligence checks and has strong fundamentals. Hudson Technologies has seen its stock return 41.15% over the past year, overperforming other specialty chemical stocks by 31 percentage points.

Hudson Technologies has an average 1 year price target of $16.00, an upside of 12.68% from Hudson Technologies's current stock price of $14.20.

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 39 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 12.03%, which is 9 percentage points higher than the specialty chemical industry average of 2.63%. Sasol's dividend payout is not stable, having dropped more than 10% five 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. Chemical & Mining Co Of Chile (NYSE:SQM)


Chemical & Mining Co Of Chile (NYSE:SQM) has an annual dividend yield of 11.94%, which is 9 percentage points higher than the specialty chemical industry average of 2.63%. Chemical & Mining Co Of Chile's dividend payout is not stable, having dropped more than 10% sixteen times in the last 10 years. Chemical & Mining Co Of Chile's dividend has shown consistent growth over the last 10 years.

Chemical & Mining Co Of Chile's dividend payout ratio of 65.4% indicates that its high dividend yield is sustainable for the long-term.

3. Kronos Worldwide (NYSE:KRO)


Kronos Worldwide (NYSE:KRO) has an annual dividend yield of 8.85%, which is 6 percentage points higher than the specialty chemical industry average of 2.63%. 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 -135.7% indicates that its high dividend yield might not be sustainable for the long-term.

Why are specialty chemical stocks up?

Specialty chemical stocks were up 0.37% in the last day, and up 2.35% over the last week. Select Water Solutions was the among the top gainers in the specialty chemicals industry, gaining 15.67% yesterday.

Select Water Solutions shares are trading higher after the company reported mixed Q4 financial results.

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. Hudson Technologies (NASDAQ:HDSN)


Hudson Technologies (NASDAQ:HDSN) is the most undervalued specialty chemical stock based on WallStreetZen's Valuation Score. Hudson Technologies has a valuation score of 86, which is 48 points higher than the specialty chemical industry average of 38. It passed 6 out of 7 valuation due diligence checks.

Hudson Technologies's stock has gained 41.15% in the past year. It has overperformed other stocks in the specialty chemical industry by 31 percentage points.

2. Albemarle (NYSE:ALB)


Albemarle (NYSE:ALB) is the second most undervalued specialty chemical stock based on WallStreetZen's Valuation Score. Albemarle has a valuation score of 71, which is 33 points higher than the specialty chemical industry average of 38. It passed 5 out of 7 valuation due diligence checks.

Albemarle's stock has dropped -51% in the past year. It has underperformed other stocks in the specialty chemical industry by -61 percentage points.

3. Core Molding Technologies (NYSEMKT:CMT)


Core Molding Technologies (NYSEMKT:CMT) is the third most undervalued specialty chemical stock based on WallStreetZen's Valuation Score. Core Molding Technologies has a valuation score of 71, which is 33 points higher than the specialty chemical industry average of 38. It passed 5 out of 7 valuation due diligence checks.

Core Molding Technologies's stock has gained 6.24% in the past year. It has underperformed other stocks in the specialty chemical industry by -4 percentage points.

Are specialty chemical stocks a good buy now?

51.16% of specialty chemical stocks rated by analysts are a buy right now. On average, analysts expect specialty chemical stocks to rise by 8.94% 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 64.1x.
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