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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
Performance Score
Market Cap
Revenue
EBITDA
Earnings
EPS
Revenue Growth Y/Y
Revenue Growth 5Y
Earnings Growth Y/Y
Earnings Growth 5Y
Earnings Date
SQM
CHEMICAL & MINING CO OF CHILE INC
$14.69B$10.71B$5.57B$3.91B$13.68274.19%37.78%549.69%53.12%
ODC
OIL-DRI CORP OF AMERICA
$519.81M$425.92M$58.96M$35.05M$5.2616.80%9.91%239.35%42.35%2024-03-08
ALB
ALBEMARLE CORP
$16.77B$9.62B$2.55B$1.57B$13.4131.38%23.30%-41.62%15.94%2024-05-01
HDSN
HUDSON TECHNOLOGIES INC
$662.51M$291.61M$86.27M$53.38M$1.17-7.59%12.01%-50.00%N/A2024-03-06
EMN
EASTMAN CHEMICAL CO
$10.22B$9.21B$1.80B$894.00M$7.54-12.95%-1.93%17.45%-0.29%2024-04-25
CBT
CABOT CORP
$4.75B$3.92B$667.00M$441.00M$7.74-9.12%3.26%25.85%43.77%
NEU
NEWMARKET CORP
$6.17B$2.70B$604.33M$388.86M$40.44-2.40%3.34%45.62%14.73%2024-04-24
LYB
LYONDELLBASELL INDUSTRIES NV
$32.27B$41.11B$4.63B$2.11B$6.48-18.52%1.06%-45.27%-11.65%2024-04-26
ECVT
ECOVYST INC
$1.07B$691.12M$211.27M$71.15M$0.60-15.73%-10.87%9.09%6.40%2024-05-02
HWKN
HAWKINS INC
$1.46B$924.29M$133.66M$73.14M$3.51-0.61%10.93%24.03%N/A
ASH
ASHLAND INC
$4.78B$2.14B$391.00M$163.00M$3.13-11.06%-3.70%-80.97%22.60%2024-04-30
WDFC
WD 40 CO
$3.64B$552.78M$104.64M$69.48M$5.108.61%6.04%11.11%1.65%2024-04-04
FUL
FULLER H B CO
$4.31B$3.51B$532.88M$144.91M$2.67-6.35%2.92%-20.77%-4.61%2024-03-27
OEC
ORION SA
$1.28B$2.04B$352.37M$111.29M$1.88-2.60%3.01%5.02%-3.68%2024-05-02
ALTM
ARCADIUM LITHIUM PLC
$5.94B$882.50M$418.60M$330.10M$1.848.52%N/A15.72%N/A2024-04-30
RPM
RPM INTERNATIONAL INC
$14.79B$7.34B$1.00B$524.92M$4.102.73%6.00%-0.73%17.38%2024-04-04
IOSP
INNOSPEC INC
$3.12B$1.95B$211.40M$139.10M$5.60-0.76%5.70%4.28%9.98%2024-05-01
APD
AIR PRODUCTS & CHEMICALS INC
$52.46B$12.42B$4.46B$2.34B$10.52-3.54%6.81%3.04%6.41%
MTX
MINERALS TECHNOLOGIES INC
$2.35B$2.17B$262.00M$84.10M$2.592.09%3.72%-30.75%-11.57%2024-04-25
PPG
PPG INDUSTRIES INC
$32.82B$18.25B$2.51B$1.27B$5.383.37%3.48%23.96%-0.44%2024-04-18
CMT
CORE MOLDING TECHNOLOGIES INC
$167.61M$370.40M$39.23M$22.97M$2.691.73%9.49%189.25%N/A2024-03-12
SHW
SHERWIN WILLIAMS CO
$85.30B$23.05B$4.60B$2.39B$9.354.08%5.62%19.41%18.67%2024-04-23
SXT
SENSIENT TECHNOLOGIES CORP
$2.82B$1.46B$212.84M$93.39M$2.221.35%0.98%-33.93%-9.76%2024-04-26
OLN
OLIN CORP
$6.57B$6.83B$1.28B$460.20M$3.66-27.12%-0.33%-60.04%13.19%2024-04-25
FF
FUTUREFUEL CORP
$252.08M$394.06M$37.91M$28.93M$0.652.28%5.55%25.00%-15.95%2024-03-14
WLK
WESTLAKE CORP
$17.61B$12.55B$1.92B$479.00M$3.73-20.55%7.76%-78.64%-13.40%2024-05-02
FSI
FLEXIBLE SOLUTIONS INTERNATIONAL INC
$24.75M$41.11M$5.31M$3.69M$0.30-3.68%22.35%-6.25%24.57%2024-03-29
AXTA
AXALTA COATING SYSTEMS LTD
$7.15B$5.18B$842.50M$267.40M$1.216.14%2.00%40.70%6.82%2024-04-30
KWR
QUAKER CHEMICAL CORP
$3.56B$1.95B$301.02M$112.75M$6.270.50%17.62%N/A7.05%2024-05-02
NTIC
NORTHERN TECHNOLOGIES INTERNATIONAL CORP
$124.44M$80.13M$6.93M$3.31M$0.345.55%8.22%36.00%-15.41%2024-04-11
KRO
KRONOS WORLDWIDE INC
$1.06B$1.61B-$17.80M-$63.70M-$0.56-22.79%-1.85%N/AN/A2024-03-06
GEVO
GEVO INC
$218.92M$13.37M-$53.30M-$73.13M-$0.301,854.82%-16.49%N/AN/A2024-03-07
KOP
KOPPERS HOLDINGS INC
$1.11B$2.15B$252.00M$89.20M$4.288.77%6.63%41.72%30.75%2024-05-03
AVTR
AVANTOR INC
$16.96B$6.97B$1.10B$321.10M$0.48-7.26%3.51%-52.94%N/A2024-04-26
WTTR
SELECT WATER SOLUTIONS INC
$1.03B$1.59B$159.69M$74.40M$0.7314.27%0.73%43.14%8.30%2024-04-30
AVNT
AVIENT CORP
$3.70B$3.14B$390.80M$75.70M$0.83-7.48%1.75%-89.23%-16.21%2024-05-01
ESI
ELEMENT SOLUTIONS INC
$5.72B$2.33B$347.10M$118.10M$0.49-8.48%3.54%-35.53%N/A2024-04-24
SNES
SENESTECH INC
$4.58M$1.19M-$7.57M-$7.71M-$11.5117.08%32.06%N/AN/A
ECL
ECOLAB INC
$64.39B$15.32B$2.96B$1.37B$4.827.98%4.62%25.85%-0.53%2024-04-30
SCL
STEPAN CO
$1.97B$2.33B$165.83M$40.20M$1.77-16.14%3.13%-72.60%-18.19%2024-04-23
DD
DUPONT DE NEMOURS INC
$29.05B$12.07B$1.94B$423.00M$0.94-7.29%-11.79%-92.01%-28.38%2024-04-30
PRM
PERIMETER SOLUTIONS SA
$909.38M$322.11M$173.06M$67.49M$0.44-10.65%N/A-22.81%N/A
BCPC
BALCHEM CORP
$5.06B$922.44M$214.81M$108.54M$3.38-2.11%7.46%2.74%6.65%2024-04-26
LIN
LINDE PLC
$216.33B$32.85B$12.03B$6.20B$12.70-1.53%17.23%53.01%-0.86%
ALTO
ALTO INGREDIENTS INC
$169.03M$1.28B-$10.59M-$43.49M-$0.60-8.25%-4.11%N/AN/A2024-03-07
LOOP
LOOP INDUSTRIES INC
$145.44M$119.49k-$9.84M-$10.57M-$0.23-25.32%N/AN/AN/A
IFF
INTERNATIONAL FLAVORS & FRAGRANCES INC
$19.37B$11.48B-$1.00B-$2.57B-$10.05-7.73%23.61%N/AN/A
SSL
SASOL LTD
$5.00B$15.39B$1.23B$467.53M$0.74-7.43%3.43%-80.43%-6.15%
CNEY
CN ENERGY GROUP INC
$3.16M$57.90M-$2.58M-$5.63M-$3.1244.01%N/AN/AN/A
DNMR
DANIMER SCIENTIFIC INC
$129.58M$51.06M-$94.25M-$144.09M-$1.41-8.20%N/AN/AN/A2024-03-26
CRKN
CROWN ELECTROKINETICS CORP
$1.19M$59.00k-$12.90M-$22.36M-$29.16N/AN/AN/AN/A2024-03-25
MATV
MATIV HOLDINGS INC
$955.68M$2.03B-$72.70M-$310.20M-$5.6923.77%14.24%N/AN/A
CC
CHEMOURS CO
$3.08B$6.00B$186.00M-$308.00M-$2.00-14.61%-2.31%N/AN/A2024-04-25
LWLG
LIGHTWAVE LOGIC INC
$487.47M$40.50k-$19.73M-$21.04M-$0.18N/AN/AN/AN/A
NGVT
INGEVITY CORP
$1.64B$1.69B$224.60M-$5.40M-$0.151.43%8.34%N/AN/A2024-05-01
FEAM
5E ADVANCED MATERIALS INC
$105.05M$0.00-$32.41M-$40.35M-$0.91N/AN/AN/AN/A
TSE
TRINSEO PLC
$156.22M$3.68B-$223.30M-$701.30M-$19.88-25.98%-4.48%N/AN/A2024-05-02
HGAS
GLOBAL GAS CORP
$10.93M$0.00-$3.24M-$3.31M-$0.21N/AN/AN/AN/A2024-04-08

Specialty Chemical Stocks FAQ

What are the best specialty chemical stocks to buy right now in Mar 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 63, which is 27 points higher than the specialty chemical industry average of 36. It passed 23 out of 38 due diligence checks and has strong fundamentals. Oil Dri Of America has seen its stock return 90.63% over the past year, overperforming other specialty chemical stocks by 80 percentage points.

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


Chemical & Mining Co Of Chile (NYSE:SQM) is the second best specialty chemical stock with a Zen Score of 63, which is 27 points higher than the specialty chemical industry average of 36. It passed 24 out of 38 due diligence checks and has strong fundamentals. Chemical & Mining Co Of Chile has seen its stock lose -41.66% over the past year, underperforming other specialty chemical stocks by -53 percentage points.

Chemical & Mining Co Of Chile has an average 1 year price target of $65.81, an upside of 27.97% from Chemical & Mining Co Of Chile's current stock price of $51.43.

Chemical & Mining Co Of Chile stock has a consensus Buy recommendation according to Wall Street analysts. Of the 8 analysts covering Chemical & Mining Co Of Chile, 37.5% have issued a Strong Buy rating, 25% have issued a Buy, 25% have issued a hold, while 12.5% have issued a Sell rating, and 0% have issued a Strong Sell.

3. Albemarle (NYSE:ALB)


Albemarle (NYSE:ALB) is the third best specialty chemical stock with a Zen Score of 61, which is 25 points higher than the specialty chemical industry average of 36. It passed 23 out of 38 due diligence checks and has strong fundamentals. Albemarle has seen its stock lose -43.48% over the past year, underperforming other specialty chemical stocks by -54 percentage points.

Albemarle has an average 1 year price target of $152.21, an upside of 6.59% from Albemarle's current stock price of $142.80.

Albemarle stock has a consensus Buy recommendation according to Wall Street analysts. Of the 14 analysts covering Albemarle, 14.29% have issued a Strong Buy rating, 28.57% have issued a Buy, 50% have issued a hold, while 0% have issued a Sell rating, and 7.14% 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 11.78%, which is 9 percentage points higher than the specialty chemical industry average of 2.51%. 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 9.96%, which is 7 percentage points higher than the specialty chemical industry average of 2.51%. Chemical & Mining Co Of Chile's dividend payout is not stable, having dropped more than 10% seventeen 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 8.27%, which is 6 percentage points higher than the specialty chemical industry average of 2.51%. 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 0.16% in the last day, and up 1.28% 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. 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 50 points higher than the specialty chemical industry average of 36. It passed 6 out of 7 valuation due diligence checks.

Hudson Technologies's stock has gained 44.3% in the past year. It has overperformed other stocks in the specialty chemical industry by 33 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 35 points higher than the specialty chemical industry average of 36. It passed 5 out of 7 valuation due diligence checks.

Albemarle's stock has dropped -43.48% in the past year. It has underperformed other stocks in the specialty chemical industry by -54 percentage points.

3. Arcadium Lithium (NYSE:ALTM)


Arcadium Lithium (NYSE:ALTM) is the third most undervalued specialty chemical stock based on WallStreetZen's Valuation Score. Arcadium Lithium 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.

Are specialty chemical stocks a good buy now?

53.49% of specialty chemical stocks rated by analysts are a buy right now. On average, analysts expect specialty chemical stocks to rise by 6% 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 31x.
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