ARKEMA/S (OTCMKTS:ARKAY) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a note issued to investors on Monday, Zacks.com reports.

According to Zacks, “Arkema SA is engaged in the manufacturing and marketing of vinyl products, industrial chemicals, and performance products. Vinyl products include chlorine or caustic soda, pipes and profiles, PVC, and vinyl compounds. Industrial chemicals include emulsion systems, fluorochemicals, hydrogen peroxide, PMMA and methacrylics, specialty acrylic polymers and thiochemicals. Performance products include functional additives, specialty chemicals and technical polymers. The Company’s products can be used for various purposes including air conditioning or refrigeration; chemical processing, coating, construction; packaging; automotive & transportation. Its products, also find their application in adhesives and sealants, agriculture & agrochemicals, consumer goods, electronics, foams, solvents and aerosols market, health, hygiene & beauty, oil & gas, energy, pharmaceuticals, pulp & paper, rubber market, sports & leisure, etc. Arkema SA is headquartered in France. “

Other research analysts have also recently issued reports about the stock. Berenberg Bank began coverage on shares of ARKEMA/S in a report on Wednesday, April 3rd. They issued a “hold” rating on the stock. Credit Suisse Group raised shares of ARKEMA/S from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating in a report on Thursday, January 17th. Finally, ValuEngine cut shares of ARKEMA/S from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Saturday, March 30th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the stock. ARKEMA/S presently has an average rating of “Hold”.

Shares of ARKAY stock traded up $2.18 on Monday, reaching $104.73. The stock had a trading volume of 4,604 shares, compared to its average volume of 12,687. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.45, a quick ratio of 1.69 and a current ratio of 2.44. The stock has a market cap of $7.95 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 9.34, a PEG ratio of 1.21 and a beta of 1.19. ARKEMA/S has a 12 month low of $82.00 and a 12 month high of $137.00.

ARKEMA/S Company Profile

Arkema SA provides chemical products worldwide. Its High Performance Materials segment offers adhesives and sealants for industry, hygiene, construction, and consumer products; and specialty polyamides for automotive, aerospace, aeronautics, oil and gas, electronics, and consumer goods, as well as polyvinylidene fluoride for chemical engineering, paints and anti-corrosive coatings, oil and gas extraction, photovoltaic panels, lithium-ion batteries, and water treatment membranes.

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