CHEMICALS & MATERIALS TECHNOLOGY

Our Chemicals & Materials research platform is focused on those companies and industries producing industrial chemicals. These companies convert a variety of raw materials including oil, natural gas, air, water, metals, and minerals into value-added chemicals. These include both specialty chemicals as well as commodity chemicals utilized in nearly every product produced around the world. Materials Technology is focused on nanomaterials, biomaterials, electronic chemicals, battery chemistries, magnetics, and vapor deposition / optical thin film coatings. It also encompasses ceramics and glasses, advanced composites, polymers, metal alloys and semiconductor materials. Materials technology is fast becoming a critical part of the next generation of products with applications ranging from energy storage to telecommunications to aerospace & defense.

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CHEMICALS & MATERIALS TECHNOLOGY
Piedmont Lithium, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLL)
Fireside Chat Series with Keith Phillips, President & CEO of Piedmont Lithium on January 27, 2022 at 1 pm EST
· Fireside Chat Invitation · 20 Jan 2022

On Thursday, January 27, 2022 at 1 pm EST, we will be hosting Keith Phillips, President and Chief Executive Officer of Piedmont Lithium, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLL) for a fireside chat on the current state of the lithium industry and the company’s goals and accomplishments as it looks to develop a sustain...

CHEMICALS & MATERIALS TECHNOLOGY
Mat-Chem Notes for the Week Ended January 16, 2022
· Industry Report · 20 Jan 2022

WTR-CMI last week. In another down-week for the broader market, our WTR-CMI index of 30 chemicals and materials technology stocks bucked the trend by delivering a 0.3% gain, compared with a (0.3%) loss for the S&P 500 and (0.8%) for the Russell 2000.

CHEMICALS & MATERIALS TECHNOLOGY
Mat-Chem Notes for the Week Ended January 9, 2022
· Industry Report · 12 Jan 2022

WTR-CMI last year. The first full week of trading saw the S&P 500 decline 2.6% and the Russell 2000 lose 4.5%. While only seven of the 30 stocks in our WTR-CMI index posted gains for the week, the index outperformed the broader markets, declining 2.4%.

CHEMICALS & MATERIALS TECHNOLOGY
Mat-Chem Notes for the Week Ended January 2, 2022
· Industry Report · 05 Jan 2022

WTR-CMI last year. With 2021 in the rear-view mirror, this week we will examine the annual performance of the broader market and stocks in our WTR-CMI index of chemicals and materials technology companies. Despite COVID-19-related production disruptions, logistical bottlenecks and rising costs (o...

CHEMICALS & MATERIALS TECHNOLOGY
Mat-Chem Notes for the week ended December 19, 2021
· Industry Report · 22 Dec 2021

WTR-CMI last week. The markets had a rough outing last week. Concerns about the Omicron variant of COVID-19, and inflation data prompting a more hawkish outlook by the Fed, led to declines in the Russell 2000 (1.7%) and the S&P 500 (1.9%). Our WTR-CMI index underperformed both the broader measur...

CHEMICALS & MATERIALS TECHNOLOGY
Mat-Chem Notes for the week ended December 12, 2021
· Industry Report · 15 Dec 2021

WTR-CMI last week. Major indexes were mixed last week, with the S&P 500 appreciating 1.7%, while the broader Russell 2000 declined (1%). Our WTR-CMI index of 300 chemicals and materials technology companies was flat. Seven of the stocks in the index exceeded the S&P 500’s returns; overall, 16 del...

CHEMICALS & MATERIALS TECHNOLOGY
Mat-Chem Notes for Week of December 5, 2021
· Industry Report · 09 Dec 2021

WTR-CMI last week. The stock market improved slightly last week vs. the magnitude of declines seen previously, although both broader market indexes – S&P 500 and Russell 2000 – were still down for the week (1.2%) and (3.9%) respectively. Our WTR-CMI index of 30 chemicals and materials technology ...

CHEMICALS & MATERIALS TECHNOLOGY
Mat-Chem Notes for Week of December 1, 2021
· Industry Report · 01 Dec 2021

WTR-CMI last week. If we thought the week before last was a tough one for the market, last week’s performance was even worse, with only three stocks in our index delivering positive returns. Our WRT-CMI index declined (3.6%), exceeding the (2.3%) loss of the S&P 500, but outperforming the broader...

CHEMICALS & MATERIALS TECHNOLOGY
Mat-Chem Notes for Week of November 23, 2021
· Industry Report · 24 Nov 2021

WTR-CMI last week. Only eight of the 30 stocks in our index managed to deliver positive returns, outperforming the flat returns of the S&P 500. Our WTR-CMI index declined (2.7%), slightly better than the (2.9%) decline in the Russell 2000, as the last of the Sep-Q results were reported and guidan...

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