Quaker completes big acquisition

QUAKER CHEMICAL CORP. $157 (New York symbol KWR; Income Portfolio, Manufacturing & Industry sector; Shares o/s: 13.3 million; Market cap: $2.1 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 3.3; Dividend yield: 1.0%; TSINetwork Rating: Average; www.quakerchem.com) closed its acquisition of rival Houghton International Inc. on August 1, 2019. Based in Philadelphia,… Read More

Shutdown delays merger deal

QUAKER CHEMICAL CORP. $201 (New York symbol KWR; Income Portfolio, Manufacturing & Industry sector; Shares o/s: 13.3 million; Market cap: $2.7 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 3.1; Dividend yield: 0.7%; TSINetwork Rating: Average; www.quakerchem.com) agreed to acquire rival Houghton International Inc. in 2017. Based in Philadelphia, the… Read More

Big acquisition should send Quaker higher

QUAKER CHEMICAL CORP. $206 (New York symbol KWR; Income Portfolio, Manufacturing & Industry sector; Shares o/s: 13.3 million; Market cap: $2.7 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 3.2; Dividend yield: 0.7%; TSINetwork Rating: Average; www.quakerchem.com) started up in 1918 and currently operates 35 plants in 21 countries. Those facilities make… Read More

Unique factors set these industrials apart

These three firms are well-established leaders in their niche markets. That helps cut the risk of operating in highly cyclical industries. Moreover, their recent acquisitions improve their long-term prospects. Still, only one of the three stocks is currently a buy.
QUAKER CHEMICAL CORP. $151 (New York symbol… Read More