LyondellBasell Industries NV (LYB) was Downgraded by Nomura to ” Neutral”. Earlier the firm had a rating of “Buy ” on the company shares. Nomura advised their investors in a research report released on Apr 27, 2016.
Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on LyondellBasell Industries NV. LyondellBasell Industries NV was Downgraded by Atlantic Equities to ” Underweight” on Apr 5, 2016. Shares were Downgraded by RBC Capital Mkts on Feb 3, 2016 to ” Outperform” and Lowered the Price Target to $ 95 from a previous price target of $105 .
On the company’s financial health, LyondellBasell Industries NV reported $2.48 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.20 according to the earnings call on Apr 22, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $2.28. The company had revenue of $6743.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $7078.18 million. The company’s revenue was down -17.6 % compared to the same quarter last year.During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $2.54 EPS.
LyondellBasell Industries NV closed down -0.49 points or -0.54% at $90.2 with 52,41,996 shares getting traded on Friday. Post opening the session at $93.15, the shares hit an intraday low of $88.31 and an intraday high of $93.15 and the price fluctuated in this range throughout the day.Shares ended Friday session in Red.
In a different news, on Apr 26, 2016, Massimo Covezzi (SVP Research & Development) sold 7,551 shares at $89.14 per share price. According to the SEC, on Apr 26, 2016, Sergey Vasnetsov (SVP Strategic Planning) sold 3,127 shares at $89.89 per share price. On Nov 20, 2015, Jacquelyn H Wolf (SVP, Human Resources) sold 3,394 shares at $94.52 per share price, according to the Form-4 filing with the securities and exchange commission.
LyondellBasell Industries N.V. (LyondellBasell) is a global independent chemical company. The Company operates through five segments: Olefins and Polyolefins-Americas (OandP-Americas) Olefins and Polyolefins-Europe Asia International (OandP-EAI) Intermediates and Derivatives (IandD) Refining and Technology. Its OandP-Americas segment produces and markets olefins including ethylene and ethylene co-products and polyolefin. Its OandP-EAI segment produces and markets olefins including ethylene and ethylene co-products polyolefin and specialty products including polybutene-1 and polypropylene compounds. Its IandD segment produces and markets propylene oxide and its co-products and derivatives acetyls including methanol and ethylene oxide. Its Refining segment refines heavy high-sulfur crude oil. Its Technology segment develops and licenses chemical and polyolefin process technologies and manufactures and sells polyolefin catalysts.