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June 4, 2014
07:31 EDTSHLM, FOEFerro to sell Specialty Plastics unit to A. Schulman for $91M in cash
Ferro Corporation (FOE) announced three strategic actions to advance its value creation strategy. The company said it has reached a definitive agreement to sell substantially all of the assets in its Specialty Plastics business to A. Schulman (SHLM) for $91M in cash. Assets included in the transaction are Ferro’s plastics manufacturing sites in Stryker, Ohio; Evansville and Plymouth, Indiana; Carpentersville, Illinois; and its plastics operations in Castellon, Spain. Specialty Plastics assets not included in the sale are Ferro’s liquid colorants and dispersions business in Edison, New Jersey, and its Specialty Plastics operations in Venezuela. The company estimates that cash proceeds, net of cash taxes and fees, from the sale of the Specialty Plastics assets will be approximately $87M, which it plans to use to reduce debt. The sale is subject to customary closing conditions, including consultation with workers’ representatives. The transaction is expected to close early in the third quarter of 2014. The company is being advised on the Specialty Plastics transaction by Lazard and Jones Day. In addition, Ferro said it has launched a process to market its Polymer Additives business and has retained KeyBanc Capital Markets to advise on the transaction.
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March 27, 2015
10:03 EDTSHLMOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
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06:40 EDTSHLMA. Schulman upgraded to Overweight from Sector Weight at KeyBanc
KeyBanc upgraded A. Schulman to Overweight following positive checks at NPE. The firm came away with increased confidence in long-term plastics fundamentals and believes A. Shulman can maintain double-digit earnings growth from improved geographic mix and the pending Citadel acquisition. Price target is $58.
March 26, 2015
12:12 EDTFOEFerro backs FY15 EPS view 85c-90c, consensus 90c
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07:11 EDTFOEGabelli to hold a conference
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March 23, 2015
08:56 EDTSHLMA. Schulman sees Q2 adjusted EPS 39c, consensus 42c
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08:55 EDTSHLMA. Schulman cuts FY15 adjusted EPS to $2.50-$2.55 from $2.60-$2.65
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March 16, 2015
07:33 EDTSHLMA. Schulman agrees to acquire Citadel for $800M
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