Why Invest in Chemical Stocks

One of the sectors that investors may want to consider gaining exposure to is the chemical sector. Some of the reasons for investing in the sector include:

  • Chemicals are present in most of the products we use and consume everyday.
  • They are present in almost any food item we eat.
  • Chemicals are used extensively in autos, home appliances, carpets, etc.
  • Industrial use of chemicals is wide-ranging.
  • In the medical field, chemicals are the key ingredients in drugs and other products.

Seven chemical companies trading on the NYSE are listed below with their current dividend yields:

1.Company: Monsanto Co (MON)
Current Dividend Yield: 1.50%

2.Company: E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Co (DD)
Current Dividend Yield: 3.73%

3.Company: Mosaic Co (MOS)
Current Dividend Yield: 1.67%

4.Company: PPG Industries Inc (PPG)
Current Dividend Yield: 1.66%

5.Company: Sherwin-Williams Co (SHW)
Current Dividend Yield: 0.97%

6.Company: Eastman Chemical Co (EMN)
Current Dividend Yield: 1.70%

7.Company: FMC Corp (FMC)
Current Dividend Yield: 0.88%

Note: Dividend yields noted are as of Jan 13, 2013

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