3 Materials Stocks Catching Investor Attention Post Earnings

Wausau Paper Corp. (NYSE:WPP) climbed to a profit in the first quarter and beat Wall Street’s expectations in the process.  Reported a profit of $9.8 million (20 cents per diluted share) in the quarter. Wausau Paper Corp. had a net loss of $1.4 million or a loss 3 cents per share in the year-earlier quarter. Revenue rose 12.8% to $216.2 million from the year-earlier quarter. Wausau Paper Corp. reported adjusted net income of 10 cents per share. By that measure, the company beat the mean estimate of 5 cents per share. It beat the average revenue estimate of $209.6 million.

LyondellBasell Industries N.V. (NYSE:LYB) reported its results for the first quarter. Net income for LyondellBasell Industries N.V. fell to $599 million ($1.04 per share) vs. $660 million ($1.15 per share) a year earlier. This is a decline of 9.2% from the year-earlier quarter. Revenue fell 3% to $11.88 billion from the year-earlier quarter. LyondellBasell Industries N.V. reported adjusted net income of $1.07 per share. By that measure, the company beat the mean estimate of $1.04 per share.

FMC Corporation (NYSE:FMC) reported its results for the first quarter. Net income for FMC Corporation rose to $119.1 million ($1.71 per share) vs. $94 million ($1.30 per share) in the same quarter a year earlier. This marks a rise of 26.7% from the year-earlier quarter. Revenue rose 18.3% to $940.7 million from the year-earlier quarter. FMC Corporation reported adjusted net income of $1.94 per share. By that measure, the company beat the mean estimate of $1.86 per share. It beat the average revenue estimate of $792.7 million.

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