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Top 5 Companies in the Specialty Chemicals Industry With the Lowest Projected Earnings Growth (SXT, KWR, NEU, RPM, ECL)

By Nick Russo

Below are the three companies in the Specialty Chemicals industry with the lowest projected earnings growth. The growth of earnings per share (current fiscal year estimated vs. last year actual) is important to gauge future profitability and relative value. Higher EPS growth generally justifies higher earnings multiples.

Sensient Technologies ranks lowest with a projected earnings growth of 0.4%. Quaker Chemical is next with a projected earnings growth of 1.8%. NewMarket ranks third lowest with a projected earnings growth of 3.3%.

RPM International follows with a projected earnings growth of 4.3%, and Ecolab rounds out the bottom five with a projected earnings growth of 5.3%.

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Keywords: lowest projected earnings growth sensient technologies quaker chemical newmarket rpm international ecolab