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Today’s Top Gainers in the Market Eastman Chemical Co. (NYSE:EMN) from Basic Materials

Today’s top gainers include the company Eastman Chemical Co. (NYSE:EMN) which is in the industry Chemicals – Major Diversified, gaining 0.38% today. In the last week its performance is -0.37%, and -5.39% for the past quarter. Currently, Eastman Chemical Co., EMN has a target price of 81.38, so today’s gain of 0.38% is a significant step towards its target price. The GAP today is therefore 0.19%.

Eastman Chemical Co. (NYSE:EMN), has a market cap of 10074.05, and is based in USA. Insider ownership is at 0.40%, and institutional ownership is 88.50%.

At the current price of 68.16, it has a dividend yield of 2.70%, and its target price is 81.38. This is with a profit margin of 9.80%, and total debt/equity of 1.68. Eastman Chemical Co. (NYSE:EMN) has a P/E of 10.98, as well as a forward P/E of 8.81.

With a current EPS of 6.21, and a forecasted EPS growth for next year at 11.00%,Eastman Chemical Co. (NYSE:EMN) has had a EPS growth for the past five years at 0.10%. For the next five years EPS growth is projected to be 6.48%.

Performance for the year is -12.83%. Since its IPO date on 12/14/1993, the total performance to date is 2.28%.

Volume today for Eastman Chemical Co. (NYSE:EMN), is 1620991, while its average volume is 1242.62. Whilst the total gain today was 0.38%, it did have a day high of -12.94%.

Volatility for this week has been at 2.31%, and 2.18% for the month. The 52-week low for Eastman Chemical Co., EMN has been 23.24%, while the 52-week-high has reached -15.57%.

Looking at its return of investments, which is 10.10%, and its return on assets is 5.90%. Eastman Chemical Co. (NYSE:EMN) has an operating margin of 15.60%. With a sales growth of -8.50% quarter over quarter. Bearing in mind that Eastman Chemical Co., EMN is in the sector Basic Materials, its long-term debt/equity is 1.56, and has a current ratio of 1.6 and 0.7 for quick ratio.

So what is the value of Eastman Chemical Co.? Well its PEG is 1.69, and the P/S is 1.07, along with a P/B of 2.4. Meanwhile it has a p/cash of 49.87.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.

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