Specialty Chemicals: PPG Industries (NYSE:PPG), Pacific Ethanol (NASDAQ:PEIX), Chemtura Corp (NYSE:CHMT), BioFuel Energy (NASDAQ:BIOF)

PPG Industries Inc. (NYSE:PPG) appointed Dave Cole, vice president, packaging coatings; and Anup Jain, vice president, specialty coatings and materials. PPG Industries, Inc. (NYSE:PPG) stock performance was 4.09% in last session and finished the day at $199.46. Traded volume was 1.79million shares in the last session and the average volume of the stock remained 896.44K shares. The beta of the stock remained 1.32. PPG Industries, Inc. (NYSE:PPG) insider ownership is 0.40%.

Renewable fuels company Pacific Ethanol Inc (NASDAQ:PEIX) revealed on Tuesday that it has retired in full its USD22.2m in original principal amount of senior unsecured notes through the repayment of the remaining principal balance of less than USD1.0m. Pacific Ethanol Inc (NASDAQ:PEIX) rose 0.07percent to $14.73 Thursday on volume of 1.86million shares. The intra-day range of the stock was $14.42 to $15.24. Pacific Ethanol Inc (NASDAQ:PEIX) has a market capitalization of $290.33million.

Platform Specialty announced Thursday that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Chemtura Corp (NYSE:CHMT)’s AgroSolutions business for $1 billion, consisting of $950 million cash and 2 million shares of Platform’s common stock. Chemtura Corp (NYSE:CHMT)’s stock on Apr 17, 2014 reported a decrease of -8.13% to the closing price of $23.16. Its fifty two weeks range is $19.23-$28.17. The total market capitalization recorded $2.22billion. The overall volume in the last trading session was 6.01million shares. In its share capital, Chemtura Corp (NYSE:CHMT) has 96.06million outstanding shares.

TheStreet Ratings team rates BioFuel Energy Corp. (NASDAQ:BIOF) as a Sell with a ratings score of D-. On Thursday, shares of BioFuel Energy Corp. (NASDAQ:BIOF) advanced 27.39% to close the day at $7.72. Company return on investment (ROI) is -17.60% and its monthly performance is recorded as 127.06%. BioFuel Energy Corp. (NASDAQ:BIOF) quarterly revenue growth is 262.44%.