Within the chemical sector, we see a low diversification of the 12-months returns. Since January last year the sector is around 19 percent lower. Among the winners we find aXichem AB (publ), Soda Sanayii AS and Zotefoams. Relatively big losses were for Magnegas Applied Technology Solutions, Amoeba SA and Venator Materials.
The megacaps in this sector are the winners. Among the less performing are mostly the microcaps.
Regarding the price/earnings-ratios we see a diversified palette. The midcaps are with the price/earnings-ratio of 21 the most expensive. The microcaps are the cheapest and trade at -3 times the earnings per share. Zotefoams, Croda International and Treatt are the stocks with the highest ratios. Stocks with the lowest ratios are Venator Materials, Elkem ASA and Covestro AG.
The sector's average dividend yield is with 2,1 percent relatively high. Stocks now high dividend yields now are Cinkarna Celje dd, Ciech SA and Elkem ASA.
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