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PPG Industries (PPG) Introduces Aquacron Line of Coatings

PPG IndustriesPPG has introduced Aquacron 200 and 100 coatings to address the challenges faced by shed and barn manufacturers.

PPG Industries' Aquacron 200 waterborne acrylic urethane enamels offer high-end, rustic aesthetic and excellent substrate protection. Also, it provides ease of application with excellent sag resistance.

The products are available in both solid and semi-transparent colors that create stain-like finishes on a variety of primed substrates, including engineered, pre-primed boards such as LP Smartside and Duratemp products and other engineered, pre-primed boards, as well as T-111 wood siding.

Shares of the company have moved up around 8.4% over a year, underperforming the roughly 16% growth recorded by its industry .

To improve cost structure, PPG Industries is pursuing significant restructuring actions that are mainly focused on regions and end-use markets with the weakest business conditions. The restructuring activities are projected to deliver around $125 million in annual savings with roughly $50 million of savings already realized in 2017 and another $45-$50 million expected in 2018.

During the fourth-quarter call, PPG Industries stated that it is committed toward deploying at least $2.4 billion of cash in 2018 on acquisitions and share repurchases as part of its earlier communicated goal of deploying $3.5 billion in 2017 and 2018 combined.

PPG Industries is also implementing appropriate pricing strategies to offset the impact of raw materials cost inflation. The company anticipates raw material inflation to continue through first-half 2018.

PPG Industries, Inc. Price and Consensus

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Zacks Rank & Stocks to Consider

PPG Industries carry a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold).

Some better-ranked stocks in the chemical space are LyondellBasell Industries N.V. LYB , Kronos Worldwide Inc. KRO and BASF SE BASFY .

LyondellBasell has an expected long-term earnings growth rate of 9% and sports a Zacks Rank #1(Strong Buy). The company's shares have moved up 21.1% in a year. You can see the complete list of today's Zacks #1 Rank stocks here .

Kronos has an expected long-term earnings growth rate of 5% and flaunts a Zacks Rank #1. Its shares have gained 52% over a year.

BASF has an expected long-term earnings growth rate of 6.7% and carries a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy). Its shares have moved up 8.2% in a year.

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