What Is the Near-Term Outlook for Huntsman?

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Huntsman traded down after releasing largely positive 2012 financial statements. While revenue was slightly down compared to 2011, margins improved, the debt picture brightened and restructuring initiatives moved along as expected. Unfortunately, management's outlook for zero to minimal EBITDA growth in 2013 seems to have weighed on shares Tuesday. Not even a 25% quarterly dividend boost was enough to quell the sell-off. What exactly is management looking for next year? Fool energy and materials analyst Taylor Muckerman dives a bit deeper in the following video.

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