Chemtura Shares Popped: What You Need to Know

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What: Shares of special chemicals maker Chemtura (NYS: CHMT) jumped 10% today, a day after shares plunged.

So what: No news and shares popped after a gloomy outlook yesterday? That's strange.

What's driving shares today is positive earnings news from chemical makers Cytec Industries (NYS: CYT) and a debt buyback from LyondellBassel (NYS: LYB) . Both popped today, and management made bullish statements about the future.

Now what: Yesterday I said that shares looked like they were trading at an attractive valuation despite cautious comments from management. Now that industry competitors have weighed in with more bullish sentiments, it looks like that's correct and management is just being overly cautious.

The specialty chemicals sector is hot today, and all three of these companies look like they're trading at attractive valuations considering their potential growth.

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