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UPDATE: Gilford Securities Downgrades Eastman Chemical to Hold

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In a report published Monday, Gilford Securities downgraded its rating on Eastman Chemical (NYSE: EMN) from Buy to Hold.

Gilford Securities noted, “At legacy Eastman, the propylene/propane spread was quite favorable in 1H12, and ex-Fibers the company generally shows a seasonal year-end downturn, frequently steeper than expected. Specialty Plastics is dealing with a durable goods downturn and a rebounding cost of paraxylene to $1500-$1600/mt, pressuring copolyesters.”

Eastman Chemical closed on Friday at $58.32.

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Nov 2015BarclaysMaintainsEqual-weight
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Oct 2015RBC CapitalInitiates Coverage onOutperform

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