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Celanese

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Celanese: ITC to probe unlawful importation of high-potency sweeteners in U.S.

Celanese Corporation announced that the U.S. International Trade Commission has voted to institute an investigation into the unlawful importation into the United States of certain high-potency sweeteners, specifically Acesulfame Potassium, in response to the company's recently filed complaint with the Commission. The investigation centers on alleged violations of section 337 of the U.S. Tariff Act of 1930 in the importation into the United States of high-potency sweeteners that are alleged to infringe U.S. Patent No. 9,024,016, owned by Celanese. Celanese contends a number of Ace-K manufacturers have unlawfully introduced sweeteners made via Celanese's patented technology from China into the United States market. In the investigation, the Commission will consider a general exclusion order barring the importation of all infringing sweeteners.

CE Celanese
$78.69

0.55 (0.70%)

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Eastman Chemical downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Citi
Citi analyst P.J. Juvekar downgraded Eastman Chemical (EMN) to Neutral saying he sees earnings growth risks from a secular decline in the "once dependable" filter tow business, which is used in cigarette filters. The analyst cut his price target for the shares to $73 from $74 and notes his 2017 earnings estimates are now below consensus. Juvekar this morning also downgraded Celanese (CE) to Neutral citing a similar rationale.
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On The Fly: Top five analyst downgrades
Catch up on today's top five analyst downgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Discover (DFS) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Barclays with analyst Mark DeVries downgrading the stock after lowering his rating on the U.S. Consumer Finance sector to Neutral from Positive. 2. Eastman Chemical (EMN) and Celanese (CE) were downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Citi with analyst P.J. Juvekar saying he sees earnings growth risks from a secular decline in the "once dependable" filter tow business, which is used in cigarette filters. 3. Royal Caribbean (RCL) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Argus with analyst John Staszak citing the company's outlook for higher fuel costs and foreign exchange headwinds. 4. Accuride (ACW) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Gabelli. 5. Dollar General (DG) downgraded to Underperform from Peer Perform at Wolfe Research. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
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Overweight
Celanese initiated with an Overweight at KeyBanc
KeyBanc analyst Micahel Sison initiated Celanese with an Outperform and an $80 price target. The analyst said Celanese has an operating strategy that can generate steady growth, high margins and top tier returns in the specialty chemical sector.

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