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More top-performing CAPS members are turning bullish on Huntsman
Pullbacks in core industries like auto manufacturing and construction have caused a drop in demand for products from chemical makers such as Huntsman, Dow Chemical
But the $1 billion settlement the company received from last year's failed Hexion merger will provide support through the downturn, and there may be more money to come. Huntsman is still pursuing a legal case against Credit Suisse and Deutsche Bank for declining to fund the merger.
While Dow Chemical is struggling under post-acquisition debt, Huntsman took the proactive approach of negotiating easier terms on its still untapped $650 million credit facility. While retooling debt agreements is becoming more common these days, Huntsman's case is not a desperate one -- like it has been for shippers TBS International
While dividend cuts are coming even from much larger firms such as Teck Cominco
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