Asahi Kasei Corp.

Asahi Kasei is a holding company. Co., through its affiliates, operates in three principal business segments. Material segment manufactures and sells petrochemicals, synthetic rubber, performance materials, household products (plastic wrap and storage bags), cleaning agents, elastic polyurethane filament, and battery separators. Homes segment is engaged in the development, construction and sale of unit houses and apartment buildings; and the provision of construction materials. Health Care segment manufactures and sells pharmaceuticals, diagnostic reagents, and critical care devices. In addition, Co. is engaged in the electricity supply, engineering, and employment agency businesses.
  • Ticker3407
  • ISINJP3111200006
  • SectorChemicals
  • CountryJapan

Thanks to a better fundamental star rating, ASAHI KASEI CORP. sees an upgrade to Neutral

The independent financial analyst theScreener just awarded an improved star rating to ASAHI KASEI CORP. (JP), active in the Commodity Chemicals industry. As regards its fundamental valuation, the title receives an improved star rating and now shows 3 out of 4 possible stars. With regard to its market behaviour, it remains unchanged and can be qualified as risky. theScreener considers that these elements allow slightly upgrading its rating to Neutral. As of the analysis date May 19, 2020, the closing price was JPY 776.20 and its expected value was estimated at JPY 756.88.

Feasibility Study Results in December to be a Catalyst for this Junior

Feasibility Study Results in December to be a Catalyst for this Junior

Dave Nicoski ...
  • Ross LaDuke

Vermilion Int'l Compass: Global Equity Strategy

The Pause that Refreshes? We continue to believe the weight of the evidence points to a new leg higher for global equities, a viewpoint that is supported by the several international markets that are breaking out to new highs or making bullish inflections since our previous Int'l Compass (10/31/19). While developments continue to lean bullish, global equities have rallied substantially since the start of October, making it perfectly reasonable to expect some consolidation of recent gains which would allow for a more meaningful move higher. • New Highs or Bullish Inflections. The number of in...

Dave Nicoski ...
  • Ross LaDuke

Vermilion Int'l Compass: Global Equity Strategy

Our outlook remains neutral - bordering on cautious - on the MSCI ACWI ex-U.S. index (local currency) on an absolute basis with horizontal support continuing to hold for now. Our concern stems from the recent pattern of lower highs and continued underperformance relative to MSCI ACWI - remain underweight... see chart below. • Bullish developments in Japan. We have been fairly downbeat recently on Japan given the TOPIX's descending triangle pattern and underperformance relative to the MSCI ACWI. However, both the TOPIX and Nikkei 225 now exhibit bullish price and RS inflections. Add exposure.....

Dave Nicoski ...
  • Ross LaDuke

Vermilion Int'l Compass: Global Equity Strategy

Bottoms-up view on developed int'l, part two Big Picture: Our outlook remains neutral on the MSCI ACWI ex-U.S. index (when priced in local currency) while horizontal consolidation continues. On the other hand, we are negative on broad global ex-U.S. markets when priced in USD... see charts below. In today's report we take a bottoms-up approach to developed ex-U.S. equities, highlighting stocks that present attractive buy opportunities at current levels. Specifically we present actionable stocks within the Communications, Health Care, Manufacturing, Materials, Technology, Transportation, and U...