Scoop Up These 4 Chemical Stocks For Stellar Returns

Our research shows that stocks with a VGM Score of A or B when combined with a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) or #2 (Buy), offer the best upside potential. You can see the complete list of today’s Zacks #1 Rank stocks here. Further, we have refined our search by considering stocks that have outscored the industry on the basis of price appreciation over the year and also have promising long-term earnings growth expectations.

Kronos Worldwide, Inc. (KRO - Free Report), headquartered in Dallas, TX, currently sports a Zacks Rank #1 and a VGM Score of B. It has delivered average positive earnings surprise of 58.8% over the trailing four quarters. The stock has surged a whopping 105.5% over a year and also has a long-term expected earnings per share (EPS) growth rate of 5%.

Huntsman Corp. (HUN - Free Report), headquartered in The Woodlands, TX, carries a Zacks Rank #2 and a VGM Score of A. It has delivered average positive earnings surprise of 5.5% over the trailing four quarters. The stock has soared 72.6% over a year and also has a long-term expected EPS growth rate of 8%.

Methanex Corp. (MEOH - Free Report), the largest producer and supplier of methanol, carries a Zacks Rank #2 and a VGM Score of A. It has delivered average positive earnings surprise of 50.1% over the trailing four quarters. The stock has soared 61.3% over a year and also has a long-term expected EPS growth rate of 15%.

LyondellBasell Industries N.V. (LYB - Free Report), one of the largest chemicals, plastics, and refining companies across the globe, carries a Zacks Rank #2 and a VGM Score of A. It has delivered average positive earnings surprise of 0.9% over the trailing four quarters. The stock has gained 32.5% over a year and also has a long-term expected EPS growth rate of 9%.

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