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Dividend Increases, Share Price Movements, Expanding Product Portfolios, and Strategic Collaborations - Analyst Notes on Rockwood, Methanex, Albemarle, PolyOne, and Amyris

NEW YORK, March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

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Today, Analysts Review released its analysts' notes regarding Rockwood Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ROC), Methanex Corp. (NASDAQ: MEOH), Albemarle Corp. (NYSE: ALB), PolyOne Corporation (NYSE: POL), and Amyris, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMRS). Private wealth members receive these notes ahead of publication. To reserve complementary membership, limited openings are available at:


Rockwood Holdings, Inc. Analyst Notes

On February 18, 2014, Rockwood Holdings, Inc. (Rockwood) announced that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend in the amount of $0.45 per share. The Company informed that the dividend is payable on March 18, 2014 to all common stockholders of record at the close of business on March 3, 2014. The full analyst notes on Rockwood Holdings, Inc. are available to download free of charge at:


Methanex Corp. Analyst Notes

On February 27, 2014, Methanex Corp.'s (Methanex) stock increased 3.26% to end the day at $69.37, compared to the previous day's closing price of $67.18. The Company's stock rose 6.97% over the past three trading days, compared to the Nasdaq Composite which gained 0.60% during the same trading period. The full analyst notes on Methanex Corp. are available to download free of charge at:


Albemarle Corp. Analyst Notes

On February 25, 2014, Albemarle Corp. (Albemarle) reported that its Board of Directors has announced a quarterly dividend of c.$0.28 per share, representing an increase of c.15% over the previous quarterly dividend of $0.24. The Company stated that the dividend is payable on April 1, 2014 to shareholders of record at the close of business on March 14, 2014. Albemarle added that the new annualized rate is $1.10. According to the Company, this announcement marks the 20th consecutive year of dividend increases. President and CEO Luke Kissam, commented, "We are proud of our long history of dividend growth and expect future financial performance to allow this trend to continue." The full analyst notes on Albemarle Corp. are available to download free of charge at:


PolyOne Corporation Analyst Notes

On February 10, 2014, PolyOne Corp. (PolyOne) announced the addition of new capabilities to its OnColor™ HC Plus portfolio. According to the Company, these expanded offerings add medical-grade LDPE, nylon, PEBA, PS and PVC to the globally available palette of specialty healthcare colorants, and are pre-certified to meet or exceed biocompatibility requirements for ISO 10993 and/or USP Class VI protocols. James Petrie, Marketing Director for PolyOne Color and Additives, said, "This expansion of the OnColor HC Plus portfolio reinforces our commitment to the healthcare industry and adds new alternatives for customers who seek to streamline their qualification, testing and supply chain management processes." The full analyst notes on PolyOne Corporation are available to download free of charge at:


Amyris, Inc. Analyst Notes

On February 25, 2014, Amyris, inc. (Amyris) and International flavors & Fragrances Inc. (IFF) announced the completion of the first phase of their collaboration in developing a specific set of renewable fragrance ingredients. Amyris stated that both companies have reached an agreement to move forward with the second phase of development. Commenting on the partnership, John Melo, Amyris President and CEO, commented, "We are extremely pleased with the success in our collaboration with IFF and are optimistic about the prospect for scaling up new fragrance compounds using our technology platform." The Company informed that under the terms of the multi-year agreement, IFF will have exclusive rights to the renewable fragrance ingredients developed for applications in the flavors and fragrances sector, and Amyris will have exclusive rights in other sectors." The full analyst notes on Amyris, Inc. are available to download free of charge at:


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