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Investor Day Conferences, New Designations, Appointments, and Financial Results - Analyst Notes on Grace, Senomyx, Sigma-Aldrich, PolyOne, and Ferro

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NEW YORK, March 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

Today, Analysts Review released its analysts' notes regarding W.R. Grace & Co. (NYSE: GRA), Senomyx Inc. (NASDAQ: SNMX), Sigma-Aldrich Corporation (NASDAQ: SIAL), PolyOne Corporation (NYSE: POL), and Ferro Corp. (NYSE: FOE). Private wealth members receive these notes ahead of publication. To reserve complementary membership, limited openings are available at:


W.R. Grace & Co. Analyst Notes

On March 6, 2014, W. R. Grace & Co. (Grace) reported that it will conduct an investor day for institutional investors and analysts on March 19, 2014, Wednesday in New York City. The Company stated that Fred E. Festa, Chairman and CEO, together with other members of the Company's senior management team, will provide updates on key business strategies and growth initiatives during the conference. Grace added that a live video webcast of the conference can be accessed, along with supporting materials, via the Company's website. The full analyst notes on W.R. Grace & Co. are available to download free of charge at:


Senomyx Inc. Analyst Notes

On March 11, 2014, Senomyx Inc. (Senomyx) announced that its new Sweetmyx flavor ingredient (S617) has been determined to be Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS) under the provisions of the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act, administered by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA). John Poyhonen, President and CEO of Senomyx, commented, "The new Sweetmyx flavor ingredient will enable the creation of lower-calorie beverages and foods that have reduced sweeteners without sacrificing taste. We are particularly excited about the versatility of Sweetmyx since it allows for the reduction of either sucrose or fructose in products. Senomyx is fully engaged with our partners as they evaluate potential product opportunities." According to the Company, the GRAS status allows usage of the Sweetmyx flavor ingredient as part of a flavor system in a broad range of non-alcoholic beverages including carbonated soft drinks, sports drinks, coffee and tea products, and beverage concentrates. The full analyst notes on Senomyx Inc. are available to download free of charge at:


Sigma-Aldrich Corporation Analyst Notes

On February 18, 2014, Sigma-Aldrich Corp. (Sigma-Aldrich) announced that Darryl Goss has been appointed as the President of SAFC® Hitech, Sigma-Aldrich's high-technology custom manufacturing services business unit. Commenting on the appointment, Gilles Cottier, Sigma-Aldrich Executive Vice President and President of SAFC Commercial, stated, "Darryl Goss has delivered on the SAFC commitment to bring customers the highest quality of products and services. Darryl is a proven leader who can help us capitalize on significant opportunities and strengthen our unique portfolio aimed at the microelectronics industry." The Company stated that Goss will oversee all aspects of SAFC Hitech's commercial efforts, including product development and growth in the Company's Atomic Layer Deposition, Metalorganic Chemical Vapour Deposition, Energy and Display and LED segments. The full analyst notes on Sigma-Aldrich Corporation are available to download free of charge at:


PolyOne Corporation Analyst Notes

On March 11, 2014, PolyOne Corporation (PolyOne) announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Robert M. Patterson, President and CEO, effective May 15, 2014. The Company added that Mr. Patterson has also been nominated for election to the PolyOne Board of Directors at the 2014 Annual Meeting of Shareholders. The Company informed that he succeeds Stephen D. Newlin, 61, who will retire as President and CEO and remain Executive Chairman of the PolyOne Board of Directors. Mr. Patterson commented, "I am privileged that the Board has selected me as the next CEO of this great company. It is a tremendous honor to continue the remarkable transformation that Steve Newlin envisioned and has successfully executed since 2006. He has demonstrated clear and consistent leadership, which I will build upon in PolyOne's pursuit of continued growth as a specialty company." The full analyst notes on PolyOne Corporation are available to download free of charge at:


Ferro Corp. Analyst Notes

On February 24, 2014, Ferro Corp. (Ferro) reported its Q4 2013 and full-year 2013 financial results. Net sales were $374.3 million in Q4 2013, compared to $399.8 million in Q4 2012. Net income attributable to Ferro came in at $60.5 million or $0.69 per diluted share for the quarter, compared to net loss attributable to Ferro of $63.9 million or $0.74 per diluted share in Q4 2012. For full year 2013, net sales stood at $1.6 billion, compared to $1.7 billion for full year 2012. Full-year 2013 net income attributable to Ferro was $71.9 million or $0.82 per diluted share, compared to net loss attributable to Ferro of $374.3 million or $4.34 per diluted share in full year 2012. Commenting on the results, Peter Thomas, President and CEO stated, "The Ferro team has been successful in making Ferro more competitive and more profitable, and we are better positioned for future growth." The Company stated that for full year 2014, it expects adjusted earnings to be in the range of $0.65 to $0.70 per diluted share driven mainly by additional cost savings and modest growth in value-added sales. The full analyst notes on Ferro Corp. are available to download free of charge at:


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