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Price Movements, Earnings Release Schedules, Acquisitions, Repurchase Programs and Dividends - Analyst Notes on PPG, Valspar, BioFuel, Westlake and Platform

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NEW YORK, April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

Today, Analysts Review released its analysts' notes regarding PPG Industries Inc. (NYSE: VAL), The Valspar Corporation (NYSE: VAL), BioFuel Energy Corp. (NASDAQ: BIOF), Westlake Chemical Corp. (NYSE: WLK) and Platform Specialty Products Corporation (NYSE: PAH). Private wealth members receive these notes ahead of publication. To reserve complementary membership, limited openings are available at:

PPG Industries Inc. Analyst Notes
On April 17, 2014, PPG Industries Inc. (PPG) announced that the Company's Board has authorized a repurchase of $2 billion of outstanding common stock, effective immediately. The authorization does not expire and gives management discretion in determining the conditions under which shares may be purchased. Additionally, the Board has also approved a 10% increase on the Company's dividend, declaring a regular quarterly dividend of $0.67 per share. The dividend is payable on June 12, 2014 to shareholders of record on May 12, 2014. This also marks the Company's 463rd consecutive dividend payment. The full analyst notes on PPG are available to download free of charge at:

The Valspar Corporation Analyst Notes
On April 17, 2014, The Valspar Corp. (Valspar) stock increased 2.66% to end the day at $73.28 compared to the previous day's closing price of $71.38. The Company's stock gained 2.22% over the past three months compared to the Dow Jones Industrial Average which fell 0.30% and to Standard & Poor's 500 which increased 1.41% during the same period. The full analyst notes on Valspar are available to download free of charge at:

BioFuel Energy Corp. Analyst Notes
On April 17, 2014, BioFuel Energy Corp. (BioFuel) stock increased 27.39% to end the day at $7.72 compared to the previous day's closing price of $6.06. The Company's stock advanced 49.32% over the past three trading days compared to the Nasdaq Composite which went up 1.81% during the same period. The full analyst notes on BioFuel are available to download free of charge at:

Westlake Chemical Corp. Analyst Notes
On April 15, 2014, Westlake Chemical Corp. (Westlake) announced the schedule of its earnings release. The Company will report its Q1 2014 financial results in a conference call on May 5, 2014, Monday at 11:00 a.m. CT. The conference call will be available via webcast at the Company's website. The full analyst notes on Westlake are available to download free of charge at:

Platform Specialty Products Corporation Analyst Notes
On April 17, 2014, Platform Specialty Products Corp. (Platform) announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Chemtura AgroSolutions (CAS) from Chemtura Corporation for approximately $1 billion. CAS is a leading provider of seed treatment and agrochemical products for a wide variety of crop applications in attractive geographies. Additionally, Platform and Chemtura have entered into a long-term supply agreement where Chemtura will supply key AI's and Platform will supplement this with select acquisition and licensing of others AI's to take advantage of CAS' global registrations and distribution footprint. The transaction is expected to close in H2 2014. The full analyst notes on Platform are available to download free of charge at:

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