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Increased Operating Capacity, Agreement Extensions, Stock Movements, and Financial Results - Analyst Notes on Pacific Ethanol, Cytec, BioFuel, Kraton, and RPM

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NEW YORK, March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

Today, Analysts Review released its analysts' notes regarding Pacific Ethanol, Inc. (NASDAQ: PEIX), Cytec Industries Inc. (NYSE: CYT), BioFuel Energy Corp. (NASDAQ: BIOF), Kraton Performance Polymers Inc. (NYSE: KRA), and RPM International Inc. (NYSE: RPM). Private wealth members receive these notes ahead of publication. To reserve complementary membership, limited openings are available at: http://www.AnalystsReview.com/register

Pacific Ethanol, Inc. Analyst Notes

On February 26, 2014, Pacific Ethanol Inc. (Pacific Ethanol) announced its plans to restart its production at its 40 million gallon per year facility in Madera, California. Pacific Ethanol stated that this will bring the Company's total operating production capacity to 200 million gallons per year. Neil Koehler, the Company's President and CEO, commented, "We are excited to achieve this important milestone for the company. With all of our plants in production we can further benefit from strong industry fundamentals and help meet the growing demand for low-carbon fuels in California. We are pleased to be providing new jobs and economic development in the Central Valley of California." The Company added that it expects to begin ethanol production at the plant during Q2 2014. The full analyst notes on Pacific Ethanol, Inc. are available to download free of charge at:

http://www.AnalystsReview.com/03062014/PEIX/report.pdf

Cytec Industries Inc. Analyst Notes

On February 26, 2014, Cytec Industries Inc. (Cytec) announced the extension of the existing distribution agreement between Cytec Process Materials, the process materials business of Cytec, and Argosy International. According to the Company, the agreement, which included the territories of China, Taiwan and India, now includes the Republic of Korea, Malaysia, Vietnam, the Philippines and Indonesia. Cytec stated that this agreement will allow Cytec Process Materials to continue to develop its business in the Asia Pacific region, working with locally based global players of the composites industry, while offering them the consistent high levels of customer service that they associate with Cytec Process Materials, worldwide. The full analyst notes on Cytec Industries Inc. are available to download free of charge at:

http://www.AnalystsReview.com/03062014/CYT/report.pdf

BioFuel Energy Corp. Analyst Notes

On February 27, 2014, BioFuel Energy Corp.'s (BioFuel) stock increased 83.07% to end the day at $3.46 compared to the previous day's closing price of $1.89. The Company stock increased 77.44% over the past three trading days, compared to the Dow Jones Industrial Average, which rose 0.40% during the same trading period. The full analyst notes on BioFuel Energy Corp. are available to download free of charge at:

http://www.AnalystsReview.com/03062014/BIOF/report.pdf

Kraton Performance Polymers Inc. Analyst Notes

On February 26, 2014, Kraton Performance Polymers Inc. (Kraton) reported its Q4 2013 and full-year 2013 financial results. For the quarter, the Company reported sales revenue of $290.4 million, down from $296.4 million in Q4 2012. Net income attributable to Kraton totaled $4.9 million or $0.15 per diluted share for Q4 2013, compared to a net loss of $29.5 million or $0.91 per diluted share in Q4 2012. For full-year 2013, the Company's sales were $1.30 billion compared to $1.42 billion in full-year 2012. Net loss attributable to Kraton was $0.6 million or $0.02 per diluted share for full-year 2013 compared to net loss of $16.2 million or $0.50 per diluted share in full-year 2012. Commenting on the results, Kevin M. Fogarty, Kraton's President and CEO, stated, "Our results for the fourth quarter 2013 reflect both favorable business momentum in the second half of the year in our base sales offerings, and continued focus on market development in our innovation and differentiated sales portfolio. During the year we continued our focus on innovation and the ongoing shift in our portfolio to higher-margin product sales and we closed the year with a Vitality Index of 15%. Our differentiated Cariflex IR and IR latex products demonstrated continued growth in 2013, with sales volume up nearly 14%." The full analyst notes on Kraton Performance Polymers Inc. are available to download free of charge at:

http://www.AnalystsReview.com/03062014/KRA/report.pdf

RPM International Inc. Analyst Notes

On February 27, 2014, RPM International Inc.'s (RPM International) stock increased 1.09% to end the day at $41.57 compared to the previous day's closing price of $41.12. The Company's stock increased 3.67% over the past three trading days, compared to the Dow Jones Industrial Average which rose 0.40% during the same trading period. The full analyst notes on RPM International Inc. are available to download free of charge at:

http://www.AnalystsReview.com/03062014/RPM/report.pdf

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