NEW YORK – Shares of some top chemicals companies were up at the close of trading:
Dow Chemical Co. rose $.20 or .4 percent, to $53.08.
DuPont Co. rose $.42 or .6 percent, to $66.29.
The tech company booked adjusted fiscal 2Q earnings per share of 69 cents, beating estimates by a penny. Revenues came in at $9.6 billion, topping views. Shares popped 1.8% after hours.