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Is The Dow Chemical Company(NYSE: DOW), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 6/1/1972. The Dow Chemical Company is in the Chemicals – Major Diversified industry and Basic Materials sector. Average volume for The Dow Chemical Company, is 6736.06, and so far today it has a volume of 1289484. Performance year to date since the 6/1/1972 is 5.30%.

To help you determine whether The Dow Chemical Company is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 8.08 and forward P/E is 13.34. PEG perhaps more useful shows that The Dow Chemical Company has a value for PEG of 1. P/S ratio is 1.33 and the P/B ratio is 2.37. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 8.41 and 53.74 respectively.

At the current price The Dow Chemical Company is trading at, 53.37 (0.26% today), The Dow Chemical Company has a dividend yield of 3.46%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 24.90%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 6.59, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 14.52% after growing 104.80% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 181.30%, and -7.40% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 1155.04, and the number of shares float is 1124.83. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.20%, and institutional ownership is at 70.20%. The float short is 1.00%, with the short ratio at a value of 1.66. Management has seen a return on assets of 11.20%, and also a return on investment of 21.80%.

The ability for The Dow Chemical Company, to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 2, and quick ratio is 1.4. Long term debt/equity is 0.84 and total debt/equity is 0.86. In terms of margins, The Dow Chemical Company has a gross margin of 23.30%, with its operating margin at 23.10%, and The Dow Chemical Company has a profit margin of 17.50%.

The 52 week high is -3.97%, with 57.74% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 2.60% and the 200 day simple moving average is 6.87%.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.


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