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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: The Dow Chemical Company, DOW

The Dow Chemical Company, DOW is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Chemicals – Major Diversified in the sector of Basic Materials. Based in USA, The Dow Chemical Company, DOW  has a market cap of 58324.87. Since its IPO date on the 6/1/1972, The Dow Chemical Company, DOW performance year to date is 3.49%. Today The Dow Chemical Company, DOW has gained -1.07%, with a current price of 51.86.

Ownership of the company is 0.10% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 69.00%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 24.90%. Return of assets are at 11.20%, with return on investment at 21.80%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, The Dow Chemical Company, DOW is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.84. While Total debt/equity is 0.86. With a profit margin of 17.50%, this is combined with a gross margin of 23.30%, and operating margin of 23.10%. The Dow Chemical Company ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 2, while the quick ratio is 1.4.

For the last year The Dow Chemical Company, DOW has seen a EPS growth of 104.80%. A performance for the year of 16.07%. The 52-week high is -5.86%, and the 52-week low is 32.34%. The average volume for The Dow Chemical Company, DOW is 6791500.

With a target price of 60.25, can The Dow Chemical Company, DOW reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of The Dow Chemical Company, DOW. The Dow Chemical Company has a P/E of 7.88 and a forward P/E of 12.83. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 0.98. The Dow Chemical Company also has a P/S and a P/B of 1.26 and 2.31 respectively. For P/cash, The Dow Chemical Company has a value of 7.98, while it is 50.98 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 51.86, The Dow Chemical Company has a dividend yield of 3.55%. We see a return on equity of 36.50%.

Looking more long-term The Dow Chemical Company, is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 8.08%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 14.41% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 104.80% for this year and for the last five years a 27.80% growth has been seen.

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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