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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 РMajor Diversified in the sector of Basic Materials. Based in USA, The Dow Chemical Company, DOW  has a market cap of 55657.99. Since its IPO date on the 6/1/1972, The Dow Chemical Company, DOW performance year to date is -2.28%. Today The Dow Chemical Company, DOW has gained 2.49%, with a current price of 49.4.

Ownership of the company is 0.20% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 70.60%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 32.40%. Return of assets are at 8.80%, 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 0.75. While Total debt/equity is 0.79. With a profit margin of 12.90%, this is combined with a gross margin of 23.00%, and operating margin of 18.20%. 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 2.00%. The 52-week high is -11.11%, and the 52-week low is 46.01%. The average volume for The Dow Chemical Company, DOW is 9370684.

With a target price of 59.38, 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 9.98 and a forward P/E of 12.45. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 1.59. The Dow Chemical Company also has a P/S and a P/B of 1.18 and 2.52 respectively. For P/cash, The Dow Chemical Company has a value of 8.42, while it is 153.33 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 49.4, The Dow Chemical Company has a dividend yield of 3.72%. We see a return on equity of 29.30%.

Looking more long-term The Dow Chemical Company, is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 6.29%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 12.82% 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.

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