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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 60543.31. Since its IPO date on the 6/1/1972, The Dow Chemical Company, DOW performance year to date is 7.75%. Today The Dow Chemical Company, DOW has gained 0.76%, with a current price of 54.4.

Ownership of the company is 0.10% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 69.30%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 27.20%. Return of assets are at 10.00%, 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 0.82. While Total debt/equity is 0.85. With a profit margin of 16.10%, this is combined with a gross margin of 23.00%, and operating margin of 20.90%. The Dow Chemical Company ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 2, while the quick ratio is 1.3.

For the last year The Dow Chemical Company, DOW has seen a EPS growth of 104.80%. A performance for the year of 7.35%. The 52-week high is -1.43%, and the 52-week low is 38.82%. The average volume for The Dow Chemical Company, DOW is 2164934.

With a target price of 61.17, 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 8.72 and a forward P/E of 13.44. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 1.33. The Dow Chemical Company also has a P/S and a P/B of 1.3 and 2.4 respectively. For P/cash, The Dow Chemical Company has a value of 8.61, while it is *TBA for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 54.4, The Dow Chemical Company has a dividend yield of 3.41%. We see a return on equity of 32.20%.

Looking more long-term The Dow Chemical Company, is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 6.53%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 10.02% 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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