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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 59114.78. Since its IPO date on the 6/1/1972, The Dow Chemical Company, DOW performance year to date is 5.38%. Today The Dow Chemical Company, DOW has gained 0.90%, with a current price of 53.75.

Ownership of the company is 0.20% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 70.70%. 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 20.25%. The 52-week high is -3.29%, and the 52-week low is 58.87%. The average volume for The Dow Chemical Company, DOW is 3049107.

With a target price of 59.31, 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 10.76 and a forward P/E of 13.4. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 1.71. The Dow Chemical Company also has a P/S and a P/B of 1.25 and 2.72 respectively. For P/cash, The Dow Chemical Company has a value of 8.94, while it is 162.85 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 53.75, The Dow Chemical Company has a dividend yield of 3.45%. 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 14.52% 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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