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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 7078.78, and so far today it has a volume of 1958354. Performance year to date since the 6/1/1972 is 3.58%.

To help you determine whether The Dow Chemical Company is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 10.58 and forward P/E is 13.27. PEG perhaps more useful shows that The Dow Chemical Company has a value for PEG of 1.68. P/S ratio is 1.24 and the P/B ratio is 2.67. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 8.85 and 161.15 respectively.

At the current price The Dow Chemical Company is trading at, 52.96 (1.14% today), The Dow Chemical Company has a dividend yield of 3.51%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 32.40%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 4.95, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 12.62% after growing 104.80% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -86.60%, and -13.50% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 1117.22, and the number of shares float is 1117.22. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.20%, and institutional ownership is at 70.60%. The float short is 1.46%, with the short ratio at a value of 2.3. Management has seen a return on assets of 8.80%, 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 0.75 and total debt/equity is 0.79. In terms of margins, The Dow Chemical Company has a gross margin of 23.00%, with its operating margin at 18.20%, and The Dow Chemical Company has a profit margin of 12.90%.

The 52 week high is -4.71%, with 56.52% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 3.33% and the 200 day simple moving average is 7.49%.

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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