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Today’s Top Gainers in the Market The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE:DOW) from Basic Materials

Today’s top gainers include the company The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE:DOW) which is in the industry Chemicals – Major Diversified, gaining -0.72% today. In the last week its performance is 0.39%, and 3.73% for the past quarter. Currently, The Dow Chemical Company, DOW has a target price of 59.47, so today’s gain of -0.72% is a significant step towards its target price. The GAP today is therefore 0.22%.

The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE:DOW), has a market cap of 60871.66, and is based in USA. Insider ownership is at 0.10%, and institutional ownership is 69.00%.

At the current price of 53.63, it has a dividend yield of 3.43%, and its target price is 59.47. This is with a profit margin of 17.50%, and total debt/equity of 0.86. The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE:DOW) has a P/E of 8.14, as well as a forward P/E of 13.44.

With a current EPS of 6.59, and a forecasted EPS growth for next year at 14.52%,The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE:DOW) has had a EPS growth for the past five years at 27.80%. For the next five years EPS growth is projected to be 8.06%.

Performance for the year is 27.64%. Since its IPO date on 6/1/1972, the total performance to date is 6.09%.

Volume today for The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE:DOW), is 5194818, while its average volume is 6534.32. Whilst the total gain today was -0.72%, it did have a day high of -1.02%.

Volatility for this week has been at 1.19%, and 1.25% for the month. The 52-week low for The Dow Chemical Company, DOW has been 39.24%, while the 52-week-high has reached -3.50%.

Looking at its return of investments, which is 21.80%, and its return on assets is 11.20%. The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE:DOW) has an operating margin of 23.10%. With a sales growth of -7.40% quarter over quarter. Bearing in mind that The Dow Chemical Company, DOW is in the sector Basic Materials, its long-term debt/equity is 0.84, and has a current ratio of 2 and 1.4 for quick ratio.

So what is the value of The Dow Chemical Company? Well its PEG is 1.01, and the P/S is 1.32, along with a P/B of 2.39. Meanwhile it has a p/cash of 8.33.

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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