Top Dividend Stock Pick: The Dow Chemical Company (DOW)

Toppy Dow marks another record high leaves other tickers in the shade as oil rallies

Company price to earnings (P/E) ratio, which measures the relationship between the earnings of a company and its stock price, is calculated as 18.64. Spinnaker Trust raised its position in Dow Chemical Company (The) by 2.4% in the second quarter. Kistler Tiffany Companies LLC increased its position in Dow Chemical Company (The) by 19.5% in the third quarter. Washington Trust Bank now owns 1,926 shares of the company's stock worth $100,000 after buying an additional 141 shares during the period. The current share price indicate that stock is -1.02% away from its one year high and is moving 36.20% ahead of its 52-week low. For the nine months ended December 31, 2016, sales were $10,569,944 versus $10,327,622 for the same period a year ago.

Dow Chemical Company is a science and technology company that provides innovative chemical, plastic and agricultural products and services to many essential consumer markets. The company reported $0.99 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.88 by $0.11. The firm's quarterly revenue was up 13.6% compared to the same quarter previous year. That value represents a market adjusting for revenues that have been growing by 13.59 % on a quarterly year/year basis as of the company's last quarterly report. According to FT, Year on year, growth in dividends per share increased 6.98% while earnings per share excluding extraordinary items fell by -40.06%.


The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE:DOW) traded at an unexpectedly low level on 02/21/2017 when the stock experienced a -0.07 gain to a closing price of $61.22. Dow Chemical Company (The)'s payout ratio is 54.76%. Perhaps, that suggests something about why 0.48% of the outstanding share supply is held by institutional investors. The firm's 50 day moving average is $59.39 and its 200-day moving average is $55.55. Northwest Quadrant Wealth Management LLC purchased a new position in shares of Dow Chemical Company (The) during the fourth quarter worth about $127,000. If you are viewing this piece of content on another publication, it was stolen and republished in violation of U.S. & global copyright laws.

Several analysts recently weighed in on the stock. The correct version of this piece of content can be accessed at https://www.com-unik.info/2017/02/22/bessemer-group-inc-acquires-7558-shares-of-dow-chemical-company-the-dow.html. Barclays PLC reiterated a "hold" rating and issued a $65.00 target price on shares of Dow Chemical Company (The) in a research report on Sunday, January 29th. Other key players from the industry were reportedly in the meeting as well, including representatives from BASF, which might buy up some of Dow and DuPont's divestments. Dow serves customers in countries across the globe and a wide range of markets that are vital to human progress, including food, transportation, health and medicine, personal and home care, and building and construction, among others. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating, six have issued a buy rating and two have given a strong buy rating to the company. Buy rating has been given by 8 analysts to the company stock whereas 1 analyst given UNDERPERFORM rating to stock and 5 analysts given HOLD rating.

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