Media stories about Dow Chemical (NYSE:DWDP) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. Accern identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Dow Chemical earned a media sentiment score of 0.24 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the company an impact score of 46.1925396805092 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.
These are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s scoring:
- Global Bioadhesive Market 2018 with Forecasts to 2023 – Henkel Corp, Dow Chemical Company, Ashland, Adhesives Research, and EcoSynthetix are Dominating – ResearchAndMarkets.com (markets.financialcontent.com)
- Sears Takes to Online Sales…Of Assets; Markets Slump but Zuck Doesn’t–ICYMI (finance.yahoo.com)
- Global Water Treatment Chemicals Market Analysis 2018 Arkema, The Dow Chemical Company, Kemira, Ecolab and … (journalhealthcare.com)
- Notorious Toms River Superfund site gets 5 more years of water testing (app.com)
- Global Crosslinked Polyethylene Market Status 2018: AkzoNobel, Arkema, Dow Chemical Company, UBE Industries … (truthtoday24.com)
DWDP traded up $1.74 during trading on Thursday, reaching $66.47. The company had a trading volume of 8,044,492 shares, compared to its average volume of 9,258,466. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.29, a quick ratio of 1.26 and a current ratio of 1.91. Dow Chemical has a 12 month low of $59.29 and a 12 month high of $77.08. The firm has a market cap of $153,459.33, a P/E ratio of 19.55, a PEG ratio of 1.67 and a beta of 1.31.
The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, March 15th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, February 28th were paid a $0.38 dividend. This represents a $1.52 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.29%. The ex-dividend date was Tuesday, February 27th. Dow Chemical’s payout ratio is currently 44.71%.
DWDP has been the subject of several analyst reports. Barclays upgraded shares of Dow Chemical from an “underweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 31st. ValuEngine raised shares of Dow Chemical from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Sunday, December 31st. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Dow Chemical from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $85.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, January 30th. Nomura lifted their price objective on shares of Dow Chemical from $83.00 to $84.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, February 2nd. Finally, Morgan Stanley set a $80.00 price objective on shares of Dow Chemical and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, March 21st. Six equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and twenty-two have assigned a buy rating to the company. Dow Chemical presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $81.23.
In other Dow Chemical news, General Counsel Charles J. Kalil sold 69,400 shares of Dow Chemical stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, February 23rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $72.66, for a total value of $5,042,604.00. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, insider Ronald C. Edmonds sold 15,000 shares of Dow Chemical stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, March 9th. The shares were sold at an average price of $71.83, for a total transaction of $1,077,450.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders own 0.42% of the company’s stock.
Dow Chemical Company Profile
DowDuPont Inc, through its subsidiaries, engages in agriculture, materials science, and specialty products businesses worldwide. The company's Agriculture segment develops and sells hybrid corn seed and soybean seed varieties; canola, cotton, sunflower, sorghum, wheat, and rice seeds; silage inoculants; and weed control, disease control, and insect control products.
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