Ashland Company Profile (NYSE:ASH)

About Ashland

Ashland logoAshland Inc. is engaged in specialty chemicals, and through Valvoline, is a consumer-branded lubricant supplier. The Company operates in three segments: Ashland Specialty Ingredients (Specialty Ingredients), Ashland Performance Materials (Performance Materials) and Valvoline. Its Specialty Ingredients segment is engaged in providing cellulose ethers, vinyl pyrrolidones and biofunctionals, and consists of two divisions: Consumer Specialties and Industrial Specialties. Its Performance Materials segment is engaged in providing unsaturated polyester resins and vinyl ester resins, and consists of two divisions: Composites and Intermediates/Solvents. Its Valvoline segment is engaged in producing and distributing automotive, commercial and industrial lubricants, and automotive chemicals. Its chemistry is used in various markets and applications, including architectural coatings, adhesives, automotive, construction, energy and pharmaceutical.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Basic Materials
  • Industry: Chemicals - Major Diversified
  • Sub-Industry: Specialty Chemicals
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Symbol: ASH
  • CUSIP: 04420910
Key Metrics:
  • Previous Close: $116.16
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $116.64
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $110.41
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 38.76
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 15.43
  • P/E Growth: 2.44
  • Market Cap: $7.21B
  • Outstanding Shares: 62,100,000
  • Beta: 1.29
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Ashland (NYSE:ASH) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Hold Rating, 4 Buy Ratings, 1 Strong Buy Rating
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 3.00)
Consensus Price Target: $125.75 (8.26% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Ashland (NYSE:ASH)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
8/4/2016Jefferies GroupReiterated RatingBuyView Rating Details
7/28/2016Credit Suisse Group AGDowngradeOutperform -> Neutral$122.00 -> $119.00View Rating Details
1/27/2016JPMorgan Chase & Co.Lower Price Target$110.00 -> $102.00View Rating Details
1/27/2016Deutsche Bank AGLower Price TargetBuy$115.00 -> $114.00View Rating Details
1/27/2016Monness Crespi & HardtLower Price TargetBuy$136.00 -> $130.00View Rating Details
1/13/2016Seaport Global SecuritiesLower Price Target$152.00 -> $135.00View Rating Details
10/16/2015KeyCorpReiterated RatingBuyView Rating Details
10/10/2015Goldman Sachs Group Inc.Reiterated RatingConviction-BuyView Rating Details
5/20/2015First AnalysisDowngradeOverweight -> Equal WeightView Rating Details
5/18/2015ArgusBoost Price TargetBuy$134.00 -> $144.00View Rating Details
1/14/2015Piper Jaffray Cos.Initiated CoverageOverweight$146.00View Rating Details
(Data available from 8/25/2014 forward)


Earnings History for Ashland (NYSE:ASH)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
7/26/2016Q3$2.04$1.95$1.32 billion$1.29 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/27/2016Q2$1.74$1.83$1.25 billion$1.25 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
1/25/2016Q1$1.39$1.41$1.22 billion$1.20 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/3/2015Q4$1.50$1.62$1.30 billion$1.30 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/29/2015Q215$1.75$1.91$1.42 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/29/2015Q2$1.73$2.03$1.42 billion$1.35 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
1/26/2015Q115$1.41$1.46$1.44 billion$1.39 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/5/2014Q414$1.37$1.42$1.53 billion$1.50 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/31/2014Q314$1.57$1.63$1.61 billion$1.60 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/30/2014Q214$1.59$1.53$1.98 billion$1.55 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
1/28/2014Q1$1.31$1.42$1.87 billion$1.87 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/5/2013Q312$1.50$1.54$1.93 billion$1.91 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/25/2013Prelim 2013$1.84$1.66$2.06 billion$2.10 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/24/2013Q2 2013$1.55$1.78$2.00 billion$2.00 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/29/2013Q1 2013$1.37$1.12$1.90 billion$1.90 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/30/2012Q412$1.76$1.87$2.08 billion$2.10 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/26/2012$1.80$2.04ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/24/2012$1.38$1.52ViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/24/2012$1.00$1.20ViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/9/2011$0.93$1.01ViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/28/2011$0.86$0.92ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/26/2011$0.77$0.86ViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/25/2011$0.65$0.79ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for Ashland (NYSE:ASH)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $6.87 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $7.53 EPS
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 201610$1.68$2.10$1.84
Q2 201610$1.75$2.22$2.07
Q3 20164$2.00$2.13$2.06
Q4 20164$1.61$1.81$1.69
Q1 20171$1.39$1.39$1.39
Q2 20171$1.84$1.84$1.84
Q3 20171$2.16$2.16$2.16
Q4 20171$1.96$1.96$1.96
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for Ashland (NYSE:ASH)
Annual Dividend:$1.56
Dividend Yield:1.34%
Payout Ratio:51.32% (Based on Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
22.71% (Based on Current Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
20.72% (Based on Next Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
Dividend Growth:21.10% (3 Year Average)

Dividend History for Ashland (NYSE:ASH)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading History for Ashland (NYSE:ASH)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
7/18/2016Anne T. SchumannVPSell496$121.61$60,318.56View SEC Filing  
7/12/2016Anne T. SchumannVPSell903$120.00$108,360.00View SEC Filing  
5/4/2016J Kevin WillisCFOSell1,183$110.99$131,301.17View SEC Filing  
4/21/2016Anne T SchumannVPSell195$115.00$22,425.00View SEC Filing  
4/13/2016Anne T SchumannVPSell172$112.00$19,264.00View SEC Filing  
4/1/2016Peter GanzSVPSell3,000$109.30$327,900.00View SEC Filing  
11/24/2015J Kevin WillisCFOSell1,173$111.38$130,648.74View SEC Filing  
11/13/2015George A. Schaefer, Jr.DirectorSell2,937$108.85$319,692.45View SEC Filing  
9/23/2015Theodore L. HarrisSVPSell11,277$108.77$1,226,599.29View SEC Filing  
7/14/2015Peter GanzSVPSell1,200$119.60$143,520.00View SEC Filing  
5/11/2015Luis M Fernandez-MorenoSVPSell1,300$132.00$171,600.00View SEC Filing  
4/13/2015Theodore L HarrisSVPSell5,000$130.08$650,400.00View SEC Filing  
4/8/2015Theodore L HarrisSVPSell16,793$128.31$2,154,709.83View SEC Filing  
4/7/2015William J HeitmanInsiderSell1,974$128.65$253,955.10View SEC Filing  
3/25/2015Luis M Fernandez-MorenoSVPSell3,868$127.52$493,247.36View SEC Filing  
1/12/2015Anne T SchumannVPSell1,314$120.03$157,719.42View SEC Filing  
1/8/2015Walter H SolomonVPSell6,344$119.00$754,936.00View SEC Filing  
1/6/2015William J HeitmanInsiderSell1,424$117.66$167,547.84View SEC Filing  
1/5/2015J Kevin WillisCFOSell6,940$117.51$815,519.40View SEC Filing  
1/5/2015Susan B EslerVPSell2,485$118.50$294,472.50View SEC Filing  
12/30/2014Theodore L HarrisSVPSell4,519$120.27$543,500.13View SEC Filing  
12/3/2014J Kevin WillisCFOSell1,587$116.94$185,583.78View SEC Filing  
9/11/2014Walter H SolomonVPSell2,866$107.98$309,470.68View SEC Filing  
9/4/2014Susan B EslerVPSell5,255$108.42$569,747.10View SEC Filing  
9/2/2014Michael J WardDirectorSell12,912$107.64$1,389,847.68View SEC Filing  
7/7/2014James J /Ky ObrienCEOSell160,933$108.14$17,403,294.62View SEC Filing  
5/9/2014J Kevin WillisCFOSell2,377$103.79$246,708.83View SEC Filing  
5/8/2014Anne SchumannVPSell1,532$101.55$155,574.60View SEC Filing  
5/8/2014Samuel MitchellSVPSell12,470$101.55$1,266,328.50View SEC Filing  
5/8/2014William HeitmanInsiderSell6,730$101.55$683,431.50View SEC Filing  
5/7/2014Walter SolomonVPSell3,117$102.76$320,302.92View SEC Filing  
4/1/2014Theodore HarrisSVPSell1,495$99.83$149,245.85View SEC Filing  
3/27/2014Theodore HarrisSVPSell1,329$97.46$129,524.34View SEC Filing  
3/24/2014Theodore HarrisSVPSell5,767$97.91$564,646.97View SEC Filing  
3/5/2014George Schaefer, Jr.DirectorSell9,975$94.49$942,537.75View SEC Filing  
2/25/2014John PanichellaSVPSell19,945$94.27$1,880,215.15View SEC Filing  
1/10/2014Susan EslerVPSell1,583$99.04$156,780.32View SEC Filing  
1/6/2014Susan EslerVPSell2,413$97.27$234,712.51View SEC Filing  
1/2/2014Peter GanzSVPSell2,641$96.55$254,988.55View SEC Filing  
12/9/2013J Kevin WillisCFOSell1,012$95.00$96,140.00View SEC Filing  
8/19/2013James /Ky ObrienCEOSell87,712$86.61$7,596,736.32View SEC Filing  
8/19/2013Susan EslerVPSell3,588$87.24$313,017.12View SEC Filing  
7/16/2013Samuel J MitchellSVPSell7,212$84.92$612,443.04View SEC Filing  
12/4/2012John E PanichellaSVPSell15,900$73.05$1,161,495.00View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Latest Headlines for Ashland (NYSE:ASH)
DateHeadline logoAshland : Valvoline Instant Oil Change Helps Ellicott City Relief Fund After Flooding (NYSE:ASH) - August 25 at 9:00 PM logoETF’s with exposure to Ashland, Inc. : August 23, 2016 (NYSE:ASH) - August 23 at 3:38 PM logoValley businessman, former Nike executive Vada Manager makes most powerful black corporate directors list (NYSE:ASH) - August 23 at 3:38 PM logoAshland, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : ASH-US : August 22, 2016 (NYSE:ASH) - August 22 at 8:24 AM
News IconHundreds tour coal mine at 24th annual Pioneer Day in Ashland (NYSE:ASH) - August 21 at 8:22 AM logoASHLAND INC : ex-dividend day (NYSE:ASH) - August 16 at 8:53 PM logoAshland Inc. (NYSE:ASH) Reports Accounts Payable Of $477 (NYSE:ASH) - August 15 at 9:08 PM logoEx-Dividend Reminder: Innophos Holdings, Sherwin-Williams and Ashland (NYSE:ASH) - August 15 at 3:40 PM
News IconAshland Appoints Dr. Osama Musa to Newly Created Position of CTO (NYSE:ASH) - August 15 at 3:40 PM logoGuggenheim Capital LLC Raises Its Ownership in Ashland Inc. (NEW) Common Stock (ASH) (NYSE:ASH) - August 15 at 10:50 AM
News IconAshland appoints Dr. Osama Musa to newly created position of Chief Technology Officer (NYSE:ASH) - August 12 at 9:02 PM logoETF’s with exposure to Ashland, Inc. : August 12, 2016 (NYSE:ASH) - August 12 at 3:46 PM
News IconAshland Appoints Chief Technology Officer (NYSE:ASH) - August 11 at 3:40 PM logoASHLAND INC. Financials (NYSE:ASH) - August 11 at 3:40 PM logoAshland Inc. (NYSE:ASH) Boasts Rating Of 1 (NYSE:ASH) - August 10 at 9:13 AM
News IconHattiesburg receives $3 million in contamination settlement (NYSE:ASH) - August 9 at 12:26 PM
News IconAshland Adds New Executives (NYSE:ASH) - August 9 at 12:26 PM
News IconBuilding purchase shows faith in Ashland's downtown (NYSE:ASH) - August 8 at 9:03 PM
News IconJackson barber donates haircuts to law enforcement (NYSE:ASH) - August 8 at 9:03 PM
News IconHub City receives $3 million in settlement (NYSE:ASH) - August 8 at 9:03 PM logoASHLAND INC. Files SEC form 10-Q, Quarterly Report (NYSE:ASH) - August 8 at 3:39 PM logoAshland, Inc. :ASH-US: Earnings Analysis: Q3, 2016 By the Numbers : August 8, 2016 (NYSE:ASH) - August 8 at 3:39 PM
News IconFormer Ashland Oil building sold at auction (NYSE:ASH) - August 5 at 3:37 PM logoAshland Inc. board member Vada Manager named to Savoy Magazine's 2016 Most Influential Black Corporate Directors (NYSE:ASH) - August 3 at 12:10 PM logoAshland Realigns Specialties Business Leadership Roles (NYSE:ASH) - August 2 at 3:37 PM
News IconHercules Plaza building facing default on $79M loan (NYSE:ASH) - July 29 at 9:04 PM logoCredit Suisse Downgrades Rating Raises Price Target On Ashland Inc. (NEW) Common Stock (ASH) (NYSE:ASH) - July 29 at 3:37 PM logoASHLAND INC. : Results of Operations and Financial Condition, Regulation FD Disclosure, Financial Statements and Exhibits (form 8-K) (NYSE:ASH) - July 27 at 11:51 AM logoEARNINGS SUMMARY: Details of Ashland Inc. Q3 Earnings Report (NYSE:ASH) - July 27 at 11:50 AM logoAshland Inc. reports preliminary financial results for third quarter of fiscal 2016 (NYSE:ASH) - July 27 at 11:50 AM logoAshland Inc Earnings Call scheduled for 9:00 am ET today (NYSE:ASH) - July 27 at 9:00 AM logoAshland misses Street 3Q forecasts (NYSE:ASH) - July 26 at 6:43 PM logoGlobal Corrosion Inhibitors Market 2016 - Ashland Inc, BASF SE, Ecolab Inc., Nalco Holding Co (NYSE:ASH) - July 26 at 1:14 PM logoQ3 2016 Ashland Inc Earnings Release - After Market Close (NYSE:ASH) - July 26 at 7:07 AM logoAshley Services Group Ltd. :ASH-AU: Earnings Analysis: For the six months ended December 31, 2015 : July 26, 2016 (NYSE:ASH) - July 26 at 2:12 AM logoFormer Ashland exec new owner of downtown art gallery (NYSE:ASH) - July 23 at 6:27 AM logoAshland Inc. (NEW) (ASH) is Trading Higher on Unusual Volume for July 20 (NYSE:ASH) - July 21 at 9:11 PM logoAshland : announces completion of senior notes offering by Valvoline Finco Two (NYSE:ASH) - July 21 at 3:37 PM
News IconAshland declares dividend, announces advancement of Valvoline strategy, names new member of board (NYSE:ASH) - July 21 at 10:35 AM logoAshland Inc. board declares regular quarterly dividend (NYSE:ASH) - July 20 at 5:28 PM logoASHLAND INC. Files SEC form 8-K, Change in Directors or Principal Officers, Other Events, Financial Statements and Ex (NYSE:ASH) - July 20 at 4:41 PM logoAshland Inc. appoints William G. Dempsey to board of directors (NYSE:ASH) - July 20 at 4:25 PM logoAshland Inc. announces completion of senior notes offering by Valvoline Finco Two LLC (NYSE:ASH) - July 20 at 4:02 PM
News IconUnited States Sorbitan Ester Industry 2016:- Clariant AG, AkzoNobel N.V. Ashland Inc. Croda International PLC, Addcomp Holland (NYSE:ASH) - July 19 at 3:36 PM
News IconVice President of Ashland Inc (NYSE:ASH), Schumann Anne T., sells 903 shares worth $108,360 (NYSE:ASH) - July 14 at 9:02 PM
News IconAshland Inc. announces pricing of senior notes offering by Valvoline Finco Two LLC (NYSE:ASH) - July 14 at 9:02 PM logoBRIEF-Ashland announces pricing of senior notes offering by Valvoline Finco Two LLc (NYSE:ASH) - July 13 at 6:01 PM logoAshland (ASH) Reaches Key Milestone in Valvoline Split (NYSE:ASH) - July 13 at 3:37 PM logoMultifunctional Food Ingredients Market Trends and Segments 2015-2025 (NYSE:ASH) - July 12 at 9:06 PM logoAshland Inc. to report financial results for third quarter of fiscal 2016 after NYSE closes July 26 and host webcast with investors at 9 a.m. EDT July 27 (NYSE:ASH) - July 12 at 4:23 PM


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