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: $122.29
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $117.07
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $113.91
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: N/A
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 15.70
  • P/E Growth: 2.58
  • Market Cap: $N/A
  • Beta: 1.22
Profitability:
  • Net Margins: 3.86%
  • Return on Equity: 15.90%
  • Return on Assets: 4.44%
Debt:
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 1.21%
  • Current Ratio: 1.74%
  • Quick Ratio: 1.34%
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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 (6.37% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Ashland (NYSE:ASH)
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DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
9/13/2016Jefferies 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 9/26/2014 forward)

Earnings

Earnings History for Ashland (NYSE:ASH)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
11/1/2016        
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)

Estimates

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)

Dividends

Current Dividend Information for Ashland (NYSE:ASH)
Annual Dividend:$1.56
Dividend Yield:1.32%
Dividend Growth:21.10% (3 Year Average)
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)
Track Record:6 Years of Consecutive Dividend Growth

Dividend History for Ashland (NYSE:ASH)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
7/21/2016quarterly$0.391.28%8/17/20168/19/20169/15/2016
5/18/2016quarterly$0.391.39%6/1/20166/3/20166/15/2016
1/29/2016quarterly$0.391.65%2/17/20162/19/20163/15/2016
11/19/2015quarterly$0.391.39%11/27/201512/1/201512/15/2015
7/17/2015quarterly$0.391.32%8/19/20158/21/20159/15/2015
5/14/2015quarterly$0.391.23%5/27/20155/29/20156/15/2015
1/30/2015quarterly$0.341.15%2/11/20152/13/20153/15/2015
11/13/2014quarterly$0.341.24%11/26/201412/1/201412/15/2014
7/17/2014quarterly$0.341.28%8/13/20148/15/20149/15/2014
5/15/2014quarterly$0.341.33%5/28/20145/30/20146/15/2014
1/31/2014quarterly$0.341.47%2/12/20142/14/20143/15/2014
11/15/2013quarterly$0.341.48%11/27/201312/2/201312/15/2013
7/18/2013quarterly$0.341.55%8/14/20138/16/20139/15/2013
5/16/2013quarterly$0.341.53%5/29/20135/31/20136/15/2013
1/31/2013quarterly$0.231.15%2/13/20132/15/20133/15/2013
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading History for Ashland (NYSE:ASH)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 1.27%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 86.89%
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)

Headlines

Latest Headlines for Ashland (NYSE:ASH)
DateHeadline
4-traders.com logoAshland LLC : New Derakane™ NSF Resin Brings Efficacy to the Potable Water Market (NYSE:ASH)
www.4-traders.com - September 26 at 8:20 AM
bizjournals.com logoValvoline prices IPO (NYSE:ASH)
www.bizjournals.com - September 26 at 8:20 AM
247wallst.com logoIPO Market Rolls On After Best Week of 2016 (NYSE:ASH)
247wallst.com - September 25 at 3:23 PM
stocksdaily.net logoAshland Inc. (NYSE:ASH) Makes Public Its Dividend Alert Of $0.39 (NYSE:ASH)
www.stocksdaily.net - September 24 at 8:55 AM
4-traders.com logoASHLAND GLOBAL HOLDINGS INC : Other Events, Financial Statements and Exhibits (form 8-K) (NYSE:ASH)
www.4-traders.com - September 24 at 8:55 AM
cnbc.com logoValvoline shares jump 10% in market debut (NYSE:ASH)
www.cnbc.com - September 23 at 11:59 AM
publicnow.com logoAshland and Valvoline announce pricing of Valvoline Inc. initial public offering (NYSE:ASH)
www.publicnow.com - September 23 at 8:30 AM
biz.yahoo.com logoASHLAND GLOBAL HOLDINGS INC Files SEC form 8-K, Other Events, Financial Statements and Exhibits (NYSE:ASH)
biz.yahoo.com - September 23 at 8:30 AM
marketwatch.com logoThe Wall Street Journal: Valvoline prices IPO at $22 a share (NYSE:ASH)
www.marketwatch.com - September 22 at 9:33 PM
News IconProduction Engineer - Ashland Inc. (NYSE:ASH)
www.worldofchemicals.com - September 22 at 9:29 AM
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www.scrapmonster.com - September 22 at 9:29 AM
biz.yahoo.com logoASHLAND LLC Files SEC form 8-K, Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement, Completion of Acquisition or Disposition (NYSE:ASH)
biz.yahoo.com - September 22 at 9:29 AM
4-traders.com logoAshland : Research Reports Coverage on Chemicals Stocks -- Celanese, Univar, Braskem, and Ashland (NYSE:ASH)
www.4-traders.com - September 21 at 8:23 AM
realistinvestor.com logoAshland Inc. (NYSE:ASH)’s Accounts Payable Is $477 (NYSE:ASH)
www.realistinvestor.com - September 19 at 4:33 PM
fidaily.com logoAshland Inc. (NEW) Common Stock (ASH) Hits a New 52-Week High (NYSE:ASH)
www.fidaily.com - September 19 at 4:33 PM
News IconCompany to build steel plant, create 65 jobs in Ky. (NYSE:ASH)
www.herald-dispatch.com - September 16 at 12:17 PM
News IconAshland Announces Sales Control for 1-4 Butanediol, N-Methyl-2-Pyrrolidone in North America (NYSE:ASH)
www.inkworldmagazine.com - September 16 at 12:17 PM
capitalcube.com logoAshland, Inc. – Value Analysis (NYSE:ASH) : September 13, 2016 (NYSE:ASH)
www.capitalcube.com - September 13 at 3:34 PM
streetinsider.com logoAshland (ASH) Launches 30M Share Valvoline (VVV) IPO (NYSE:ASH)
www.streetinsider.com - September 13 at 8:27 AM
law360.com logoAshland-Spinoff Valvoline Sets Terms On $645M IPO (NYSE:ASH)
www.law360.com - September 13 at 8:27 AM
wsj.com logoValvoline Expects to Raise $605 Million in IPO (NYSE:ASH)
www.wsj.com - September 12 at 3:35 PM
bloomberg.com logoAshland’s Valvoline Aims to Raise Up to $690 Million in IPO (NYSE:ASH)
www.bloomberg.com - September 12 at 3:35 PM
capitalcube.com logoAshland, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : ASH-US : September 12, 2016 (NYSE:ASH)
www.capitalcube.com - September 12 at 3:35 PM
wsj.com logo[$$] Valvoline Expects to Raise $605 Million in IPO (NYSE:ASH)
www.wsj.com - September 12 at 3:35 PM
finance.yahoo.com logo7:26 am Ashland launches Valvoline IPO (NYSE:ASH)
finance.yahoo.com - September 12 at 8:23 AM
publicnow.com logoAshland Inc. announces launch of Valvoline Inc. initial public offering (NYSE:ASH)
www.publicnow.com - September 12 at 8:23 AM
marketwatch.com logoValvoline could raise nearly $800 million in IPO (NYSE:ASH)
www.marketwatch.com - September 12 at 8:23 AM
biz.yahoo.com logoASHLAND INC. Files SEC form 8-K, Other Events, Financial Statements and Exhibits (NYSE:ASH)
biz.yahoo.com - September 12 at 8:23 AM
openpr.com logoGlobal Guar Gum Market 2016: Geographic Revenue Mix, Agro Gums, Ashland Inc, Lucid Group, Polygal AG, Rama Industries (NYSE:ASH)
www.openpr.com - September 9 at 8:25 AM
sbwire.com logoGlobal Food Coating Market 2016: Agrana Beteiligungs-AG, Ashland Inc, Kerry Group PLC, PGP International, Inc, Tate and Lyle PLC (NYSE:ASH)
www.sbwire.com - September 9 at 8:25 AM
4-traders.com logoAshland : increases prices on 1-4 Butanediol in the Americas (NYSE:ASH)
www.4-traders.com - September 9 at 8:25 AM
News IconAshland introduces ChromoHanceTM 113 polymer technology (NYSE:ASH)
www.worldpressonline.com - September 8 at 3:34 PM
biz.yahoo.com logoASHLAND INC. Files SEC form 8-K, Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders (NYSE:ASH)
biz.yahoo.com - September 7 at 8:44 PM
News IconPressure Sensitive Adhesives Market Worth $14.20 Billion By 2024: Grand View Research, Inc. (NYSE:ASH)
www.abnewswire.com - September 7 at 12:43 PM
publicnow.com logoAshland announces hiring of Sara Stensrud as chief people and communications officer of Valvoline (NYSE:ASH)
www.publicnow.com - September 7 at 12:43 PM
streetinsider.com logoForm 4 ASHLAND INC. For: Sep 01 Filed by: Ganz Peter (NYSE:ASH)
www.streetinsider.com - September 6 at 8:45 PM
realistinvestor.com logoAshland Inc. (NYSE:ASH) Is Expected To Post EPS Of $1.96 (NYSE:ASH)
www.realistinvestor.com - September 5 at 8:27 AM
4-traders.com logoAshland : Corrective action plan for T Street landfill may be near (NYSE:ASH)
www.4-traders.com - August 31 at 3:34 PM
4-traders.com logoAshland : Valvoline Instant Oil Change Helps Ellicott City Relief Fund After Flooding (NYSE:ASH)
www.4-traders.com - August 25 at 9:00 PM
capitalcube.com logoETF’s with exposure to Ashland, Inc. : August 23, 2016 (NYSE:ASH)
www.capitalcube.com - August 23 at 3:38 PM
bizjournals.com logoValley businessman, former Nike executive Vada Manager makes most powerful black corporate directors list (NYSE:ASH)
www.bizjournals.com - August 23 at 3:38 PM
capitalcube.com logoAshland, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : ASH-US : August 22, 2016 (NYSE:ASH)
www.capitalcube.com - August 22 at 8:24 AM
News IconHundreds tour coal mine at 24th annual Pioneer Day in Ashland (NYSE:ASH)
republicanherald.com - August 21 at 8:22 AM
4-traders.com logoASHLAND INC : ex-dividend day (NYSE:ASH)
www.4-traders.com - August 16 at 8:53 PM
realistinvestor.com logoAshland Inc. (NYSE:ASH) Reports Accounts Payable Of $477 (NYSE:ASH)
www.realistinvestor.com - August 15 at 9:08 PM
nasdaq.com logoEx-Dividend Reminder: Innophos Holdings, Sherwin-Williams and Ashland (NYSE:ASH)
www.nasdaq.com - August 15 at 3:40 PM
News IconAshland Appoints Dr. Osama Musa to Newly Created Position of CTO (NYSE:ASH)
www.inkworldmagazine.com - August 15 at 3:40 PM
fidaily.com logoGuggenheim Capital LLC Raises Its Ownership in Ashland Inc. (NEW) Common Stock (ASH) (NYSE:ASH)
www.fidaily.com - August 15 at 10:50 AM
News IconAshland appoints Dr. Osama Musa to newly created position of Chief Technology Officer (NYSE:ASH)
www.automotiveworld.com - August 12 at 9:02 PM
capitalcube.com logoETF’s with exposure to Ashland, Inc. : August 12, 2016 (NYSE:ASH)
www.capitalcube.com - August 12 at 3:46 PM

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