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: $111.33
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $116.71
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $115.30
  • 52-Week Range: $88.30 - $125.00
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 37.19
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 15.17
  • P/E Growth: 3.18
  • Market Cap: $6.92B
  • Outstanding Shares: 62,100,000
  • Beta: 1.11
  • Net Margins: 3.86%
  • Return on Equity: 15.90%
  • Return on Assets: 4.44%
  • 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, 3 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.75)
Consensus Price Target: $125.00 (12.28% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Ashland (NYSE:ASH)
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 10/26/2014 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: $6.81 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $7.34 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$1.31$1.69$1.56
Q1 20171$1.36$1.36$1.36
Q2 20171$1.81$1.81$1.81
Q3 20171$2.13$2.13$2.13
Q4 20171$1.93$1.93$1.93
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for Ashland (NYSE:ASH)
Annual Dividend:$1.56
Dividend Yield:1.40%
Dividend Growth:21.10% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:51.32% (Based on Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
22.91% (Based on Current Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
21.25% (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
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading History for Ashland (NYSE:ASH)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 1.27%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 86.77%
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 logoFood Hydrocolloids Market Likely to Rise Rapidly in Asia Pacific due to Rising Demand for Processed Food, says TMR (NYSE:ASH) - October 25 at 8:26 AM
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News IconPharmaceutical Industry to Help Excipients Sales in Latin America to Gain Remarkably (NYSE:ASH) - October 4 at 3:35 PM logoForm 4 ASHLAND GLOBAL HOLDINGS For: Sep 30 Filed by: Manager Vada O (NYSE:ASH) - October 4 at 3:35 PM logoNew Ashland brand signals acceleration of corporate mission, organizational transformation and separation from Valvoline (NYSE:ASH) - October 3 at 3:33 PM logoAshland Global Holdings, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : ASH-US : September 30, 2016 (NYSE:ASH) - September 30 at 8:50 AM logoGlobal Ethoxylated Sorbitan Ester Market 2016: Clariant AG, AkzoNobel N.V, Ashland Inc, Croda International PLC, Evonik Industries, PolyOne Corp (NYSE:ASH) - September 29 at 3:48 PM
News IconAshland Inc. (NYSE:ASH) Updated Broker Price Targets (NYSE:ASH) - September 29 at 3:48 PM logoASHLAND GLOBAL HOLDINGS INC Files SEC form 8-K, Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement, Creation of a Direct Fina (NYSE:ASH) - September 29 at 8:24 AM
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News IconProduction Engineer - Ashland Inc. (NYSE:ASH) - September 22 at 9:29 AM
News IconAshland Inc (NYSE:ASH) - September 22 at 9:29 AM logoASHLAND LLC Files SEC form 8-K, Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement, Completion of Acquisition or Disposition (NYSE:ASH) - September 22 at 9:29 AM logoAshland : Research Reports Coverage on Chemicals Stocks -- Celanese, Univar, Braskem, and Ashland (NYSE:ASH) - September 21 at 8:23 AM logoAshland Inc. (NYSE:ASH)’s Accounts Payable Is $477 (NYSE:ASH) - September 19 at 4:33 PM logoAshland Inc. (NEW) Common Stock (ASH) Hits a New 52-Week High (NYSE:ASH) - September 19 at 4:33 PM
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Ashland (NYSE:ASH) Chart for Wednesday, October, 26, 2016

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