NYSE:ASH - Ashland Global Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $74.54 0.00 (0.00 %) (As of 01/15/2019 04:00 PM ET)Previous Close$74.54Today's Range$73.49 - $74.8452-Week Range$64.81 - $86.63Volume558,284 shsAverage Volume581,508 shsMarket Capitalization$4.65 billionP/E Ratio20.82Dividend Yield1.35%Beta1.34 ProfileDiscussionAnalyst RatingsChartDividendEarningsFinancialsInsider TradesInstitutional OwnershipHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial Media Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email Ashland Global Holdings Inc. provides specialty chemical solutions worldwide. The company's Specialty Ingredients segment offers products, technologies, and resources for solving formulation and product-performance challenges. It provides solutions using natural, synthetic, and semisynthetic polymers derived from cellulose ethers, vinyl pyrrolidones, acrylic polymers, polyester and polyurethane-based adhesives, and plant and seed extracts. This segment offers its solutions for the pharmaceutical companies; makers of personal care products, food, and beverages; makers of nutraceuticals and supplements; manufacturers of paint, coatings, and construction materials; packaging and converting markets; and oilfield service companies. Its Composites segment manufactures and sells a range of unsaturated polyester and vinyl ester resins, gelcoats, and low-profile additives for the reinforced plastics industry; and molten maleic anhydride for the manufacture of various products, such as unsaturated polyester resins, copolymers, lubricating oil additives, alkenyl succinic anhydrides, malic acid, fumaric acid, and derivative chemicals. This segment serves manufacturers of residential and commercial building products, industrial product specifiers and manufacturers, wind blade manufacturers, pipe manufacturers, automotive and truck original equipment manufacturers and suppliers, boat builders, and chemical producers. The company's Intermediates and Solvents produces 1,4 butanediol and related derivatives, including tetrahydrofuran and n-methylpyrrolidone that are used as chemical intermediates in the production of engineering polymers and polyurethanes, as well as specialty process solvents used in electronics, pharmaceuticals, water filtration membranes, and others. The company was formerly known as Ashland Inc. and changed its name to Ashland Global Holdings Inc. in September 2016. Ashland Global Holdings Inc. was founded in 1924 and is headquartered in Covington, Kentucky. 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Industry, Sector and Symbol Stock Exchange NYSE Industry Chemicals & allied products Sub-IndustrySpecialty Chemicals SectorBasic Materials Current SymbolNYSE:ASH Previous Symbol CUSIP04420910 Webwww.ashland.com Phone859-815-3333Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.67 Current Ratio1.59 Quick Ratio0.98Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio20.82 Forward P/E Ratio23.08 P/E Growth2.3 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$3.74 billion Price / Sales1.25 Cash Flow$8.8318 per share Price / Cash Flow8.44 Book Value$54.56 per share Price / Book1.37Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$3.58 Net Income$114 million Net Margins3.05% Return on Equity6.71% Return on Assets2.74%Miscellaneous Employees6,000 Outstanding Shares62,610,000Market Cap$4.65 billion OptionableOptionable Ashland Global (NYSE:ASH) Frequently Asked Questions What is Ashland Global's stock symbol? Ashland Global trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "ASH." How often does Ashland Global pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Ashland Global? Ashland Global declared a quarterly dividend on Friday, November 16th. Stockholders of record on Monday, December 3rd will be given a dividend of $0.25 per share on Saturday, December 15th. This represents a $1.00 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.34%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, November 30th. View Ashland Global's Dividend History. How will Ashland Global's stock buyback program work? Ashland Global announced that its Board of Directors has initiated a share buyback plan on Wednesday, March 21st 2018, which permits the company to repurchase $1,000,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization permits the company to buy shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares repurchase plans are generally a sign that the company's leadership believes its stock is undervalued. How were Ashland Global's earnings last quarter? Ashland Global Holdings Inc (NYSE:ASH) posted its earnings results on Tuesday, November, 6th. The basic materials company reported $0.97 EPS for the quarter, meeting the consensus estimate of $0.97. The basic materials company had revenue of $956 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $926.50 million. Ashland Global had a net margin of 3.05% and a return on equity of 6.71%. Ashland Global's revenue was up 8.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the business earned $0.78 EPS. View Ashland Global's Earnings History. When is Ashland Global's next earnings date? Ashland Global is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Monday, February 4th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Ashland Global. What guidance has Ashland Global issued on next quarter's earnings? Ashland Global updated its first quarter earnings guidance on Tuesday, November, 6th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $0.55-0.65 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $0.54. Ashland Global also updated its FY 2019 guidance to $4.20-4.40 EPS. What price target have analysts set for ASH? 12 Wall Street analysts have issued twelve-month price targets for Ashland Global's stock. Their forecasts range from $68.23 to $97.00. On average, they expect Ashland Global's stock price to reach $89.47 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 20.0% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Ashland Global. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Ashland Global? 12 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Ashland Global in the last year. There are currently 2 hold ratings and 10 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for Ashland Global. What are Wall Street analysts saying about Ashland Global stock? Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Ashland Global stock: 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Ashland Global Holdings Inc. is engaged in providing specialty chemical solutions. It serves consumer and industrial markets which includes adhesives, architectural coatings, automotive, construction, energy, food and beverage, personal care and pharmaceutical sector. Ashland Global Holdings Inc., formerly known as Ashland Inc., is based in Covington, United States. " (12/5/2018) 2. KeyCorp analysts commented, "Supported by strength in both Materials and Chemical, along with improvements in price/mix benefits and lower raw material costs (particularly CTO), NGVT reported robust 1Q18 results with adjusted EBITDA of $67.1M compared to our/Street’s $56M/ $56.4M. With solid performance during the quarter and robust market dynamics, management updated 2018 guidance which now calls for sales of $1.10B-$1.13B ($1.07B-$1.13B) and adjusted EBITDA of $293M-$307M ($285M-$305M previously). With the updated outlook, we raise our 2018 EBITDA to $300M from $295M. Maintain Outperform." (5/3/2018) Has Ashland Global been receiving favorable news coverage? News coverage about ASH stock has trended positive this week, according to InfoTrie. InfoTrie scores the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Ashland Global earned a media sentiment score of 2.5 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned media headlines about the basic materials company a news buzz of 7.0 out of 10, indicating that recent media coverage is likely to have an impact on the company's share price in the next several days. Who are some of Ashland Global's key competitors? Some companies that are related to Ashland Global include Koninklijke DSM (RDSMY), ASAHI KASEI COR/ADR (AHKSY), FMC (FMC), Johnson Matthey (JMPLY), Chemours (CC), KURARAY CO LTD/ADR (KURRY), Huntsman (HUN), W. R. Grace & Co (GRA), Olin (OLN), Ingevity (NGVT), Univar (UNVR), Balchem (BCPC), PQ Group (PQG), GCP Applied Technologies (GCP) and Innospec (IOSP). Who are Ashland Global's key executives? Ashland Global's management team includes the folowing people: Mr. William A. Wulfsohn, Chairman & CEO (Age 56)Mr. John Kevin Willis, Sr. VP & CFO (Age 53)Mr. J. William Heitman, VP, Controller & Principal Accounting Officer (Age 64)Mr. Peter J. Ganz, Sr. VP, Gen. Counsel & Sec. (Age 56)Ms. Anne T. Schumann, Sr. VP and Chief HR & Information Technology Officer (Age 58) Who are Ashland Global's major shareholders? Ashland Global's stock is owned by a variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Hennessy Advisors Inc. (0.38%), Retirement Systems of Alabama (0.33%), Gateway Investment Advisers LLC (0.19%), First Financial Bank Trust Division (0.09%), Boussard & Gavaudan Investment Management LLP (0.08%) and Louisiana State Employees Retirement System (0.03%). Company insiders that own Ashland Global stock include Anne T Schumann, J Kevin Willis, Keith C Silverman, Luis M Fernandez-Moreno, Peter Ganz and William J Heitman. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Ashland Global. Which major investors are selling Ashland Global stock? ASH stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Hennessy Advisors Inc., Boussard & Gavaudan Investment Management LLP and Louisiana State Employees Retirement System. Company insiders that have sold Ashland Global company stock in the last year include Anne T Schumann, J Kevin Willis, Keith C Silverman and William J Heitman. View Insider Buying and Selling for Ashland Global. Which major investors are buying Ashland Global stock? ASH stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Fox Run Management L.L.C., Cerebellum GP LLC, Dubuque Bank & Trust Co., First Financial Bank Trust Division, Retirement Systems of Alabama and Gateway Investment Advisers LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for Ashland Global. How do I buy shares of Ashland Global? Shares of ASH can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab. What is Ashland Global's stock price today? One share of ASH stock can currently be purchased for approximately $74.54. How big of a company is Ashland Global? Ashland Global has a market capitalization of $4.65 billion and generates $3.74 billion in revenue each year. The basic materials company earns $114 million in net income (profit) each year or $3.58 on an earnings per share basis. Ashland Global employs 6,000 workers across the globe. What is Ashland Global's official website? The official website for Ashland Global is http://www.ashland.com. How can I contact Ashland Global? Ashland Global's mailing address is 50 East RiverCenter Boulevard, COVINGTON KY, 41011. The basic materials company can be reached via phone at 859-815-3333 or via email at [email protected] MarketBeat Community Rating for Ashland Global (NYSE ASH)Community Ranking: 3.0 out of 5 ( )Outperform Votes: 449 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 308 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 757MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Ashland Global and other stocks. 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