NYSE:ASH - Ashland Global Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$77.19 -1.02 (-1.30 %)
(As of 01/22/2019 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$78.21
Today's Range$76.39 - $77.85
52-Week Range$64.81 - $86.63
Volume380,300 shs
Average Volume594,607 shs
Market Capitalization$4.83 billion
P/E Ratio21.56
Dividend Yield1.31%
Beta1.34
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

Industry Chemicals & allied products
Sub-IndustrySpecialty Chemicals
SectorBasic Materials
CUSIP04420910
Phone859-815-3333

Debt

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$3.74 billion
Cash Flow$8.6828 per share
Book Value$54.56 per share

Profitability

Net Income$114 million

Miscellaneous

Employees6,000
Market Cap$4.83 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. Shareholders 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 yield of 1.30%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend 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 stock repurchase 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 repurchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase plans are generally an indication that the company's leadership believes its shares are undervalued.

How were Ashland Global's earnings last quarter?

Ashland Global Holdings Inc (NYSE:ASH) released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, November, 6th. The basic materials company reported $0.97 EPS for the quarter, hitting analysts' consensus estimates of $0.97. The basic materials company earned $956 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $926.50 million. Ashland Global had a return on equity of 6.71% and a net margin of 3.05%. The company's quarterly revenue was up 8.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $0.78 earnings per share. 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 issued an update on its first quarter earnings guidance on Tuesday, November, 6th. The company provided earnings per share 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 1 year price objectives for Ashland Global's shares. Their predictions range from $68.23 to $97.00. On average, they expect Ashland Global's stock price to reach $89.47 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 15.9% 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 stories about ASH stock have trended very positive on Tuesday, according to InfoTrie Sentiment. The research firm scores the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than six thousand news and blog sources. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Ashland Global earned a news impact score of 3.2 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave news coverage about the basic materials company a news buzz of 4.0 out of 10, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company's share price in the next several days.

Who are some of Ashland Global's key competitors?

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 retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Hennessy Advisors Inc. (0.38%), Retirement Systems of Alabama (0.33%), Gateway Investment Advisers LLC (0.19%), Handelsinvest Investeringsforvaltning (0.10%), First Financial Bank Trust Division (0.09%) and Boussard & Gavaudan Investment Management LLP (0.08%). 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 institutional 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, Oakbrook Investments LLC, Louisiana State Employees Retirement System, Nisa Investment Advisors LLC, Patten & Patten Inc. TN and Alpha Windward LLC. Company insiders that have sold Ashland Global company stock in the last year include J Kevin Willis, Keith C Silverman and William J Heitman. View Insider Buying and Selling for Ashland Global.

Which institutional investors are buying Ashland Global stock?

ASH stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Handelsinvest Investeringsforvaltning, Fox Run Management L.L.C., Cerebellum GP LLC, Dubuque Bank & Trust Co., Town & Country Bank & Trust CO dba First Bankers Trust CO, First Financial Bank Trust Division, Joel Isaacson & Co. LLC and FNY 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 $77.19.

How big of a company is Ashland Global?

Ashland Global has a market capitalization of $4.83 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 (star star star)
Outperform Votes:  449 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  309 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  758
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This page was last updated on 1/22/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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