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Volume335,630 shs
Average Volume526,564 shs
Market Capitalization$5.21 billion
P/E RatioN/A
Dividend Yield1.27%
Beta1.35

Competitors

Ashland Global (NYSE:ASH) Vs. SHW, ECL, IFF, CE, ALB, and RPM

Should you be buying ASH stock or one of its competitors? Companies in the sub-industry of "specialty chemicals" are considered alternatives and competitors to Ashland Global, including The Sherwin-Williams (SHW), Ecolab (ECL), International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF), Celanese (CE), Albemarle (ALB), and RPM International (RPM).

Ashland Global (NYSE:ASH) and The Sherwin-Williams (NYSE:SHW) are both basic materials companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, dividends, profitability, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk and valuation.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

91.9% of Ashland Global shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 76.5% of The Sherwin-Williams shares are owned by institutional investors. 10.1% of Ashland Global shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.6% of The Sherwin-Williams shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Ashland Global and The Sherwin-Williams, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Ashland Global10702.75
The Sherwin-Williams121502.78

Ashland Global presently has a consensus price target of $92.4444, suggesting a potential upside of 7.76%. The Sherwin-Williams has a consensus price target of $309.9412, suggesting a potential upside of 8.44%. Given The Sherwin-Williams' stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe The Sherwin-Williams is more favorable than Ashland Global.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Ashland Global and The Sherwin-Williams' gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Ashland Global$2.33 billion2.24$-508,000,000.00$2.8030.64
The Sherwin-Williams$17.90 billion4.25$1.54 billion$21.1213.53

The Sherwin-Williams has higher revenue and earnings than Ashland Global. The Sherwin-Williams is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Ashland Global, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Volatility & Risk

Ashland Global has a beta of 1.35, indicating that its stock price is 35% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, The Sherwin-Williams has a beta of 1.01, indicating that its stock price is 1% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

Ashland Global pays an annual dividend of $1.10 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.3%. The Sherwin-Williams pays an annual dividend of $2.20 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.8%. Ashland Global pays out 39.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. The Sherwin-Williams pays out 10.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. Ashland Global has raised its dividend for 1 consecutive years. Ashland Global is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Profitability

This table compares Ashland Global and The Sherwin-Williams' net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Ashland Global-21.84%5.40%2.43%
The Sherwin-Williams10.41%56.69%10.66%

Summary

The Sherwin-Williams beats Ashland Global on 12 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

Ecolab (NYSE:ECL) and Ashland Global (NYSE:ASH) are both basic materials companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and valuation.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

73.6% of Ecolab shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 91.9% of Ashland Global shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.2% of Ecolab shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 10.1% of Ashland Global shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

Ecolab pays an annual dividend of $1.92 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.9%. Ashland Global pays an annual dividend of $1.10 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.3%. Ecolab pays out 33.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Ashland Global pays out 39.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. Ecolab has increased its dividend for 36 consecutive years and Ashland Global has increased its dividend for 1 consecutive years.

Profitability

This table compares Ecolab and Ashland Global's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Ecolab-8.21%18.14%6.75%
Ashland Global-21.84%5.40%2.43%

Risk and Volatility

Ecolab has a beta of 1.01, indicating that its stock price is 1% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Ashland Global has a beta of 1.35, indicating that its stock price is 35% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Ecolab and Ashland Global, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Ecolab07702.50
Ashland Global10702.75

Ecolab presently has a consensus target price of $228.70, suggesting a potential upside of 3.26%. Ashland Global has a consensus target price of $92.4444, suggesting a potential upside of 7.76%. Given Ashland Global's stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Ashland Global is more favorable than Ecolab.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Ecolab and Ashland Global's gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Ecolab$14.91 billion4.25$1.56 billion$5.8238.05
Ashland Global$2.33 billion2.24$-508,000,000.00$2.8030.64

Ecolab has higher revenue and earnings than Ashland Global. Ashland Global is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Ecolab, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

Ecolab beats Ashland Global on 9 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

Ashland Global (NYSE:ASH) and International Flavors & Fragrances (NYSE:IFF) are both basic materials companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership and earnings.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

91.9% of Ashland Global shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 94.4% of International Flavors & Fragrances shares are held by institutional investors. 10.1% of Ashland Global shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.4% of International Flavors & Fragrances shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Ashland Global and International Flavors & Fragrances' net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Ashland Global-21.84%5.40%2.43%
International Flavors & Fragrances7.44%11.00%5.10%

Volatility and Risk

Ashland Global has a beta of 1.35, meaning that its share price is 35% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, International Flavors & Fragrances has a beta of 0.97, meaning that its share price is 3% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

Ashland Global pays an annual dividend of $1.10 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.3%. International Flavors & Fragrances pays an annual dividend of $3.08 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.2%. Ashland Global pays out 39.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. International Flavors & Fragrances pays out 49.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. Ashland Global has increased its dividend for 1 consecutive years and International Flavors & Fragrances has increased its dividend for 11 consecutive years. International Flavors & Fragrances is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Ashland Global and International Flavors & Fragrances, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Ashland Global10702.75
International Flavors & Fragrances031002.77

Ashland Global presently has a consensus target price of $92.4444, indicating a potential upside of 7.76%. International Flavors & Fragrances has a consensus target price of $147.5385, indicating a potential upside of 6.41%. Given Ashland Global's higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Ashland Global is more favorable than International Flavors & Fragrances.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Ashland Global and International Flavors & Fragrances' revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Ashland Global$2.33 billion2.24$-508,000,000.00$2.8030.64
International Flavors & Fragrances$5.14 billion6.71$455.87 million$6.1722.47

International Flavors & Fragrances has higher revenue and earnings than Ashland Global. International Flavors & Fragrances is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Ashland Global, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

International Flavors & Fragrances beats Ashland Global on 13 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

Ashland Global (NYSE:ASH) and Celanese (NYSE:CE) are both basic materials companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation, risk, dividends and institutional ownership.

Dividends

Ashland Global pays an annual dividend of $1.10 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.3%. Celanese pays an annual dividend of $2.72 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.6%. Ashland Global pays out 39.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Celanese pays out 28.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. Ashland Global has raised its dividend for 1 consecutive years and Celanese has raised its dividend for 1 consecutive years. Celanese is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Ashland Global and Celanese's top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Ashland Global$2.33 billion2.24$-508,000,000.00$2.8030.64
Celanese$6.30 billion2.98$852 million$9.5317.49

Celanese has higher revenue and earnings than Ashland Global. Celanese is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Ashland Global, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Ashland Global and Celanese, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Ashland Global10702.75
Celanese151102.59

Ashland Global presently has a consensus price target of $92.4444, suggesting a potential upside of 7.76%. Celanese has a consensus price target of $156.6667, suggesting a potential downside of 5.99%. Given Ashland Global's stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe Ashland Global is more favorable than Celanese.

Profitability

This table compares Ashland Global and Celanese's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Ashland Global-21.84%5.40%2.43%
Celanese10.46%31.41%9.42%

Risk and Volatility

Ashland Global has a beta of 1.35, indicating that its share price is 35% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Celanese has a beta of 1.21, indicating that its share price is 21% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

91.9% of Ashland Global shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 97.5% of Celanese shares are owned by institutional investors. 10.1% of Ashland Global shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 0.7% of Celanese shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Celanese beats Ashland Global on 12 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

Ashland Global (NYSE:ASH) and Albemarle (NYSE:ALB) are both basic materials companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, institutional ownership, dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation and risk.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Ashland Global and Albemarle, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Ashland Global10702.75
Albemarle371002.35

Ashland Global currently has a consensus target price of $92.4444, indicating a potential upside of 7.76%. Albemarle has a consensus target price of $142.1429, indicating a potential downside of 9.86%. Given Ashland Global's stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Ashland Global is more favorable than Albemarle.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Ashland Global and Albemarle's top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Ashland Global$2.33 billion2.24$-508,000,000.00$2.8030.64
Albemarle$3.59 billion5.13$533.23 million$6.0426.11

Albemarle has higher revenue and earnings than Ashland Global. Albemarle is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Ashland Global, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Profitability

This table compares Ashland Global and Albemarle's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Ashland Global-21.84%5.40%2.43%
Albemarle11.77%11.96%4.97%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

91.9% of Ashland Global shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 86.4% of Albemarle shares are owned by institutional investors. 10.1% of Ashland Global shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 1.1% of Albemarle shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Dividends

Ashland Global pays an annual dividend of $1.10 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.3%. Albemarle pays an annual dividend of $1.56 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.0%. Ashland Global pays out 39.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Albemarle pays out 25.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. Ashland Global has raised its dividend for 1 consecutive years and Albemarle has raised its dividend for 27 consecutive years.

Risk and Volatility

Ashland Global has a beta of 1.35, meaning that its stock price is 35% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Albemarle has a beta of 1.59, meaning that its stock price is 59% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Albemarle beats Ashland Global on 12 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

RPM International (NYSE:RPM) and Ashland Global (NYSE:ASH) are both construction companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations, risk and dividends.

Dividends

RPM International pays an annual dividend of $1.52 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.6%. Ashland Global pays an annual dividend of $1.10 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.3%. RPM International pays out 49.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Ashland Global pays out 39.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. RPM International has raised its dividend for 19 consecutive years and Ashland Global has raised its dividend for 1 consecutive years. RPM International is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Profitability

This table compares RPM International and Ashland Global's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
RPM International7.50%35.72%8.85%
Ashland Global-21.84%5.40%2.43%

Risk & Volatility

RPM International has a beta of 1.01, suggesting that its share price is 1% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Ashland Global has a beta of 1.35, suggesting that its share price is 35% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for RPM International and Ashland Global, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
RPM International04502.56
Ashland Global10702.75

RPM International currently has a consensus target price of $95.8750, suggesting a potential downside of 1.24%. Ashland Global has a consensus target price of $92.4444, suggesting a potential upside of 7.76%. Given Ashland Global's stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Ashland Global is more favorable than RPM International.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares RPM International and Ashland Global's top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
RPM International$5.51 billion2.28$304.39 million$3.0731.62
Ashland Global$2.33 billion2.24$-508,000,000.00$2.8030.64

RPM International has higher revenue and earnings than Ashland Global. Ashland Global is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than RPM International, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

74.7% of RPM International shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 91.9% of Ashland Global shares are held by institutional investors. 1.6% of RPM International shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 10.1% of Ashland Global shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

RPM International beats Ashland Global on 10 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.


Ashland Global Competitors List

Competitor NameCompetitor BTM RankCompetitor PriceCompetitor Price ChangeCompetitor Market CapCompetitor RevenueCompetitor P/E RatioCompetitor Indicator(s)
The Sherwin-Williams logo
SHW
The Sherwin-Williams
2.1$285.81+2.1%$76.01 billion$17.90 billion14.11
Ecolab logo
ECL
Ecolab
2.2$221.48+1.8%$63.33 billion$14.91 billion-60.02Insider Selling
International Flavors & Fragrances logo
IFF
International Flavors & Fragrances
2.5$138.65+2.4%$34.51 billion$5.14 billion41.51Earnings Announcement
Analyst Report
News Coverage
Celanese logo
CE
Celanese
2.2$166.65+2.2%$18.77 billion$6.30 billion34.50
Albemarle logo
ALB
Albemarle
2.1$157.69+2.0%$18.41 billion$3.59 billion44.05Analyst Report
Analyst Revision
News Coverage
Gap Up
RPM International logo
RPM
RPM International
2.3$97.08+2.5%$12.57 billion$5.51 billion29.42
W. R. Grace & Co. logo
GRA
W. R. Grace & Co.
2.2$68.30+0.0%$4.53 billion$1.96 billion325.24High Trading Volume
Balchem logo
BCPC
Balchem
1.6$133.20+3.7%$4.32 billion$643.71 million52.24
Quaker Chemical logo
KWR
Quaker Chemical
2.4$232.24+1.1%$4.15 billion$1.13 billion645.13Dividend Announcement
Insider Selling
Analyst Revision
NewMarket logo
NEU
NewMarket
1.0$357.30+3.3%$3.90 billion$2.19 billion15.56
Sensient Technologies logo
SXT
Sensient Technologies
1.8$84.90+2.4%$3.59 billion$1.32 billion53.40
H.B. Fuller logo
FUL
H.B. Fuller
2.0$68.46+3.0%$3.58 billion$2.90 billion31.12Insider Selling
Stepan logo
SCL
Stepan
2.2$137.36+3.4%$3.09 billion$1.86 billion26.93Insider Selling
Minerals Technologies logo
MTX
Minerals Technologies
1.8$83.36+3.0%$2.81 billion$1.79 billion26.05Analyst Upgrade
Analyst Revision
Innospec logo
IOSP
Innospec
1.8$101.60+3.3%$2.50 billion$1.51 billion68.19Insider Selling
Ferro logo
FOE
Ferro
1.0$21.66+0.7%$1.79 billion$1.02 billion-360.94Earnings Announcement
Analyst Downgrade
Unusual Options Activity
Kraton logo
KRA
Kraton
1.3$34.78+2.4%$1.12 billion$1.80 billion-4.88
FutureFuel logo
FF
FutureFuel
1.3$14.74+8.3%$644.77 million$205.23 million5.67Dividend Announcement
High Trading Volume
Unusual Options Activity
Landec logo
LNDC
Landec
2.0$11.76+0.9%$344.96 million$590.37 million-6.76
Flotek Industries logo
FTK
Flotek Industries
0.6$1.90+3.2%$138.19 million$119.35 million-0.75Earnings Announcement
Advanced Emissions Solutions logo
ADES
Advanced Emissions Solutions
0.9$5.20+1.0%$98.05 million$70.09 million-7.88Earnings Announcement
This page was last updated on 5/14/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff
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