Dow Chemical Co Company Profile (NYSE:DOW)

About Dow Chemical Co (NYSE:DOW)

Dow Chemical Co logoThe Dow Chemical Company manufactures and supplies products used primarily as raw materials in the manufacture of customer products and services. The Company's segments include Agricultural Sciences, which is engaged in providing crop protection and seed/plant biotechnology products and technologies, urban pest management solutions and healthy oils; Consumer Solutions, which consists of Consumer Care, Dow Automotive Systems, Dow Electronic Materials and Consumer Solutions-Silicones businesses; Infrastructure Solutions, which consists of Dow Building & Construction, Dow Coating Materials, Energy & Water Solutions, Performance Monomers and Infrastructure Solutions-Silicones businesses; Performance Materials & Chemicals, which consists of Chlor-Alkali and Vinyl, Industrial Solutions and Polyurethanes businesses, and Performance Plastics, which consists of Dow Elastomers, Dow Electrical and Telecommunications, Dow Packaging and Specialty Plastics, Energy and Hydrocarbons businesses.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Basic Materials
  • Industry: Chemicals - Major Diversified
  • Sub-Industry: Diversified Chemicals
  • Symbol: NYSE:DOW
  • CUSIP: 26054310
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $74.6 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 1,221,702,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $62.09
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $60.10
  • 52 Week Range: $47.51 - $65.42
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 15.04
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 13.88
  • P/E Growth: 2.14
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $50.69 billion
  • Price / Sales: 1.47
  • Book Value: $22.15 per share
  • Price / Book: 2.76
  • Annual Dividend: $1.84
  • Dividend Yield: 3.0%
  • EBIDTA: $8.98 billion
  • Net Margins: 8.97%
  • Return on Equity: 16.85%
  • Return on Assets: 5.55%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.75%
  • Current Ratio: 1.88%
  • Quick Ratio: 1.29%
  • Average Volume: 5.84 million shs.
  • Beta: 1.12
  • Short Ratio: 3.35

Frequently Asked Questions for Dow Chemical Co (NYSE:DOW)

What is Dow Chemical Co's stock symbol?

Dow Chemical Co trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "DOW."

How often does Dow Chemical Co pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Dow Chemical Co?

Dow Chemical Co announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, May 11th. Investors of record on Friday, June 30th will be paid a dividend of $0.46 per share on Friday, July 28th. This represents a $1.84 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.01%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, June 28th. View Dow Chemical Co's Dividend History.

How were Dow Chemical Co's earnings last quarter?

Dow Chemical Co (NYSE:DOW) issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, April, 27th. The company reported $1.04 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $0.99 by $0.05. The company earned $13.23 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $12.46 billion. Dow Chemical Co had a net margin of 8.97% and a return on equity of 16.85%. The company's revenue was up 23.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $0.89 EPS. View Dow Chemical Co's Earnings History.

Where is Dow Chemical Co's stock going? Where will Dow Chemical Co's stock price be in 2017?

10 brokerages have issued 1 year price objectives for Dow Chemical Co's stock. Their predictions range from $60.00 to $85.00. On average, they expect Dow Chemical Co's stock price to reach $70.63 in the next twelve months. View Analyst Ratings for Dow Chemical Co.

What are analysts saying about Dow Chemical Co stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Dow Chemical Co stock:

  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Earnings estimate for Dow for first-quarter 2017 has been stable of late. Dow has outperformed the Zacks categorized Chemicals-Diversified industry over the last one year. The company should gain from its cost-cutting and aggressive portfolio management actions. The planned merger with DuPont is also expected to create significant synergies. Dow should also gain from cost synergies associated with Dow Corning Silicones business and its strategic investments in the U.S. Gulf Coast and the Middle East. However, Dow’s agriculture business remains affected by weak crop commodity prices. The company also faces pricing headwinds, feedstock cost pressure and weak demand in the energy market." (4/20/2017)
  • 2. Jefferies Group LLC analysts commented, "Following the recent market rally, emphasizing self-help and EPS growth prospects less chained to the industrial cycle will likely improve both absolute returns and risk/reward in the chemical sector. With this in mind, and with the merger likely to close in the near future, we are upgrading Dow and DuPont to Buy from Hold." (3/6/2017)
  • 3. JPMorgan Chase & Co. analysts commented, "The reports of our chemical companies concerning order patterns and business conditions in July suggest that European recessionary conditions are not a base case, and that global demand is holding up generally well," analyst Jeffrey Zekauskas wrote in a note.The analyst still believes Dow Chemical/E I Du Pont De Nemours And Co (NYSE: DD) could be "a large free cash generator over a longer period of time as Dow's capital expenditures move substantially lower." Further, the company is expected to benefit from significant capacity expansions and efforts to achieve cost reduction in the consolidation of the companies.Related Link: Du Pont's Beat Doesn't Take Barclays' Focus Off Dow DealZekauskas noted that Dow was able to maintain a level EBITDA year-over-year in the second quarter significantly due to its cost reduction efforts and by running capacity of ethylene and derivatives at reasonable rates.The analyst added, "Should Dow meet its target of an incremental $400 million in equity income from Sadara, the benefit would be an additional $0.35 per share."It may be the case that Dow's earnings can easily rise above $4.00 annually from a reasonable functioning of Sadara. It is easy to forget that Performance Materials and Performance Plastics equity income combined were $579 million in 2014 and are likely to be $75 million in 2016," (7/29/2016)

Are investors shorting Dow Chemical Co?

Dow Chemical Co saw a decline in short interest in May. As of May 15th, there was short interest totalling 12,736,163 shares, a decline of 36.6% from the April 28th total of 20,088,461 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 5,800,501 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 2.2 days. Currently, 1.0% of the shares of the stock are sold short.

Who are some of Dow Chemical Co's key competitors?

Who are Dow Chemical Co's key executives?

Dow Chemical Co's management team includes the folowing people:

  • Andrew N. Liveris, Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer
  • James R. Fitterling, President, Chief Operating Officer
  • Howard I. Ungerleider, Vice Chairman, Chief Financial Officer
  • Joe E. Harlan, Vice Chairman, Chief Commercial Officer
  • Johanna Soderstrom, Chief Human Resource Officer, Corporate Vice President - Human Resources and Aviation
  • Charles J. Kalil, Executive Vice President, General Counsel
  • Heinz Haller, Executive Vice President and President, Dow Europe, Middle East, Africa and India
  • Attiganal N. Sreeram, Senior Vice President - Research and Development, Chief Technology Officer
  • Peter Holicki, Senior Vice President - Operations, Manufacturing and Engineering, Environment, Health and Safety Operations, and Emergency Services and Security
  • Ronald C. Edmonds, Vice President - Controllers and Tax, Controller

Who owns Dow Chemical Co stock?

Dow Chemical Co's stock is owned by a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Vanguard Group Inc. (6.75%), BlackRock Inc. (6.68%), State Street Corp (3.97%), Wellington Management Group LLP (2.85%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (1.36%) and FMR LLC (1.29%). View Institutional Ownership Trends for Dow Chemical Co.

Who sold Dow Chemical Co stock? Who is selling Dow Chemical Co stock?

Dow Chemical Co's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Alliancebernstein L.P., Renaissance Technologies LLC, Schroder Investment Management Group, American Century Companies Inc., Marshall Wace LLP, Wellington Management Group LLP, Thrivent Financial For Lutherans and RidgeWorth Capital Management LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for Dow Chemical Co.

Who bought Dow Chemical Co stock? Who is buying Dow Chemical Co stock?

Dow Chemical Co's stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including BlackRock Inc., Vanguard Group Inc., Jana Partners LLC, Glenview Capital Management LLC, Ameriprise Financial Inc., FMR LLC, Investec Asset Management LTD and MARSHALL WACE ASIA Ltd. View Insider Buying and Selling for Dow Chemical Co.

How do I buy Dow Chemical Co stock?

Shares of Dow Chemical Co can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Dow Chemical Co's stock price today?

One share of Dow Chemical Co stock can currently be purchased for approximately $61.06.

MarketBeat Community Rating for Dow Chemical Co (NYSE DOW)
Community Ranking:  2.5 out of 5 (  )
Outperform Votes:  402 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  402 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  804
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Dow Chemical Co and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Dow Chemical Co (NYSE:DOW) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 2 Hold Ratings, 8 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.80)
Consensus Price Target: $70.63 (15.66% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Dow Chemical Co (NYSE:DOW)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
4/30/2017Credit Suisse Group AGSet Price TargetBuy$66.00MediumView Rating Details
5/1/2017Citigroup IncBoost Price TargetBuy$73.00 -> $74.00LowView Rating Details
5/1/2017Barclays PLCBoost Price TargetEqual Weight$65.00 -> $67.00LowView Rating Details
4/28/2017Royal Bank of CanadaReiterated RatingBuy$76.00LowView Rating Details
4/25/2017Erste GroupInitiated CoverageHoldLowView Rating Details
3/20/2017Alembic Global AdvisorsSet Price TargetBuy$85.00MediumView Rating Details
3/6/2017Jefferies Group LLCUpgradeHold -> Buy$65.00 -> $75.00N/AView Rating Details
12/23/2016Sanford C. BernsteinReiterated RatingOverweightN/AView Rating Details
7/29/2016NomuraBoost Price TargetBuy$59.00 -> $62.00N/AView Rating Details
7/29/2016JPMorgan Chase & Co.UpgradeNeutral -> Overweight$50.00 -> $60.00N/AView Rating Details
4/4/2016Deutsche Bank AGReiterated RatingBuyN/AView Rating Details
2/8/2016Susquehanna Bancshares IncUpgradeNeutral -> Positive$54.00N/AView Rating Details
10/23/2015S&P Equity ResearchDowngradeHold$54.00 -> $51.00N/AView Rating Details
9/8/2015Bank of America CorpInitiated CoverageBuy$55.00 -> $42.08N/AView Rating Details
9/4/2015Piper Jaffray CompaniesReiterated RatingHold$52.00 -> $48.00N/AView Rating Details
6/22/2015MacquarieBoost Price TargetOutperform$56.00 -> $60.00N/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 5/29/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Dow Chemical Co (NYSE:DOW)
Earnings by Quarter for Dow Chemical Co (NYSE:DOW)
Earnings History by Quarter for Dow Chemical Co (NYSE:DOW)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
4/27/2017Q1 17$0.99$1.04$12.46 billion$13.23 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/26/2017Q416$0.88$0.99$12.36 billion$13.00 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/27/2016Q316$0.80$0.91$12.01 billion$12.48 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/28/2016Q216$0.86$0.95$11.24 billion$12.00 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/28/2016Q116$0.83$0.89$10.66 billion$10.70 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/2/2016Q415$0.70$0.93$11.20 billion$11.50 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/22/2015Q315$0.68$0.82$12.38 billion$12.04 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/23/2015Q215$0.81$0.91$12.96 billion$12.90 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/23/2015Q115$0.76$0.84$13.04 billion$12.40 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
1/29/2015Q4$0.68$0.85$14.50 billion$14.38 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/22/2014Q314$0.67$0.72$14.31 billion$14.40 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/23/2014Q214$0.72$0.74$14.82 billion$14.92 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/23/2014Q114$0.71$0.79$14.72 billion$14.50 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
1/29/2014Q413$0.43$0.65$14.13 billion$14.40 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/24/2013Q313$0.54$0.50$14.00 million$13.73 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/25/2013Q2 2013$0.63$0.64$14.48 billion$14.60 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/25/2013Q1 2013$0.61$0.69$14.88 billion$14.40 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
1/31/2013Q4 2012$0.34$0.33$13.70 billion$13.92 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/26/2012$0.67$0.55ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/26/2012$0.60$0.61ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/2/2012$0.30$0.25ViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/27/2011$0.64$0.62ViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/27/2011$0.79$0.85ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/28/2011$0.67$0.82ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/3/2011$0.35$0.47ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for Dow Chemical Co (NYSE:DOW)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $4.09
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20171$0.93$0.93$0.93
Q2 20172$1.05$1.09$1.07
Q3 20172$0.98$0.99$0.99
Q4 20172$1.09$1.12$1.11
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for Dow Chemical Co (NYSE:DOW)
Next Dividend:7/28/2017
Annual Dividend:$1.84
Dividend Yield:3.01%
Dividend Growth:24.20% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:54.76% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
45.21% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
41.82% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
Track Record:6 Years of Consecutive Dividend Growth
Dividend Payments by Quarter for Dow Chemical Co (NYSE:DOW)

Dividend History by Quarter for Dow Chemical Co (NYSE:DOW)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for Dow Chemical Co (NYSE:DOW)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 0.97%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 69.38%
Insider Trades by Quarter for Dow Chemical Co (NYSE:DOW)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Dow Chemical Co (NYSE:DOW)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Dow Chemical Co (NYSE:DOW)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
11/3/2015Fernando RuizVPSell20,000$52.35$1,047,000.00View SEC Filing  
2/11/2015Ruth G ShawDirectorBuy4,154$48.19$200,181.26View SEC Filing  
2/6/2015Mark LoughridgeDirectorBuy2,074$48.23$100,029.02View SEC Filing  
10/27/2014Paul PolmanDirectorBuy21,500$46.56$1,001,040.00View SEC Filing  
8/7/2014Fernando RuizVPSell35,000$52.00$1,820,000.00View SEC Filing  
5/19/2014James FitterlingEVPSell72,000$49.41$3,557,520.00View SEC Filing  
8/12/2013Arnold AllemangDirectorSell50,028$37.49$1,875,549.72View SEC Filing  
8/9/2013James FitterlingEVPSell30,000$38.00$1,140,000.00View SEC Filing  
8/5/2013Carol Dudley-WilliamsEVPSell25,000$36.26$906,500.00View SEC Filing  
5/21/2013James R FitterlingEVPSell46,720$35.90$1,677,248.00View SEC Filing  
5/20/2013Fernando RuizVPSell2,007$35.56$71,368.92View SEC Filing  
2/25/2013Arnold A AllemangDirectorSell33,000$31.39$1,035,870.00View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Headline Trends for Dow Chemical Co (NYSE:DOW)
Latest Headlines for Dow Chemical Co (NYSE:DOW)
DateHeadline logoBrokers Issue Forecasts for Dow Chemical Co's FY2017 Earnings (DOW) - May 29 at 7:40 AM logo$13.8 Billion in Sales Expected for Dow Chemical Co (DOW) This Quarter - May 28 at 9:10 AM logoDow Chemical Co (DOW) Expected to Post Earnings of $1.03 Per Share - May 26 at 12:53 PM logoDow Chemical Co (DOW) to Post Q2 2017 Earnings of $1.09 Per Share, SunTrust Banks Forecasts - May 26 at 7:59 AM logoJuly 7th Options Now Available For Dow Chemical (DOW) - May 25 at 6:39 PM logoLoeb says Dow and DuPont should consider splitting into six - May 25 at 2:35 AM
News IconLoeb says Dow-DuPont deal can create $20 billion more value - May 25 at 2:35 AM logo[$$] Dan Loeb to Call for Changes to Dow-DuPont Post-Merger Plan - May 24 at 9:35 PM logoDow Highlights Progress in Redefining the Role of Business in Society in 2016 Sustainability Report - Business Wire (press release) - May 24 at 4:34 PM logoDan Loeb to Call for Changes to Dow-DuPont Post-Merger Plan - May 24 at 12:31 PM logoThird Point's Loeb: Break Up of DowDuPont Into Three Companies Isn't Enough - May 24 at 12:31 PM logo[$$] Investor Loeb to Seek Changes to Dow-DuPont Post-Merger Plan - May 24 at 12:31 PM logoActivist Dan Loeb says Dow-DuPont merger plan may leave $20 billion on the table - May 24 at 12:31 PM logoLoeb outlines plans for $20 bln more in value after DowDuPont merger - May 24 at 12:31 PM logoDow Chemical Sees Unusually Large Options Volume (DOW) - May 24 at 7:12 AM logoDow's Melinda H. Keefe to Receive 14th Annual SCI Gordon E. Moore Medal - May 23 at 4:32 PM logoDow Chemical Inks Coatings, Silicones Deals in Saudi Arabia - May 23 at 12:26 PM logoDow Chemical to Expand in Saudi Arabia with Coatings, Silicones - May 23 at 12:26 PM logoClariant to Buy Huntsman for $6.4 Billion as Chemical M&A Surges - May 22 at 4:32 PM logoDow Signs Agreements for Coatings and Silicones Investments in Saudi Arabia - Business Wire (press release) - May 22 at 11:54 AM logoDow Highlights Progress in Redefining the Role of Business in Society in 2016 Sustainability Report - May 22 at 11:54 AM logoDow Signs Agreements for Coatings and Silicones Investments in Saudi Arabia - May 20 at 10:48 AM logoAndrew Liveris Appointed Co-chair of Saudi-U.S. CEO Forum - May 20 at 10:48 AM logoDow Chemical Co. 2017 Q1 - Results - Earnings Call Slides - May 19 at 4:36 PM logoNOVA Chemicals Corporation -- Moody's rates NOVA's new notes at Ba2 - May 19 at 4:36 PM logoDow Chemical Co (DOW) Receives Consensus Rating of "Buy" from Brokerages - May 19 at 10:50 AM logoChemicals Stocks on Investors' Radar -- Dow Chemical, Huntsman, FMC Corp., and Gevo - PR Newswire (press release) - May 18 at 10:39 AM logoDow, DuPont Merger Gets Conditional Approval in Brazil - May 18 at 10:39 AM logoDow (DOW) and DuPont (DD) Receive Conditional Regulatory Approval in Brazil for Merger - May 17 at 9:50 PM logoChemical Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) Market 2017-2027 - May 17 at 9:50 PM logoDOW Dividend Yield Pushes Past 3% - May 17 at 9:50 PM logoDuPont, Dow win conditional merger approval from Brazil regulator - Seeking Alpha - May 17 at 4:50 PM logoDow merger with DuPont gets conditional approval in Brazil - May 17 at 4:50 PM logoDow Showcases Collaboration and Innovation at SB’17 Detroit - May 17 at 11:08 AM logoLarry Robbins Buys Dow Chemical Co, Intel Corp, Shire PLC, Sells Healthsouth Corp, HCA ... - May 16 at 4:46 PM
News IconBRIEF-Jana Partners LLC takes sole share stake in Dow Chemical, ups sole stake in Cognizant - May 16 at 12:00 PM logoDow Chemical awards contract extension to Semantic Designs for Process Control Software Reengineering - May 16 at 12:00 PM logoDow Receives 2017 U.S. EPA Safer Choice Partner of the Year Award - May 16 at 12:00 PM logoDow Chemical Outlines Investment Plans, Gives Merger Update - May 12 at 5:19 PM logoDow Chemical (DOW) Offers Updated on Transition Timing - May 12 at 3:29 AM logoDow Declares Quarterly Dividend of 46 Cents per Share - May 11 at 5:26 PM logoDow Announces Updated Transition Timing - May 11 at 5:26 PM logoDow Announces Next Phase of Comprehensive Investments to Deliver Long-Term Competitive Advantage and Earnings Growth - May 11 at 5:26 PM logoDow Announces Results from Annual Stockholder Meeting - May 11 at 5:26 PM logoAndrew Liveris to retire from combined DowDuPont company mid-2018 - May 11 at 5:26 PM logoDow Chemical Co Plans Quarterly Dividend of $0.46 (DOW) - May 11 at 2:46 PM logo[$$] Sinochem/ChemChina: lean manufacturing - May 10 at 6:04 AM logoDow Chemical Deploys Synergis Software's Adept Engineering Information Management to Support Global Operational Excellence - May 9 at 4:46 PM logoDow merger with DuPont gets positive antitrust review in Brazil - Reuters - May 5 at 9:59 PM logoDow’s U.S. Apprenticeship Program Receives U.S. Department of Labor Registration - May 5 at 4:58 PM



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