Dow Chemical Co Company Profile (NYSE:DOW)

About Dow Chemical Co (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
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Symbol: DOW
  • CUSIP: 26054310
Key Metrics:
  • Previous Close: $63.08
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $62.38
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $57.07
  • 52-Week Range: $47.51 - $64.73
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 17.84
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 14.43
  • P/E Growth: 2.21
  • Market Cap: $76.18B
  • Outstanding Shares: 1,213,311,000
  • Beta: 1.12
  • 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%

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Dow Chemical Co (NYSE:DOW) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Hold Rating, 8 Buy Ratings, 1 Strong Buy Rating
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 3.00)
Consensus Price Target: $68.00 (8.30% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Dow Chemical Co (NYSE:DOW)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
3/20/2017Alembic Global AdvisorsSet Price TargetBuy$85.00MediumView Rating Details
3/6/2017Jefferies Group LLCUpgradeHold -> Buy$65.00 -> $75.00N/AView Rating Details
1/29/2017Barclays PLCReiterated RatingHold$65.00N/AView Rating Details
1/27/2017Credit Suisse Group AGSet Price TargetBuy$66.00N/AView Rating Details
12/23/2016Sanford C. BernsteinReiterated RatingOverweightN/AView Rating Details
12/19/2016Royal Bank of CanadaBoost Price TargetTop Pick$68.00 -> $72.00N/AView Rating Details
10/3/2016Citigroup IncUpgradeNeutral -> Buy$55.00 -> $59.00N/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
4/23/2015Cowen and CompanyReiterated RatingMarket Perform$47.00N/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 3/23/2015 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
1/26/2017Q416$0.88$0.99$12.36 billion$13.00 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/27/2016Q316$0.79$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$0.69$0.82$12.38 billion$12.04 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/23/2015Q215$0.83$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$0.69$0.85$14.50 billion$14.38 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/22/2014Q314$0.68$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)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $4.09 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $4.35 EPS
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20162$0.84$0.85$0.85
Q2 20162$0.84$0.88$0.86
Q3 20162$0.84$0.88$0.86
Q4 20162$0.90$0.99$0.95
Q1 20171$0.93$0.93$0.93
Q2 20172$1.09$1.15$1.12
Q3 20172$0.96$0.97$0.97
Q4 20172$0.97$1.04$1.01
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for Dow Chemical Co (NYSE:DOW)
Next Dividend:4/28/2017
Annual Dividend:$1.84
Dividend Yield:2.93%
Dividend Growth:24.20% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:54.76% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
44.99% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
42.30% (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 logoAnalyzing How Dow Chemical Stock Has Performed in 2017 (NYSE:DOW) - March 22 at 4:54 PM logoDow Chemical Will Pay a Dividend of $0.46 in 1Q17 (NYSE:DOW) - March 22 at 4:54 PM logoDow Chairman and CEO Liveris to Receive STEM Leadership Hall of Fame Award from U.S. News & World Report (NYSE:DOW) - March 21 at 5:01 PM
News IconDow Chemical Co (DOW) Given a $85.00 Price Target by Alembic Global Advisors Analysts (NYSE:DOW) - March 21 at 1:55 PM logoCNBC Transcript: Andrew N. Liveris, CEO, Dow Chemical Company (NYSE:DOW) - March 20 at 7:46 PM logoGlobalization is facing a 're-calibration,' says Dow Chemical chief (NYSE:DOW) - March 20 at 3:24 AM
News IconVetr Inc. Lowers Dow Chemical Co (DOW) to Buy (NYSE:DOW) - March 19 at 4:19 PM logoCourt upholds attorneys' fee award for Dow in patent fight with Bayer (NYSE:DOW) - March 17 at 10:07 PM logoBayer Said to Plan Sales of Seed Assets to Pre-empt Regulators (NYSE:DOW) - March 17 at 5:06 PM logoHere’s a map for the largest company in every state by market cap (NYSE:DOW) - March 16 at 6:10 PM logoGorsuch's environment record: Neither a clear friend nor foe (NYSE:DOW) - March 14 at 11:19 PM logoDow Chemical (DOW) Presents At 2017 JP Morgan Aviation Transportation & Industrials Conference (NYSE:DOW) - March 14 at 6:18 PM logoGorsuch's environment record: Neither a clear friend or foe (NYSE:DOW) - March 14 at 6:18 PM logoDow's Enhanced Expanded Polyethylene Foam Wins 2017 Ringier Technology Innovation Awards (NYSE:DOW) - March 14 at 1:02 PM logoTop Research Reports on Wells Fargo, Altria and Dow (NYSE:DOW) - March 13 at 4:53 PM logoDow and DuPont Inch Closer to Merger Approval (NYSE:DOW) - March 13 at 4:53 PM logoGlobal Roofing Insulation Adhesives Market 2017-2021 with 3M, Arkema, BASF, Henkel, Sika & The Dow Chemical Company Dominating - Research and Markets (NYSE:DOW) - March 13 at 12:05 PM logoJim Cramer Says Dow Chemical Can Rally Another $8 Per Share (NYSE:DOW) - March 13 at 12:05 PM logoCramer: Dow Chemical Can Add $8 From Here (NYSE:DOW) - March 13 at 12:05 PM logoChemical cos. near regulatory approval for massive merger (NYSE:DOW) - March 13 at 12:05 PM logoChemical co. approaches completion on Freeport plant - Houston Business Journal (NYSE:DOW) - March 11 at 9:59 AM logoChemical co. approaches completion on Freeport plant (NYSE:DOW) - March 10 at 5:50 PM logo1 Candidate For Improving Optionality During Any Incoming Economic Setback (NYSE:DOW) - March 9 at 5:20 PM logoResearch and Markets has Announced the Launch of Their Dow Chemical Market Research Portal. (NYSE:DOW) - March 9 at 5:20 PM logoE.ON Expands Customer Solutions Business in the Netherlands (NYSE:DOW) - March 9 at 5:20 PM logoDow to Participate in JP Morgan Aviation, Transportation and Industrials Conference 2017 (NYSE:DOW) - March 9 at 5:20 PM logoLiveris: The man I've gotten to know and interact with is... (NYSE:DOW) - March 9 at 5:20 PM logoThis is what it's like working with 'businessman Trump,' Dow Chemical CEO says (NYSE:DOW) - March 9 at 5:20 PM logoSee the companies with the largest Chapter 313 tax breaks in Houston (NYSE:DOW) - March 7 at 11:57 AM logoWarren Buffett Does Not See Any Value In Dow Chemical (NYSE:DOW) - March 6 at 4:35 PM logoDow Chemical upgraded by Jefferies (NYSE:DOW) - March 6 at 4:35 PM logoCERAWEEK-Exxon to invest $20 bln on U.S. Gulf Coast refining projects (NYSE:DOW) - March 6 at 4:35 PM logoDow, DuPont upgraded at Jefferies, which sees 90% chance of deal closing (NYSE:DOW) - March 6 at 10:06 AM logoTraders Turn Defensive and Look to Basic Materials for Support (DD, DOW) (NYSE:DOW) - March 6 at 10:06 AM logoDow Recognized as a 2017 Top Employer in the U.S. by the Top Employer Institute (NYSE:DOW) - March 1 at 12:56 PM logoBuffett: This is how we sold Dow Chemical (NYSE:DOW) - February 27 at 7:38 PM logoBuffett: I own about 20 suits (NYSE:DOW) - February 27 at 7:38 PM logoThe Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Wal-Mart Stores, Home Depot, E I Du Pont De Nemours, Dow Chemical and Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:DOW) - February 27 at 7:38 PM logoBig Business Delivers Christmas Wish List To Trump, 10 Months Early (NYSE:DOW) - February 25 at 9:33 PM logo[$$] Trump Orders Agencies to Identify Unnecessary Regulations (NYSE:DOW) - February 24 at 5:24 PM logoIn sweeping move, Trump puts regulation monitors in U.S. agencies (NYSE:DOW) - February 24 at 5:24 PM


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 declared a quarterly dividend on Thursday, February 9th. Stockholders of record on Friday, March 31st will be given a dividend of $0.46 per share on Friday, April 28th. This represents a $1.84 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.93%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, March 29th.

How were Dow Chemical Co's earnings last quarter?

Dow Chemical Co (NYSE:DOW) announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, January, 26th. The company reported $0.99 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.88 by $0.11. The business had revenue of $13 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $12.36 billion. Dow Chemical Co had a net margin of 8.97% and a return on equity of 16.85%. Dow Chemical Co's quarterly revenue was up 13.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the firm posted $0.93 EPS.

When will Dow Chemical Co make its next earnings announcement?

Dow Chemical Co is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, April, 26th 2017.

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

10 brokerages have issued 12-month target prices for Dow Chemical Co's stock. Their forecasts range from $59.00 to $85.00. On average, they anticipate Dow Chemical Co's stock price to reach $68.00 in the next year.

What are analysts saying about Dow Chemical Co stock?

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

  • 1. 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)
  • 2. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Dow has modestly outperformed the Zacks categorized Chemicals-Diversified industry over a 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 depressed crop commodity prices. The company also faces pricing and currency headwinds as well as weak demand in the energy market." (1/24/2017)
  • 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 increase in short interest during the month of February. As of February 28th, there was short interest totalling 18,012,321 shares, an increase of 27.3% from the February 15th total of 14,151,451 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 7,316,601 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 2.5 days. Approximately 1.5% of the company's shares are short sold.

Who owns Dow Chemical Co stock?

Dow Chemical Co's stock is owned by many different of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include State Street Corp (4.44%), Franklin Resources Inc. (2.58%), Viking Global Investors LP (1.78%), FMR LLC (1.25%), Glenview Capital Management LLC (0.80%) and Norges Bank (0.47%).

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 FMR LLC, AQR Capital Management LLC, Teachers Retirement System of The State of Kentucky, Janus Capital Management LLC, O Shaughnessy Asset Management LLC, CNH Partners LLC, Aviva PLC and Artemis Investment Management LLP.

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

Dow Chemical Co's stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Viking Global Investors LP, Glenview Capital Management LLC, Norges Bank, Franklin Resources Inc., State Street Corp, Barrow Hanley Mewhinney & Strauss LLC, I.G. Investment Management LTD. and Asset Management One Co. Ltd..

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.

How much does a share of Dow Chemical Co stock cost?

One share of Dow Chemical Co stock can currently be purchased for approximately $62.79.

Dow Chemical Co (DOW) Chart for Thursday, March, 23, 2017

This page was last updated on 3/23/2017 by Staff