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: $62.82
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $63.24
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $58.60
  • 52-Week Range: $47.51 - $65.42
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 17.85
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 14.41
  • P/E Growth: 2.17
  • Market Cap: $76.22B
  • 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: 2 Hold Ratings, 7 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.78)
Consensus Price Target: $65.25 (3.87% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Dow Chemical Co (NYSE:DOW)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
4/14/2017Citigroup IncReiterated RatingHold$69.00 -> $35.00N/AView Rating Details
3/28/2017Royal Bank of CanadaReiterated RatingBuy$74.00LowView 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
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
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 4/24/2015 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$0.80$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: $4.02
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
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)
44.88% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
42.20% (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 logoInteresting DOW Put And Call Options For December 15th - April 24 at 4:37 PM logoDow Chemical Co (DOW) Given Consensus Rating of "Buy" by Brokerages - April 24 at 1:31 PM logoSomewhat Favorable Media Coverage Very Likely to Affect Dow Chemical (DOW) Stock Price - April 23 at 7:45 PM logoDow Chemical Pushes White House to Kill Risk Study Showing Pesticide Dangers - April 21 at 9:54 PM logoDow gave Trump $1 million, then asked his administration to “set aside” safety tests on its pesticides - April 21 at 4:52 PM logoMy Respect For Dow Withered Away, So I Sold It - April 21 at 12:15 PM logoWhat Analysts Recommend for Dow Chemical ahead of 1Q17 Earnings - April 21 at 12:15 PM logoDuPont (DD) Q1 Earnings: Can the Stock Spring a Surprise? - April 21 at 12:15 PM logoDow Earns Two 2017 Edison Awards for Breakthrough Technologies - April 21 at 12:15 PM logoWhat's in Store for Material ETFs in Q1 Earnings? - April 21 at 12:15 PM logoDow Chemical (DOW) Receiving Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage, Report Shows - April 20 at 10:09 PM logoSaudi Arabia to award licenses to 15 U.S. firms in May -officials - April 20 at 9:55 PM
News IconAn infamous chemicals company wants Trump to kill a pesticides study that's bad for business - April 20 at 4:54 PM logoDow Chemical Wants to Ignore Risk Study - April 20 at 4:54 PM logoHow Dow Chemical Stock Has Performed since 4Q16 Earnings - April 20 at 4:54 PM logoWhy Analysts Expect Dow Chemical’s Revenues to Turn Around - April 20 at 4:54 PM logoWhat Could Drive Up Dow Chemical’s Operating Earnings per Share? - April 20 at 4:54 PM logoDow Chemical Co (DOW) Downgraded to Hold at Zacks Investment Research - April 20 at 2:57 PM logoDow Chemical is pushing Trump administration to ignore studies of toxic pesticide - April 20 at 1:35 PM logoAP Exclusive: Pesticide maker tries to kill risk study - April 20 at 3:44 AM logoHow DuPont Stock Has Performed since 4Q Earnings - April 19 at 12:28 PM logoAgricultural Films Market to Reach $12.5 Billion by 2021 - Key Vendors are Dow Chemical Company, BASF, ExxonMobil, RKW, Berry Plastics Group, Grupo Armando Alvarez, Kuraray ... - April 18 at 12:01 PM logoDow Chemical (DOW) Receives Daily Coverage Optimism Score of 0.24 - April 17 at 11:27 PM logoNOVA Chemicals Corporation -- Moody's affirms NOVA's ratings at Ba1 - April 17 at 11:48 AM logoSomewhat Positive News Coverage Very Likely to Effect Dow Chemical (DOW) Stock Price - April 14 at 10:49 PM logoDow Chemical Co (DOW) Rating Reiterated by Citigroup Inc - April 14 at 8:38 PM logo Brokerages Anticipate Dow Chemical Co (DOW) Will Announce Quarterly Sales of $12.36 Billion - April 13 at 10:12 AM logoThe Dow Chemical Co. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : DOW-US : April 12, 2017 - April 12 at 10:23 AM logo$0.98 Earnings Per Share Expected for Dow Chemical Co (DOW) This Quarter - April 12 at 12:22 AM logoThe Dow Chemical Co. : DOW-US: Dividend Analysis : March 31st, 2017 (record date) : By the numbers : April 11, 2017 - April 11 at 12:50 PM logoNorfolk Southern awards 55 chemical customers for safe rail-shipping practices - April 10 at 4:35 PM logoXLB, DOW, DD, MON: Large Inflows Detected at ETF - April 10 at 4:35 PM logoDow Chemical Co (DOW) Upgraded to Strong-Buy at Vetr Inc. - April 9 at 9:19 AM logoMay 26th Options Now Available For Dow Chemical (DOW) - April 7 at 4:45 PM logoDow Chemical And DuPont Obtain European Merger Approval - And FMC Is The Winner - April 7 at 9:28 AM logoWoodlands petrochemical company to hire hundreds for two Gulf Coast plants - April 7 at 9:28 AM logoTrinseo CEO Christopher Pappas to Receive Leadership Award from NY American Chemical Society CME Group - April 7 at 9:28 AM logoInside Monsanto’s Fiscal 2Q17 Earnings: What You Need to Know - April 7 at 9:28 AM logoBehind Monsanto’s Margin Growth in Fiscal 2Q17 - April 7 at 9:28 AM logoStocks rapidly shed gains and turn lower as banks drop - April 5 at 3:59 PM logoFMC Corp.: Cramer's Top Takeaways - April 3 at 10:27 PM logoDow Chemical Co (DOW) Earns "Buy" Rating from Royal Bank of Canada - April 3 at 9:23 AM logoDow Chemical Co (DOW) Stock Rating Lowered by Vetr Inc. - April 1 at 11:31 PM
News IconUPDATE 1-DuPont in asset-swap deal with FMC, delays close of Dow merger - April 1 at 4:55 PM logoGetting It Done; Markets Love Seniors: Jim Cramer's Best Blog - March 31 at 9:54 PM logoDow-DuPont Merger Delayed Again Amid $1.6 Billion FMC Deal - March 31 at 4:53 PM logo6:26 am Dow Chemical and Dupont (DD) confirm amendments to the co's transaction agreement involving the proposed merger of equals and intended subsequent separation into three independent publicly traded comp - March 31 at 4:53 PM logoDuPont selling part of crop protection business to FMC - March 31 at 4:53 PM logoFMC's stock soars after DuPont deal, on track for best day in over 8 years - March 31 at 4:53 PM logo[$$] Dow, DuPont Push Back Merger Date - March 31 at 4:53 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 earnings results on Thursday, January, 26th. The company reported $0.99 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $0.88 by $0.11. The business had revenue of $13 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $12.36 billion. Dow Chemical Co had a net margin of 8.97% and a return on equity of 16.85%. The business's revenue was up 13.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $0.93 earnings per share.

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?

9 analysts have issued 12-month price objectives for Dow Chemical Co's stock. Their predictions range from $35.00 to $85.00. On average, they anticipate Dow Chemical Co's share price to reach $65.25 in the next twelve months.

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 increase in short interest in the month of March. As of March 15th, there was short interest totalling 21,795,910 shares, an increase of 21.0% from the February 28th total of 18,012,321 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 5,797,307 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 3.8 days.

Who owns Dow Chemical Co stock?

Dow Chemical Co's stock is owned by many different of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Chevy Chase Trust Holdings Inc. (0.11%), Bank of Montreal Can (0.10%), Retirement Systems of Alabama (0.10%), National Pension Service (0.07%), Atalanta Sosnoff Capital LLC (0.06%) and Gateway Investment Advisers LLC (0.06%).

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 Advisors Capital Management LLC, Gateway Investment Advisers LLC, CWM LLC, CHICAGO TRUST Co NA, Bank of Montreal Can, Atalanta Sosnoff Capital LLC, Bridges Investment Counsel Inc. and Hartford Investment Management Co..

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

Dow Chemical Co's stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Candriam Luxembourg S.C.A., Nationwide Fund Advisors, Barometer Capital Management Inc., James Investment Research Inc., Palisade Capital Management LLC NJ, National Pension Service, Foundry Partners LLC and Huntington National Bank.

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 $62.82.

Dow Chemical Co (DOW) Chart for Monday, April, 24, 2017

This page was last updated on 4/24/2017 by Staff