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: Diversified Chemicals
  • Sub-Industry: Diversified Chemicals
  • Symbol: NYSE:DOW
  • CUSIP: 26054310
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $80.8 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 1,221,702,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $64.34
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $62.32
  • 52 Week Range: $51.57 - $66.89
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 16.29
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 15.03
  • P/E Growth: 2.35
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $50.69 billion
  • Price / Sales: 1.59
  • Book Value: $22.15 per share
  • Price / Book: 2.99
  • Annual Dividend: $1.84
  • Dividend Yield: 2.8%
  • EBIDTA: $8.98 billion
  • Net Margins: 6.92%
  • Return on Equity: 13.37%
  • Return on Assets: 4.58%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.72%
  • Current Ratio: 1.87%
  • Quick Ratio: 1.25%
  • Average Volume: 5.40 million shs.
  • Beta: 1.13
  • Short Ratio: 2.43

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, July 13th. Stockholders of record on Monday, July 31st will be given a dividend of $0.46 per share on Monday, October 2nd. This represents a $1.84 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.78%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, July 27th. View Dow Chemical Co's Dividend History.

How were Dow Chemical Co's earnings last quarter?

Dow Chemical Co (NYSE:DOW) announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, April, 27th. The company reported $1.04 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.99 by $0.05. The firm had revenue of $13.23 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $12.46 billion. Dow Chemical Co had a net margin of 6.92% and a return on equity of 13.37%. The company's quarterly revenue was up 23.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $0.89 earnings per share. 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?

11 analysts have issued 1 year target prices for Dow Chemical Co's stock. Their predictions range from $60.00 to $85.00. On average, they anticipate Dow Chemical Co's stock price to reach $69.44 in the next year. 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, "Estimates for Dow for second-quarter 2017 have been going down of late. Dow’s agriculture business remains affected by weak crop commodity prices and depressed demand in North America. The company also faces feedstock cost pressure which may continue to affect margins in its downstream businesses in the second quarter. It is also exposed to headwinds associated with higher maintenance costs as well as currency translation. However, Dow has outperformed the Zacks categorized Chemicals-Diversified industry over a year." (7/4/2017)
  • 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. J P Morgan 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)

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 many different of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include RE Advisers Corp (0.23%), APG Asset Management N.V. (0.18%), Bank of Montreal Can (0.11%), Chevy Chase Trust Holdings Inc. (0.11%), US Bancorp DE (0.08%) and National Pension Service (0.07%). 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 Barometer Capital Management Inc., Armstrong Shaw Associates Inc. CT, APG Asset Management N.V., Exxonmobil Investment Management Inc. TX, NN Investment Partners Holdings N.V., Eqis Capital Management Inc., Atalanta Sosnoff Capital LLC and US Bancorp DE. 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 Mn Services Vermogensbeheer B.V., Handelsbanken Fonder AB, Sit Investment Associates Inc., Bank of Montreal Can, Pennsylvania Trust Co, National Pension Service, Gateway Investment Advisers LLC and James Investment Research Inc.. 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 $66.14.

MarketBeat Community Rating for Dow Chemical Co (NYSE DOW)
Community Ranking:  2.5 out of 5 (  )
Outperform Votes:  434 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  434 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  868
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Dow Chemical Co (NYSE:DOW) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 3 Hold Ratings, 8 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.73)
Consensus Price Target: $69.44 (5.00% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Dow Chemical Co (NYSE:DOW)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
7/14/2017Cowen and CompanyReiterated RatingHold$60.00LowView Rating Details
7/6/2017Royal Bank Of CanadaReiterated RatingBuy$76.00LowView Rating Details
4/30/2017Credit Suisse GroupSet Price TargetBuy$66.00MediumView Rating Details
5/1/2017Citigroup Inc.Boost Price TargetBuy$73.00 -> $74.00LowView Rating Details
5/1/2017Barclays PLCBoost Price TargetEqual Weight$65.00 -> $67.00LowView 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
7/29/2016J P Morgan Chase & CoUpgradeNeutral -> 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 CorporationInitiated CoverageBuy$55.00 -> $42.08N/AView Rating Details
9/4/2015Piper Jaffray CompaniesReiterated RatingHold$52.00 -> $48.00N/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 7/22/2015 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: $4.05
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20171$0.93$0.93$0.93
Q2 20172$1.02$1.09$1.06
Q3 20172$0.97$0.99$0.98
Q4 20172$1.07$1.09$1.08
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for Dow Chemical Co (NYSE:DOW)
Next Dividend:10/2/2017
Annual Dividend:$1.84
Dividend Yield:2.78%
Dividend Growth:24.20% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:46.82% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
45.43% (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: 0.89%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 69.00%
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 logoBig battle ahead as California considers restricting farm pesticide Trump's EPA supports - July 21 at 7:51 PM logoAnalyzing PolyOne Corporation (POL) and Dow Chemical Company (The) (NYSE:DOW) - July 21 at 7:42 AM logoDow Chemical's CEO — a Trump advisor — says the US will 'find a way back' to Paris Agreement - July 21 at 1:10 AM logoIs Surprise in the Cards for Materials ETFs in Q2 Earnings? - July 21 at 1:10 AM logoComparing PolyOne Corporation (POL) & Dow Chemical Company (The) (NYSE:DOW) - July 20 at 6:26 PM logoDow Chemical's CEO — a Trump advisor — says the US will 'find a way back' to Paris Agreement - July 19 at 7:03 PM logoContrasting PolyOne Corporation (POL) and Dow Chemical Company (The) (NYSE:DOW) - July 19 at 9:35 AM logoChina's CITIC Agri Fund Buys Dow Corn Seed Assets for $1.1 Billion - New York Times - July 19 at 6:14 AM logoCancer-Causing Chemical TCP Plagues California Drinking Water ... - - July 18 at 7:33 PM logoDow Chemical Is about to Sell Something Big in Brazil - July 18 at 7:33 PM logoFour Buffett-Inspired Picks That Could Outrun The Bulls - July 18 at 7:33 PM logoDuPont, Monsanto urge transparent GMO crop reviews in China - Nasdaq - July 17 at 11:59 PM logo Analysts Expect Dow Chemical Company (The) (DOW) Will Announce Earnings of $1.01 Per Share - July 17 at 8:08 PM logoChina approves two more GMO crops for import, DuPont disappointed - Reuters - July 17 at 6:58 PM logoDow Chemical Company (The) (DOW) Earns Hold Rating from Cowen and Company - July 15 at 8:06 AM logoBehind the scenes, companies fight Trump on US steel tariffs - Reuters - July 14 at 3:57 PM logoDow Declares Quarterly Dividend of 46 Cents per Share - Business Wire (press release) - July 14 at 5:17 AM logoDow Announces Changes in Key Executive Leadership Roles - July 14 at 12:14 AM logoDow Announces Changes in Key Executive Leadership Roles - Business Wire (press release) - July 13 at 7:14 PM logoDow Chemical Company (The) Plans Quarterly Dividend of $0.46 (DOW) - July 13 at 5:56 PM logoBRIEF-Dow Chemical says Karen Carter named as chief inclusion officer - Reuters - July 12 at 11:41 PM logoDow Names Karen S. Carter as Chief Inclusion Officer - Business Wire (press release) - July 12 at 11:41 PM logoChina's CITIC Agri Fund buys Dow corn seed assets for $1.1 billion - Reuters - July 12 at 11:41 PM logoDow Chemical to Sell Certain Corn Seed Assets for $1.1B - July 12 at 6:38 PM logoDow Names Karen S. Carter as Chief Inclusion Officer - July 12 at 6:38 PM logoDow Chemical to Sell Brazil Corn Seed Business for $1.1 Billion - July 12 at 6:38 PM logoDow Chemical Rises 2.8% On China-Brazil Corn M&A - July 12 at 6:38 PM logoAnalyzing Dow Chemical Company (The) (DOW) & FMC Corporation (FMC) - July 12 at 7:47 AM logoChina's CITIC Agri Fund buys Dow corn seed assets for $1.1 billion - July 12 at 5:13 AM logoDow Launches Grant Program to Increase Plastics Recycling - Business Wire (press release) - July 11 at 7:11 PM logoDow to sell some of its seed business in Brazil in connection with DuPont merger - MarketWatch - July 11 at 7:11 PM logoDow-DuPont: Activist Investors Pulling The Strings - Seeking Alpha - July 11 at 7:11 PM logoDow Chemical (DOW) to Sell Portion of Corn Hybrid Seed Business in Brazil to CITIC Agri Fund for $1.1B - - July 11 at 7:11 PM logoDow Launches Grant Program to Increase Plastics Recycling - July 11 at 7:11 PM logoAramco IPO: How It Will Stack Up Against Exxon & Shell - July 11 at 7:11 PM logoDow to Divest a Portion of Its Corn Hybrid Seed Business in Brazil to CITIC Agri Fund - July 11 at 7:11 PM logoDow to sell some of its seed business in Brazil in connection with DuPont merger - July 11 at 7:11 PM logoDow to sell part of Brazil corn seed business for $1.1 bln - July 11 at 7:11 PM logoThe Long-Term Effects Of Low Oil Prices On Dow Chemical - July 10 at 10:54 PM logoSaudi's Sadara Chemical starts propylene glycol plant - Reuters - July 10 at 5:51 PM logo1QBit Seeks to Fill Quantum Computing's Software Void - July 10 at 5:51 PM logoDow Chemical Company (The) (DOW) Given Consensus Recommendation of "Buy" by Brokerages - July 10 at 12:48 PM logoSaudi's Sadara Chemical starts propylene glycol plant - July 10 at 6:57 AM logoDow Chemical Company (The) (NYSE:DOW) Given Buy Rating at Royal Bank of Canada - July 9 at 3:32 PM logoDow Chemical Takes Over #89 Spot From Expedia - July 6 at 7:18 PM logoWhy Analysts Are Bullish on Second-Half Outlook for Gold - July 6 at 7:18 PM logoETFs with exposure to The Dow Chemical Co. : July 6, 2017 - July 6 at 7:18 PM logoStates sue over EPA's decision to keep pesticide on market - July 6 at 12:37 PM logoTraders Buy High Volume of Dow Chemical Company (The) Put Options (DOW) - July 5 at 7:16 AM logoDow Chemical Company (The) (NYSE:DOW) Stock Rating Lowered by Zacks Investment Research - July 4 at 11:04 AM



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