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: $81.54 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 1,223,444,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $64.79
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $63.46
  • 52 Week Range: $51.57 - $67.50
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 28.54
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 14.98
  • P/E Growth: 0.00
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $52.57 billion
  • Price / Sales: 1.55
  • Book Value: $23.23 per share
  • Price / Book: 2.87
  • Annual Dividend: $1.84
  • Dividend Yield: 2.8%
  • EBITDA: $9.27 billion
  • Net Margins: 9.82%
  • Return on Equity: 19.01%
  • Return on Assets: 6.69%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.68%
  • Current Ratio: 1.93%
  • Quick Ratio: 1.32%
  • Average Volume: 5.42 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 announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, July 13th. Investors of record on Monday, July 31st will be paid a dividend of $0.46 per share on Monday, October 2nd. This represents a $1.84 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.76%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend 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) released its earnings results on Thursday, July, 27th. The company reported $1.08 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $1.01 by $0.07. The business had revenue of $13.83 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $13.60 billion. Dow Chemical Co had a return on equity of 19.01% and a net margin of 9.82%. The company's revenue was up 15.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $0.95 earnings per share. View Dow Chemical Co's Earnings History.

When will Dow Chemical Co make its next earnings announcement?

Dow Chemical Co is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, October, 25th 2017. View Earnings Estimates for Dow Chemical Co.

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

9 brokers have issued 12-month price objectives for Dow Chemical Co's shares. Their predictions range from $60.00 to $85.00. On average, they anticipate Dow Chemical Co's share price to reach $72.14 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)

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 investors include Shell Asset Management Co. (0.02%) and Beacon Financial Group (0.00%). 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 Shell Asset Management Co. and Beacon Financial Group. 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 $66.65.

MarketBeat Community Rating for Dow Chemical Co (NYSE DOW)
Community Ranking:  2.5 out of 5 (star star half star)
Outperform Votes:  477 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  482 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  959
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) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 3 Hold Ratings, 6 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.67)
Consensus Price Target: $72.14 (8.24% upside)
Consensus Price Target History for Dow Chemical Co (NYSE:DOW)
Price Target History for Dow Chemical Co (NYSE:DOW)
Analysts' Ratings History for Dow Chemical Co (NYSE:DOW)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
9/6/2017Royal Bank Of CanadaReiterated RatingBuy$78.00LowView Rating Details
8/29/2017Jefferies Group LLCReiterated RatingBuyLowView Rating Details
8/28/2017Cowen and CompanyReiterated RatingHold$60.00LowView Rating Details
7/27/2017Alembic Global AdvisorsSet Price TargetBuy$85.00LowView 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
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
(Data available from 10/23/2015 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
10/25/2017$0.93N/AView Earnings Details
7/27/2017Q2 2017$1.01$1.08$13.60 billion$13.83 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
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: $4.04
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20171$0.93$0.93$0.93
Q2 20172$1.02$1.09$1.06
Q3 20172$0.91$1.03$0.97
Q4 20172$1.07$1.09$1.08
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for Dow Chemical Co (NYSE:DOW)
Most Recent Dividend:10/2/2017
Annual Dividend:$1.84
Dividend Yield:2.76%
Dividend Growth:24.20% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:76.99% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
44.77% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
41.35% (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: 67.77%
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)


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