Dow Inc. (NYSE: DOW) is 1.35% higher on its value in year-to-date trading and has touched a low of $21.95 and a high of $58.18 in the current 52-week trading range. The DOW stock was last observed hovering at around $54.33 in the last trading session, with the day’s gains setting it 1.14% off its average median price target of $54.00 for the next 12 months. It is also 11.95% off the consensus price target high of $63.00 offered by 24 analysts, but current levels are -68.09% lower than the price target low of $33.00 for the same period.
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Currently trading at $55.47, the stock is 2.28% and 6.16% above its SMA20 and SMA50 respectively. However, with a daily trading volume of 3.67 million and changing 2.10% at the moment leaves the stock 27.75% off its SMA200. DOW registered 1.35% gain for a year compared to 6-month gain of 36.12%. The firm has a 50-day simple moving average (SMA 50) of $54.28 and a 200-day simple moving average (SMA200) of $47.53.
The stock witnessed a 4.64% loss in the last 1 month and extending the period to 3 months gives it a 17.90%, and is 1.46% up over the last 5 days. If we measure the stock’s price variations over the week and the month, we find that the volatility rates stand at 2.06% over the week and 2.28% over the month.
Dow Inc. (DOW) has around 36500 employees, a market worth around $41.11B and $38.04B in sales. Fwd P/E is 19.64. Profit margin for the company is -6.10%. Distance from 52-week low is 152.71% and -4.66% from its 52-week high. The company has generated returns on investments over the last 12 months (-4.40%).
Analyst recommendations provided by FactSet shows that the consensus forecast for Dow Inc. (DOW) is a “Hold”. 24 analysts offering their recommendations for the stock have an average rating of 2.80, where 15 rate it as a Hold and 0 think it is a “Overweight”. 6 of the analysts rate the stock as a “Buy”. 2 analysts have rated the stock as a Sell or Underperform.
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Dow Inc. is expected to release its quarterly report on 01/28/2021 and quarterly earnings per share for the current quarter are estimated at $0.6 with sales reaching $9.82B over the same period.The EPS is expected to shrink by -164.70% this year, but quarterly earnings will post -12.60% year-over-year. Quarterly sales are estimated to shrink -3.80% in year-over-year returns.
1,486 institutions hold shares in Dow Inc. (DOW), with 645.32k shares held by insiders accounting for 0.09% while institutional investors hold 68.05% of the company’s shares. The shares outstanding are 741.75M, and float is at 740.76M with Short Float at 1.31%. Institutions hold 67.99% of the Float.
The top institutional shareholder in the company is Vanguard Group, Inc. (The) with over 60.19 million shares valued at $2.83 billion. The investor’s holdings represent 8.11% of the DOW Shares outstanding. As of Sep 29, 2020, the second largest holder is Capital World Investors with 51.62 million shares valued at $2.43 billion to account for 6.96% of the shares outstanding. The other top investors are Blackrock Inc. which holds 44.54 million shares representing 6.00% and valued at over $2.1 billion, while Capital International Investors holds 5.10% of the shares totaling 37.84 million with a market value of $1.78 billion.
The most recent transaction is an insider sale by HOLICKI PETER, the company’s Senior Vice President. SEC filings show that HOLICKI PETER sold 6,836 shares of the company’s common stock on Nov 18 at a price of $55.99 per share for a total of $0.38 million. Following the sale, the insider now owns 50670.0 shares.
Dow Inc. disclosed in a document filed with the SEC on Mar 13 that Fitterling James R (Chief Executive Officer) bought a total of 20,000 shares of the company’s common stock. The trade occurred on Mar 13 and was made at $24.61 per share for $0.49 million. Following the transaction, the insider now directly holds 0.15 million shares of the DOW stock.