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Market Update: The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE:DOW) – Half a Million People Inspired by Dow AgroSciences STEM Outreach

[ Business Wire] – A bright smile. A raised hand. A nod that says “this is cool.” These gestures are just some of the body language seen by Dow AgroSciences’ Science Ambassadors as they celebrate the milestone of reaching 500,000 people throughout Central Indiana with science outreach over the last five years. Read more on this. The Dow Chemical Company (DOW) , valued at $53.73B, opened this morning at $47.34. Shares have traded today between $46.96 and $48.10 per share and has traded between $35.11 and $57.10 over the past year. Dow Chemical (DOW) shares are currently priced at 14.00x this year’s forecasted earnings, which makes them relatively expensive compared to the industry ’s -15.41x earnings multiple for the same period. And for income investors, the company pays shareholders $1.84 per share annually in dividends, yielding 3.84%. According to a consensus of 20 analysts, the earnings estimate of $0.81 per share would be $0.03 worse than the year-ago quarter and a $0.09 sequential decrease. What we find to be interesting is that the full-year EPS estimate of $3.42 is a $0.05 setback when compared to the previous year’s annual results. The quarterly earnings estimate is based on a consensus revenue forecast of the current quarter of $10.59 Billion. If realized, that would be a 14.39% decrease over the year-ago quarter. More recently, Susquehanna upgraded DOW from Neutral to Positive (Feb 8, 2016). Previously, RBC Capital Mkts upgraded DOW from Outperform to Top Pick. Investors should keep in mind is that the average price target is $53.89, which is 13.84% above where the stock opened this morning. See more in (NYSE:DOW) Similar Articles: Company Update: The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE:DOW) – Dow AgroSciences, Radiant Genomics Expand R&D Collaboration Focused on Natural Products for Crop Protection Company Update: The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE:DOW) – Improving Winter Oilseed Rape for Animal Feed the Goal of Dow AgroSciences and Sofiprotéol Collaboration Market Update: The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE:DOW) – Dow Delivers Progress on JV Consolidation Commitments
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