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Company Update: The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE:DOW) – Dow Highlights Progress in Addressing Global Challenges in 2015 Sustainability Report

[Business Wire] – The Dow Chemical Company today released its 2015 Sustainability Report, culminating Dow’s decade-long 2015 Sustainability Goals, producing solutions to global challenges including the areas of food, water and energy and continuing its commitment to operational excellence. Read more on this. The Dow Chemical Company (DOW) , valued at $56.40B, began trading this morning at $51.06. Today, shares have traded between $49.79 and $51.27 per share and has traded between $35.11 and $57.10 over the past 12 months. DOW shares are currently priced at 14.65x this year’s forecasted earnings, which makes them relatively expensive compared to the industry’s -42.34x earnings multiple for the same period. And for dividend hunters, the company pays shareholders $1.84 per share annually in dividends, yielding 3.57%. Consensus earnings for the current quarter by the 16 sell-side analysts covering the stock is an estimate of $0.86 per share, which would be $0.05 worse than the year-ago quarter and a $0.02 sequential decrease. The full-year EPS estimate is $3.52, which would be a $0.05 better than last year. The quarterly earnings estimate is based on a consensus revenue forecast of the current quarter of $11.22 Billion. If realized, that would be a 12.89% decrease over the year-ago quarter. In terms of ratings, Susquehanna upgraded DOW from Neutral to Positive (Feb 8, 2016). Previously, RBC Capital Mkts upgraded DOW from Outperform to Top Pick. The average price target for DOW shares by the analysts covering the stock is $58.56, which is 14.69% above where the stock opened this morning. See more in (NYSE:DOW) Similar Articles: Company Update (NYSE:CL): Colgate-Palmolive Proudly Highlights Ongoing Progress Toward “Giving the World Reasons to Smile” in 2015 Sustainability Report Stock Update: The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE:DOW) – Dow Increases Clean Energy Targets Aligned to 2025 Sustainability Goals Market Update: The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE:DOW) – Dow Chemical settles price-fixing case after Justice Scalia’s death
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