How Analysts Feel About Dow Inc. (DOW)?


As of Wednesday close, Dow Inc.’s (NYSE:DOW) stock was down -$0.02, moving down -0.04 percent to $51.55. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 4,188,360 shares. 4 times new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a $1.04 gain in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 5,613,485, while in the previous 50 days, it was 6,027,146.

Since last month, DOW stock rose 7.73%. Shares of the company fell to $45.97 on 11/03/22, the lowest level in the past month. A 52-week high of $71.86 was reached on 04/21/22 after having rallying from a 52-week low of $42.91. Since the beginning of this year, DOW’s stock price has dropped by -9.11% or -$5.17, and marked a new high 21 times. However, the stock has declined by -28.26% since its 52-week high.

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DOW stock investors should be aware that Dow Inc. (DOW) stock had its last reported insider trading activity 30 days ago on Oct 26. Dial Debra L., the Director of the company, purchased of 450 shares for $48.09 on Oct 26. It resulted in a $21,640 investment by the insider. Dial Debra L. added 400 shares at an average price of $52.41 on Aug 01. The insider now owns 1,175 shares following the transaction. On May 04, President and CFO Ungerleider Howard I sold 104,101 shares at $68.70 apiece. The transaction was valued at $7,151,530.

Valuation Metrics

Right now, Dow Inc. (DOW) has a P/E ratio of about 6.68. The stock’s beta is 1.34. Besides these, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 0.61, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 2.03, and the price-to-cash flow ratio of 4.96 may also be considered.

The latest dividend of $0.70 per share was paid out, remained unchanged from last year’s $0.70. On Thursday April 11 2019, a $0.24 dividend increase was announced.

Financial Health

In the three months ended September 29, Dow Inc.’s quick ratio stood at 1.00, while its current ratio was 1.60, showing that the company is able to pay off its debt. According to company report, the long-term debt-to-equity ratio for the quarter ending September 29 was 0.71, and the total debt-to-equity ratio was 0.74. On the profitability front, the trailing twelve-month gross margin is 16.70% percent. In the year ended September 29, operating margins totaled 11.60%. Based on annual data, DOW earned $10.78 billion in gross profit and brought in $54.97 billion in revenue.

A company’s management is another factor that investors consider when determining the profitability of an investment. In the past year, return on investment (ROI) was 17.30%. Return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months was 30.60%.

In Dow Inc.’s quarter-end financial report for September 29, it reported total debt of $12.92 billion. According to the earnings report, the company had a lower net income in the recent quarter than it did in the previous quarter. DOW’s revenue fell -5.12% to $15.66 billion during the quarter, while net income inched up to $14.12 billion. While analysts expected Dow Inc. to report $1.08 quarterly earnings, the actual figure was $1.11 per share, beating the consensus estimate by 2.80%. During the quarter, the company generated $1.77 billion in EBITDA. The liabilities of Dow Inc. were 40.93 billion at the end of its most recent quarter ended September 29, and its total debt was $14.76 billion. The value of shareholders’ equity is $703.76 million.

Technical Picture

This quick technical analysis looks at Dow Inc.’s (DOW) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 39.26%, the RSI 9-day stood at 62.77% on 23 November.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current Dow Inc. price is up by +2.06% percent or $1.04. At present, DOW shares trade +7.42% above its 20-day simple moving average and +1.62% percent above its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately +9.52% above its SMA50 and -15.62% below its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 66.33% and Stochastic coefficient D was 61.32%, while ATR was 1.53. Given the Stochastic reading of 67.80% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 60.90%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at -0.09, while the 14-day reading stands at 0.63.

Analyst Ratings

Goldman launched its rating on Dow Inc. (NYSE: DOW) to a Neutral in a note to investors on October 13, 2022. Dow Inc. (DOW) has been rated Hold by analysts. According to 2 brokerage firms, DOW is a sell, and 19 firms recommend it is a Hold. There are 1 analyst who say the stock is underweight. A total of 1 analyst rate Dow Inc. stock as buy, with 3 recommending it as overweight.

With a median target price of $48.00, the current consensus forecast for the stock is $39.00 – $62.00. Based on these forecasts, analysts predict Dow Inc. (DOW) will achieve an average price target of $48.73.


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