Dow Inc. [DOW] gain 15.75% so far this year. What now?

Dow Inc. [NYSE: DOW] closed the trading session at $64.24 on 04/14/21. The day’s price range saw the stock hit a low of $63.36, while the highest price level was $64.78. The company report on April 14, 2021 that Dow highlights new materials in a boost to its Asia Pacific plastics portfolio.

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New materials introduced include products and applications in sustainability, mobility, Industry 4.0, healthcare and consumer experience.

From packaging materials that are designed for recyclability and high performance fibers for hygiene applications, to science that enables plastic modified roads, revolutionary running shoes and artificial leather, and even baby and pet beds, Dow (NYSE: DOW) has added new materials offerings to its Asia Pacific plastics portfolio. These solutions were announced at its annual media briefing on the fringe of the industry’s largest regional tradeshow, Chinaplas 2021, in Shenzhen, China.

The stocks have a year to date performance of 15.75 percent and weekly performance of 0.39 percent. The stock has been moved at 32.24 percent over the last six months. The stock has performed 2.13 percent around the most recent 30 days and changed 5.24 percent over the most recent 3-months.

If compared to the average trading volume of 4.31M shares, DOW reached to a volume of 4232274 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Here’s what leading stock market gurus have to say about Dow Inc. [DOW]:

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for DOW shares is $62.14 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on DOW stock is a recommendation set at 2.70. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.

Credit Suisse have made an estimate for Dow Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Neutral, with their previous recommendation back on March 29, 2021. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, Credit Suisse raised their target price to Neutral. The new note on the price target was released on March 15, 2021, representing the official price target for Dow Inc. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise to $77, while Wells Fargo analysts kept a Overweight rating on DOW stock. On February 22, 2021, analysts increased their price target for DOW shares from 53 to 64.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Dow Inc. is set at 1.58, with the Price to Sales ratio for DOW stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 1.24. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 3.83. Price to Free Cash Flow for DOW in the course of the last twelve months was 11.54 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 1.20.

DOW stock trade performance evaluation

Dow Inc. [DOW] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 0.39. With this latest performance, DOW shares gained by 2.13% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 32.24% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 81.62% in the past year of trading.

Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for DOW stock in for the last two-week period is set at 55.11, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 55.40, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 55.43 for Dow Inc. [DOW]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 61.73, while it was recorded at 63.53 for the last single week of trading, and 52.43 for the last 200 days.

Dow Inc. [DOW]: An insightful look at the core fundamentals

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Dow Inc. [DOW] shares currently have an operating margin of +6.68 and a Gross Margin at +12.49. Dow Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +3.15.

Return on Total Capital for DOW is now 7.88, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 3.94. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 9.36, with Return on Assets sitting at 1.99. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Dow Inc. [DOW] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 153.15. Additionally, DOW Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 60.50, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 30.98. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 144.85, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 57.22.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Dow Inc. [DOW] managed to generate an average of $34,062 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 5.12 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.63.Dow Inc.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 1.20 and a Current Ratio set at 1.70.

Earnings per share (EPS) analysis for Dow Inc. [DOW] stock

With the latest financial reports released by the company, Dow Inc. posted 0.59/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at 0.59/share. The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for DOW. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for Dow Inc. go to -5.43%.

Dow Inc. [DOW]: Insider Ownership positions

There are presently around $32,182 million, or 68.20% of DOW stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of DOW stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 60,006,636, which is approximately -0.303% of the company’s market cap and around 0.10% of the total institutional ownership; CAPITAL WORLD INVESTORS, holding 53,647,177 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $3.45 billion in DOW stocks shares; and BLACKROCK INC., currently with $2.89 billion in DOW stock with ownership of nearly 0.897% of the company’s market capitalization.

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Positions in Dow Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of April and at the time of the April reporting period, where 626 institutional holders increased their position in Dow Inc. [NYSE:DOW] by around 25,460,339 shares. Additionally, 557 investors decreased positions by around 23,055,974 shares, while 173 investors held positions by with 452,447,161 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 500,963,474 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. DOW stock had 210 new institutional investments in for a total of 5,619,836 shares, while 73 institutional investors sold positions of 3,639,944 shares during the same period.

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