Dow Inc. [DOW] stock Downgrade by BofA Securities analyst, price target now $68

Dow Inc. [NYSE: DOW] plunged by -$2.22 during the normal trading session on Monday and reaching a high of $58.48 during the day while it closed the day at $57.79. The company report on July 19, 2021 that Dow Joins CDP Supply Chain Program to Expand Supplier Engagement on Climate.

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MIDLAND, Mich. –News Direct– DOW.

MIDLAND, Mich., July 19, 2021 /3BL Media/ – Dow (NYSE: DOW), a global leader in materials science, joins CDP Supply Chain Program (formerly Carbon Disclosure Project, an international non-profit specialized in environmental reporting) to track climate impacts in the supply chain and identify collaborative decarbonization opportunities with suppliers. This is part of Dow’s expanded Sustainable Procurement multigenerational plan. The CDP program supports Dow’s “protect the climate” targets, announced in 2020, and its commitment to accelerate its work with its suppliers, customers and value chain partners to ensure Dow’s ecosystem is carbon neutral by 2050.

Dow Inc. stock has also loss -8.59% of its value over the past 7 days. However, DOW stock has declined by -10.47% in the 3 months of the year. Over the past six months meanwhile, it has gained 0.84% and gained 4.13% year-on date.

The market cap for DOW stock reached $44.54 billion, with 746.99 million shares outstanding and 745.77 million shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 4.45M shares, DOW reached a trading volume of 7743361 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 $68.81 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.

BofA Securities have made an estimate for Dow Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Underperform, with their previous recommendation back on July 16, 2021. The new note on the price target was released on June 10, 2021, representing the official price target for Dow Inc. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another drop from $69 to $64, while Goldman kept a Neutral rating on DOW stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Dow Inc. is set at 1.62, with the Price to Sales ratio for DOW stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 1.10. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 3.07. Price to Free Cash Flow for DOW in the course of the last twelve months was 17.87 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 1.10.

DOW stock trade performance evaluation

Dow Inc. [DOW] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -8.59. With this latest performance, DOW shares dropped by -9.05% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 0.84% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 32.33% 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 25.12, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 19.06, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 30.57 for Dow Inc. [DOW]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 66.02, while it was recorded at 60.95 for the last single week of trading, and 59.29 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 1.10 and a Current Ratio set at 1.70.

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

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 $29,408 million, or 69.00% of DOW stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of DOW stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 61,933,797, which is approximately 3.212% of the company’s market cap and around 0.10% of the total institutional ownership; CAPITAL WORLD INVESTORS, holding 54,079,211 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $3.13 billion in DOW stocks shares; and BLACKROCK INC., currently with $2.63 billion in DOW stock with ownership of nearly 1.326% of the company’s market capitalization.

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Positions in Dow Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of July and at the time of the July reporting period, where 737 institutional holders increased their position in Dow Inc. [NYSE:DOW] by around 33,215,943 shares. Additionally, 510 investors decreased positions by around 25,610,164 shares, while 200 investors held positions by with 450,058,786 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 508,884,893 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. DOW stock had 163 new institutional investments in for a total of 4,064,325 shares, while 83 institutional investors sold positions of 3,013,063 shares during the same period.

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