Dow Inc. [DOW] stock Upgrade by Credit Suisse analyst, price target now $68

Dow Inc. [NYSE: DOW] stock went on a downward path that fall over -1.38% on Monday, amounting to a one-week price decrease of less than -1.96%. The company report on February 22, 2023 that Accelerating the Future of Packaging With Pack Studios.

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“Our ability to connect a global network of experts across the industry allows innovative packaging solutions to be created, tested, and commercialized in a faster and more accurate way.”.

Over the last 12 months, DOW stock dropped by -2.95%. The one-year Dow Inc. stock forecast points to a potential upside of 2.43. The average equity rating for DOW stock is currently 2.90, trading closer to a bullish pattern in the stock market.

The market cap for the stock reached $39.75 billion, with 709.30 million shares outstanding and 702.78 million shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 4.84M shares, DOW stock reached a trading volume of 5442364 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Guru’s Opinion on 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 $58.41 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 2.90. 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 Outperform, with their previous recommendation back on February 06, 2023. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, BofA Securities raised their target price from $48 to $59. The new note on the price target was released on January 11, 2023, representing the official price target for Dow Inc. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise to $50, while Goldman analysts kept a Neutral rating on DOW stock. On September 13, 2022, analysts decreased their price target for DOW shares from 71 to 45.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Dow Inc. is set at 1.26, with the Price to Sales ratio for DOW stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 0.70. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 1.95, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 5.57. Price to Free Cash Flow for DOW in the course of the last twelve months was 7.28 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 1.20.

DOW Stock Performance Analysis:

Dow Inc. [DOW] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -1.96. With this latest performance, DOW shares dropped by -1.94% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 2.21% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -2.95% 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 44.57, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 37.47, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 49.54 for Dow Inc. [DOW]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 56.00, while it was recorded at 57.16 for the last single week of trading, and 53.54 for the last 200 days.

Insight into Dow Inc. Fundamentals:

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Dow Inc. [DOW] shares currently have an operating margin of +9.37 and a Gross Margin at +13.81. Dow Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +8.01.

Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 23.44, with Return on Assets sitting at 7.38.

Dow Inc.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 1.20 and a Current Ratio set at 1.80.


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 -2.61%.

Dow Inc. [DOW] Insider Position Details

There are presently around $25,512 million, or 65.60% of DOW stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of DOW stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 60,927,483, which is approximately -4.424% of the company’s market cap and around 0.10% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 44,896,773 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $2.56 billion in DOW stocks shares; and STATE STREET CORP, currently with $2.09 billion in DOW stock with ownership of nearly -0.923% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in Dow Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of Thursday and at the time of the Thursday reporting period, where 775 institutional holders increased their position in Dow Inc. [NYSE:DOW] by around 25,449,069 shares. Additionally, 647 investors decreased positions by around 33,811,405 shares, while 215 investors held positions by with 388,404,388 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 447,664,862 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. DOW stock had 192 new institutional investments in for a total of 6,490,795 shares, while 93 institutional investors sold positions of 2,619,801 shares during the same period.


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