Dow Inc. (NYSE:DOW) went up by 1.96% from its latest closing price compared to the recent 1-year high of $56.25. The company’s stock price has collected 6.55% of gains in the last five trading sessions. Press Release reported 23 hours ago that Peter Holicki to retire; John Sampson to rejoin Dow as senior vice president, Operations, Manufacturing & Engineering
Is It Worth Investing in Dow Inc. (NYSE :DOW) Right Now?
Dow Inc. (NYSE:DOW) scored a price-to-earnings ratio above its average ratio, recording 51.81 x from its present earnings ratio. Opinions of the stock are interesting as 6 analysts out of 22 who provided ratings for Dow Inc. declared the stock was a “buy,” while 1 rated the stock as “overweight,” 14 rated it as “hold,” and 0 as “sell.”
The average price from analysts is $46.55, which is -$7.02 below the current price. DOW currently public float of 740.18M and currently shorts hold a 1.97% ratio of that float. Today, the average trading volume of DOW was 4.48M shares.
DOW’s Market Performance
DOW stocks went up by 6.55% for the week, with a monthly jump of 13.82% and a quarterly performance of 20.88%, while its annual performance rate touched 4.20%. The volatility ratio for the week stands at 2.37% while the volatility levels for the past 30 days are set at 2.79% for Dow Inc.. The simple moving average for the period of the last 20 days is 9.15% for DOW stocks with a simple moving average of 20.50% for the last 200 days.
Analysts’ Opinion of DOW
Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for DOW stocks, with HSBC Securities repeating the rating for DOW by listing it as a “Hold.” The predicted price for DOW in the upcoming period, according to HSBC Securities is $35 based on the research report published on May 14th of the current year 2020.
UBS, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see DOW reach a price target of $32, previously predicting the value of $37. The rating they have provided for DOW stocks is “Neutral” according to the report published on May 6th, 2020.
BofA/Merrill gave a rating of “ Underperform” to DOW, setting the target price at $37 in the report published on May 4th of the current year.
DOW Trading at 15.34% from the 50-Day Moving Average
After a stumble in the market that brought DOW to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -9.21% of loss for the given period.
Volatility was left at 2.79%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 2.37%, as shares surge +14.87% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading +20.31% upper at present.
During the last 5 trading sessions, DOW rose by +6.55%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by -5.91% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $47.12. In addition, Dow Inc. saw -6.69% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further losses.
Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at DOW starting from Fitterling James R, who bought 20,000 shares at the price of $24.61 back on Mar 13. After this action, Fitterling James R now owns 151,941 shares of Dow Inc., valued at $492,166 using the latest closing price.
BUSH WESLEY G, the Director of Dow Inc., bought 20,450 shares at $24.61 during a trade that took place back on Mar 12, which means that BUSH WESLEY G is holding 20,450 shares at $503,285 based on the most recent closing price.
Stock Fundamentals for DOW
Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:
- +8.38 for the present operating margin
- +13.87 for the gross margin
The net margin for Dow Inc. stands at -4.18. The total capital return value is set at 8.88, while invested capital returns managed to touch -4.65. Equity return is now at value -14.00, with -3.20 for asset returns.
Based on Dow Inc. (DOW), the company’s capital structure generated 141.47 points at debt to equity in total, while total debt to capital is 58.59. Total debt to assets is 31.65, with long-term debt to equity ratio resting at 3.51. Finally, the long-term debt to capital ratio is 130.82.
When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of 1.35, with the company’s debt to enterprise value settled at 0.33. The receivables turnover for the company is 4.30 and the total asset turnover is 0.62. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 1.57.