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The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE:DOW) VP Fernando Ruiz unloaded 35,000 shares of the company’s stock on the open market in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, August 7th. The shares were sold at an average price of $52.00, for a total value of $1,820,000.00. Following the sale, the vice president now directly owns 22,510 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,170,520. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link.

A number of analysts have recently weighed in on DOW shares. Analysts at Zacks reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of The Dow Chemical Company in a research note on Monday, July 28th. They now have a $56.00 price target on the stock. Separately, analysts at Credit Suisse reiterated an “outperform” rating on shares of The Dow Chemical Company in a research note on Thursday, July 24th. They now have a $60.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $56.00. Finally, analysts at Deutsche Bank reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of The Dow Chemical Company in a research note on Thursday, July 24th. They now have a $57.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $54.00. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have issued a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the company. The Dow Chemical Company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $54.64.

The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE:DOW) traded down 0.92% on Monday, hitting $51.80. The stock had a trading volume of 5,373,076 shares. The Dow Chemical Company has a 52-week low of $36.51 and a 52-week high of $54.28. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $52.01 and its 200-day moving average is $49.62. The company has a market cap of $61.067 billion and a P/E ratio of 18.43.

The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE:DOW) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, July 23rd. The company reported $0.74 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the analysts’ consensus estimate of $0.72 by $0.02. The company had revenue of $14.92 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $14.82 billion. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $0.64 earnings per share. The Dow Chemical Company’s revenue was up 2.3% compared to the same quarter last year. Analysts expect that The Dow Chemical Company will post $2.96 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The Dow Chemical Company combines the power of science and technology to passionately innovate what is essential to human progress.

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