Dow Chemical Company (The) (NYSE:DWDP) insider Andrew N. Liveris sold 78,582 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, December 13th. The shares were sold at an average price of $71.00, for a total transaction of $5,579,322.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website.

Shares of Dow Chemical Company (NYSE DWDP) traded down $0.24 during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $70.32. 7,043,200 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 6,377,513. Dow Chemical Company has a 52 week low of $56.52 and a 52 week high of $73.85. The firm has a market cap of $163,800.00 and a PE ratio of 19.28. The company has a current ratio of 2.01, a quick ratio of 1.38 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.29.

Dow Chemical (NYSE:DWDP) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 2nd. The company reported $0.55 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.55. Dow Chemical had a net margin of 5.01% and a return on equity of 9.73%. The company had revenue of $18.29 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $18.24 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.91 EPS. The business’s revenue was up 7.6% on a year-over-year basis. research analysts forecast that Dow Chemical Company will post 3.36 EPS for the current year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 15th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, November 15th will be issued a $0.38 dividend. This represents a $1.52 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.16%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, November 14th.

Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of DWDP. JPMorgan Chase & Co. bought a new stake in Dow Chemical during the 3rd quarter worth about $2,095,726,000. Bank of New York Mellon Corp bought a new stake in Dow Chemical during the 3rd quarter worth about $1,920,750,000. Wells Fargo & Company MN bought a new stake in Dow Chemical during the 3rd quarter worth about $1,111,269,000. Third Point LLC bought a new stake in Dow Chemical during the 3rd quarter worth about $1,041,116,000. Finally, Dupont Capital Management Corp bought a new stake in Dow Chemical during the 3rd quarter worth about $884,806,000. 68.81% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

A number of research firms recently commented on DWDP. Sanford C. Bernstein began coverage on shares of Dow Chemical in a report on Friday, September 1st. They issued an “outperform” rating and a $79.00 target price on the stock. Edward Jones assumed coverage on shares of Dow Chemical in a report on Friday, September 1st. They set a “hold” rating on the stock. Cowen assumed coverage on shares of Dow Chemical in a report on Friday, September 1st. They set a “market perform” rating on the stock. UBS assumed coverage on shares of Dow Chemical in a report on Friday, September 1st. They set a “buy” rating on the stock. Finally, Nomura assumed coverage on shares of Dow Chemical in a report on Sunday, September 3rd. They set a “buy” rating and a $77.00 price target on the stock. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and nineteen have given a buy rating to the company. Dow Chemical currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $80.21.

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About Dow Chemical

DowDuPont Inc is a holding company formed through the merger of equals between The Dow Chemical Company and E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (DuPont). The Company’s business divisions include Agriculture division, Material Science division, and a Specialty Products division. The Agriculture Division offers a complete portfolio of products and technologies, traits and crop protection.

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