L & S Advisors Inc lifted its holdings in Dow Chemical Co (NYSE:DOW) by 5.2% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 23,776 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after acquiring an additional 1,166 shares during the period. L & S Advisors Inc’s holdings in Dow Chemical were worth $1,500,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Several other hedge funds have also bought and sold shares of the company. Vanguard Group Inc. increased its position in Dow Chemical by 7.6% in the 1st quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 81,191,459 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $5,158,905,000 after buying an additional 5,722,128 shares in the last quarter. Jana Partners LLC acquired a new position in Dow Chemical during the 1st quarter valued at about $225,688,000. BlackRock Inc. boosted its stake in Dow Chemical by 3.8% during the 2nd quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 83,423,778 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $5,261,538,000 after purchasing an additional 3,075,321 shares during the last quarter. Glenview Capital Management LLC boosted its stake in Dow Chemical by 34.8% during the 1st quarter. Glenview Capital Management LLC now owns 11,864,132 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $753,847,000 after purchasing an additional 3,066,049 shares during the last quarter. Finally, FMR LLC boosted its stake in Dow Chemical by 11.8% during the 1st quarter. FMR LLC now owns 15,503,280 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $985,078,000 after purchasing an additional 1,638,866 shares during the last quarter. 67.77% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Dow Chemical Co (NYSE:DOW) opened at $66.65 on Monday. Dow Chemical Co has a 12 month low of $51.57 and a 12 month high of $67.50. The company has a quick ratio of 1.32, a current ratio of 1.93 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.68.

A number of equities analysts have issued reports on the company. BidaskClub downgraded Dow Chemical from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 10th. Royal Bank Of Canada reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $78.00 price target on shares of Dow Chemical in a research note on Wednesday, September 6th. Jefferies Group LLC reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Dow Chemical in a research note on Tuesday, August 29th. Finally, Cowen Inc reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $60.00 price target on shares of Dow Chemical in a research note on Monday, August 28th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating, seven have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. The company has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $72.02.

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