Dow Chemical Company (The) (NYSE:DWDP) insider Andrew N. Liveris sold 49,449 shares of Dow Chemical stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, November 21st. The shares were sold at an average price of $71.63, for a total transaction of $3,542,031.87. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website.

Shares of Dow Chemical Company (NYSE:DWDP) traded up $0.56 during midday trading on Friday, reaching $71.16. 2,636,225 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 7,455,276. The stock has a market cap of $165,203.30, a price-to-earnings ratio of 19.29, a PEG ratio of 2.29 and a beta of 1.17. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.29, a quick ratio of 1.38 and a current ratio of 2.01. Dow Chemical Company has a 12 month low of $53.68 and a 12 month high of $73.85.

Dow Chemical (NYSE:DWDP) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November 2nd. The company reported $0.55 EPS for the quarter, hitting the consensus estimate 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 analyst estimates of $18.24 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $0.91 EPS. The firm’s revenue was up 7.6% compared to the same quarter last year. research analysts predict that Dow Chemical Company will post 3.47 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm 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 dividend of $0.38 per share. This represents a $1.52 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.14%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, November 14th. Dow Chemical’s payout ratio is 73.08%.

Institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Tradewinds Capital Management LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Dow Chemical during the third quarter worth $101,000. Winfield Associates Inc. purchased a new stake in shares of Dow Chemical during the third quarter worth $103,000. Peddock Capital Advisors LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Dow Chemical during the third quarter worth $106,000. AllSquare Wealth Management LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Dow Chemical during the third quarter worth $108,000. Finally, NewSquare Capital LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Dow Chemical during the third quarter worth $109,000. 74.82% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

DWDP has been the subject of several recent research reports. Macquarie initiated coverage on shares of Dow Chemical in a report on Tuesday, September 5th. They set an “outperform” rating and a $76.00 target price for the company. Bank of America Corporation initiated coverage on shares of Dow Chemical in a report on Monday, September 11th. They set a “buy” rating and a $78.00 target price for the company. Jefferies Group LLC reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $80.00 target price on shares of Dow Chemical in a report on Sunday, October 8th. Credit Suisse Group boosted their price target on shares of Dow Chemical from $79.00 to $82.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a report on Friday, November 3rd. Finally, Susquehanna Bancshares Inc initiated coverage on shares of Dow Chemical in a report on Tuesday, September 5th. They issued a “positive” rating and a $80.00 price target for the company. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and seventeen have issued a buy rating to the stock. Dow Chemical presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $79.72.

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Dow Chemical Company Profile

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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