Media coverage about Dow Chemical (NYSE:DOW) has been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group rates the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Dow Chemical earned a news sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the basic materials company an impact score of 46.2209014692759 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern’s rankings:

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

Several brokerages have issued reports on DOW. Royal Bank Of Canada reissued a “buy” rating and set a $78.00 target price on shares of Dow Chemical in a research note on Wednesday, September 6th. Jefferies Group LLC reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Dow Chemical in a research note on Tuesday, August 29th. Cowen and Company reissued a “hold” rating and set a $60.00 target price on shares of Dow Chemical in a research note on Monday, August 28th. BidaskClub raised shares of Dow Chemical from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 23rd. Finally, Alembic Global Advisors set a $85.00 target price on shares of Dow Chemical and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, July 27th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating, seven have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $72.02.

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