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DOW got crushed for buying ROH but now DOW is showing

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April 02, 2009 – Comments (1) | RELATED TICKERS: DOW

it had a plan when it bought ROH, one day after DOW completes ROH buyout it sells Morton Salt.

Dow sells salt seller Morton International Philadelphia Business Journal

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The same day Dow Chemical Co. closed on its acquisition of Rohm and Haas Co., the company made a pact to sell one of Rohm’s more successful businesses, salt-seller Morton International Inc., to K+S Aktiengesellschaft.

Midland, Mich.-based Dow (NYSE: DOW) said late Wednesday it agreed to sell the stock of Morton International Germany-based K+S for $1.67 billion.

Dow, which has made Philadelphia-based Rohm and Haas a subsidiary of the company, will use the funds to pay down debt.

 

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#1) On April 02, 2009 at 1:05 PM, awallejr (78.92) wrote:

While I think DOW certainly overpaid for ROH, they did still buy a quality company. The salt sale was a good move. Assuming they can pare down the debt more, long term the company should benefit.  I bought the stock in real life at $7.80 and plan on holding it for years (though will take some profits when appropriate).

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