The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE:DOW)

CAPS Rating: 4 out of 5

The company offers a innovative chemical, plastic and agricultural products and services to customers in more than 175 countries, helping them to provide everything from fresh water, food and pharmaceuticals to paints, packaging and personal care.

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Player Avatar edwjm (99.87) Submitted: 10/14/2011 11:40:48 AM : Outperform Start Price: $23.40 DOW Score: +26.79

The Dow Chemical Company (DOW) offers innovative chemical, plastic and agricultural products and services to customers in more than 175 countries, helping them to provide everything from fresh water, food and pharmaceuticals to paints, packaging and personal care. Sell side analysts generally are lukewarm on the stock, but most rate it the ubiquitous 'buy'.

The following data is as of October 14, 2011, while the share price is at $27.30. 70% of the stock is owned by institutions. The price/book ratio is about 1.45. The p/e is about 12 and the forward p/e is estimated at about 8½. The 52-wk high (42.23) was set about 6 mo ago and the 52-wk low (20.61) was set recently. The stock pays a dividend of $1 per share, which is about 3¾%.

Disclosure: As I type this, I have no position in DOW.

Member Avatar edwjm (99.87) Submitted: 10/28/2011 10:48:10 AM
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Disclosure update: I now own shares in DOW with an average cost basis of $27.88.

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