Let’s Talk About Dow Inc. (NYSE: DOW)’s Outlook

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In the last trading session, 4.74 million Dow Inc. (NYSE:DOW) shares changed hands as the company’s beta touched 0. With the company’s per share price at $56.63 changed hands at $0.76 or 1.36% during last session, the market valuation stood at $41.19B. DOW’s last price was a discount, traded about -26.05% off its 52-week high of $71.38. The share price had its 52-week low at $51.33, which suggests the last value was 9.36% up since then. When we look at Dow Inc.’s average trading volume, we note the 3-month average coming to 5.76 million.

Analysts gave the Dow Inc. (DOW) stock a consensus recommendation rating of an Overweight, calculated at a mean rating of 2.70. If we narrow down to specifics, the data shows that 1 out of 25 analysts rate the stock as a Sell, with a further 1 assigning it an Overweight rating. Of the remaining, 14 recommended DOW as a Hold, 8 felt it is a Buy and 1 rated the stock as Underweight. Dow Inc.’s EPS for the current quarter is expected to be $2.54.

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Instantly DOW was in green as seen at the end of in last trading. With action 5.83%, the performance over the past five days has been green. The jump to weekly highs of 57.00 on Tuesday, 12/28/21 added 1.36% to the stock’s daily price. The company’s shares are showing year-to-date upside of 2.04%, with the 5-day performance at 5.83% in the green. However, in the 30-day time frame, Dow Inc. (NYSE:DOW) is -1.68% down.

The consensus price target for the stock as assigned by Wall Street analysts is $66.62, meaning bulls need an upside of 15.0% from its current market value. According to analyst projections, DOW’s forecast low is $57.00 with $85.00 as the target high. To hit the forecast high, the stock’s price needs a -50.1% plunge from its current level, while the stock would need to soar -0.65% for it to hit the projected low.

Dow Inc. (DOW) estimates and forecasts

Data shows that the Dow Inc. share is performing relatively much better than most of its peers within the same industry. As can be gleaned from the statistics, the company’s share value shot -10.08% over the past 6 months, a 440.36% in annual growth rate that is considerably higher than the industry average of 18.80%. Moreover, analysts have looked to higher expectations by upgrading its fiscal year 2021 revenue estimates. The rating firms predict current quarter revenue for Dow Inc. will rise 408.00%, while the growth in revenue is estimated to hit 132.10% for the next quarter. Year-over-year growth is forecast to reach 37.10% up from the last financial year.

Consensus estimates given by 12 financial analysts project the company’s revenue in the current quarter to hit an average of $14.27 billion. 11 analysts are of the opinion that Dow Inc.’s revenue for the quarter ending Dec 2021 will be $12.99 billion. The company’s revenue for the corresponding quarters a year ago was $9.52 billion and $10.71 billion respectively. According to analysts, the company will likely register a growth in its current quarter sales, forecast at 49.90%. The estimates for the next quarter sales put growth at 21.30%.

The 2021 estimates are for Dow Inc. earnings to increase by 167.40%, but the outlook for the next 5-year period is at 56.02% per year.

DOW Dividends

Dow Inc. is expected to release its next quarterly earnings report between January 26 and January 31. The 4.94% annual yield figure for the share gives it an annual dividend of 2.80. It is important to note, however, that the 4.94% dividend yield ratio should serve as a guide only, as you should also take into consideration many other aspects of a company’s operations and fundamentals before making any investment decision.

Dow Inc. (NYSE:DOW)’s Major holders

If we look at who the major shareholders are, we find that insiders hold 0.14% of Dow Inc. shares while 67.70% of the shares are in the hands of institutional holders. The share float percentage for the stock currently stands at 67.80%. There are 67.70% institutions holding the Dow Inc. stock share, with Vanguard Group, Inc. (The) the top institutional holder. As of Sep 29, 2021, the company held 8.59% of the shares, roughly 63.54 million DOW shares worth $3.66 billion.

Blackrock Inc. holds the second largest percentage of outstanding shares, with 6.00% or 44.4 million shares worth $2.56 billion as of Sep 29, 2021.

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Among Mutual Funds, the top two as of Sep 29, 2021 were Washington Mutual Investors Fund and Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund. With 21.4 million shares estimated at $1.23 billion under it, the former controlled 2.89% of total outstanding shares. On the other hand, Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund held about 2.85% of the shares, roughly 21.07 million shares worth around $1.21 billion.