A Great Stock That Is Lost For Many Investors: Dow Inc. (DOW)

Dow Inc. (NYSE: DOW) is -25.53% lower on its value in year-to-date trading and has touched a low of $21.95 and a high of $56.25 in the current 52-week trading range. The DOW stock was last observed hovering at around $40.76 in the recent trading session, with the current gains setting it 0.57%.

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At last check, trading at $41.33, the stock is 0.81% and 6.50% above its SMA20 and SMA50 respectively. However, with a current trading volume of 0.55 million and changing 1.40% at the moment leaves the stock -5.26% off its SMA200. DOW registered -14.69% loss for a year compared to 6-month loss of -21.90%. The firm has a 50-day simple moving average (SMA 50) of $41.11 and a 200-day simple moving average (SMA200) of $40.06.

The stock witnessed a -6.47% gain in the last 1 month and extending the period to 3 months gives it a 11.49%, and is -2.00% down over the last 5 days. If we measure the stock’s price variations over the week and the month, we find that the volatility rates stand at 3.50% over the week and 4.33% over the month.

Dow Inc. (DOW) has around 36500 employees, a market worth around $29.21B and $41.75B in sales. Fwd P/E is 17.78. Profit margin for the company is -4.00%. Distance from 52-week low is 88.29% and -26.52% from its 52-week high. The company has generated returns on investments over the last 12 months (-4.40%).

Dow Inc. (DOW) Analyst Forecasts

Dow Inc. quarterly earnings per share for the current quarter are estimated at -$0.29 with sales reaching $8.09B over the same period.The EPS is expected to shrink by -164.70% this year, but quarterly earnings will post -15.10% year-over-year. Quarterly sales are estimated to shrink -26.60% in year-over-year returns.

Dow Inc. (DOW) Top Institutional Holders

1,495 institutions hold shares in Dow Inc. (DOW), with 607.4k shares held by insiders accounting for 0.08% while institutional investors hold 70.88% of the company’s shares. The shares outstanding are 740.20M, and float is at 738.08M with Short Float at 2.28%. Institutions hold 70.82% of the Float.

The top institutional shareholder in the company is Vanguard Group, Inc. (The) with over 62.04 million shares valued at $1.81 billion. The investor’s holdings represent 8.38% of the DOW Shares outstanding. As of Mar 30, 2020, the second largest holder is Blackrock Inc. with 45.58 million shares valued at $1.33 billion to account for 6.15% of the shares outstanding. The other top investors are Capital International Investors which holds 39.08 million shares representing 5.28% and valued at over $1.14 billion, while State Street Corporation holds 4.87% of the shares totaling 36.05 million with a market value of $1.05 billion.

Dow Inc. (DOW) Insider Activity

A total of 54 insider transactions have happened at Dow Inc. (DOW) in the last six months, with sales accounting for 22 and purchases happening 32 times. The most recent transaction is an insider purchase by Fitterling James R, the company’s Chief Executive Officer. SEC filings show that Fitterling James R bought 20,000 shares of the company’s common stock on Mar 13 at a price of $24.61 per share for a total of $0.49 million. Following the purchase, the insider now owns 0.15 million shares.

Dow Inc. disclosed in a document filed with the SEC on Mar 12 that BUSH WESLEY G (Director) bought a total of 20,450 shares of the company’s common stock. The trade occurred on Mar 12 and was made at $24.61 per share for $0.5 million. Following the transaction, the insider now directly holds 20450.0 shares of the DOW stock.

Still, SEC filings show that on Mar 12, FETTIG JEFF M (Director) acquired 8,100 shares at an average price of $24.62 for $0.2 million. The insider now directly holds 26,550 shares of Dow Inc. (DOW).

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