Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Dow Chemical (DOW) Share Price

Press coverage about Dow Chemical (NYSE:DOW) has been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm ranks 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 one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Dow Chemical earned a news impact score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the basic materials company an impact score of 46.3692607978372 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Here are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

A number of research firms have commented on DOW. Royal Bank Of Canada reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $78.00 price objective on shares of Dow Chemical in a research report on Wednesday, September 6th. Jefferies Group LLC reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Dow Chemical in a research report 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 report on Monday, August 28th. BidaskClub raised Dow Chemical from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 23rd. Finally, Alembic Global Advisors set a $85.00 target price on Dow Chemical and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, July 27th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating, seven have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $71.62.

Dow Chemical (NYSE:DOW) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July 27th. The basic materials company reported $1.08 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.01 by $0.07. The company had revenue of $13.83 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $13.60 billion. Dow Chemical had a return on equity of 19.01% and a net margin of 9.82%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 15.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $0.95 EPS.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, October 2nd. Stockholders of record on Monday, July 31st will be paid a dividend of $0.46 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, July 27th. This represents a $1.84 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.76%. Dow Chemical’s payout ratio is 76.99%.

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