Investors bought shares of Dow Chemical Co. (NYSE:DOW) on weakness during trading hours on Wednesday. $109.36 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $57.87 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $51.49 million into the stock. Of all equities tracked, Dow Chemical had the 6th highest net in-flow for the day. Dow Chemical traded down ($0.64) for the day and closed at $48.12

Several equities analysts have weighed in on the company. Barclays PLC raised their price objective on Dow Chemical from $50.00 to $55.00 and gave the company an “equal weight” rating in a research note on Monday, May 2nd. Royal Bank Of Canada restated a “buy” rating on shares of Dow Chemical in a research note on Saturday, April 30th. Credit Suisse Group AG restated a “buy” rating on shares of Dow Chemical in a research note on Saturday, April 30th. Zacks Investment Research cut Dow Chemical from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, May 3rd. Finally, Vetr cut Dow Chemical from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $51.75 price objective on the stock. in a research note on Monday, May 23rd. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have given a hold rating and eight have issued a buy rating to the stock. Dow Chemical currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $55.58.

The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $51.82 and its 200-day moving average price is $49.80. The company has a market capitalization of $54.03 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 9.19.

Dow Chemical (NYSE:DOW) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, April 28th. The company reported $0.89 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.83 by $0.06. The business earned $10.70 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $10.66 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $0.84 EPS. Dow Chemical’s revenue for the quarter was down 13.5% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities research analysts expect that Dow Chemical Co. will post $3.51 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, July 29th. Investors of record on Thursday, June 30th will be paid a $0.46 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, June 28th. This represents a $1.84 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.82%.

Other institutional investors have made changes to their positions in the company. Vanguard Group Inc. raised its position in shares of Dow Chemical by 1.8% in the fourth quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 70,516,634 shares of the company’s stock valued at $3,630,196,000 after buying an additional 1,273,303 shares in the last quarter. Bank of Montreal Can raised its position in shares of Dow Chemical by 40.1% in the fourth quarter. Bank of Montreal Can now owns 5,448,700 shares of the company’s stock valued at $280,499,000 after buying an additional 1,559,156 shares in the last quarter. Levin Capital Strategies L.P. raised its position in shares of Dow Chemical by 35.8% in the fourth quarter. Levin Capital Strategies L.P. now owns 5,313,392 shares of the company’s stock valued at $273,533,000 after buying an additional 1,400,529 shares in the last quarter. Boston Partners acquired a new position in shares of Dow Chemical during the fourth quarter valued at $243,117,000. Finally, PNC Financial Services Group Inc. raised its position in shares of Dow Chemical by 5.8% in the fourth quarter. PNC Financial Services Group Inc. now owns 3,909,052 shares of the company’s stock valued at $201,237,000 after buying an additional 213,877 shares in the last quarter.

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