Traders purchased shares of Dow Chemical Co. (NYSE:DOW) on weakness during trading on Monday. $96.17 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $25.25 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $70.92 million into the stock. Of all stocks tracked, Dow Chemical had the highest net in-flow for the day. Dow Chemical traded down ($0.04) for the day and closed at $53.60

DOW has been the topic of a number of recent research reports. Credit Agricole SA lowered Dow Chemical from an “outperform” rating to an “underperform” rating in a research report on Wednesday, July 6th. Vetr lowered Dow Chemical from a “buy” rating to a “sell” rating and set a $46.12 target price on the stock. in a research report on Monday, July 4th. Nomura reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Dow Chemical in a research report on Tuesday, July 12th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. lowered Dow Chemical from an “overweight” rating to a “neutral” rating and dropped their target price for the company from $57.00 to $50.00 in a research report on Tuesday, June 28th. Finally, Credit Suisse Group AG reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Dow Chemical in a research report on Monday, June 27th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating and nine have assigned a buy rating to the company. Dow Chemical currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $57.26.

The stock has a market capitalization of $60.40 billion and a PE ratio of 7.83. The company has a 50 day moving average of $51.84 and a 200 day moving average of $50.55.

Dow Chemical (NYSE:DOW) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, July 28th. The company reported $0.95 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.86 by $0.09. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $0.91 earnings per share. The company earned $12 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $11.24 billion. The company’s revenue for the quarter was down 7.4% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities analysts predict that Dow Chemical Co. will post $3.47 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, July 29th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, June 30th were paid a $0.46 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Tuesday, June 28th. This represents a $1.84 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.43%.

Other hedge funds and institutional investors recently made changes to their positions in the company. American International Group Inc. increased its position in shares of Dow Chemical by 1,315.3% in the fourth quarter. American International Group Inc. now owns 7,457,635 shares of the company’s stock valued at $383,918,000 after buying an additional 6,930,691 shares during the period. BlackRock Advisors LLC increased its position in shares of Dow Chemical by 5.2% in the fourth quarter. BlackRock Advisors LLC now owns 6,434,644 shares of the company’s stock valued at $331,255,000 after buying an additional 319,627 shares during the period. Bank of Montreal Can increased 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 during the period. Levin Capital Strategies L.P. increased 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 during the period. Finally, BlackRock Investment Management LLC increased its position in shares of Dow Chemical by 8.6% in the fourth quarter. BlackRock Investment Management LLC now owns 5,214,010 shares of the company’s stock valued at $268,417,000 after buying an additional 412,509 shares during the period.

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