Traders sold shares of Dow Chemical Co. (NYSE:DOW) on strength during trading on Friday. $23.14 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $48.79 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $25.65 million out of the stock. Of all stocks tracked, Dow Chemical had the 0th highest net out-flow for the day. Dow Chemical traded up $0.19 for the day and closed at $53.42

A number of research analysts have commented on the company. Jefferies Group upped their price objective on Dow Chemical from $54.00 to $58.00 and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, May 2nd. Barclays PLC upped their price objective on Dow Chemical from $50.00 to $55.00 and gave the company an “equal weight” rating in a report on Monday, May 2nd. Credit Suisse Group AG reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Dow Chemical in a report on Saturday, April 30th. Royal Bank Of Canada reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Dow Chemical in a report on Saturday, April 30th. Finally, Credit Agricole SA lowered Dow Chemical from an “outperform” rating to an “underperform” rating in a report on Wednesday, July 6th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have issued a hold rating and nine have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Dow Chemical presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $57.26.

The company has a market capitalization of $60.20 billion and a P/E ratio of 7.80. The stock has a 50-day moving average price of $52.27 and a 200 day moving average price of $51.13.

Dow Chemical (NYSE:DOW) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July 28th. The company reported $0.95 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.86 by $0.09. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $0.91 earnings per share. The company had revenue of $12 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $11.24 billion. The business’s revenue for the quarter was down 7.4% compared to the same quarter last year. Analysts predict that Dow Chemical Co. will post $3.48 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Several hedge funds recently added to or reduced their stakes in DOW. American International Group Inc. raised its stake in 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 worth $383,918,000 after buying an additional 6,930,691 shares during the last quarter. BlackRock Advisors LLC raised its stake in Dow Chemical by 5.2% in the fourth quarter. BlackRock Advisors LLC now owns 6,434,644 shares of the company’s stock worth $331,255,000 after buying an additional 319,627 shares during the last quarter. BlackRock Investment Management LLC raised its stake in Dow Chemical by 8.6% in the fourth quarter. BlackRock Investment Management LLC now owns 5,214,010 shares of the company’s stock worth $268,417,000 after buying an additional 412,509 shares during the last quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. raised its stake in Dow Chemical by 6.5% in the fourth quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. now owns 3,987,962 shares of the company’s stock worth $205,301,000 after buying an additional 244,107 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Westfield Capital Management Co. LP raised its stake in Dow Chemical by 22.0% in the fourth quarter. Westfield Capital Management Co. LP now owns 3,837,548 shares of the company’s stock worth $197,557,000 after buying an additional 692,045 shares during the last quarter.

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