Which Stocks To Invest? - The Dow Chemical Company (DOW), Loews Corporation (L)

Lloyd Doyle
August 19, 2017

The average volume for Lam Research Corporation (NASDAQ:LRCX) has been 2.59 million shares per day over the past 30 days.

The Dow Chemical Company (DOW) closed its previous trading session at $63.94 with the gain of 0.42%. It has outperformed by 4.02% the S&P500.

BancorpSouth, Inc.is a financial holding company. Boston Advisors LLC now owns 137,814 shares of the basic materials company's stock valued at $8,757,000 after buying an additional 804 shares during the period. The business had revenue of $13.83 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $13.60 billion. The stock decreased 0.10% or $0.06 during the last trading session, reaching $62.45. About 865,430 shares traded. BancorpSouth, Inc. (BXS) has risen 27.80% since August 18, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.52 in 2016 Q4. Its up 0.18, from 1.34 in 2016Q3.

Other institutional investors also recently bought and sold shares of the company. 128 funds opened positions while 459 raised stakes. New York-based Brown Brothers Harriman & Co has invested 0% in Dow Chemical Co (NYSE:DOW). Michigan-based Ls Invest Ltd Llc has invested 0.16% in Dow Chemical Co (NYSE:DOW). The Luminus Management Llc holds 422,342 shares with $24.17M value, up from 346,800 last quarter. Decatur Mngmt accumulated 251,950 shares. Mckinley Capital Mngmt Ltd Liability Com Delaware reported 756,732 shares or 1.7% of all its holdings. Hartford Invest holds 0.05% or 35,640 shares. Also, insider Mark K. Cox sold 1,400 shares of Eastman Chemical stock in a transaction dated Thursday, August 3rd. Valley Advisers holds 875 shares. Mn Services Vermogensbeheer B.V. now owns 3,914 shares of the basic materials company's stock worth $296,000 after buying an additional 104 shares during the period. Lazard Asset Mgmt Limited Liability has 189,599 shares for 0.03% of their portfolio. Nj State Employees Deferred Compensation Plan has 0.12% invested in Eastman Chemical Company (NYSE:EMN). Finally, Financial Architects Inc raised its stake in Dow Chemical Company (The) by 0.4% in the second quarter.

DOW has been the topic of a number of analyst reports.

Pittenger & Anderson Inc, which manages about $1.04 billion and $940.29M US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Berkshire Hathaway Inc De (BRKB) by 3,586 shares to 34,926 shares, valued at $5.69 million in 2016Q4, according to the filing. Bloombergsen Inc., a Ontario - Canada-based fund reported 814,825 shares. Dow Chemical Company (The) had a net profit margin of 5.83% and a ROE of 17.08%. Therefore 57% are positive. Dow Chemical Company has a 12-month low of $51.57 and a 12-month high of $67.50. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $84.48 and a 200-day moving average price of $81.05. Eastman Chemical's dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 32.28%. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with "Buy" on Monday, May 1. The firm has "Outperform" rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Friday, April 29. The company has an average rating of "Hold" and a consensus price target of $89.89. As per Thursday, August 20, the company rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank. On Friday, July 14 the stock rating was maintained by Oppenheimer with "Hold".

Since the beginning of the calendar year, the stock is 11.74%. The rating was initiated by Susquehanna with "Neutral" on Monday, January 23. Cowen & Co maintained the stock with "Hold" rating in Wednesday, May 31 report.

More notable recent Dow Chemical Co (NYSE:DOW) news were published by: Mlive.com which released: "What you need to know about Dow's latest investments in Michigan" on August 03, 2017, also Reuters.com with their article: "Price hikes power Dow's results ahead of DuPont merger" published on July 27, 2017, Seekingalpha.com published: "Dow-DuPont: The Activist Horsemen" on August 07, 2017. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, July 27th.

In an overview of the current analyst recommendations, Buy count is 1 and Overweight is 0 while the number of analysts recommending Sell and Underweight are 0 and 0, respectively. Analysts pegging the company with a rating of 3 would be indicating a Hold recommendation. It has been assigned a low target price of $52 and a high target price of $85. At the time of writing, the First Call consensus price target for the company is $73.24. The company was upgraded on Monday, September 19 by Robert W. Baird. (NASDAQ:CACC) rating on Tuesday, September 6. The third largest holder is State Street Corp, which now holds $617.1 million worth of this stock and that ownership represents almost 5.14% of its market capitalization.


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