Dow Chemical Co (DOW)

neg -0.14
Today's Range: 53.51 - 53.97 | DOW Avg Daily Volume: 5,581,700
Last Update: 10/20/16 - 3:38 PM EDT
Volume: 2,478,551
YTD Performance: 4.76%
Open: $53.72
Previous Close: $53.93
52 Week Range: $40.26 - $57.10
Oustanding Shares: 1,126,830,305
Market Cap: 60,499,519,075
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TheStreet Ratings Grade for DOW
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A+ A A- B+ B B- C+ C C- D+ D D- E+ E E- F
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Analysts Ratings
Historical Rec Current 1 Mo. Ago 2 Mo. Ago 3 Mo. Ago
Strong Buy 6 4 4 4
Moderate Buy 1 1 1 1
Hold 5 6 6 7
Moderate Sell 1 1 1 1
Strong Sell 0 0 0 0
Mean Rec. 2.08 2.33 2.33 2.38
Latest Dividend: 0.46
Latest Dividend Yield: 3.43%
Dividend Ex-Date: 09/28/16
Price Earnings Ratio: 7.86
Price Earnings Comparisons:
DOW Sector Avg. S&P 500
7.86 10.80 29.40
Price Performance History (%Change):
3 Mo 1 Yr 3 Y
3.00% 13.80% 30.55%
Revenue -16.10 -0.10 -0.05
Net Income 102.70 6.10 0.91
EPS 104.60 8.10 1.07
Earnings for DOW:
Revenue 48.78B
Average Earnings Estimates
Qtr (09/16) Qtr (12/16) FY (12/16) FY (12/17)
Average Estimate $0.80 $0.96 $3.59 $3.98
Number of Analysts 9 7 10 10
High Estimate $0.88 $1.10 $3.75 $4.23
Low Estimate $0.67 $0.89 $3.35 $3.62
Prior Year $0.82 $0.93 $3.47 $3.59
Growth Rate (Year over Year) -2.98% 3.53% 3.43% 10.78%
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For starters, trouble for banks, drugs, energy and M&A.
The U.S. currency strengthened. The price of crude oil rose by $0.57. Gold fell by $3 to $1,314. In numerous "Takeaways" I have argued that $1,300 to $1,310 support could be penetrated to the downside. I suspect we might be close to it now. Agricultural commodities: wheat, down $0.06; corn, up $0.10; soybeans, up $0.19; and oats, up $0.05. (Watch these "fert" fans!) Lumber, down $2. Bonds weakened in price and rose in yield. The 10-year note rose by one basis point to 1.619%. The 2s/10s spread fell by one basis point to 82 basis points -- still near a multi-month low (more on this in my opener tomorrow). Municipals and junk bond prices got hit. However, Blackstone/GSO Strategic Credit Fund (BGB) was up a penny. Closed end muni bond funds suffered from profit taking. Banks were slightly lower as Wells Fargo (WFC) made another multi-week low. I would still avoid the financial sector, and especially Warren's bank. (More on this on Tuesday morning). Insurance stocks were mixed. I added to Hartford Financial (HIG) . Still short Metlife (MET) and Lincoln National (LNC) (but small). Autos were higher, led by General Motors (GM) even though there were negatives signs in the monthly sales data. More evidence of "peak autos." Old tech hit. IBM (IBM) led to the downside. Energy stocks uneven despite higher oil prices. Retail was a downside market feature as discussed in my JCPenney post. August retail sales were poor and the inclement (warm) weather hurts the group's top line. Biotech was down by 1%. Valeant Pharmaceuticals (VRX) rolling over (again). Staples hit on a stronger dollar. No Coke, Pepsi! New low for Coca-Cola (KO)
Tesla shares rise after the company reports a record number of quarterly deliveries.

EU News Should Goose DuPont Real Money Pro($)

I suspect DuPont (DD) shares will trade a bit better in the near term after news that a timetable has been established in the restart of the European Union review of its planned merger with Dow Chemical(DOW) .
Dow Chemical and Dupont's proposed merger could face regulatory hurdles in Europe as regulators paused their review of the deal due to insufficient information provided by the companies.
Bayer increases its latest offering to entice Monsanto, as regulators look closely at agribusiness mergers.
But even if Dow/DuPont merger fails, Dow is in good stead.
I learned a long time ago, don’t outthink it.

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