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How to buy Dow stock
Learn how to easily invest in Dow stock.
Dow Inc is a chemicals business based in the US. Dow shares (DOW) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Dow employs 35,700 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $60.1 billion.
How to buy shares in Dow
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- Research the stock. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol – DOW – and research it before deciding if it's a good investment for you.
- Purchase now or later. Buy your desired number of shares with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until the stock reaches a desired price.
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Dow stock price (NYSE: DOW)Use our graph to track the performance of DOW stocks over time.
Dow shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$45.28|
|52-week range||$43.04 - $70.19|
|50-day moving average||$50.62|
|200-day moving average||$58.09|
|Wall St. target price||$54.59|
|Dividend yield||$2.8 (6.34%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$8.92|
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Dow price performance over time
|1 week (2022-09-27)||3.40%|
|1 month (2022-09-02)||-8.17%|
|3 months (2022-07-01)||-12.40%|
|6 months (2022-03-31)||-28.94%|
|1 year (2021-10-04)||-22.25%|
|2 years (2020-10-02)||-4.29%|
|3 years (2019-10-04)||45.34|
|5 years (2017-09-30)||N/A|
Is Dow stock undervalued or overvalued?
Valuing Dow stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Dow's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Dow's P/E ratio
Dow's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 5x. In other words, Dow shares trade at around 5x recent earnings.
That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.
Dow's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $11.5 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Dow's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||$60.1 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||14.55%|
|Gross profit TTM||$10.8 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||8.82%|
|Return on equity TTM||37.58%|
|Market capitalisation||$32.4 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Dow share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 29.32% of net profits
Recently Dow has paid out, on average, around 29.32% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 6.34% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Dow shareholders could enjoy a 6.34% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Dow's case, that would currently equate to about $2.8 per share.
While Dow's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Dow may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.
Dow's most recent dividend payout was on 8 September 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 29 August 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").
Dow share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Dow's shares have ranged in value from as little as $43.04 up to $70.1893. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Dow's is 1.3343. This would suggest that Dow's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
Dow Inc. provides various materials science solutions for packaging, infrastructure, mobility, and consumer applications in the United States, Canada, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, India, the Asia Pacific, and Latin America. It operates through Packaging & Specialty Plastics, Industrial Intermediates & Infrastructure, and Performance Materials & Coatings segments. The Packaging & Specialty Plastics segment provides ethylene, and propylene and aromatics products; and polyethylene, polyolefin elastomers, ethylene vinyl acetate, and ethylene propylene diene monomer rubbers. The Industrial Intermediates & Infrastructure segment offers ethylene oxides, propylene oxides, propylene glycol and polyether polyols, aromatic isocyanates and polyurethane systems, coatings, adhesives, sealants, elastomers, and composites. This segment also provides caustic soda, and ethylene dichloride and vinyl chloride monomers; and cellulose ethers, redispersible latex powders, and acrylic emulsions. The Performance Materials and Coatings segment provides architectural paints and coatings, and industrial coatings that are used in maintenance and protective industries, wood, metal packaging, traffic markings, thermal paper, and leather; performance silicones and specialty materials; and silicone feedstocks and intermediates.
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Frequently asked questionsWhat percentage of Dow is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.129% of Dow shares are held by insiders and 67.582% by institutions. How many people work for Dow?
Latest data suggests 35,700 work at Dow. When does the fiscal year end for Dow?
Dow's fiscal year ends in December. Where is Dow based?
Dow's address is: 2211 H.H. Dow Way, Midland, MI, United States, 48674 What is Dow's ISIN number?
Dow's international securities identification number is: US2605571031 What is Dow's CUSIP number?
Dow's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 260557103
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