YHB Investment Advisors Inc. Has $531,000 Stake in Dow Chemical Company (The) (DOW)

YHB Investment Advisors Inc. increased its stake in Dow Chemical Company (The) (NYSE:DOW) by 3.9% during the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 8,461 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after buying an additional 320 shares during the period. YHB Investment Advisors Inc.’s holdings in Dow Chemical Company (The) were worth $531,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently modified their holdings of DOW. CENTRAL TRUST Co raised its position in shares of Dow Chemical Company (The) by 19.2% in the first quarter. CENTRAL TRUST Co now owns 71,366 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $4,534,000 after buying an additional 11,477 shares during the last quarter. Chevy Chase Trust Holdings Inc. raised its position in shares of Dow Chemical Company (The) by 1.8% in the first quarter. Chevy Chase Trust Holdings Inc. now owns 1,348,225 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $85,666,000 after buying an additional 24,460 shares during the last quarter. HT Partners LLC bought a new position in shares of Dow Chemical Company (The) during the first quarter valued at $202,000. Deane Retirement Strategies Inc. raised its position in shares of Dow Chemical Company (The) by 5.4% in the first quarter. Deane Retirement Strategies Inc. now owns 45,887 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $2,918,000 after buying an additional 2,353 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Franklin Street Advisors Inc. NC raised its position in shares of Dow Chemical Company (The) by 15.9% in the first quarter. Franklin Street Advisors Inc. NC now owns 11,236 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $714,000 after buying an additional 1,540 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 68.36% of the company’s stock.

Dow Chemical Company (NYSE:DOW) traded up 0.35% during trading on Friday, reaching $63.40. 5,432,018 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged. The company’s 50 day moving average price is $64.66 and its 200-day moving average price is $63.17. Dow Chemical Company has a 52 week low of $51.57 and a 52 week high of $67.50. The stock has a market capitalization of $77.57 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 27.15 and a beta of 1.13.

Dow Chemical Company (The) (NYSE:DOW) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, July 27th. The basic materials company reported $1.08 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.01 by $0.07. The firm had revenue of $13.83 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $13.60 billion. Dow Chemical Company (The) had a net margin of 5.83% and a return on equity of 17.08%. The company’s revenue was up 15.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $0.95 earnings per share. On average, equities analysts expect that Dow Chemical Company will post $4.08 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, October 2nd. Shareholders of record on Monday, July 31st will be paid a $0.46 dividend. This represents a $1.84 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.90%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, July 27th. Dow Chemical Company (The)’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 76.99%.

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Several brokerages have weighed in on DOW. Alembic Global Advisors set a $85.00 target price on shares of Dow Chemical Company (The) and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, July 27th. BidaskClub raised shares of Dow Chemical Company (The) from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, July 12th. Cowen and Company reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $60.00 price target on shares of Dow Chemical Company (The) in a report on Friday, July 14th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Dow Chemical Company (The) from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 4th. Finally, Royal Bank Of Canada reissued a “buy” rating and set a $76.00 price objective on shares of Dow Chemical Company (The) in a research note on Thursday, July 6th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating, seven have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. Dow Chemical Company (The) currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $71.42.

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