The Dow Chemical Company (DOW) - Trading Analysis

Posted on 02/05/2013 by Edward Connelly

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NEW YORK (AVAFIN) -- A new 3-month trading record was established on both the call and put side for shares of The Dow Chemical Company. A total of 13,833 call and 32,315 put contracts were traded raising a low put/call volume alert. There were 2.3 puts traded for each call contract yielding a 2.34 put/call ratio.

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Put/Call ratio is often used to measure investment sentiment, the ratio serves as a predictor of investor behavior. Unusual options volume provides reliable clues that the stock is expected to make a move.

After a rocky start to the Dow and Rohm and Haas marriage, the combined company is on track to meet its synergy targets. Additionaly, The company recently sold it global polypropylene business to Braskem at 6.7 times EBITDA--an attractive multiple considering the commodity nature of the business.

Shares of The Dow Chemical Company edged up $0.18 (+0.56%) to $32.31. The price of the stock ranged between a low of $32.29 and $32.56 respectively. The trading volume of 6M is below the 90 day average volume of 7M shares. DOW is trading above the 50 day moving average. The stock's 52 week low is $27.45 and 52 week high is $36.08. Performance indicators show that the stock has lost -6.65% within the last week. The stock has a P/E ratio of 45.90 and a dividend yield of 3.77%.


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