Deep Dive Into Today's Trading Activity for The Dow Chemical Company (DOW)

Posted on 03/14/2013 by Norm Sorkin

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NEW YORK (AVAFIN) -- A total of 12 block trades were executed today, typically at least 10,000 shares or more represent a single block unit. Block trades help investors understand the sentiment of large financial institutions. Further trading analysis reveals that 330,271 shares were bought and 144,689 shares were sold. The bought/sold ratio for shares of The Dow Chemical Company is 2.28, representing a positive net cash flow of $6,181,009 into the stock.

A closer look at option trading reveals that a total of 13,099 call and 3,561 put contracts were traded yielding a 0.27 put/call ratio.

Dow benefits from greater feedstock flexibility than the average basic chemical producer in North America and Europe, giving the company opportunities for added profits in periods of fluctuating input and output prices. Additionaly, Because a good deal of Dow's recent cost savings come from structural moves such as head count reductions and permanent plant closures, we expect the majority of them will hold.

The Dow Chemical Company is engaged in the manufacture and sale of chemicals, plastic materials, agricultural, advanced materials and other products and services. It is also engaged in the property and casualty insurance and reinsurance business.

The Dow Chemical Company settled the day up $0.46 to $33.67 in the previous trading session. Today's trading range was between $33.24 and $33.71 respectively. On the volume side, 5M shares were traded, which is less than the average volume of 7M shares. DOW is trading above the 50 day moving average and higher than the 200 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 gained 2.25% within the last month. The stock has a P/E ratio of 47.44 and a dividend yield of 3.64%.

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