DOW : Analysis & Opinions

  1. DuPont Q4 Earnings Coming Up, What to Expect

    January 23, 2017
    On Tuesday analysts will want to see if the company, which has worked to lower its operating costs, can continue to drive ...
  2. Dow Chemical Short Interest Declines 88%

    January 17, 2017
    The almost 90% decline in Dow's short interest suggests that short sellers believe the stock is going higher.
  3. Dow, DuPont EU Merger Decision 'Still Very Open'

    January 10, 2017
    EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said the outcome to the proposed merger remains open.
  4. Dow, DuPont Deal Hinges on Appeal to EU Regulators

    January 9, 2017
    EU antitrust regulators have expressed concerns about the tie-up, which would create the world’s biggest chemical company.
  5. Dow Converts Preferred Stock to Common Stock (DOW)

    January 3, 2017
    Dow Chemical CEO Andrew Liveris said Friday's conversion of preferred stock into common stock highlighted the strength of ...
  6. Who are Monsanto's main competitors?

    December 13, 2016
    Learn about Monsanto Company's two main operating divisions and its main competitors within each sector, including The Mosaic ...
  7. Trump Taps Liveris for Manufacturing Council (DOW)

    December 12, 2016
    President-elect Trump named Dow CEO Andrew Liveris to head the American Manufacturing Council; company planning new research ...
  8. Trump Could Clear Dow DuPont Merger Roadblock

    December 6, 2016
    Dow and Du Pont have reached price levels that could trigger major breakouts and multiyear trend advances. Now all they need ...
  9. Dow-DuPont Deal May Face EU Objections (DOW, DD)

    November 29, 2016
    EU regulators could issue a formal statement of objections next month for the proposed merger between Dow and DuPont.
  10. Dow, DuPont to Receive EU Decision Next Month (DOW, DD)

    November 16, 2016
    Both firms could learn the fate of their $60 billion merger as early as next month. And the companies might not like what ...
  11. Bonuses on Wall Street to Take a Dive (DOW, PFE)

    November 7, 2016
    Poor fund returns and stalled mergers have caused bonuses on Wall Street to decline for the third year in a row.
  12. Dow Chemical, DuPont Deal Review Delayed Again (DOW, DD)

    November 7, 2016
    Global anti-trust regulators continue the one-step-forward and two-steps-back dance with the merger between Dow Chemical ...
  13. Dow-DuPont Merger Concerns Down Under (DOW, DD)

    November 4, 2016
    The proposed merger between Dow Chemical and DuPont has caused some concerns for Australia's consumer watchdog
  14. Australian Watchdog Attacks Dow, DuPont Deal (DOW, DD)

    November 3, 2016
    Australia's corporate watchdog is one more obstacle the companies must overcome.
  15. Dow Chemical Beats Q3 Estimates (DOW, DD)

    October 28, 2016
    It would seem that Dow Chemical might not need to merge with DuPont after all.
  16. EU Regulators Delay Multiple Agrochemicals Mergers (SYT, DOW)

    October 27, 2016
    Several agrochemical mergers face delays into 2017 as the EU closely scrutinizes their potential impacts on consumers and ...
  17. DuPont Q3 Earnings, Guidance Beat (DD, DOW)

    October 26, 2016
    Q3 earnings of 34 cents per share marked a rise of 160% year over year and easily topped consensus estimates by 14 cents.
  18. Dow Chemical Earnings Preview (DOW, DD)

    October 26, 2016
    Beyond the headline numbers, management will be asked about the company's pending $130 billion merger with DuPont.
  19. DuPont Declares Quarterly Dividend (DD, DOW)

    October 25, 2016
    DuPont will pay a fourth quarter stock dividend of 38 cents per share payable Dec. 14 to shareholders of record on Nov. 15. ...
  20. What to Expect from DuPont Earnings (DD, DOW)

    October 24, 2016
    DuPont, which has beaten Wall Street's earnings estimates in four straight quarters, is expected to continue its winning ...
  21. DuPont Stock Rises on “Buy” Rating From Nomura (DD, DOW)

    October 20, 2016
    DuPont received a vote a confidence from analysts at Nomura Securities, who initiated coverage of the stock with a “buy” ...
  22. How the Dow-DuPont Merger Affects Dividends (DOW)

    October 17, 2016
    The impending merger between Dow Chemicals and DuPont could mean good things for both companies in future.
  23. Dow Chemical Stock Upgraded at UBS (DOW, DD)

    October 11, 2016
    It's not yet time to press the sell button on shares of Dow Chemical, according to analysts at UBS.
  24. EU Regulators to Rule on Dow, DuPont Merger in Feb (DOW, DD)

    October 4, 2016
    Shares of both companies rose more than 1% Monday on reports that EU antitrust regulators will resume the review of the companies' ...
  25. Assessing DuPont Stock Valuation (DOW, DD)

    September 13, 2016
    Despite the strong outperformance over the past twelve months, DuPont shares have not swayed too drastically from the rest ...
  26. Assessing Dow Chemical's Stock Valuation (DOW, DD)

    September 11, 2016
    Dow Chemical Company has been one of the better-performing equities in its sector over the past twelve months, gaining some ...
  27. Top 5 Companies Owned by DuPont (DD)

    September 10, 2016
    DuPont is one of the world’s largest producers of chemicals and agricultural products. These five companies show its broad ...
  28. 3 Books the CEO of Dow Chemical is Reading (DOW)

    September 9, 2016
    Andrew Liveris, the CEO of Dow Chemical, leads a $61 billion company that is poised to get even bigger, but that doesn't ...
  29. Top 5 Pesticide Companies in the World (SYT, DOW)

    August 25, 2016
    Discover the top pesticide companies in the world and explore the merger and acquisition activity that may concentrate food ...
  30. Omega Drops Stake in Apple, Makes Bet on Citigroup (AAPL, GILD)

    August 16, 2016
    Omega sells off shares in Apple, replacing them with an investment in Citigroup, Netflix and more.
  31. Third Point Expands Energy and Technology Holdings

    August 15, 2016
    Dan Loeb's Third Point maintains highly concentrated portfolio in 2Q 2016, increasing stakes in energy and technology positions.
  32. Winners and Losers of Low Natural Gas Prices

    July 25, 2016
    Chemical and fertilizer manufacturers benefit from a low price for natural gas, while utilities and natural gas producers ...
  33. Dow Chemical to Cut Around 2,500 Silicones Workers

    June 28, 2016
    Dow Chemical (NYSE: DOW) is readying a big stack of pink slips. The company announced that it will cut approximately 2,5 ...
  34. Dow Chemical Restructures at a Critical Juncture (DOW, DD)

    June 28, 2016
    The restructuring comes at a critical juncture as Dow Chemical seeks antitrust approval for the E.I. du Pont de Nemours merger.
  35. Dow Chemical Stock Trades Ex-Dividend Tuesday (DOW)

    June 28, 2016
    Dow Chemical will send its dividend payment on July 29 to shareholders of record as of June 30.
  36. Dow Chemical and DuPont Merger Could Face More Scrutiny (DOW, ...

    June 15, 2016
    Dow Chemical and DuPont could face increased scrutiny for their deal after Senator from Iowa calls for a careful review. ...
  37. The Share Buyback Report: The Materials Sector (MON, LYB)

    May 29, 2016
    Analyze share repurchase data for the materials sector to determine which factors influence buybacks. Examine trends, and ...
  38. Legal Risk Study: XLB, How Much Fines Have Component Companies ...

    May 10, 2016
    Discover three component companies in the Materials Select Sector SPDR Fund that have had fines imposed, and learn why the ...
  39. 3 Billionaires Who Graduated from Columbia University (KO, C)

    May 6, 2016
    Find out the story behind some of the more famous alumni of Columbia University who have become billionaires in investment ...
  40. DuPont Earnings: What to Expect (DD, DOW)

    April 25, 2016
    A combined DuPont/Dow company creates even stronger options from the standpoint of improved costs structures and pricing ...
  41. Is BASF SE Ready for a Rebound in 2016? (BASFY)

    April 17, 2016
    After an almost 50% decline in its stock price since June 2014, gain insight into the 2016 prospects for the world's largest ...
  42. Whole Foods Shows What World Without Bees Is Like

    April 15, 2016
    They're an annoyance to some, but the crucial role bees play in our food chain was made graphically clear by Whole Foods ...
  43. The 3 Largest Materials ETFs (XLB, VAW)

    April 15, 2016
    Find out which three exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are the largest in the basic materials sector, and how they are performing ...
  44. The Toxic 5: Have They Gotten Better or Worse? (DD, BAYRY)

    April 10, 2016
    Discover the top five toxic air polluters in the United States, according to the toxic 100 air polluters index published ...
  45. The 5 Highest Paid Executives in the Materials Sector (DOW, PX)

    March 31, 2016
    Learn who the top-earning executives are in the basic materials sector and which companies are thriving during volatile economic ...
  46. (VAW) Vanguard Materials ETF: Top 5 Holdings

    March 19, 2016
    Identify the top five holdings in the Vanguard Materials exchange-traded fund (ETF), and evaluate each company's fundamentals ...
  47. Materials Sector: Industries Snapshot (DOW, DD)

    March 16, 2016
    Explore the chemicals, packaging, construction materials and mining industries. See which factors are driving growth in each ...
  48. (XLB) Materials SPDR ETF: Top 5 Holdings

    March 15, 2016
    Learn about the Materials Select Sector SPDR Fund and its top five holdings, including DuPont, Dow Chemical, Monstanto, LyondellBasell ...
  49. The Industry Handbook: The Agriculture Industry (COW, LSTK)

    March 10, 2016
    Learn about the major lines of businesses involved in the agriculture industry and why this industry as a whole may be the ...
  50. Buffett on Stocks and the FBI (IBM,KO,DOW,AAPL)

    February 29, 2016
    Investment legend Warren Buffett was interviewed by CNBC's Squawk Box Monday to discuss his investment firm's position on ...
  51. Assessing Dow Chemical Ahead of Q4 Earnings

    February 1, 2016
    As long as Dow's revenue remain under pressure, investors will remain lukewarm about its near-term prospects.
  52. Dow Chemical: An Activist Investment Analysis (DOW)

    January 29, 2016
    Read about how an activist hedge fund demanded changes at Dow Chemical. Learn about deal structure of the proposed merger ...
  53. Assessing DuPont's Growth Formula Ahead of Earnings

    January 25, 2016
    Assuming accelerated cost-cutting and reduced operating expenses, it's reasonable to forecast 2016 EPS to reach levels of ...
  54. Are These the Top Basic Materials Stocks of 2016?

    January 11, 2016
    It may be difficult to find winning basic materials stocks in 2016. But here's one choice to consider for diversification ...
  55. DuPont and Dow Chemical Surge on Merger Talks

    December 10, 2015
    On Wednesday, the shares of both E.I. Du Pont De Nemours & Co. and Dow Chemical Co. surged by more than 11%, after the Wall ...
  56. Is This the Right Time for Dow to Lift Its Payout?

    October 26, 2015
    Dow Chemical (NYSE: DOW) is a big company on the move. Among other initiatives, it is restructuring joint ventures in the ...
  57. How Dow Chemical (DOW) Makes its Money

    September 17, 2015
    An in depth look at how Dow has made itself vital to so many industries in its 118 year history.
  58. U.S. Rivers Fouled With Bee, Bird Killing Neonics (BAYRY, DOW)

    August 25, 2015
    The U.S. Geological Survey says chemicals made by industry giants like Bayer (NASDAQOTH: BAYRY) and Syngenta (NYSE: SYT) ...
  59. CF Industries Continues Its Shopping Spree

    July 22, 2015
    Just weeks after acquiring U.K.-based nitrogen producer GrowHow, fertilizer producer CF Industries (NYSE: CF) is looking ...
  60. Hedge Fund Backs Monsanto Bid for Syngenta

    July 15, 2015
    Billionaire hedge fund manager John Paulson is reportedly building a significant stake in Swiss biotech Syngenta (NYSE: ...
  61. 3 Basic Material Stocks Poised For A Pop

    April 2, 2015
    After large market swings such as the one seen on March 30, 2015, it is not surprising to see traders become more tolerant ...
  62. The 5 Largest U.S. Product Liability Cases

    August 18, 2014
    General Motors has been making headlines again this ear, but it's the type of press that no corporation ever wants to ...
  63. Why Is Monsanto Evil, But DuPont Isn't?

    June 19, 2013
    Monsanto is perhaps the most-hated company, but competitors like DuPont behave in very similar ways
  64. W.R. Grace – Maybe The Most Valuable Bankrupt Company Going

    June 18, 2013
    Grace will emerge from bankruptcy as a great specialty chemicals company, but not a cheap one.
  65. Basic Materials Stocks Making Big Moves on June 27, 2012

    June 27, 2012
    The Nasdaq is trading up 0.7%, the S&P 500 has climbed 0.7% and the Dow has increased 0.6% on a good day for the market ...
  66. 3 Reasons To Own Olin Corporation

    February 14, 2012
    With a dividend yield of 3.7% and very little downside, Olin could be fully valued or it could be a great long-term investment. ...
  67. The Caustic Soda Cycle

    April 3, 2009
    This cycle seems to have peaked as supply will increase as the economy recovers. This will be a relief to buyers of this ...
  68. Taking a Closer Look at Chemical Companies

    December 6, 2005
    The chemical sector may be painted with an outdated brush there might be a lot more opportunity here than many investors ...