The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE:DOW)

Dow Chemical Company is a science and technology company that provides innovative chemical, plastic and agricultural products and services to many essential consumer markets. Dow serves customers in countries across the globe and a wide range of markets that are vital to human progress, including food, transportation, health and medicine, personal and home care, and building and construction, among others. Committed to the principles of sustainable development, Dow seeks to balance economic, environmental and social responsibilities. (Company Press Release)

The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE:DOW)’s Financial Overview

The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE:DOW) declined -0.61% yesterday to close its trading session at $53.99. The company has 1 year Price Target of $61.17. The Dow Chemical Company has 52-Week high of $57.1 and 52-Week Low of $40.26. The stock touched its 52-Week High on Dec 9, 2015 and 52-Week Low on Jan 20, 2016. The stock traded with the volume of 5.55 Million shares yesterday. The firm shows the market capitalization of $60.54 Billion.

The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE:DOW) reported its last quarterly earnings on Sep 16 where the firm reported its Actual EPS of $0.91/share against the analyst consensus estimate of $0.79/share. The difference between the actual and expected EPS is $0.12 a share with a surprise factor of 15.2%.

The firm is trading with SMA20 of 0.57 Percent, SMA50 of 1.36 Percent and SMA200 of 4.85 percent. The Dow Chemical Company has P/S value of 1.3 while its P/B value stands at 2.4. Similarly, the company has Return on Assets of 10 percent, Return on Equity of 32.2 percent and Return on Investment of 21.8 Percent. The company shows Gross Margin and Operating Margin of 23 percent and 20.9 percent respectively.

Many brokerage firms are involved in issuing their ratings on The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE:DOW). On 10-Oct-16 UBS Upgrade The Dow Chemical Company Stock  to Buy. Another firm also rated the stock on 3-Oct-16 where Citigroup Upgrade the stock to Buy.

The Stock currently has Analyst’ mean Recommendation of 2 where the scale is from 1 to 5, 1 means Strong Buy and 5 means Sell.

The 17 analysts offering 12-month price forecasts for Dow Chemical have a median target of 62.00, with a high estimate of 68.00 and a low estimate of 51.00. The median estimate represents a +14.84% increase from the last price of 53.99.

Our vendor, Zacks Investment Research, hasn’t provided us with the upcoming earnings report date.

CSX Corp. (NASDAQ:CSX)

CSX Corporation’s unique combination of rail, container-shipping, intermodal and logistics services provides global reach that’s second to none. The company’s goal, advanced at each of its business units, is to provide efficient, competitive transportation and related services for customers.

CSX Corp. (NASDAQ:CSX)’s Financial Outlook

The 27 analysts offering 12-month price forecasts for CSX Corp have a median target of 33.00, with a high estimate of 37.00 and a low estimate of 18.00. The median estimate represents a -5.17% decrease from the last price of 34.80.

CSX Corporation is estimated to report earnings on  01/10/2017. The upcoming earnings date is derived from an algorithm based on a company’s historical reporting dates.Our vendor, Zacks Investment Research, might revise this date in the future, once the company announces the actual earnings date. According to Zacks Investment Research, based on 13 analysts’ forecasts, the consensus EPS forecast for the quarter is $0.47.  The reported EPS for the same quarter last year was $0.48.

According to Zacks Investment Research, CSX Corp. has a Consensus Recommendation of 2.47. (The Scale is from 1-5 where 1 means Strong Buy and 5 means Strong Sell).

The Stock gained 0.37% and closed its last trading session at $34.8. The company has the market capitalization of $32.6 Billion. The stock has 52-week high of $35.23 and 52-Week low of $21.33. The firm touched its 52-Week high on Nov 25, 2016 and 52-Week low on Jan 20, 2016. The company has volume of 5.55 Million shares. The company has a total of 936.66 Million shares outstanding.

CSX Corp. (NASDAQ:CSX) in the last quarter reported its actual EPS of $0.48/share where the analyst estimated EPS was $0.45/share. The difference between the actual and Estimated EPS is $0.03. This shows a surprise factor of 6.7 percent.

The company has YTD performance of 37.62 percent. Beta for CSX Corp. stands at 1.17 while its ATR (average true range) is 0.61. The company has Weekly Volatility of 1.43%% and Monthly Volatility of 1.89%%.

CSX Corp. has distance from 20-day Simple Moving Average (SMA20) of 4.95%, Distance from 50-Day Simple Moving Average of 10.92 percent and Distance from 200-Day Simple Moving Average of 26.21%.

The Company currently has ROA (Return on Assets) of 5 percent, Return on Equity (ROE) of 14.8 Percent and Return on Investment (ROI) of 10.9% with Gross margin of 73.7 percent and Operating & Profit margin of 29.4% and 15.9% respectively.