The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE:DOW) presented as an active mover, shares are rising -0.61% to traded at $53.99 in most recent trading session. The firm has floated short ratio of 4.97%, hold to candle to sentiment indicator of Short Ratio, its stand at 8.75.
Efficiency or profitability analysis gives an appropriate idea for investment decision; DOW attains returns on investment ratio of 21.80% percent, which suggests it’s viable on security that has lesser ROI. To strengthen this concept we can use profit margin, which is standing at positive 16.10% percent, and it is providing insight view about a variety of aspects of a firm’s financial performance. The operating profit margin and gross profit margin can be giving more focus view that is 20.90% percent and 23.00% percent respectively.
Turns back to returns ratios, returns on equity stands at 32.20% percent. Usually, financial analysts consider return on equity ratios in the 15-20% range as an attractive level of investment quality. Narrow down focus to firm performance, its weekly performance was -0.02% and monthly performance was 0.13%. The stock price of DOW is moving up from its 20 days moving average with 0.57% and isolated positively from 50 days moving average with 1.36%.
Following analysis criteria, BHP Billiton Limited (NYSE:BHP) attains noticeable attention, it jumping down -2.40% to traded at $37.42. BHP attains analyst recommendation of 1.80 on scale of 1-5 with week’s performance of 2.69%.
The firm has noticeable returns on equity ratio of -10.00%, which shows how much profit each dollar of ordinary stockholders’ equity generates. The returns on investment very popular metric among passive investors, it stands at -5.70%. To see the other side of depiction, profit margin of BHP stands at negative -20.70%; that indicates a firm actually every dollar of sales keeps in earnings. The -5.00% returns on assets presents notable condition of firm. Mostly ROA known as a comparative measure, it is best to compare it against a firm’s previous ROA numbers or the ROA of a same firm.
To find out the technical position of BHP, it holds price to book ratio of 1.83 that unearth high-growth companies selling at low-growth prices, but it requires appropriate measurement approach. It has forward price to earnings ratio of 24.95. BHP is presenting price to cash flow of 9.01.