The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE:DOW) [Trend Analysis] moved down reacts as active mover, shares a decrease -0.92% to traded at $53.65 and the percentage gap between open changing to regular change was -0.48%. Fundamentalist can give brighter side of a picture but an analyst can glow the darker parts stored in any investment. Let us view how analysts have ranked DOW in recent few months.
In ratings table the DOW given BUY ratings by 13 analysts in current phase and 2 analysts suggest it as overweight security. While 5 number of analysts gave ratings for HOLD in current as compared to 1 analyst giving UNDERWEIGHT. As per remarks given by WSJ, overall consensus pool recommend it as Overweight security.
The stock was assessed in terms of profitability as current quarter EPS estimate trends showed $0.89 at current month while compared with $0.89 in a month ago. The stock next year first quarter current estimate trend for EPS was for $0.96 and on annual basis FY 2016 estimate trends at current was for $3.64 as compared to one month ago of $3.52, and for next year per share earnings estimates have $4.02.
The firm’s current ratio calculated as 2 for the most recent quarter. The firm past twelve months price to sales ratio was 1.28 and price to cash ratio remained 8.51. As far as the returns are concern, the return on equity was recorded as 32.20% and return on investment was 21.80% while its return on asset stayed at 10%. The firm has total debt to equity ratio measured as 0.85.
BHP Billiton plc (NYSE:BBL) [Trend Analysis] try to make new thrust in street and making different trends, stocks trading ended with -0.99% to $33.07.
The BBL held a rough session during the week but was ready to get some critical analysis. The stock was assessed by a pool of analysts at WSJ and came out with some serious outcomes not to be avoided before making investment. The BBL ratings chart showed that 13 gave HOLD ratings for the current month, 1 analyst out of pool gave UNDERWEIGHT rating. For stocks’ current month, 6 analysts opted for BUY ratings as compared to 3 opting for SELL in the same period. The stock price target chart showed average price target of 29.48 as compared to current price of 33.07.
On annual basis FY 2016 estimate trends at current was for $1.56 as compared to one month ago of $1.34, and for next year per share earnings estimates have $1.65. The share price of BBL attracts active investors, as stock price of week volatility recorded 2.99%. The stock is going forward to its 52-week low with 107.09% and lagging behind from its 52-week high price with -3.89%.