Ashland (NYSE: ASH) shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 34 cents per share. At a price of $90.09 as of 9:36 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 1.5%. The average volume for Ashland has been 1.2 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Ashland has a market cap of $7.0 billion and is part of the chemicals industry. Shares are up 10.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. EXCLUSIVE OFFER: Jim Cramer's Protégé, Dave Peltier, only buys dividend stocks that have the potential for a 3% to 4% yield and 10% growth. Get his best picks for less than $50/year. Ashland Inc. operates as a specialty chemicals company in the United States and internationally. It operates through four segments: Specialty Ingredients, Water Technologies, Performance Materials, and Consumer Markets. The company has a P/E ratio of 164.39. TheStreet Ratings rates Ashland as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. You can view the full Ashland Ratings Report now.
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