Shares of Dow Inc. (DOW) fell more than 4% on Monday after receiving a downgrade from BMO Capital Markets analyst John McNulty to market perform from outperform.
McNulty initiated coverage of the new Dow back in April with the outperform rating and a $64 target price. That followed an outperform rating on former parent DowDuPont and a target price of $67.
At the time, McNulty saw promise for the spinoff company, noting that "a stronger management focus on return, capital discipline and a large shareholder dividend should be better for investors than the previous company," he said in a note to clients.
Dow, a highly diversified materials company that is an industry leader in plastics and ethylene, has told investors and analysts the new company's focus will be on cost-cutting, capital discipline and returning significant cash to shareholders, the analyst said at the time.
Shares of Dow were down 4.1% at $49.07. Shares of DuPont were down 0.26% to $74.89.
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