3. As of noon trading, Dow Chemical ( DOW) is up $0.34 (1.13) to $30.52 on average volume Thus far, 3.7 million shares of Dow Chemical exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 8.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $30.35-$30.69 after having opened the day at $30.40 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $30.18.

The Dow Chemical Company manufactures and supplies chemical products used as raw materials in the manufacture of customer products and services worldwide. Dow Chemical has a market cap of $36.6 billion and is part of the chemicals industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 43.3, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 6.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Dow Chemical as a buy. The company's strongest point has been its a solid financial position based on a variety of debt and liquidity measures that we have looked at. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full Dow Chemical Ratings Report now.

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