Dow Chemical Reaches New 52-Week High (DOW)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Dow Chemical (NYSE: DOW) hit a new 52-week high Thursday as it is currently trading at $34.84, above its previous 52-week high of $34.83 with 2.3 million shares traded as of 11:10 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 7.7 million shares over the past 30 days.

Dow Chemical has a market cap of $41.78 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and chemicals industry. Shares are up 6.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

The Dow Chemical Company manufactures and supplies chemical products used as raw materials in the manufacture of customer products and services worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 42.1, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Dow Chemical as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its good cash flow from operations, growth in earnings per share, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. You can view the full Dow Chemical Ratings Report.

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