2. As of noon trading, Dow Chemical ( DOW) is up $0.33 (0.8%) to $39.57 on average volume. Thus far, 3.3 million shares of Dow Chemical exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $38.98-$39.60 after having opened the day at $39.20 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $39.24.

The Dow Chemical Company manufactures and supplies chemical products for use as raw materials worldwide. Dow Chemical has a market cap of $48.0 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 22.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Dow Chemical a buy, 4 analysts rate it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Dow Chemical as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its compelling growth in net income, revenue growth, solid stock price performance, attractive valuation levels and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Dow Chemical Ratings Report now.

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