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Dow Chemical (DOW) Company Profile

Updated May 14, 2020
Dow Chemical has the following business profile:
Company's Full Name:Dow Chemical
Short Name:Dow Chemical
Trading Ticker Symbol:DOW
Primary Exchange:NYSE
Headquarter City/Country:Midland, Michigan
Primary Industry Sector:Basic Industries
Seconday Sub-sector:Major Chemicals
Main Business Areas: Basic Industries, Major Chemicals, Dogs of the Dow, Low Beta, Small Dogs of the Dow, Dow Jones, S&P 500
Dividend Payments:Dividend History
ETFs Holding:List of ETFs holding Dow Chemical stock

Market and Trading Information for Dow Chemical

The following details were available for trading and market data about the stock of Dow Chemical as of writing:
Current Share Price:$33.51
Previous Year's Closing Price:$54.73
Percentage Price Change (YTD):-38.77%
Market Cap:$24.82 billion
52-week Price Range:$21.95 - $56.25
Dividend Per Share:$2.8
EPS (TTM):-2.27
Price-Earnings (Trailing):0
Price-Earnings (Forward):13.4

Company Profile and Business Description for Dow Chemical

The Dow Chemical Company (Dow), incorporated on June 11, 1947, is a manufacturer and supplier of products used primarily as raw materials in the manufacture of customer products and services. The Company operates through five segments: Agricultural Sciences, Consumer Solutions, Infrastructure Solutions, Performance Materials & Chemicals, and Performance Plastics. The Company serves various industries, including appliance; automotive; agricultural; building and construction; chemical processing; electronics; furniture; housewares; oil and gas; packaging; paints, coatings and adhesives; personal care; pharmaceutical; processed foods; pulp and paper; textile and carpet; utilities, and water treatment.

Agricultural Sciences

The Agricultural Sciences segment is engaged in providing crop protection and seed/plant biotechnology products and technologies, urban pest management solutions and healthy oils. The business invents, develops, manufactures and markets products for use in agricultural, industrial and commercial pest management. Its product line includes Insecticides, Fungicides, Herbicides, Seeds and Other. It offers Insecticides under various brands, including ISOCLAST, LORSBAN, RADIANT, SENTRICON and TRACER. It offers Fungicides under DITHANE and INATREQ brands. It offers Herbicides under various brands, including ARYLEX; BROADWAY; CLINCHER; DURANGO; FENCER; GARLON; LONTREL; MILESTONE; PANZER; PRIMUS; RESICORE; RINSKOR; SPIDER; STARANE; SURESTART, and TORDON. Its Seed Brands include BRODBECK Seeds; DAIRYLAND SEED; DOW Seeds; MYCOGEN Seeds; NEXERA; Omega-9 Healthier Oils; PFISTER Seeds; PHYTOGEN; PRAIRIE BRAND Seeds, and PROPOUND. Its Seed Traits and Technologies include ENLIST; ENLIST DUO; EXZACT Precision Technology, and POWERCORE Insect Trait Technology. Its other brands include INSTINCT and TELONE.

Consumer Solutions

The Consumer Solutions segment consists of four global businesses: Consumer Care, Dow Automotive Systems, Dow Electronic Materials and Consumer Solutions-Silicones. These global businesses develop and market customized materials using technology and chemistries for specialty applications, including semiconductors and organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs), adhesives and foams used by the transportation industry, cellulosics and other polymers for pharmaceutical formulations and food solutions, and silicone solutions used in consumer goods and automotive applications. Consumer Care provides global and regional brand owners in food, pharmaceutical, personal care and home care markets. Dow Automotive Systems is a provider of collaborative solutions and materials for original equipment manufacturers, tier suppliers, aftermarket customers and commercial transportation manufacturers.

Dow Electronic Materials is a supplier of enabling materials for a range of consumer electronics, including smartphones, tablets, television monitors and personal computers, as well as electronic devices and systems used in a range of industries. The business produces materials for chemical mechanical planarization (CMP); materials used in the production of electronic displays, including films, filters and OLEDs; metalorganic precursors for light-emitting diodes; products and technologies that drive semiconductor design; materials used in the fabrication of printed circuit boards, and integrated metallization processes for metal finishing and decorative applications. Dow Electronic Materials consists of four principal businesses: Semiconductor Technologies, Interconnect Technologies, Display Technologies and Growth Technologies. Consumer Solutions-Silicones provides silicone solutions and ingredients to customers in beauty and personal care, household care, healthcare, consumer goods and automotive market segments around the world.

Infrastructure Solutions

The Infrastructure Solutions segment consists of various businesses, which include Dow Building & Construction, Dow Coating Materials, Energy & Water Solutions, Performance Monomers and Infrastructure Solutions-Silicones. The Infrastructure Solutions segment delivers products, such as architectural and industrial coatings, construction material ingredients, building insulation and materials, adhesives, microbial protection for the oil and gas industry, telecommunications, light and water technologies. Dow Building & Construction consists of two businesses: Dow Building Solutions and Dow Construction Chemicals. The Dow Coating Materials business manufactures and delivers solutions that leverage various product offerings for architectural paint and coatings, as well as industrial coatings applications, including paper, leather, concrete, wood, automotive, maintenance and protective industries.

Energy & Water Solutions includes various businesses, such as Dow Microbial Control; Dow Oil, Gas & Mining, and Dow Water and Process Solutions. The Performance Monomers business produces monomer products that are sold externally, as well as consumed internally as building blocks used in downstream polymer businesses. The business' products are used in various applications, including dispersions and emulsions for adhesives, coatings, inks, woven and non-woven textiles, plastics and polymers and superabsorbent products. Infrastructure Solutions-Silicones provides solutions to the building and construction, telecommunications, lighting and energy sectors.

Performance Materials & Chemicals

The Performance Materials & Chemicals segment consists of three global businesses: Chlor-Alkali and Vinyl, Industrial Solutions and Polyurethanes. The Chlor-Alkali and Vinyl business provides chlorine and caustic soda supply and integration for the Polyurethanes business. Chlor-Alkali and Vinyl also includes the marketing of caustic soda, a co-product of the chlor-alkali manufacturing process, and ethylene dichloride and vinyl chloride monomer, essential for the production of polyvinyl chloride. The Industrial Solutions business enables manufacturing of the goods and services with additive solutions. The business supports industrial manufacturers associated with electronics, agricultural chemicals, engine/heavy equipment, coatings, adhesives and inks, and detergents and cleaners. Industrial Solutions is a producer of purified ethylene oxide. Polyurethanes consists of four businesses: Isocyanates, Polyols, Polyurethane Systems and Propylene Oxide/Propylene Glycol (PO/PG). The Polyurethanes business is a producer of propylene oxide and propylene glycol, as well as a producer of polyether polyols and aromatic isocyanates.

Performance Plastics

The Performance Plastics segment is a plastics franchise, and consists of five global businesses: Dow Elastomers, Dow Electrical and Telecommunications, Dow Packaging and Specialty Plastics, Energy and Hydrocarbons. Dow Elastomers, Dow Electrical and Telecommunications, and Dow Packaging and Specialty Plastics serve various market segments, including construction, food and specialty packaging, footwear, industrial and consumer packaging, hygiene and medical, infrastructure, pipe, telecommunications and transportation. The Energy business is an industrial energy producer. The Hydrocarbons business is a producer of ethylene, an internal feedstock that is consumed primarily within Performance Plastics. The Hydrocarbons business is also a producer and purchaser of propylene.

The Company competes with BASF, Bayer CropScience AG, Bayer CropScience NV, E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, Monsanto, Syngenta, Ashland, Bluestar, JSR Micro, Momentive, Shin-Etsu Chemical, Wacker, Arkema, Elementis, Hydranautics, Lanxess, Lonza, Owens-Corning, Covestro, Eastman, INEOS, Huntsman, LyondellBasell, Olin Corporation, Oxea, Borealis, Braskem, CP Chem, ExxonMobil Chemical Company, Mitsui & Co. Texas Chlor-Alkali Inc. and SABIC.

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ETFs Holding Dow Chemical Stock

As of March 2020, the following exchange-traded funds (ETF) hold the Dow Chemical stocks in their respective portfolios. Below is a random list of only 10 ETFs in no particular order that have Dow Chemical stock holding. There are a total of 127 ETFs in records which are holding Dow Chemical stock in their portfolio. See Full List.

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ACIMSPDR MSCI ACWI IMI ETFThe SPDR MSCI ACWI IMI ETF tracks a market-cap-weighted index of global stocks covering 98% of the capitalization of the developed and emerging markets. ...Full Details0.25%906
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ACWIiShares MSCI ACWI ETFThe iShares MSCI ACWI ETF tracks a market-cap-weighted index of large- and midcap global stocks, covering 85% of the developed and emerging markets capitalization. ...Full Details ...Candlestick Patterns.0.32%1596
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CATHGlobal X S&P 500 Catholic Values ETFThe Global X S&P 500 Catholic Values ETF tracks an index of US large-cap stocks selected from the S&P 500. The cap-weighted index omits companies from certain industries at odds with Catholic values. ...Full Details0.29%464
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CRBNiShares MSCI ACWI Low Carbon Target ETFThe iShares MSCI ACWI Low Carbon Target ETF tracks an index of stocks from global firms selected for a bias toward lower carbon emissions, but with tight constraints to the broad, marketlike ACWI index. ...Full Details0.2%1204
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DJDInvesco Dow Jones Industrial Average Dividend ETFThe Invesco Dow Jones Industrial Average Dividend ETF follows an index comprising dividend-paying securities of the companies listed on the Dow Jones Industrial Average, weighted by yield. ...Full Details0.07%31
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DLNWisdomTree US LargeCap Dividend ETFThe WisdomTree U.S. LargeCap Dividend Fund tracks a dividend-weighted index of the 300 largest US companies that pay regularly pay cash dividends. ...Full Details0.28%294
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DTDWisdomTree US Total Dividend ETFThe WisdomTree U.S. Total Dividend Fund tracks an index of U.S. companies selected and weighted based on the dollar amount of dividends paid. ...Full Details0.28%864
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DTNWisdomTree US Dividend ex-Financials FundThe WisdomTree U.S. Dividend ex-Financials Fund tracks an index selected and weighted by dividends that excludes financial firms. ...Full Details0.38%82
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EDOWFirst Trust Dow 30 Equal Weight ETFThe First Trust Dow 30 Equal Weight ETF tracks an equal-weighted index of companies included in the Dow Jones Industrial Average. ...Full Details0.5%31
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EPSWisdomTree US Earnings 500 ETFThe WisdomTree U.S. Earnings 500 Fund tracks an earnings-weighted index of the 500 largest US companies that have generated positive earnings in the past calendar year. ...Full Details0.28%493
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See Full List of ETFs holding Dow Chemical stock in their respective portfolios.

Peer / Competitor Companies of Major Chemicals Sector

Along with Dow Chemical, the following other peer (competitor) companies also exist within the same Major Chemicals - Basic Industries sector whose company profile and dividend history is as follows:

▶ Advanced Emissions (ADES): Advanced Emissions Solutions, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides emission reduction technologies and associated specialty chemicals in the United States. It operates through two segments, Refined Co....See Detailed Company Profile,  Dividend History

▶ AdvanSix (ASIX): AdvanSix Inc. manufactures and sells polymer resins. It offers Nylon 6, a polymer resin, which is a synthetic material used to produce engineered plastics, fibers, filaments, and films. The company al....See Detailed Company Profile,  Dividend History

▶ Aemetis (AMTX): Aemetis, Inc., incorporated on October 24, 2006, is an international renewable fuels and biochemicals company. The Company is focused on the production of fuels and chemicals through the acquisition, development ....See Detailed Company Profile,  Dividend History

▶ Air Products and Chemicals (APD): Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., incorporated on May 25, 1961, is an industrial gases company. The Companys Industrial Gases business provides atmospheric and process gases and related equipment to manufacturing ....See Detailed Company Profile,  Dividend History

▶ Albemarle (ALB): Albemarle Corporation, incorporated on November 24, 1993, is a global developer, manufacturer and marketer of highly-engineered specialty chemicals. The Company operates through three segments: Lithium and Advanced Materials, Bromine Specialties ....See Detailed Company Profile,  Dividend History

▶ Amyris (AMRS): Amyris, Inc., incorporated on April 15, 2010, is an integrated industrial biotechnology company. The Company is engaged in research and development and sales of fuels and farnesene-derived products. The Company ....See Detailed Company Profile,  Dividend History

▶ Balchem (BCPC): Balchem Corporation (Balchem), incorporated on January 30, 1967, is engaged in the development, manufacture, distribution and marketing of specialty performance ingredients and products for the food, nutritional, feed, pharmaceutical and ....See Detailed Company Profile,  Dividend History

▶ Braskem (BAK): Braskem S.A. (Braskem), incorporated on January 12, 1972, produces thermoplastic resins. The Companys segments are Basic petrochemicals, Polyolefins, Vinyls, the United States and Europe, and Chemical distribution. Braskem is also ....See Detailed Company Profile,  Dividend History

▶ Cabot (CBT): Cabot Corporation, incorporated on July 14, 1960, is a global specialty chemicals and performance materials company. The Company operates through four business segments: reinforcement materials, performance chemicals, purification solutions and ....See Detailed Company Profile,  Dividend History

▶ Calgon Carbon (CCC): Calgon Carbon Corporation, incorporated on November 27, 1967, is a manufacturer of activated carbon, with capabilities in ultraviolet (UV) light disinfection. The Company provides purification solutions for drinking water, wastewater, ....See Detailed Company Profile,  Dividend History

▶ Celanese (CE): Celanese Corporation (Celanese), incorporated on November 3, 2004, is a technology and specialty materials company. The Companys segments include Advanced Engineered Materials, Consumer Specialties, Industrial Specialties, Acetyl Intermediates and Other ....See Detailed Company Profile,  Dividend History

▶ Chemours (CC): The Chemours Company provides performance chemicals in North America, the Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Latin America. It operates through three segments: Fluoroproducts, Chemical Solutions....See Detailed Company Profile,  Dividend History

▶ Codexis (CDXS): Codexis, Inc., incorporated on January 31, 2002, is a developer of biocatalysts for the pharmaceutical and fine chemicals markets. The Companys technologies enable scale-up and implementation of biocatalytic solutions for ....See Detailed Company Profile,  Dividend History

▶ Du Pont (DD): E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (DuPont), incorporated on September 4, 1915, is a science and technology-based company. The Companys subsidiaries and affiliates conduct manufacturing, seed production or ....See Detailed Company Profile,  Dividend History

▶ Eastman Chemical (EMN): Eastman Chemical Company (Eastman), incorporated on July 29, 1993, is an advanced materials and specialty additives company that produces a range of advanced materials, specialty additives, chemicals, and fibers found ....See Detailed Company Profile,  Dividend History

▶ Flexible International (FSI): Flexible Solutions International, Inc., incorporated on May 12, 1998, and its subsidiaries develops, manufactures and markets specialty chemicals, which slow the evaporation of water. The Company operates through two segments: ....See Detailed Company Profile,  Dividend History

▶ Flotek Industries (FTK): Flotek Industries, Inc., incorporated on October 30, 2001, is a technology-driven company. The Company develops and supplies chemistry and services to the oil and gas industries, and compounds to companies ....See Detailed Company Profile,  Dividend History

▶ FMC (FMC): FMC Corporation, incorporated on August 10, 1928, is a diversified chemical company serving agricultural, consumer and industrial markets. The Company operates in three business segments: FMC Agricultural Solutions, FMC Health ....See Detailed Company Profile,  Dividend History

▶ FutureFuel (FF): FutureFuel Corp., incorporated on August 12, 2005, is the holding company of FutureFuel Chemical Company. FutureFuel Chemical Company manufactures diversified chemical products, bio-based products consisting of biofuels, and bio-based specialty ....See Detailed Company Profile,  Dividend History

▶ GCP Applied (GCP): GCP Applied Technologies Inc. (GCP), incorporated on May 1, 2015, is engaged in the production and sale of specialty construction chemicals, specialty building materials, and packaging sealants and coatings. The ....See Detailed Company Profile,  Dividend History

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