Suntrust Banks Inc. lifted its holdings in Dow Chemical Co (NYSE:DOW) by 0.5% during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 840,113 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after buying an additional 4,219 shares during the period. Suntrust Banks Inc. owned about 0.07% of Dow Chemical worth $52,984,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Several other institutional investors have also bought and sold shares of DOW. Vanguard Group Inc. increased its holdings in shares of Dow Chemical by 7.6% in the 1st quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 81,191,459 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $5,158,905,000 after buying an additional 5,722,128 shares during the last quarter. Jana Partners LLC bought a new stake in shares of Dow Chemical in the 1st quarter worth about $225,688,000. BlackRock Inc. increased its holdings in shares of Dow Chemical by 3.8% in the 2nd quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 83,423,778 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $5,261,538,000 after buying an additional 3,075,321 shares during the last quarter. Glenview Capital Management LLC boosted its stake in shares of Dow Chemical by 34.8% during the 1st quarter. Glenview Capital Management LLC now owns 11,864,132 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $753,847,000 after purchasing an additional 3,066,049 shares during the period. Finally, FMR LLC boosted its stake in shares of Dow Chemical by 11.8% during the 1st quarter. FMR LLC now owns 15,503,280 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $985,078,000 after purchasing an additional 1,638,866 shares during the period. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 67.77% of the company’s stock.

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DOW has been the subject of a number of recent analyst reports. BidaskClub raised shares of Dow Chemical from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 17th. Alembic Global Advisors set a $85.00 price target on shares of Dow Chemical and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, July 27th. Cowen and Company reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $60.00 price target on shares of Dow Chemical in a research note on Monday, August 28th. Royal Bank Of Canada reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $78.00 price target on shares of Dow Chemical in a research note on Wednesday, September 6th. Finally, Jefferies Group LLC reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Dow Chemical in a research note on Tuesday, August 29th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating, seven have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $72.02.

Shares of Dow Chemical Co (NYSE:DOW) opened at $66.65 on Monday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.68, a current ratio of 1.93 and a quick ratio of 1.32. Dow Chemical Co has a 52-week low of $51.57 and a 52-week high of $67.50.

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