Media coverage about Dow Chemical (NYSE:DOW) has trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research group scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Dow Chemical earned a coverage optimism score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the basic materials company an impact score of 45.5673836065585 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern’s scoring:

Shares of Dow Chemical (NYSE DOW) remained flat at $$66.65 during midday trading on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.68, a quick ratio of 1.32 and a current ratio of 1.93. Dow Chemical has a one year low of $51.57 and a one year high of $67.50.

Several equities analysts have recently weighed in on the stock. Royal Bank Of Canada reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $78.00 target price on shares of Dow Chemical in a report on Wednesday, September 6th. BidaskClub raised shares of Dow Chemical from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 23rd. Jefferies Group reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Dow Chemical in a report on Tuesday, August 29th. Finally, Cowen reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $60.00 target price on shares of Dow Chemical in a report on Monday, August 28th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating, seven have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $72.02.

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