1st Global Advisors Inc. lessened its stake in shares of Dow Chemical Co (NYSE:DOW) by 0.5% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 10,264 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after selling 48 shares during the quarter. 1st Global Advisors Inc.’s holdings in Dow Chemical were worth $647,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Several other large investors also recently modified their holdings of DOW. National Asset Management Inc. increased its holdings in shares of Dow Chemical by 1.2% in the 2nd quarter. National Asset Management Inc. now owns 20,506 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $1,294,000 after acquiring an additional 238 shares during the period. Piedmont Investment Advisors LLC increased its holdings in shares of Dow Chemical by 7.4% in the 2nd quarter. Piedmont Investment Advisors LLC now owns 387,717 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $24,453,000 after acquiring an additional 26,588 shares during the period. Krilogy Financial LLC increased its holdings in shares of Dow Chemical by 12.6% in the 2nd quarter. Krilogy Financial LLC now owns 6,910 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $436,000 after acquiring an additional 772 shares during the period. Sterling Capital Management LLC increased its holdings in shares of Dow Chemical by 48.1% in the 2nd quarter. Sterling Capital Management LLC now owns 9,063 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $572,000 after acquiring an additional 2,942 shares during the period. Finally, Westwood Holdings Group Inc. acquired a new position in shares of Dow Chemical in the 2nd quarter valued at $385,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 67.77% of the company’s stock.

Dow Chemical Co (NYSE DOW) opened at $66.65 on Tuesday. The company has a quick ratio of 1.32, a current ratio of 1.93 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.68. Dow Chemical Co has a 12 month low of $51.57 and a 12 month high of $67.50.

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

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