Ashland Inc. (ASH) Stock Research, Analysis & News

Quick Analysis on Ashland Inc. (ASH) Stock as of September 20, 2017

Previous Closing Price $64.18 is above 50 day moving average of $62.18
Previous Closing Price $64.18 is above 200 day moving average of $63.03
The Price/Earnings To Growth ratio (PEG) is less than 1
The Stock pays a dividend of 1.41%
The closing price $64.18 is less than 13.35% away from its one year target price of $72.75
Good Price to Sale Ratio 0.79
Good Price to Book Ratio of 1.18
Current Short Ratio 3.28 is great than 1
Next year EPS Estimate of $3.23 is lower than curreny year EPS Estimate $4.41
Earning per Share $-3.51 is negative. Ashland Inc. is lossing money.
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Ashland Inc. (ASH) Stock Profile Summary

Ashland Inc. operates as a specialty chemicals company in the United States and internationally. Its Ashland Aqualon Functional Ingredients segment produces cellulose ethers; and specialty additives and functional ingredients. Its products offer functionality, such as thickening and rheology control; water retention; adhesive strength; binding power; film formation; protective colloid, suspending, and emulsifying action; foam control; and pH stability. The companys Ashland Hercules Water Technologies segment manufactures papermaking chemicals and supplies specialty chemicals. It offers sizing agents, wet/dry strength additives, and crepe and release additives for tissue manufacturing; and deposit control agents, defoamers, biocides, and other process additives. This segment also provides specialized chemicals and consulting services for the utility water treatment; and performance-based feed and control systems; and monitoring devices and remote system surveillance. Its Ashland Performance Materials segment manufactures and supplies specialty chemicals and customized services to the building and construction, transportation, metal casting, packaging and converting, and marine markets. It also offers unsaturated polyester and vinyl ester resins, and gelcoats; adhesives and specialty resins; and metal casting consumables and design services. The companys Ashland Consumer Markets segment produces and markets packaged automotive lubricants, chemicals, appearance products, antifreeze, and filters to the private passenger car, light truck, and heavy duty markets. It also operates a quick-lube franchise under the name of Valvoline Instant Oil Change. The company's Ashland Distribution segment distributes chemicals, plastics, composite raw materials, and plastics, as well as provides environmental services, including hazardous and nonhazardous waste collection, recovery, recycling, and disposal. The company was founded in 1918 and is headquartered in Covington, Kentucky.

Ashland Inc. (ASH) Stock Key Statistics Research and Analysis as of September 20, 2017

Stock ExchangeNYQ
Market Capitalization$3.99B
Trade Volume (Average Trading Volume)179,435 (667,444)
Price/Sales0.79
Price/Book1.18
Earning/Share$-3.51
Current Year EPS Estimate$4.41
Next Year EPS Estimate$3.23
Previous Closing Price$64.18
50 Day Price Moving Average$62.18
200 Day Price Moving Average$63.03
Dividend Yield1.41%
1 yr Target Price$72.75
Ex-Dividend Date8/30/2017
PEG Ratio-1.31
Short Ratio3.28
EBITDA$719.00M

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Fidelity Select Chemicals PortfolioNatural Resources3.57%
ICON Fund ALarge Growth5.62%
Keeley Small-Mid Cap Value ISmall Blend2.11%
BMO Mid-Cap Value YMid-Cap Value2.2%
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