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104.45
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+2.20%
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104.45
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Open

102.68

Previous Close

102.20

Volume (Avg)

854.80k (973.33k)

Day's Range

102.68-104.67

52Wk Range

86.90-110.02

Market Cap.

8.15B

Dividend Rate (Yield )

1.36 (1.30%)

Beta

1.28

Shares Outstanding

78.05M

P/E Ratio (EPS)

14.86 (7.19)

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Fundamentals
  • Key statistics
  • Growth
  • Profitability
  • Financial health
  • Price ratios
  • Trading statistics
Industry Chemicals
Highlights
Analyst Recommendation: Buy
    • Revenue

    • 7.81B

    • Net Income

    • 683.00M

    • Market Cap.

    • 8.15B

    • Enterprise Value

    • -

    • Net Profit Margin %

    • 7.33

    • PEG (Price/Earnings Growth) Ratio

    • 1.16

    • Beta

    • 1.28

    • Forward P/E

    • 13.97

    • Price/Sales

    • 1.06

    • Price/Book Value

    • 1.80

    • Price/Cash flow

    • 11.19

      • EBITDA

      • 1.65B

      • Return on Capital %

      • 4.69

      • Return on Equity %

      • 13.21

      • Return on Assets %

      • 4.69

      • Book Value/Share

      • 58.03

      • Shares Outstanding

      • 78.05M

      • Last Split Factor (Date)

      • -

      • Last Dividend (Ex-Date)

      • 0.34 (8/13/2014)

      • Dividend Declaration Date

      • 7/17/2014

      Analyst Recommendation
      10/20/2014
      Buy
        • 1 Year Price Target

        • 123.33

        • Credit Rating

        • -

        • Analysts

        • 5

        • EPS Estimate

        • 7.34

        • Cashflow Estimate

        • 9.39

        Morningstar Consensus estimate data
        • Growth Rate (%)

        • Company

        • Industry

          • Sales (Revenue)

            Q/Q (last year)

          • -1.20

          • 2.33

          • Net Income

            YTD/YTD (last year)

          • 1,681.60

          • 194.70

          • Net Income

            Q/Q (last year)

          • -20.20

          • -52.15

          • Sales (Revenue)

            5-Year Annual Average

          • -1.39

          • 1.82

          • Net Income

            5-Year Annual Average

          • 31.10

          • 0.53

          • Dividends

            5-Year Annual Average

          • 0.54

          • 36.73

          • Profit Margins (%)

          • Company

          • Industry

            • Gross Margin

            • 30.19

            • 18.44

            • Pre-Tax Margin

            • 10.02

            • 9.60

            • Net Profit Margin

            • 7.33

            • 6.47

            • Average Gross Margin

              5-Year Annual Average

            • 25.30

            • 16.98

            • Average Pre-Tax Margin

              5-Year Annual Average

            • 3.70

            • 6.48

            • Average Net Profit Margin

              5-Year Annual Average

            • 4.00

            • 97.22B

            • Financial Ratios

            • Company

            • Industry

              • Debt/Equity Ratio

              • 0.65

              • 0.77

              • Current Ratio

              • 1.83

              • 1.93

              • Quick Ratio

              • 1.18

              • 1.14

              • Interest Coverage

              • 5.72

              • 6.48

              • Leverage Ratio

              • 2.68

              • 2.97

              • Book Value/Share

              • 58.03

              • 15.34

              • Price Ratios

              • Company

              • Industry

                • Current P/E Ratio

                • 14.86

                • 16.67

                • P/E Ratio 5-Year High

                • 15.65

                • 360.86

                • P/E Ratio 5-Year Low

                • 4.74

                • 100.99

                • Price/Sales Ratio

                • 1.06

                • 1.11

                • Price/Book Value

                • 1.80

                • 2.64

                • Price/Cash Flow Ratio

                • 11.19

                • 10.24

                • Key Metrics

                • Company

                • Industry

                  • Return on Equity %

                    (5-Year Average)

                  • 13.21

                    (7.60)

                  • 16.38

                    (12.84)

                  • Return on Assets %

                    (5-Year Average)

                  • 4.69

                    (2.80)

                  • 4.63

                    (3.60)

                  • Return on Capital %

                    (5-Year Average)

                  • 8.96

                    (7.20)

                  • 8.67

                    (6.04)

                  • Income/Employee

                  • 51.82k

                  • 57.72k

                  • Inventory Turnover

                  • 6.06

                  • 5.53

                  • Asset Turnover

                  • 0.64

                  • 0.72

                  Current Historical
                  Financials
                  • Income Statement
                  • Balance Sheet
                  • Cash Flow
                  Operating Income
                  1.24B
                  Operating Margin
                  15.88
                  Total Equity
                  -
                  Retained Earnings
                  -
                  Free Cashflow
                  -
                  Price/Cashflow
                  11.19
                  Ownership

                  Institutional Ownership

                  91.83%

                  Top 10 Institutions

                  37.40%

                  Mutual Fund Ownership

                  32.36%

                  Float

                  84.72%

                  5% / Insider Ownership

                  0.39%

                  Corporate insiders or major stockholders reporting trading activity in the stock.

                  Top Mutual Fund Owners

                  Top Institutional Owners

                  Mutual Fund Name

                  Institution Name

                  • Mutual Fund Name

                  • Shares Held

                  • % Change

                  • % Outstanding

                  • Vanguard Mid-Cap Index Fund

                  •  

                    1,335,311

                  • 1.27

                  • 1.71

                  • Vanguard Total Stock Mkt Idx

                  •  

                    1,266,493

                  • 0.50

                  • 1.62

                  • iShares Core S&P Mid-Cap (AU)

                  •  

                    979,271

                  • -0.36

                  • 1.23

                  • Principal MidCap Fund

                  •  

                    944,474

                  • 0.64

                  • 1.21

                  • Vanguard Extended Market Index Fund

                  •  

                    652,942

                  • -2.62

                  • 0.84

                  • SPDR® S&P MIDCAP 400 ETF

                  •  

                    643,815

                  • -8.75

                  • 0.82

                  • CREF Stock

                  •  

                    637,691

                  • 20.79

                  • 0.82

                  • Strategic Advisers® Growth

                  •  

                    621,500

                  • 0.00

                  • 0.80

                  • RidgeWorth Mid-Cap Value Equity Fund

                  •  

                    550,000

                  • 1.85

                  • 0.70

                  • Fidelity® Select Chemicals Portfolio

                  •  

                    508,150

                  • 0.00

                  • 0.65

                  • Institution Name

                  • Shares Held

                  • % Change

                  • % Outstanding

                  • JANA Partners LLC

                  •  

                    6,025,730

                  • +0.48%

                  • 7.72

                  • Vanguard Group, Inc.

                  •  

                    4,470,372

                  • +3.70%

                  • 5.73

                  • Pyramis Global Advisors, LLC

                  •  

                    3,396,839

                  • +4.45%

                  • 4.35

                  • Highfields Capital Management LP

                  •  

                    2,694,388

                  • 0.00%

                  • 3.45

                  • State Street Corp

                  •  

                    2,518,179

                  • +2.46%

                  • 3.23

                  • BlackRock Fund Advisors

                  •  

                    2,313,644

                  • -7.82%

                  • 2.96

                  • Evercore Trust Company, N.A.

                  •  

                    1,760,042

                  • -8.01%

                  • 2.25

                  • Principal Global Investors, LLC

                  •  

                    1,470,225

                  • +1.69%

                  • 1.88

                  • Neuberger Berman LLC

                  •  

                    1,435,665

                  • +7.75%

                  • 1.84

                  Company Profile

                  Sector

                  Basic Materials

                  Industry

                  Chemicals

                  Type

                  Cyclical

                  Style

                  Mid Value

                  Ashland Inc. was organized in 2004 as the successor to a Kentucky corporation of the same name organized on October 22, 1936. The Company is a specialty chemicals Company that provides products, services and solutions that meet custo...moremer needs throughout a variety of industries. The Company’s business consists of four reportable segments: Ashland Specialty Ingredients, Ashland Water Technologies, Ashland Performance Materials and Ashland Consumer Markets. Ashland Specialty Ingredients offers industry products, technologies and resources for solving formulation and product performance challenges in a variety of markets including personal care, pharmaceutical, food and beverage, coatings, construction and energy. Ashland Water Technologies is a specialty chemical supplier to the pulp, paper, mining, ...morefood and beverage, commercial and institutional, chemicals processing, general manufacturing and municipal wastewater-treatment industries. Ashland Performance Materials is a producer of specialty resins and adhesives serving the construction, transportation, infrastructure, packaging and converting, marine and energy markets. Ashland Consumer Markets is an innovator and supplier of lubricants, automotive chemicals and appearance products, including those marketed under the Valvoline™ brands, and is an operator and franchisor of Valvoline Instant Oil Change™ centers. Consumer Markets competes with other independent fast lube chains on a national, regional or local basis, as well as automobile dealers and service stations. The Company is subject to extensive federal, state, local and foreign laws, regulations, rules and ordinances relating to pollution, protection of the environment and human health and safety, and the generation, storage, handling, treatment, disposal and remediation of hazardous substances and waste materials.lessless

                  Key People

                  James J. O'Brien

                  CEO/Chairman of the Board/Director

                  Mr. J. Kevin Willis

                  CFO/Senior VP

                  Anne T. Schumann

                  Chief Administrative Officer/Chief Information Officer/Vice President

                  Susan B. Esler

                  Other Executive Officer/Vice President

                  Walter H. Solomon

                  Other Executive Officer/Vice President

                  • Ashland Inc

                  • 50 E. RiverCenter Boulevard

                  • Covington, KY 41012-0391

                  • USA.Map

                  • Phone: +1 859 815-3333

                  • Fax: +1 859 329-5188

                  • ashland.com

                  Incorporated

                  2004

                  Employees

                  11,000

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