How to buy Dow (DOW) shares in Australia
Learn how to easily invest in Dow shares.
Dow Inc (DOW) is a leading chemicals business with stocks listed in the US. It opened the day at US$51.2 after a previous close of US$51.12. During the day the price has varied from a low of USD50.595 to a high of USD51.97. The latest price was USD51.69 (25 minute delay). Dow is listed on the NYSE. All prices are listed in US Dollars.
How to buy shares in Dow
- Compare share trading platforms. To buy shares in a company listed in the US from Australia you'll need to find a trading platform that offers access to US stock markets. Look for a platform with low brokerage and foreign exchange fees.
- Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, which will typically include your ID and tax file number. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
- Search for Dow. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: DOW. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment that matches your financial goals.
- Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Dow reaches your desired price. To spread out your risk, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying using consistent intervals and amounts.
- Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of US$51.12, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimise risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Dow, depending on your broker.
- Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Dow. Optimise your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights.
Dow stock price (NYSE:DOW)Use our graph to track the performance of DOW stocks over time.
Dow shares at a glance
|52-week range||US$46.8864 - US$58.5359|
|50-day moving average||US$50.302|
|200-day moving average||US$53.0845|
|Dividend yield||US$2.8 (5.42%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||US$1.84|
Dow price performance over time
|1 week (2023-11-21)||-0.08%|
|1 month (2023-10-27)||7.44%|
|3 months (2023-08-28)||-5.33%|
|6 months (2023-05-26)||2.68%|
|1 year (2022-11-28)||2.97%|
|2 years (2021-11-26)||-10.26%|
|3 years (2020-11-27)||-6.70%|
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Is it a good time to buy Dow stock?
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Is Dow under- or over-valued?
Valuing Dow stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Dow's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Dow's P/E ratio
Dow's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 28x. In other words, Dow shares trade at around 28x recent earnings.
That's comparable to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29).
Dow's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is US$5.4 billion (£4.3 billion).
The EBITDA is a measure of a Dow's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
Dow share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Dow's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$46.8864 up to US$58.5359. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta measures a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Dow's is 1.328. This would suggest that Dow's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
|Revenue TTM||US$45.9 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||5.38%|
|Gross profit TTM||US$8.6 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||3.08%|
|Return on equity TTM||7.24%|
|Market capitalisation||US$36.2 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Dow share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 123.35% of net profits
Recently Dow has paid out, on average, around 123.35% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 5.42% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Dow shareholders could enjoy a 5.42% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Dow's case, that would currently equate to about $2.8 per share.
Dow's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.
Dow's most recent dividend payout was on 8 December 2023. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 29 November 2023 (the "ex-dividend date").
Dow Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the provision of various materials science solutions for packaging, infrastructure, mobility, and consumer applications in the United States, Canada, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, India, the Asia Pacific, and Latin America. It operates through Packaging & Specialty Plastics, Industrial Intermediates & Infrastructure, and Performance Materials & Coatings segments. The Packaging & Specialty Plastics segment provides ethylene, and propylene and aromatics products; and polyethylene, polyolefin elastomers, ethylene vinyl acetate, and ethylene propylene diene monomer rubbers for mobility and transportation, consumer, wire and cable, and construction end-markets. The Industrial Intermediates & Infrastructure segment offers purified ethylene and propylene oxides, ethylene and ethanol amines, propylene glycol and polyether polyols, aromatic isocyanates and polyurethane systems, coatings, adhesives, sealants, elastomers, and composites. This segment also provides caustic soda, and ethylene dichloride and vinyl chloride monomers; and cellulose ethers, redispersible latex powders, and acrylic emulsions. The Performance Materials and Coatings segment provides architectural paints and coatings, and industrial coatings that are used in maintenance and protective industries, wood, metal packaging, traffic markings, thermal paper, and leather; and silicon metal, siloxanes, and intermediates used as key materials in manufacturing differentiated downstream silicone products. It also engages in property and casualty insurance, as well as reinsurance business. Dow Inc. was incorporated in 2018 and is headquartered in Midland, Michigan.
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