Last $128.88 USD
Change Today -1.73 / -1.32%
Volume 124.0K
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$130.11
Previous Close
$127.62
Day High
$130.63
Day Low
$128.52
52 Week High
03/2/15 - $130.66
52 Week Low
03/3/14 - $92.40
Market Cap
8.9B
Average Volume 10 Days
575.5K
EPS TTM
$2.76
Shares Outstanding
69.3M
EX-Date
02/11/15
P/E TM
46.7x
Dividend
$1.36
Dividend Yield
1.04%
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Ashland Inc. operates as a specialty chemicals company worldwide. The company’s Specialty Ingredients segment provides products, technologies, and resources for solving formulation and product-performance challenges. It offers solutions using natural, synthetic, and semisynthetic polymers derived from plant and seed extract, cellulose ethers, and vinyl pyrrolidones, as well as acrylic and polyurethane-based adhesives for consumer and industrial applications. This segment serves pharmaceutical companies; makers of personal and home care products, food, and beverages; manufacturers of paint, coatings, and construction materials; packaging and converting markets; and oilfield service companies. Its Performance Materials offers composites, intermediates and solvents, and elastomers, including polyester and vinyl ester resins, as well as gelcoats, maleic anhydride, butanediol, tetrahydrofuran, n-methylpyrolidone, emulsion styrene butadiene rubber, and other intermediates and solvents. This segment serves manufacturers of residential and commercial building products; infrastructure engineers; wind blade and pipe manufacturers; auto, truck, and tire makers; boat builders; adhesives, engineered plastics, and electronic producers; and specialty chemical manufacturers. The company’s Valvoline segment produces and distributes automotive, commercial, and industrial lubricants, automotive chemicals, and car-care products. It also markets lubricants and automotive chemicals under the Valvoline brand name; lubricants for higher-mileage engines under the MaxLife brand name; motor oil under the NextGen brand name; synthetic motor oil under the SynPower brand name; automotive appearance products under the Car Brite brand name; and antifreeze products under the Zerex brand name. In addition, this segment operates and franchises approximately 920 Valvoline Instant Oil Change centers in the United States. The company was founded in 1924 and is headquartered in Covington, Kentucky.

10,000 Employees
Last Reported Date: 01/28/15
Founded in 1924

ashland inc (ASH) Top Compensated Officers

Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice Presi...
Total Annual Compensation: $421.2K
Senior Vice President and President of Ashlan...
Total Annual Compensation: $516.5K
Senior Vice President and President of Ashlan...
Total Annual Compensation: $456.5K
Senior Vice President and President of Perfor...
Total Annual Compensation: $449.7K
Senior Vice President and President of Valvol...
Total Annual Compensation: $388.5K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

ashland inc (ASH) Key Developments

Valvoline, aBrand of Ashland Inc., Announces Wide-Scale Availability of its Full Synthetic High Mileage Motor Oil with MaxLife Technology

Valvoline, a brand of Ashland Inc. announced the wide-scale availability of its Full Synthetic High Mileage motor oil with MaxLife technology. The lubricant offers drivers a superior level of engine protection that guards against the three major causes of engine stress: heat, deposits and wear. Valvoline Full Synthetic High Mileage reflects the culmination of years of continued research, technology and innovation from the brand. Valvoline chemists have paired the company's additive chemistry with premium synthetic base oils that meet its exacting standards. The result is a full synthetic formulation that is more durable and provides 40% more anti-wear film than Mobil 1 Synthetic, validated through a three stage evaluation process including lab bench tests, chemical analysis and engine wear tests. In addition to providing more anti-wear film, Valvoline Full Synthetic High Mileage oil is proven to excel in numerous categories, including reduced fuel consumption, emissions systems compatibility, and suitability for all model years.

Ashland Inc. Ratifies the Appointment of Ernst & Young LLP as Independent Registered Public Accountants

Ashland Inc. announced at AGM held on January 29, 2015, the shareholders of the company ratified the appointment of Ernst & Young LLP as independent registered public accountants for fiscal 2015.

Ashland Inc. Declares Regular Quarterly Cash Dividend, Payable on March 15, 2015

The board of directors of Ashland Inc. has declared a quarterly cash dividend of 34 cents per share on the company's common stock. The dividend is payable on March 15, 2015, to shareholders of record at the close of business on February 13, 2015.

 

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Valuation ASH Industry Range
Price/Earnings 100.0x
Price/Sales 1.4x
Price/Book 2.7x
Price/Cash Flow 57.0x
TEV/Sales 0.7x
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