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Last $127.83 USD
Change Today -0.26 / -0.20%
Volume 364.2K
ASH On Other Exchanges
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As of 8:04 PM 06/2/15 All times are local (Market data is delayed by at least 15 minutes).

ashland inc (ASH) Snapshot

Open
$127.94
Previous Close
$128.09
Day High
$128.74
Day Low
$127.55
52 Week High
05/11/15 - $132.38
52 Week Low
10/15/14 - $95.21
Market Cap
8.6B
Average Volume 10 Days
619.3K
EPS TTM
$4.25
Shares Outstanding
67.6M
EX-Date
05/27/15
P/E TM
30.1x
Dividend
$1.56
Dividend Yield
1.10%
Current Stock Chart for ASHLAND INC (ASH)

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ashland inc (ASH) Details

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: 04/30/15
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 Chemic...
Total Annual Compensation: $456.5K
Senior Vice President and President of Valvol...
Total Annual Compensation: $388.5K
Chief Compliance Officer, Senior Vice Preside...
Total Annual Compensation: $481.7K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

ashland inc (ASH) Key Developments

Ashland Inc. Reports Earnings Results for the Second Quarter and Six Months Ended March 31, 2015

Ashland Inc. reported earnings results for the second quarter and six months ended March 31, 2015. The company has reported that net income for the second quarter ended March 31, 2015 was $224 million compared to a net loss of $44 million for the same quarter ended March 31, 2014. Sales for the second quarter ended March 31, 2015 were $1.35 billion, compared to $1.54 billion for the same quarter ended March 31, 2014. Net income for the first six months ended March 31, 2015 was $257 million, or $3.68 per diluted share, compared to $66 million, or $0.84 per diluted share, for the same period ended March 31, 2014. Sales for the first six months ended March 31, 2015 were $2.74 billion, compared to $2.98 billion for the same period ended March 31, 2014.

Ashland Inc. Announces Quarterly Cash Dividend, Payable June 15, 2015

Ashland Inc. announced that its Board of Directors raised the quarterly cash dividend to 39 cents per share, a nearly 15% increase from the previous quarterly dividend and equivalent to an annual dividend of $1.56 per share. The dividend is payable June 15, 2015, to shareholders of record at the close of business on May 29, 2015.

Ashland Not Seeks Acquisitions

Ashland Inc. (NYSE:ASH) isn't seeking acquisitions. Bill Wulfsohn, Ashland's Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, said "I think there clearly are opportunities for us to expand in both of the business areas through acquisition. Just now it's not the most robust time in terms of opportunities to move forward on that front."

 

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Valuation ASH Industry Range
Price/Earnings 52.0x
Price/Sales 1.5x
Price/Book 2.9x
Price/Cash Flow 20.4x
TEV/Sales 0.8x
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