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Last $128.60 USD
Change Today +2.24 / 1.77%
Volume 817.0K
ASH On Other Exchanges
Symbol
Exchange
Berlin
As of 8:04 PM 05/1/15 All times are local (Market data is delayed by at least 15 minutes).

ashland inc (ASH) Snapshot

Open
$127.03
Previous Close
$126.36
Day High
$130.09
Day Low
$127.03
52 Week High
04/30/15 - $131.25
52 Week Low
10/15/14 - $95.21
Market Cap
8.7B
Average Volume 10 Days
532.7K
EPS TTM
$3.75
Shares Outstanding
67.6M
EX-Date
02/11/15
P/E TM
34.3x
Dividend
$1.36
Dividend Yield
1.06%
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.

11,000 Employees
Last Reported Date: 11/24/14
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
Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Se...
Total Annual Compensation: $481.7K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

ashland inc (ASH) Key Developments

Ashland Inc Reports Consolidated Unaudited Earnings Results for the Second Quarter Ended March 31, 2015; Revises Sales Guidance for the Full Year 2015

Ashland Inc. reported consolidated unaudited earnings results for the second quarter ended March 31, 2015. For the quarter, the company reported operating income of $193 million against loss of $64 million a year ago. Adjusted operating income was $218 million against $183 million a year ago. Adjusted EBITDA was $301 million against $272 million a year ago. Diluted net loss per share was $0.57 against diluted net income per share of $3.26 a year ago. Diluted net loss from continuing operations per share was $1.39 against diluted net income from continuing operations per share of $0.78 a year ago. Adjusted EPS from continuing operations was $2.03 against $1.53 a year ago. Cash flows provided by operating activities were $47 million against $175 million a year ago. For 2015, the company expects sales to be slightly lower than previous expectation at approximately 4% to 6% below prior year.

Ashland Inc. Announces Board Changes

On April 22, 2015, Ashland Inc. announced that Luis Fernandez-Moreno, Senior Vice President of the company and President of the company’s Specialty Ingredients, has been promoted by the Board of Directors to the newly created position of Senior Vice President of Ashland and President of the Chemicals Group. In this expanded role, he will continue to lead Specialty Ingredients and will assume additional management responsibility for Ashland Performance Materials. Specialty Ingredients and Performance Materials will continue to operate, and report their financial results, as separate commercial units. In addition, the company announced that Theodore L. Harris, President of Performance Materials and Senior Vice President of Ashland, submitted his resignation on April 17, 2015 to accept an offer to become chief executive officer of another public company.

Ashland Inc. to Report Q2, 2015 Results on Apr 29, 2015

Ashland Inc. announced that they will report Q2, 2015 results After-Market on Apr 29, 2015

 

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