Ashland Inc. (ASH)
Last closing price (Mar 03 4:00 EDT):
128.79 (-1.39%) ?
Ashland Inc. operates as a specialty chemicals company in the United States and internationally. It operates through four segments: Specialty Ingredients, Water Technologies, Performance Materials, and Consumer Markets. The Specialty Ingredients segment produces cellulose ethers; and functional ingredients for use in personal care, pharmaceutical, food and beverage, coatings, construction, and energy markets. This segments solutions offer an array of properties, such as thickening and rheology control, water retention, adhesive strength, binding power, film formation, conditioning and deposition, colloid stabilization, and suspension. The Water Technologies segment provides process chemicals and specialty chemicals. This segment offers deposit and scale control agents, defoamers, biocides, retention aids, frothers and collection aids, crepe and release additives, and other process additives for the pulp and paper manufacturing, mining and extraction, food processing, power, oil refining, chemicals processing, and general manufacturing industries; specialized chemicals and consulting services for the utility water treatment market; and feed and control systems, proprietary monitoring devices, and remote system surveillance equipment. The Performance Materials segment produces polyester and epoxy vinyl ester resins, gel coats, adhesives, coatings, and elastomers for the construction, transportation, infrastructure, boatbuilding, and packaging and converting markets; and offers metal casting consumables and design services for foundry management. The Consumer Markets segment produces and distributes packaged automotive, commercial, and industrial lubricants and car-care products, as well as appearance and antifreeze products. This segment also operates and franchises approximately 860 Valvoline Instant Oil Change centers; and owns and operates 336 Valvoline Express Care stores. The company was founded in 1924 and is headquartered in Covington, Kentucky.
An analyst is a professional research analyst or an Investor Wand user who issued a recommendation for a given company.
A Research Firm is a company that researches and rates stocks and publishes recommendations.
Signal is a recommendation issued by an analyst. Investor Wand considers two types of recommendations: BUY and SELL.
A signal date is a date when a BUY or SELL recommendation was issued for given security.
Initial Price is the first closing price for a specified company upon recommendation release. If the recommendation is issued in after-market hours, the Initial Price is the next day’s closing price (for a given symbol). In case of dividend distributions and stock splits, Initial Price is adjusted.
A Price Target is an analyst’s projection of a company’s stock price by the end of the recommendation period. It represents the price at which the analyst would exit his or her existing position.
Closing Date is the expiration date of a recommendation. The validity timeframe of a professional analyst’s recommendation is 12 months. Investor Wand analysts can set their recommendation timeframe to one, three, six, or 12 months.
The return on a single open recommendation is calculated as the maximum of the current return (based on the latest closing price) and the target price return, if the symbol reached the target. The return on a single closed recommendation is calculated as the maximum of the return on the closing date (at the end of recommendation timeframe) and the target price return, if the stock hit the target price. The return is adjusted for one-time events (e.g., stock splits).
|Greg Poole||Deutsche Bank Securities||Buy||Jan 28, '15||116.22||132.00||Jan 28, '16||12.37%|
|Christopher Shaw||Monness, Crespi, Hardt & Co., Inc.||Buy||Jan 28, '15||116.22||136.00||Jan 28, '16||12.37%|
|Laurence Alexander||Jefferies & Co.||Buy||Dec 01, '14||115.43||147.00||Dec 01, '15||13.14%|
|Bill Selesky||Argus Research Company||Buy||Aug 18, '14||105.65||123.00||Aug 18, '15||23.62%|
|Bill Selesky||Argus Research Company||Buy||May 27, '14||101.74||118.00||May 27, '15||28.37%|
|Greg Poole||Deutsche Bank Securities||Buy||Apr 21, '14||96.21||Apr 21, '15||35.74%|
|David Begleiter||Deutsche Bank Securities||Buy||Jan 29, '14||92.83||110.00||Jan 29, '15||25.54%|
|Bill Selesky||Argus Research Company||Buy||Jan 29, '14||92.83||109.00||Jan 29, '15||25.54%|
|Christopher Shaw||Monness, Crespi, Hardt & Co., Inc.||Buy||Jan 29, '14||92.83||115.00||Jan 29, '15||25.54%|
|Christopher Shaw||Monness, Crespi, Hardt & Co., Inc.||Buy||Aug 14, '13||88.78||105.00||Aug 14, '14||17.79%|
|David Begleiter||Deutsche Bank Securities||Buy||Apr 14, '13||83.25||105.00||Apr 14, '14||14.11%|
|Greg Poole||Deutsche Bank Securities||Buy||Mar 27, '13||71.68||Mar 27, '14||36.10%|
|Laurence Alexander||Jefferies & Co.||Buy||Mar 26, '13||73.81||92.00||Mar 26, '14||35.17%|
|Michael Sison||Keybanc Capital Markets||Buy||Mar 25, '13||74.29||Mar 25, '14||32.29%|
|Laurence Alexander||Jefferies & Co.||Buy||Jan 01, '13||83.32||100.00||Jan 01, '14||16.47%|
|David Begleiter||Deutsche Bank Securities||Buy||Dec 04, '12||71.87||90.00||Dec 04, '13||27.49%|
|Dmitry Silversteyn||Longbow Research||Buy||Sep 25, '12||68.33||85.00||Sep 25, '13||34.60%|
|Laurence Alexander||Jefferies & Co.||Buy||Jun 24, '12||66.69||81.00||Jun 24, '13||26.24%|
|Dmitry Silversteyn||Longbow Research||Buy||Jan 24, '12||62.32||85.00||Jan 24, '13||37.23%|
|Laurence Alexander||Jefferies & Co.||Buy||Nov 28, '11||49.13||65.00||Nov 28, '12||42.85%|