Ashland Inc. (ASH)

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Last closing price (Oct 21 4:00 EDT):
104.45 (2.20%) ? 
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Return to date (1m/3m/6m/12m):
-1.23% ? 
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Consensus price target (1m/3m/6m/12m):
123.00
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Buy/Sell Mix (1m/3m/6m/12m):
100%/0%
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Description:
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 segment’s 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.
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Bill Selesky Argus Research Company Buy   Aug 18, '14   106.26  123.00  Aug 18, '15  -1.70% 
Bill Selesky Argus Research Company Buy   May 27, '14   102.33  118.00  May 27, '15  2.07% 
Greg Poole Deutsche Bank Securities Buy   Apr 21, '14   96.77    Apr 21, '15  7.94% 
Christopher Shaw Monness, Crespi, Hardt & Co., Inc. Buy   Jan 29, '14   93.11  115.00  Jan 29, '15  12.18% 
Bill Selesky Argus Research Company Buy   Jan 29, '14   93.11  109.00  Jan 29, '15  15.88% 
David Begleiter Deutsche Bank Securities Buy   Jan 29, '14   93.11  110.00  Jan 29, '15  16.95% 
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% 
David Begleiter Deutsche Bank Securities Buy   Nov 15, '11   53.59  65.00  Nov 15, '12  26.65% 
Dmitry Silversteyn Longbow Research Buy   Oct 06, '11   44.05  70.00  Oct 06, '12  64.72% 
David Begleiter Deutsche Bank Securities Buy   Jun 19, '11   61.17  75.00  Jun 19, '12  11.25% 
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