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$107.59
Previous Close
$107.59
Day High
$107.78
Day Low
$107.03
52 Week High
07/1/14 - $110.02
52 Week Low
07/16/13 - $84.17
Market Cap
8.4B
Average Volume 10 Days
555.0K
EPS TTM
$10.71
Shares Outstanding
77.9M
EX-Date
05/28/14
P/E TM
10.0x
Dividend
$1.36
Dividend Yield
1.27%
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ashland inc (ASH) Details

Ashland Inc. operates as a specialty chemicals company worldwide. The company operates through four segments: Ashland Specialty Ingredients, Ashland Water Technologies, Ashland Performance Materials, and Ashland Consumer Markets. The Ashland Specialty Ingredients segment provides products, technologies, and resources for solving formulation and product-performance challenges in personal and home care, pharmaceutical, food and beverage, coatings, construction, energy, and other industries. It offers solutions using natural, synthetic, and semisynthetic polymers derived from plant and seed extract, cellulose ethers, and vinyl pyrrolidones for consumer and industrial applications. The Ashland Water Technologies segment supplies specialty chemicals to the pulp, paper, mining, food and beverage, power generation, refining, chemical processing, general manufacturing, and municipal markets. The Ashland Performance Materials offers composite resins, water-based and energy-curable coatings, pressure-sensitive adhesives, and elastomers that are used in the construction, transportation, infrastructure, boatbuilding, and packaging and converting markets. This segment also provides metal casting consumables and design services for foundry management; and styrene butadiene rubber primarily to the tire market. The Ashland Consumer Markets segment delivers automotive, commercial, and industrial lubricants; automotive chemicals; and car-care products. This segment markets Valvoline lubricants; MaxLife lubricants for cars; NextGen motor oil; SynPower synthetic motor oil; Eagle One and Car Brite automotive appearance products; and Zerex antifreeze. It operates and franchises approximately 900 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: 05/1/14
Founded in 1924

ashland inc (ASH) Top Compensated Officers

Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Office...
Total Annual Compensation: $1.2M
Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice Presi...
Total Annual Compensation: $307.5K
Senior Vice President and President of Ashlan...
Total Annual Compensation: $516.5K
Senior Vice President and President of Perfor...
Total Annual Compensation: $425.8K
Senior Vice President and President of Consum...
Total Annual Compensation: $388.5K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

ashland inc (ASH) Key Developments

Ashland Inc. Presents at Credit Suisse Boston Basics Conference, Jun-25-2014 11:00 AM

Ashland Inc. Presents at Credit Suisse Boston Basics Conference, Jun-25-2014 11:00 AM. Venue: Credit Suisse Boston Offices, 1 Federal Street, 18th floor, Boston, Massachusetts, United States. Speakers: James J. O'Brien, Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Jason Thompson, Director of Investor Relations.

Ashland Inc. Declares Quarterly Dividend, Payable on June 15, 2014

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 June 15, 2014, to shareholders of record at the close of business on May 30, 2014.

Ashland Inc. Reports Earnings Results for the Second Quarter and Six Months Ended March 31, 2014

Ashland Inc. reported earnings results for the second quarter and six months ended March 31, 2014. The company has reported that net loss for the second quarter ended March 31, 2014, was $44 million, or $0.57 loss per diluted share, compared to a net income of $53 million, or $0.66 per diluted share, for the same quarter ended March 31, 2013. Sales for the second quarter ended March 31, 2014 were $1.54 billion, compared to $1.55 billion for the same quarter ended March 31, 2013. The company net income for the six months ended March 31, 2014 was $66 million, or $0.84 per diluted share, compared to $154 million, or $1.92 per diluted share, for the same period ended March 31, 2013. Sales for the six months ended March 31, 2014 were $2.98 billion, compared to $3 billion for the same period ended March 31, 2013.

 

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Price/Sales 1.1x
Price/Book 1.8x
Price/Cash Flow 14.1x
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