Zacks Rating on Ashland (ASH)

Ashland (ASH) has an average broker rating of 1, which is interpreted as a Strong Buy, as rated by 5 equity analysts. Nonetheless, 5 analysts are positive on the stocks future and they recommend a Strong Buy on the stock. Ranking by Zacks Investment Research for Coach Inc is 4, which is also a Sell.

Ashland (ASH) : The consensus price target for Ashland (ASH) is $133.2 for the short term with a standard deviation of $5.59. The most optimist securities analyst among the 5 who monitor the stock believes that the stock can reach $140, however, the pessimist price target for the company is $125.


Shares of Ashland Inc. appreciated by 1.72% during the last five trading days but lost 4.37% on a 4-week basis. Ashland Inc. is up 2.65% in the last 3-month period. Year-to-Date the stock performance stands at 13.87%. Ashland (NYSE:ASH): stock turned positive on Tuesday. Though the stock opened at $115.88, the bulls momentum made the stock top out at $116.36 level for the day. The stock recorded a low of $115.3 and closed the trading day at $115.67, in the green by 0.07%. The total traded volume for the day was 223,321. The stock had closed at $115.59 in the previous days trading.

Ashland Inc. (Ashland) is a specialty chemical company that provides products, services and solutions to industries. The Companys segments are: Ashland Specialty Ingredients offers products, technologies and resources in key markets including personal and home care, pharmaceutical, food and beverage, coatings, construction, energy and other industries; Ashland Water Technologies is a supplier of specialty chemicals and services to the pulp, paper, mining, food and beverage, power generation, refining, chemical processing, general manufacturing and municipal markets. Ashland Performance Materials helps customers to create substitutes for traditional materials through higher performing, cost-efficient resin and adhesive technologies that improve the manufacturing, fabrication and design process, and Ashland Consumer Markets delivers premium-branded automotive, commercial and industrial lubricants, automotive chemicals and car-care products.

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