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Dow Chemical Co (NYSE:DOW)
3-Year Buyback Ratio
-3.70 (As of Mar. 2014)

This is the average share buyback rate of the company over the past 3 years. A negative number means the company might be issuing new shares. A positive number indicates that the company is buying back shares.

DOW' s 10-Year Buyback Ratio Range
Min: 5.5   Max: -10.6
Current: -3.7

During the past 13 years, Dow Chemical Co's highest 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio was -10.60. The lowest was 5.50. And the median was -2.40.

DOW's Buyback Ratiois ranked higher than
58% of the 603 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: -0.80 vs. DOW: -3.70 )

Definition

This is the average share buyback rate of the company over the past 3 years.


Explanation

A negative number means the company might be issuing new shares. A positive number indicates that the company is buying back shares.


Be Aware

Investors usually like share buybacks. But as pointed by Warren Buffett, only if a company buys back shares at the prices below the stock's intrinsic value, it rewards remaining shareholders. If a company buys its overvalued stocks back, it destroys shareholder value.


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