As per Ashland Inc. (NYSE:ASH)’s news release on 2016-07-21, its shareholders as on record 2016-08-19 will get dividend of $0.39 per share. Payout date as disclosed is 2016-09-15 and ex-dividend date was 2016-08-17.
Analyzing a firm’s dividends can also offer an excellent reference base for basic fundamental assessment of a firm and for comparing firms within same industry. Dividends offer ongoing, regular opinion, not impacted by the day-to-day volatility seen in a firm’s stock, regarding a firm’s performance. When dividend shareholders can see progressively increasing payout over time, it is an indication that a firm’s business model is going well and that the firm is continually recording increased profits. It is the kind of assurance that shareholders often need to aid them deal with the storms of rapidly changing economic conditions.
Many equity evaluation actions depend on figures from a firm’s financial statements. It is comparatively simple for firms to use a limited accounting tricks to influence their income statements. However, it is difficult for a firm to manufacture their dividend disbursements out of profits that just exist on paper.
Firms that have a well-known history of progressively increasing dividend are less likely to be influencing their cash flow statements or income statements.
In FY2015 Ashland Inc. (NYSE:ASH) disbursed $0.39 in dividend against disbursement of $0.39, a year ago. This exemplifies a sharp change of 6.8493% in distribution of fiscals.
Ashland Inc. (NYSE:ASH) can attain price of $133.2 in coming period. It is average of 5 calls. The positive news can drive stock to high of $140. The low price forecast is $125 for next year. Arithmetic mean as given by analysts is 1.
Ashland Inc. (NYSE:ASH) trimestral report can come around 2016-11-01 for the quarter ending 2016-09-30. The EPS projection is $1.62 for the period ending on 2016-09-30.
In last quarter closed 2015-09-30, Ashland Inc. (NYSE:ASH) earnings came at $1.95 suggesting a deviation of $-0.12. The analysts targeted EPS of $2.07 for the quarter.
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