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Ashland
ASH

$95.49
1.7%
 

About: Ashland Inc is a world-wide specialty materials company that serves a wide range of industrial markets. The company has a business-centric operating model and is organized into four distinct segments: life sciences, personal care, specialty additives, and intermediates. Key customers for the firm include pharmaceutical companies and manufacturers of personal care products, food and beverages, and nutraceuticals and supplements. The life sciences segment derives maximum revenue. Ashland includes only U.S. and Canada in its North America designation and includes Europe, the Middle East and Africa in its Europe designation.

Employees: 3,800

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Funds holding %
of 6,474 funds
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Analysts bullish %
of 8 analysts
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News positive %
of 3 articles

Fund manager confidence

Based on 2023 Q4 SEC filings by fund managers ($100M+ AUM)

22% more first-time investments, than exits

New positions opened: 50 | Existing positions closed: 41

3% more funds holding

Funds holding: 319 [Q3] → 328 (+9) [Q4]

3% more capital invested

Capital invested by funds: $3.87B [Q3] → $3.97B (+$96.8M) [Q4]

0.47% more ownership

Funds ownership: 92.15% [Q3] → 92.62% (+0.47%) [Q4]

18% less repeat investments, than reductions

Existing positions increased: 99 | Existing positions reduced: 121

20% less call options, than puts

Call options by funds: $8.36M | Put options by funds: $10.4M

33% less funds holding in top 10

Funds holding in top 10: 6 [Q3] → 4 (-2) [Q4]

Research analyst outlook

8 Wall Street Analysts provided 1 year price forecasts over the past 6 months

Low target
$75
21%
downside
Avg. target
$101
6%
upside
High target
$126
32%
upside

8 analyst ratings

positive
63%
neutral
25%
negative
13%
Wells Fargo
Michael Sison
17%upside
$112
Overweight
Upgraded
11 Apr 2024
Jefferies
Laurence Alexander
32%upside
$126
Buy
Upgraded
14 Mar 2024
JP Morgan
Jeffrey Zekauskas
8%downside
$88
Underweight
Maintained
1 Feb 2024
Wells Fargo
Michael Sison
5%upside
$100
Equal-Weight
Maintained
1 Feb 2024
BMO Capital
John McNulty
21%downside
$75
Market Perform
Maintained
15 Nov 2023

Financial journalist opinion

Based on 3 articles about ASH published over the past 30 days