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Lately, enough top-performing CAPS members have turned bullish on Dow Chemical
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Dow is paying a hefty 74% premium for Rohm, but figures the merged company will help it better face main competitor DuPont
Dow's revenue rose 24% in the second quarter, but rising energy and raw materials costs are eating into profits. But CAPS investors are even more bullish now. Maybe it's the fact that Dow plans to raise prices and institute freight surcharges to offset rising costs. Or it could be the juicy 4.9% dividend yield coupled with a forward P/E of 11.7. Either way, nearly 94% of CAPS members rating Dow Chemical expect it to outperform the market into the future.
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