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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Excellent Stock Value (NYSE: ASH)

Shares of ASH traded higher by 1.46% or $0.93/share to $64.52. NYSE is trading at a price to book ratio of 1.22. This indicates that the shares are relatively cheap compared to book value which means the market is pricing in going concern value. The PEG is 0.76 suggesting that the shares are trading at an excellent value relative to firm's growth rate. The price to sales ratio came in at 0.71. Hence, the firm is extremely cheap relative to its top line sales figures. On average, 720451 shares of ASH exchange hands on a given day and today's volume is recorded at 231930. These financial metrics combined make this company seem undervalued. Lookout for any takeover chatter or takeover news regarding this stock as one of the bigger players may have an eye on this one.

Ashland Inc. (Ashland) business consists of four commercial units: Ashland Specialty Ingredients; Ashland Water Technologies; Ashland Performance Materials, and Ashland Consumer Markets (Valvoline).