Aull & Monroe Investment Management Corp Lowers Stake in E I Du Pont De Nemours And Co (DD)

Aull & Monroe Investment Management Corp reduced its stake in E I Du Pont De Nemours And Co (NYSE:DD) by 0.6% during the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 25,541 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after selling 150 shares during the period. Aull & Monroe Investment Management Corp’s holdings in E I Du Pont De Nemours And were worth $2,052,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Several other institutional investors have also bought and sold shares of the company. Proffitt & Goodson Inc. boosted its position in shares of E I Du Pont De Nemours And by 2.0% in the third quarter. Proffitt & Goodson Inc. now owns 13,809 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $925,000 after buying an additional 270 shares in the last quarter. Great West Life Assurance Co. Can boosted its position in shares of E I Du Pont De Nemours And by 7.8% in the third quarter. Great West Life Assurance Co. Can now owns 736,126 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $49,243,000 after buying an additional 53,112 shares in the last quarter. Shell Asset Management Co. boosted its position in shares of E I Du Pont De Nemours And by 11.7% in the third quarter. Shell Asset Management Co. now owns 175,048 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $11,723,000 after buying an additional 18,314 shares in the last quarter. Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai Asset Management Co. Ltd. boosted its position in shares of E I Du Pont De Nemours And by 1.0% in the third quarter. Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai Asset Management Co. Ltd. now owns 321,466 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $21,529,000 after buying an additional 3,042 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Chicago Equity Partners LLC boosted its position in shares of E I Du Pont De Nemours And by 142.4% in the third quarter. Chicago Equity Partners LLC now owns 289,870 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $19,413,000 after buying an additional 170,310 shares in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 72.40% of the company’s stock.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for E I Du Pont De Nemours And (NYSE:DD)

Shares of E I Du Pont De Nemours And Co (NYSE:DD) traded up 1.2170% on Friday, reaching $77.9776. 1,031,792 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged. The company’s 50 day moving average is $79.40 and its 200-day moving average is $76.28. The stock has a market cap of $67.61 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 28.5842 and a beta of 1.69. E I Du Pont De Nemours And Co has a one year low of $61.12 and a one year high of $82.37.

E I Du Pont De Nemours And (NYSE:DD) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, April 25th. The basic materials company reported $1.64 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.38 by $0.26. E I Du Pont De Nemours And had a return on equity of 29.26% and a net margin of 10.22%. The company had revenue of $7.74 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $7.50 billion. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $1.26 earnings per share. E I Du Pont De Nemours And’s revenue for the quarter was up 4.6% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts anticipate that E I Du Pont De Nemours And Co will post $3.84 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, June 12th. Shareholders of record on Monday, May 15th will be issued a $0.38 dividend. This represents a $1.52 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.97%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, May 11th. E I Du Pont De Nemours And’s payout ratio is presently 53.33%.

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Several brokerages have issued reports on DD. Stifel Nicolaus set a $57.00 target price on shares of E I Du Pont De Nemours And and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Saturday, February 25th. Credit Suisse Group AG lifted their target price on shares of E I Du Pont De Nemours And from $70.00 to $76.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 25th. Royal Bank of Canada reiterated a “sector perform” rating and set a $86.00 target price (up from $78.00) on shares of E I Du Pont De Nemours And in a research report on Wednesday, April 26th. Barclays PLC lifted their target price on shares of E I Du Pont De Nemours And from $75.00 to $80.00 and gave the company an “equal weight” rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 25th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of E I Du Pont De Nemours And from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $87.00 target price for the company in a research report on Wednesday, April 19th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating to the stock. E I Du Pont De Nemours And has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $77.56.

In other news, insider Nicholas C. Fanandakis sold 44,920 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, March 28th. The stock was sold at an average price of $81.93, for a total transaction of $3,680,295.60. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. Insiders own 0.31% of the company’s stock.

About E I Du Pont De Nemours And

E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company is a science and technology-based company. It operates through six segments: Agriculture, Electronics & Communications (E&C), Industrial Biosciences, Nutrition & Health, Performance Materials and Protection Solutions. Its Agriculture segment includes products, such as corn hybrids and soybean varieties, herbicides, fungicides and insecticides.

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