Somewhat Positive Press Coverage Unlikely to Affect E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (DD) Stock Price

Press coverage about E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (NYSE:DD) has trended somewhat positive recently, according to AlphaOne Sentiment Analysis. The research group, a service of Accern, ranks the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. AlphaOne ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company earned a media sentiment score of 0.07 on AlphaOne’s scale. AlphaOne also assigned news headlines about the basic materials company an impact score of 35 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the headlines that may have impacted Alpha One Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

Insider Buying and Selling by Quarter for E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (NYSE:DD)

E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (NYSE DD) traded up 0.37% on Friday, reaching $82.47. 4,632,330 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company has a 12-month low of $61.12 and a 12-month high of $83.93. The stock has a market cap of $71.50 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 30.23 and a beta of 1.75. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $79.77 and a 200 day moving average price of $77.84.

E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (NYSE:DD) last released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, April 25th. The basic materials company reported $1.64 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.38 by $0.26. The business had revenue of $7.74 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $7.50 billion. E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company had a net margin of 9.63% and a return on equity of 31.66%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 4.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $1.26 EPS. Analysts forecast that E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company will post $3.84 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, June 12th. Stockholders of record on Monday, May 15th were issued a $0.38 dividend. This represents a $1.52 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.84%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, May 11th. E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 55.68%.

DD has been the topic of a number of recent research reports. Deutsche Bank AG restated a “buy” rating and issued a $95.00 price objective (up previously from $90.00) on shares of E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company in a report on Saturday, April 29th. Jefferies Group LLC upgraded shares of E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and upped their price objective for the stock from $83.00 to $96.00 in a report on Monday, March 6th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $87.00 price objective on the stock in a report on Wednesday, April 19th. Royal Bank of Canada restated a “sector perform” rating and issued a $86.00 price objective (up previously from $78.00) on shares of E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company in a report on Wednesday, April 26th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus set a $57.00 price objective on shares of E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Saturday, February 25th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $77.56.

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In other news, insider Nicholas C. Fanandakis sold 44,920 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, March 28th. The shares were sold at an average price of $81.93, for a total value of $3,680,295.60. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. 0.31% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company Company Profile

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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