DowDuPont Inc (NYSE:DWDP) has earned a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the twenty-two analysts that are covering the stock, Marketbeat.com reports. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and fourteen have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 1-year price objective among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $77.76.
Several research analysts have issued reports on the stock. UBS Group increased their target price on shares of DowDuPont from $86.00 to $88.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, August 2nd. MED restated a “buy” rating and issued a $90.00 price target on shares of DowDuPont in a report on Thursday, August 2nd. ValuEngine cut shares of DowDuPont from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, August 3rd. Barclays lowered their price target on shares of DowDuPont from $77.00 to $75.00 and set an “equal weight” rating on the stock in a report on Monday, August 6th. Finally, Citigroup lowered their price target on shares of DowDuPont from $81.00 to $79.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a report on Friday, September 21st.
In other news, General Counsel Charles J. Kalil sold 100,645 shares of DowDuPont stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, August 27th. The shares were sold at an average price of $70.75, for a total transaction of $7,120,633.75. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. 0.42% of the stock is owned by insiders.
Shares of DWDP traded down $0.76 during midday trading on Friday, hitting $58.68. The stock had a trading volume of 11,595,606 shares, compared to its average volume of 13,820,638. The company has a current ratio of 1.64, a quick ratio of 1.05 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.27. The company has a market cap of $135.13 billion, a P/E ratio of 17.26, a P/E/G ratio of 1.40 and a beta of 1.48. DowDuPont has a 1 year low of $51.32 and a 1 year high of $77.08.
DowDuPont (NYSE:DWDP) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November 1st. The company reported $0.74 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.71 by $0.03. The firm had revenue of $20.12 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $20.24 billion. DowDuPont had a net margin of 2.45% and a return on equity of 9.38%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 31.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $0.55 earnings per share. Analysts predict that DowDuPont will post 4.15 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 14th. Stockholders of record on Friday, November 30th will be issued a dividend of $0.38 per share. This represents a $1.52 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.59%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, November 29th. DowDuPont’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 44.71%.
DowDuPont Inc, through its subsidiaries, engages in agriculture, materials science, and specialty products businesses worldwide. The company's Agriculture segment develops and sells hybrid corn seed and soybean seed varieties; canola, cotton, sunflower, sorghum, wheat, and rice seeds; silage inoculants; and weed control, disease control, and insect control products.
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