E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (NYSE:DD) Receiving Somewhat Favorable News Coverage, Analysis Shows

News coverage about E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (NYSE:DD) has been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company earned a news sentiment score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the basic materials company an impact score of 54 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat likely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

Shares of E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (DD) traded up 0.87% during midday trading on Monday, reaching $82.74. 1,114,355 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company has a 52 week low of $61.78 and a 52 week high of $83.93. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $80.24 and its 200-day moving average is $78.37. The company has a market capitalization of $71.74 billion, a PE ratio of 30.33 and a beta of 1.76.

E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (NYSE:DD) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, April 25th. The basic materials company reported $1.64 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.38 by $0.26. The business had revenue of $7.74 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $7.50 billion. E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company had a return on equity of 31.66% and a net margin of 9.63%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 4.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $1.26 earnings per share. On average, analysts forecast that E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company will post $3.84 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, June 12th. Investors of record on Monday, May 15th were paid a dividend of $0.38 per share. This represents a $1.52 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.85%. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, May 11th. E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company’s payout ratio is currently 55.68%.

DD has been the topic of a number of research analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $87.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, April 19th. Royal Bank of Canada reissued a “sector perform” rating and issued a $86.00 price target (up previously from $78.00) on shares of E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company in a research note on Wednesday, April 26th. Finally, Deutsche Bank AG reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $95.00 price target (up previously from $90.00) on shares of E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company in a research note on Saturday, April 29th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating to the company. E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $79.03.

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About E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company

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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