DuPont Co. (NYSE:DD) shares saw unusually-high trading volume on Friday . Approximately 3,529,059 shares traded hands during trading, a decline of 1% from the previous session’s volume of 3,548,933 shares.The stock last traded at $63.53 and had previously closed at $61.92.

Several research analysts have issued reports on the company. Argus reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of DuPont in a research report on Sunday, March 27th. Deutsche Bank AG reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of DuPont in a research report on Thursday, March 24th. Vetr upgraded DuPont from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $69.68 price objective for the company in a research report on Monday, May 2nd. Zacks Investment Research upgraded DuPont from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $76.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Thursday, April 28th. Finally, TheStreet upgraded DuPont from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, April 26th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have issued a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating to the company. DuPont presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $68.45.

The firm has a market cap of $55.63 billion and a PE ratio of 26.53. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $66.31 and a 200 day moving average price of $63.02.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, June 10th. Stockholders of record on Friday, May 13th were paid a $0.38 dividend. This represents a $1.52 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.39%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, May 11th.

Several hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of DD. Dorsey & Whitney Trust CO LLC increased its stake in DuPont by 2.7% in the fourth quarter. Dorsey & Whitney Trust CO LLC now owns 19,111 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,272,000 after buying an additional 496 shares in the last quarter. Investment Management of Virginia LLC increased its stake in DuPont by 1.4% in the fourth quarter. Investment Management of Virginia LLC now owns 61,634 shares of the company’s stock worth $4,105,000 after buying an additional 840 shares in the last quarter. Marshall Wace LLP increased its stake in DuPont by 582.5% in the fourth quarter. Marshall Wace LLP now owns 467,614 shares of the company’s stock worth $31,143,000 after buying an additional 399,100 shares in the last quarter. Eaton Vance Management increased its stake in DuPont by 3.3% in the fourth quarter. Eaton Vance Management now owns 890,534 shares of the company’s stock worth $59,310,000 after buying an additional 28,808 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Cibc World Markets Corp increased its stake in DuPont by 14.3% in the fourth quarter. Cibc World Markets Corp now owns 42,152 shares of the company’s stock worth $2,807,000 after buying an additional 5,270 shares in the last quarter.

E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (DuPont) is a science and technology-based company. The Company consists of over 10 businesses aggregated into six segments: Agriculture, Electronics & Communications, Industrial Biosciences, Nutrition & Health, Performance Materials and Safety & Protection. Its products include corn hybrids and soybean varieties, herbicides, fungicides and insecticides in Agriculture segment; photopolymers and electronic materials in Electronics & Communications segment; enzymes and bio-based materials in Industrial Biosciences segment; cultures, emulsifiers, texturants, natural sweeteners and soy-based food ingredients in Nutrition & Health segment; engineering polymers, packaging and industrial polymers, films and elastomers in Performance Materials segment, and nonwovens, aramids and solid surfaces in Safety & Protection segment.

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