Traders sold shares of E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (NYSE:DD) on strength during trading on Thursday. $80.76 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $1,365.17 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $1,284.41 million out of the stock. Of all companies tracked, E.I. du Pont de Nemours and had the 0th highest net out-flow for the day. E.I. du Pont de Nemours and traded up $0.74 for the day and closed at $83.93

A number of equities research analysts have weighed in on DD shares. Zacks Investment Research lowered E.I. du Pont de Nemours and from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, July 24th. BidaskClub lowered E.I. du Pont de Nemours and from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, July 27th. Finally, Jefferies Group LLC reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $96.00 target price on shares of E.I. du Pont de Nemours and in a research report on Tuesday. Six analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the company. E.I. du Pont de Nemours and currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $81.25.

The stock’s 50-day moving average price is $82.87 and its 200 day moving average price is $80.79. The company has a market cap of $72.83 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 32.79 and a beta of 1.76.

E.I. du Pont de Nemours and (NYSE:DD) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, July 25th. The basic materials company reported $1.38 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.29 by $0.09. E.I. du Pont de Nemours and had a return on equity of 31.23% and a net margin of 8.86%. The company had revenue of $7.42 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $7.28 billion. During the same period last year, the firm earned $1.24 earnings per share. E.I. du Pont de Nemours and’s quarterly revenue was up 5.1% on a year-over-year basis. Analysts anticipate that E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company will post $3.91 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 29th. Shareholders of record on Monday, July 31st will be issued a dividend of $0.38 per share. This represents a $1.52 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.81%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, July 27th. E.I. du Pont de Nemours and’s payout ratio is 59.38%.

In other E.I. du Pont de Nemours and news, SVP Benito Cachinero sold 10,621 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, August 17th. The stock was sold at an average price of $81.67, for a total transaction of $867,417.07. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Company insiders own 0.31% of the company’s stock.

Several institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of DD. Capital World Investors raised its position in shares of E.I. du Pont de Nemours and by 1.2% in the second quarter. Capital World Investors now owns 87,973,821 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $7,100,367,000 after buying an additional 1,073,143 shares during the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. raised its position in shares of E.I. du Pont de Nemours and by 2.4% in the second quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 62,005,773 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $5,004,485,000 after buying an additional 1,425,085 shares during the last quarter. BlackRock Inc. raised its position in shares of E.I. du Pont de Nemours and by 0.8% in the second quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 55,113,575 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $4,448,217,000 after buying an additional 427,380 shares during the last quarter. FMR LLC raised its position in shares of E.I. du Pont de Nemours and by 5.1% in the second quarter. FMR LLC now owns 34,026,342 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $2,746,266,000 after buying an additional 1,654,590 shares during the last quarter. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. raised its position in shares of E.I. du Pont de Nemours and by 36.6% in the first quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 18,028,546 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $1,448,235,000 after buying an additional 4,825,726 shares during the last quarter. 71.21% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

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E.I. du Pont de Nemours and 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.