Janus Capital Management LLC increased its position in shares of E I Du Pont De Nemours And Co (NYSE:DD) by 11.0% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 885,338 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after purchasing an additional 87,447 shares during the period. Janus Capital Management LLC owned 0.10% of E I Du Pont De Nemours And worth $71,119,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

A number of other large investors have also recently made changes to their positions in DD. Financial Architects Inc grew its position in E I Du Pont De Nemours And by 18.2% in the first quarter. Financial Architects Inc now owns 1,292 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $103,000 after buying an additional 199 shares during the last quarter. Acrospire Investment Management LLC acquired a new position in E I Du Pont De Nemours And in the first quarter worth approximately $104,000. Invictus RG acquired a new position in E I Du Pont De Nemours And in the first quarter worth approximately $116,000. Signature Estate & Investment Advisors LLC acquired a new position in E I Du Pont De Nemours And in the first quarter worth approximately $125,000. Finally, Benjamin F. Edwards & Company Inc. grew its position in E I Du Pont De Nemours And by 6.8% in the first quarter. Benjamin F. Edwards & Company Inc. now owns 1,680 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $135,000 after buying an additional 107 shares during the last quarter. 71.21% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

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Several research firms have issued reports on DD. BidaskClub upgraded shares of E I Du Pont De Nemours And from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Saturday, August 19th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of E I Du Pont De Nemours And from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $92.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, August 22nd. Morgan Stanley restated a “buy” rating and issued a $77.00 price target on shares of E I Du Pont De Nemours And in a research report on Wednesday, September 6th. Finally, Jefferies Group LLC restated a “buy” rating and issued a $96.00 price target on shares of E I Du Pont De Nemours And in a research report on Tuesday, August 29th. Six equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eight have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $80.89.

E I Du Pont De Nemours And Co (NYSE:DD) remained flat at $83.93 during trading on Tuesday. 34,861,021 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $82.87 and its 200 day moving average price is $80.79. E I Du Pont De Nemours And Co has a 52 week low of $66.02 and a 52 week high of $86.36. The stock has a market cap of $72.83 billion, a P/E ratio of 32.79 and a beta of 1.76.

E I Du Pont De Nemours And (NYSE:DD) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, July 25th. The basic materials company reported $1.38 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.29 by $0.09. The company had revenue of $7.42 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $7.28 billion. E I Du Pont De Nemours And had a net margin of 11.57% and a return on equity of 29.17%. The firm’s revenue was up 5.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $1.24 earnings per share. Equities analysts expect that E I Du Pont De Nemours And Co will post $3.86 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 29th. Investors of record on Monday, July 31st will be given a $0.38 dividend. This represents a $1.52 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.81%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, July 27th. E I Du Pont De Nemours And’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 59.38%.

In related news, SVP Benito Cachinero sold 10,621 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, August 17th. The shares were sold at an average price of $81.67, for a total value of $867,417.07. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. 0.31% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

E I Du Pont De Nemours And 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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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for E I Du Pont De Nemours And (NYSE:DD)

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