First PREMIER Bank lifted its stake in shares of E I Du Pont De Nemours And Co (NYSE:DD) by 6.5% during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 5,167 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after acquiring an additional 314 shares during the period. First PREMIER Bank’s holdings in E I Du Pont De Nemours And were worth $417,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Other hedge funds also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Lee Danner & Bass Inc. raised its holdings in E I Du Pont De Nemours And by 0.4% in the first quarter. Lee Danner & Bass Inc. now owns 4,570 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $367,000 after buying an additional 19 shares during the period. Vaughan David Investments Inc. IL raised its holdings in E I Du Pont De Nemours And by 0.4% in the first quarter. Vaughan David Investments Inc. IL now owns 7,281 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $585,000 after buying an additional 26 shares during the period. Berkeley Capital Partners LLC raised its holdings in E I Du Pont De Nemours And by 0.4% in the first quarter. Berkeley Capital Partners LLC now owns 6,420 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $516,000 after buying an additional 27 shares during the period. Advantage Investment Management LLC raised its holdings in E I Du Pont De Nemours And by 2.0% in the first quarter. Advantage Investment Management LLC now owns 1,705 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $137,000 after buying an additional 33 shares during the period. Finally, Westover Capital Advisors LLC raised its holdings in E I Du Pont De Nemours And by 0.7% in the first quarter. Westover Capital Advisors LLC now owns 5,522 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $444,000 after buying an additional 36 shares during the period. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 71.21% of the company’s stock.

In other E I Du Pont De Nemours And news, SVP Benito Cachinero sold 10,621 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, August 17th. The stock was sold at an average price of $81.67, for a total value of $867,417.07. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this link. 0.31% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

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Shares of E I Du Pont De Nemours And Co (DD) remained flat at $83.93 during midday trading on Thursday. 34,861,021 shares of the stock traded hands. 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 50 day moving average price of $82.87 and a 200 day moving average price of $80.79. The stock has a market capitalization 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 data on Tuesday, July 25th. The basic materials company reported $1.38 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.29 by $0.09. The company had revenue of $7.42 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $7.28 billion. E I Du Pont De Nemours And had a return on equity of 29.17% and a net margin of 11.57%. The business’s revenue was up 5.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $1.24 earnings per share. Equities research analysts anticipate that E I Du Pont De Nemours And Co will post $3.85 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 29th. Shareholders of record on Monday, July 31st will be paid 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 is currently 59.38%.

Several research analysts recently commented on the stock. BidaskClub upgraded shares of E I Du Pont De Nemours And from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a 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 report on Tuesday, August 22nd. Morgan Stanley reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $77.00 price objective on shares of E I Du Pont De Nemours And in a research report on Wednesday, September 6th. Finally, Jefferies Group LLC reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $96.00 price objective on shares of E I Du Pont De Nemours And in a research report on Tuesday, August 29th. Six investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eight have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $80.89.

About E I Du Pont De Nemours And

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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