BKD Wealth Advisors LLC lifted its stake in shares of E I Du Pont De Nemours And Co (NYSE:DD) by 1.5% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 7,325 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after buying an additional 105 shares during the quarter. BKD Wealth Advisors LLC’s holdings in E I Du Pont De Nemours And were worth $591,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently made changes to their positions in DD. Financial Architects Inc increased its position in shares of E I Du Pont De Nemours And by 18.2% during the first quarter. Financial Architects Inc now owns 1,292 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $103,000 after buying an additional 199 shares during the period. Acrospire Investment Management LLC purchased a new position in shares of E I Du Pont De Nemours And during the first quarter valued at about $104,000. Invictus RG purchased a new position in shares of E I Du Pont De Nemours And during the first quarter valued at about $116,000. Signature Estate & Investment Advisors LLC purchased a new position in shares of E I Du Pont De Nemours And during the first quarter valued at about $125,000. Finally, Benjamin F. Edwards & Company Inc. increased its position in shares of E I Du Pont De Nemours And by 6.8% during the first quarter. Benjamin F. Edwards & Company Inc. now owns 1,680 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $135,000 after buying an additional 107 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 71.21% of the company’s stock.

Shares of E I Du Pont De Nemours And Co (DD) remained flat at $83.93 during midday trading on Friday. The stock had a trading volume of 34,861,021 shares. The company has a market capitalization of $72.83 billion, a P/E ratio of 32.79 and a beta of 1.76. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $82.87 and a 200 day moving average of $80.79. E I Du Pont De Nemours And Co has a one year low of $66.02 and a one year high of $86.36.

E I Du Pont De Nemours And (NYSE:DD) last posted its earnings results on Tuesday, July 25th. The basic materials company reported $1.38 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.29 by $0.09. The business had revenue of $7.42 billion for 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 company’s revenue for the quarter was up 5.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $1.24 EPS. Equities research analysts predict that E I Du Pont De Nemours And Co will post $3.85 EPS for the current year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 29th. Stockholders 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 dividend yield of 1.81%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, July 27th. E I Du Pont De Nemours And’s payout ratio is currently 59.38%.

In other news, SVP Benito Cachinero sold 10,621 shares of E I Du Pont De Nemours And stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, August 17th. The shares were sold at an average price of $81.67, for a total value of $867,417.07. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. 0.31% of the stock is owned by insiders.

Several equities analysts recently issued reports on DD shares. Jefferies Group LLC reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $96.00 price target on shares of E I Du Pont De Nemours And in a research report on Tuesday, August 29th. 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. BidaskClub upgraded shares of E I Du Pont De Nemours And from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, July 13th. Finally, Morgan Stanley reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $77.00 price target on shares of E I Du Pont De Nemours And in a research report on Wednesday, September 6th. Six investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eight have issued a buy rating to the stock. E I Du Pont De Nemours And presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $80.89.

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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.

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

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