News articles about DowDuPont (NYSE:DWDP) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern rates the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. DowDuPont earned a daily sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the company an impact score of 46.0136033540876 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.
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A number of brokerages have recently commented on DWDP. Deutsche Bank lowered their price target on DowDuPont from $84.00 to $76.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a report on Friday, May 4th. ValuEngine raised DowDuPont from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, March 7th. MED reissued a “buy” rating and set a $90.00 price target on shares of DowDuPont in a report on Tuesday. Citigroup decreased their target price on DowDuPont from $83.00 to $82.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research note on Tuesday, April 10th. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $85.00 target price on shares of DowDuPont in a research note on Tuesday, April 17th. Six analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and twenty-three have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $81.13.
Shares of DowDuPont traded down $0.62, reaching $69.42, during midday trading on Thursday, Marketbeat reports. The company had a trading volume of 9,299,261 shares, compared to its average volume of 8,929,362. The company has a quick ratio of 1.21, a current ratio of 1.87 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.29. DowDuPont has a 1-year low of $61.27 and a 1-year high of $77.08. The firm has a market capitalization of $158.12 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 20.42, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.71 and a beta of 1.30.
DowDuPont (NYSE:DWDP) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, May 3rd. The company reported $1.12 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.08 by $0.04. DowDuPont had a return on equity of 8.01% and a net margin of 2.37%. The business had revenue of $21.51 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $21.31 billion. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 62.6% compared to the same quarter last year. equities analysts predict that DowDuPont will post 4.19 earnings per share for the current year.
The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, June 15th. Investors of record on Thursday, May 31st will be given a $0.38 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, May 30th. This represents a $1.52 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.19%. DowDuPont’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 44.71%.
In other DowDuPont news, General Counsel Charles J. Kalil sold 129,848 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, May 22nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $68.42, for a total transaction of $8,884,200.16. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, General Counsel Charles J. Kalil sold 19,841 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, June 5th. The stock was sold at an average price of $68.40, for a total value of $1,357,124.40. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 164,689 shares of company stock valued at $11,318,775 in the last quarter. 0.42% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.
DowDuPont Company Profile
DowDuPont Inc, through its subsidiaries, engages in agriculture, materials science, and specialty products businesses worldwide. The company's Agriculture segment develops and sells hybrid corn seed and soybean seed varieties; canola, cotton, sunflower, sorghum, wheat, and rice seeds; silage inoculants; and weed control, disease control, and insect control products.