Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect E.I. du Pont de Nemours and (NYSE:DD) Share Price

News articles about E.I. du Pont de Nemours and (NYSE:DD) have trended somewhat positive on Saturday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group ranks the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. E.I. du Pont de Nemours and earned a coverage optimism score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the basic materials company an impact score of 46.0062451985879 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

Shares of E.I. du Pont de Nemours and (NYSE:DD) traded up 0.40% during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $81.18. 1,952,437 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. The stock has a market capitalization of $70.45 billion, a PE ratio of 31.71 and a beta of 1.76. The company’s 50-day moving average price is $82.75 and its 200-day moving average price is $80.37. E.I. du Pont de Nemours and has a 12-month low of $66.02 and a 12-month 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 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.29 by $0.09. E.I. du Pont de Nemours and had a net margin of 8.86% and a return on equity of 31.23%. The firm had revenue of $7.42 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $7.28 billion. During the same period last year, the firm posted $1.24 EPS. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 5.1% on a year-over-year basis. Analysts anticipate that E.I. du Pont de Nemours and will post $3.91 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently announced 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. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, July 27th. This represents a $1.52 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.87%. E.I. du Pont de Nemours and’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 59.38%.

Several equities research analysts have recently commented on DD shares. BidaskClub upgraded E.I. du Pont de Nemours and from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, July 13th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded E.I. du Pont de Nemours and from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $91.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Tuesday, June 27th. Deutsche Bank AG restated a “buy” rating and issued a $95.00 price objective (up from $90.00) on shares of E.I. du Pont de Nemours and in a research note on Saturday, April 29th. Finally, Royal Bank Of Canada reiterated a “sector perform” rating and issued a $86.00 price target (up previously from $78.00) on shares of E.I. du Pont de Nemours and in a research note on Wednesday, April 26th. Six equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. E.I. du Pont de Nemours and presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $81.15.

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In other news, SVP Benito Cachinero sold 10,621 shares of E.I. du Pont de Nemours and stock in a transaction dated Thursday, August 17th. The shares were sold at an average price of $81.67, for a total transaction of $867,417.07. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Insiders own 0.31% of the company’s stock.

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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