Osterweis Capital Management Inc. lifted its stake in DowDuPont Inc (NYSE:DWDP) by 1.8% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 408,257 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 7,350 shares during the period. DowDuPont makes up 1.7% of Osterweis Capital Management Inc.’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 23rd largest holding. Osterweis Capital Management Inc.’s holdings in DowDuPont were worth $26,912,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

Other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Saturna Capital CORP raised its position in DowDuPont by 1.1% during the second quarter. Saturna Capital CORP now owns 662,596 shares of the company’s stock worth $43,678,000 after acquiring an additional 7,470 shares during the last quarter. AGF Investments Inc. raised its position in DowDuPont by 12.0% during the second quarter. AGF Investments Inc. now owns 350,078 shares of the company’s stock worth $23,077,000 after acquiring an additional 37,610 shares during the last quarter. Elmwood Wealth Management Inc. acquired a new position in DowDuPont during the first quarter worth about $102,000. Cpwm LLC acquired a new position in DowDuPont during the second quarter worth about $259,000. Finally, First Command Bank raised its position in DowDuPont by 127.0% during the second quarter. First Command Bank now owns 11,827 shares of the company’s stock worth $779,000 after acquiring an additional 6,617 shares during the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 69.49% of the company’s stock.

In related news, CEO Edward D. Breen bought 29,580 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, August 8th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $67.61 per share, for a total transaction of $1,999,903.80. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, General Counsel Charles J. Kalil sold 100,645 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, August 27th. The shares were sold at an average price of $70.75, for a total transaction of $7,120,633.75. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders own 0.42% of the company’s stock.

A number of brokerages have issued reports on DWDP. ValuEngine cut shares of DowDuPont from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday, August 3rd. UBS Group lifted their target price on shares of DowDuPont from $86.00 to $88.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 2nd. MED restated a “buy” rating and set a $90.00 target price on shares of DowDuPont in a research report on Thursday, May 17th. Finally, Barclays cut their target price on shares of DowDuPont from $77.00 to $75.00 and set an “equal weight” rating for the company in a research report on Monday, August 6th. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seventeen have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $81.56.

NYSE:DWDP opened at $68.92 on Friday. The company has a quick ratio of 1.15, a current ratio of 1.70 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.27. The company has a market capitalization of $161.26 billion, a PE ratio of 20.27, a PEG ratio of 1.65 and a beta of 1.34. DowDuPont Inc has a 1-year low of $61.27 and a 1-year high of $77.08.

DowDuPont (NYSE:DWDP) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, August 2nd. The company reported $1.37 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.29 by $0.08. The business had revenue of $24.25 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $23.71 billion. DowDuPont had a net margin of 2.62% and a return on equity of 8.46%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 75.3% on a year-over-year basis. research analysts anticipate that DowDuPont Inc will post 4.2 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 14th. Stockholders of record on Friday, August 31st will be given a $0.38 dividend. This represents a $1.52 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.21%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, August 30th. DowDuPont’s dividend payout ratio is presently 44.71%.

About DowDuPont

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.

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