Level Four Advisory Services LLC decreased its stake in E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (NYSE:DD) by 2.6% during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 4,595 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after selling 125 shares during the period. Level Four Advisory Services LLC’s holdings in E.I. du Pont de Nemours and were worth $370,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other large investors have also added to or reduced their stakes in DD. Bank of Montreal Can boosted its stake in shares of E.I. du Pont de Nemours and by 132.6% in the first quarter. Bank of Montreal Can now owns 1,487,784 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $119,512,000 after buying an additional 848,209 shares during the period. Regentatlantic Capital LLC boosted its stake in shares of E.I. du Pont de Nemours and by 0.5% in the first quarter. Regentatlantic Capital LLC now owns 38,793 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $3,116,000 after buying an additional 204 shares during the period. First PREMIER Bank boosted its stake in shares of E.I. du Pont de Nemours and by 6.7% in the first quarter. First PREMIER Bank now owns 4,853 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $390,000 after buying an additional 304 shares during the period. Adirondack Trust Co. boosted its stake in shares of E.I. du Pont de Nemours and by 1.1% in the first quarter. Adirondack Trust Co. now owns 4,334 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $348,000 after buying an additional 47 shares during the period. Finally, TNB Financial purchased a new stake in shares of E.I. du Pont de Nemours and during the first quarter worth approximately $667,000. 71.23% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (NYSE:DD) traded up 0.09% on Friday, hitting $80.88. The stock had a trading volume of 684,794 shares. E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company has a 1-year low of $66.02 and a 1-year high of $86.36. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $82.69 and a 200 day moving average price of $80.15. The company has a market cap of $70.19 billion, a P/E ratio of 31.59 and a beta of 1.76.

E.I. du Pont de Nemours and (NYSE:DD) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, July 25th. The basic materials company reported $1.38 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.29 by $0.09. The company 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 return on equity of 31.23% and a net margin of 8.86%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 5.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $1.24 EPS. On average, equities research analysts expect that E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company will post $3.91 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 29th. Investors of record on Monday, July 31st will be paid a $0.38 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, July 27th. This represents a $1.52 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.88%. E.I. du Pont de Nemours and’s payout ratio is currently 59.38%.

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A number of equities research analysts have commented on the company. BidaskClub cut E.I. du Pont de Nemours and from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Friday, August 4th. Zacks Investment Research cut E.I. du Pont de Nemours and from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, July 24th. Deutsche Bank AG reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $95.00 price objective (up previously 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 reissued a “sector perform” rating and issued a $86.00 price objective (up previously from $78.00) on shares of E.I. du Pont de Nemours and in a research note on Wednesday, April 26th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $81.15.

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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