Fiduciary Group LLC decreased its position in E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (NYSE:DD) by 1.2% during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 66,358 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after selling 785 shares during the period. E.I. du Pont de Nemours and makes up 1.3% of Fiduciary Group LLC’s portfolio, making the stock its 25th largest position. Fiduciary Group LLC’s holdings in E.I. du Pont de Nemours and were worth $5,331,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Other hedge funds also recently modified their holdings of the company. Lee Danner & Bass Inc. boosted its stake in shares of E.I. du Pont de Nemours and by 0.4% in the first quarter. Lee Danner & Bass Inc. now owns 4,570 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $367,000 after buying an additional 19 shares during the period. Vaughan David Investments Inc. IL boosted its stake in shares of E.I. du Pont de Nemours and by 0.4% in the first quarter. Vaughan David Investments Inc. IL now owns 7,281 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $585,000 after buying an additional 26 shares during the period. Berkeley Capital Partners LLC boosted its stake in shares of E.I. du Pont de Nemours and by 0.4% in the first quarter. Berkeley Capital Partners LLC now owns 6,420 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $516,000 after buying an additional 27 shares during the period. Advantage Investment Management LLC boosted its stake in shares of E.I. du Pont de Nemours and by 2.0% in the first quarter. Advantage Investment Management LLC now owns 1,705 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $137,000 after buying an additional 33 shares during the period. Finally, Summit Financial Wealth Advisors LLC boosted its stake in shares of E.I. du Pont de Nemours and by 0.8% in the first quarter. Summit Financial Wealth Advisors LLC now owns 4,539 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $365,000 after buying an additional 38 shares during the period. 71.21% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Shares of E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (NYSE DD) traded down 0.52% during midday trading on Tuesday, reaching $82.45. The company had a trading volume of 295,842 shares. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $82.86 and a 200 day moving average of $80.60. E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company has a 52 week low of $66.02 and a 52 week high of $86.36. The firm has a market capitalization of $71.55 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 32.21 and a beta of 1.76.

E.I. du Pont de Nemours and (NYSE:DD) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, July 25th. The basic materials company reported $1.38 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates 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 business had revenue of $7.42 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $7.28 billion. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $1.24 earnings per share. The business’s revenue was up 5.1% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, analysts anticipate that E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company will post $3.91 earnings per share for the current year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 29th. Stockholders of record on Monday, July 31st will be paid a dividend of $0.38 per share. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, July 27th. This represents a $1.52 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.83%. E.I. du Pont de Nemours and’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 59.38%.

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A number of equities analysts have weighed in on the company. BidaskClub lowered E.I. du Pont de Nemours and from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, July 27th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded E.I. du Pont de Nemours and from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $91.00 target price on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, June 27th. Five analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eight have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $81.25.

In other news, SVP Benito Cachinero sold 10,621 shares of the business’s 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 document filed with the SEC, 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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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for E.I. du Pont de Nemours and (NYSE:DD)

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