Fjarde AP Fonden Fourth Swedish National Pension Fund lifted its stake in shares of E I Du Pont De Nemours And Co (NYSE:DD) by 17.1% in the second quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 203,668 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after purchasing an additional 29,780 shares during the period. Fjarde AP Fonden Fourth Swedish National Pension Fund’s holdings in E I Du Pont De Nemours And were worth $16,438,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

Several other hedge funds also recently added to or reduced their stakes in DD. Acrospire Investment Management LLC purchased a new stake in shares of E I Du Pont De Nemours And during the first quarter worth about $104,000. Reilly Financial Advisors LLC increased its stake in shares of E I Du Pont De Nemours And by 61.1% during the second quarter. Reilly Financial Advisors LLC now owns 1,319 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $106,000 after purchasing an additional 500 shares in the last quarter. Invictus RG purchased a new stake in shares of E I Du Pont De Nemours And during the first quarter worth about $116,000. Benjamin F. Edwards & Company Inc. increased its stake in shares of E I Du Pont De Nemours And by 6.8% during the first quarter. Benjamin F. Edwards & Company Inc. now owns 1,680 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $135,000 after purchasing an additional 107 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Rockefeller Financial Services Inc. increased its stake in shares of E I Du Pont De Nemours And by 24.5% during the second quarter. Rockefeller Financial Services Inc. now owns 1,685 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $136,000 after purchasing an additional 332 shares in the last quarter. 71.21% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

A number of analysts have recently commented on DD shares. BidaskClub raised shares of E I Du Pont De Nemours And from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Saturday, August 19th. Jefferies Group LLC reissued a “buy” rating and set a $96.00 target price on shares of E I Du Pont De Nemours And in a research note on Tuesday, August 29th. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of E I Du Pont De Nemours And from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, August 21st. Finally, Morgan Stanley reissued a “buy” rating and set a $77.00 target price on shares of E I Du Pont De Nemours And in a research note on Wednesday, September 6th. Six research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $81.86.

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E I Du Pont De Nemours And Co (NYSE:DD) opened at 83.93 on Friday. The firm has a market capitalization of $72.83 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 32.79 and a beta of 1.76. The company’s 50-day moving average is $82.87 and its 200-day moving average is $80.79. E I Du Pont De Nemours And Co has a 52-week low of $66.02 and a 52-week 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 11.57% and a return on equity of 29.17%. 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. Equities analysts predict that E I Du Pont De Nemours And Co will post $3.85 earnings per share for the current year.

In other E I Du Pont De Nemours And news, SVP Benito Cachinero sold 10,621 shares of the firm’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 transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Company insiders own 0.31% of the company’s stock.

E I Du Pont De Nemours And Profile

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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