Rothschild Investment Corp IL cut its position in E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (NYSE:DD) by 0.8% during the second quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 14,286 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after selling 108 shares during the period. Rothschild Investment Corp IL’s holdings in E.I. du Pont de Nemours and were worth $1,153,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Other large investors also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Private Advisor Group LLC boosted its stake in E.I. du Pont de Nemours and by 3.6% in the first quarter. Private Advisor Group LLC now owns 76,601 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $6,164,000 after buying an additional 2,667 shares during the last quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd. boosted its stake in E.I. du Pont de Nemours and by 1.3% in the first quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd. now owns 1,509,239 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $121,220,000 after buying an additional 18,971 shares during the last quarter. Beese Fulmer Investment Management Inc. boosted its stake in E.I. du Pont de Nemours and by 4.4% in the first quarter. Beese Fulmer Investment Management Inc. now owns 35,413 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $2,845,000 after buying an additional 1,498 shares during the last quarter. First Foundation Advisors bought a new stake in E.I. du Pont de Nemours and during the first quarter worth approximately $785,000. Finally, Janney Montgomery Scott LLC boosted its stake in E.I. du Pont de Nemours and by 8.5% in the first quarter. Janney Montgomery Scott LLC now owns 270,865 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $21,759,000 after buying an additional 21,207 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 71.23% of the company’s stock.

E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (NYSE:DD) traded up 0.464% on Friday, hitting $81.185. 1,057,292 shares of the company were exchanged. 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 company has a 50 day moving average price of $82.70 and a 200-day moving average price of $80.15. The stock has a market capitalization of $70.45 billion, a P/E ratio of 31.713 and a beta of 1.76.

E.I. du Pont de Nemours and (NYSE:DD) last released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, July 25th. The basic materials company reported $1.38 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.29 by $0.09. The firm had revenue of $7.42 billion during 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% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $1.24 earnings per share. On average, equities analysts expect that E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company will post $3.91 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 29th. Investors of record on Monday, July 31st will be issued 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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DD has been the subject of a number of research reports. Deutsche Bank AG restated a “buy” rating and issued a $95.00 price target (up from $90.00) on shares of E.I. du Pont de Nemours and in a report on Saturday, April 29th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of E.I. du Pont de Nemours and from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $87.00 price objective for the company in a report on Wednesday, April 19th. Royal Bank Of Canada reiterated a “sector perform” rating and set a $86.00 price objective (up from $78.00) on shares of E.I. du Pont de Nemours and in a report on Wednesday, April 26th. Finally, BidaskClub upgraded shares of E.I. du Pont de Nemours and from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, July 13th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and an average 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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