DowDuPont Inc (NYSE:DWDP) insider Andrew N. Liveris sold 100,000 shares of DowDuPont stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, June 12th. The stock was sold at an average price of $69.57, for a total value of $6,957,000.00. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website.
Shares of DowDuPont traded down $0.30, hitting $68.27, during trading on Thursday, MarketBeat.com reports. 4,102,798 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 8,878,191. DowDuPont Inc has a 52 week low of $61.27 and a 52 week high of $77.08. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.29, a current ratio of 1.87 and a quick ratio of 1.21. The stock has a market capitalization of $161.84 billion, a PE ratio of 20.08, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.75 and a beta of 1.30.
DowDuPont (NYSE:DWDP) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, May 3rd. The company reported $1.12 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.08 by $0.04. DowDuPont had a return on equity of 8.01% and a net margin of 2.37%. The business had revenue of $21.51 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $21.31 billion. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 62.6% compared to the same quarter last year. research analysts expect that DowDuPont Inc will post 4.19 earnings per share for the current year.
A number of analysts recently commented on DWDP shares. Deutsche Bank lowered their price objective on DowDuPont from $84.00 to $76.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research report on Friday, May 4th. Citigroup lowered their price objective on DowDuPont from $82.00 to $80.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research report on Friday, May 4th. Royal Bank of Canada reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $85.00 price objective on shares of DowDuPont in a research report on Tuesday, April 17th. Bank of America lowered their price objective on DowDuPont from $88.00 to $84.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research report on Tuesday, April 10th. Finally, HSBC upgraded DowDuPont from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, April 4th. Six analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and twenty-three have given a buy rating to the stock. DowDuPont has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $81.13.
Several large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in DWDP. Standard Life Aberdeen plc lifted its holdings in shares of DowDuPont by 516.5% during the 4th quarter. Standard Life Aberdeen plc now owns 6,733,832 shares of the company’s stock valued at $480,192,000 after purchasing an additional 5,641,549 shares in the last quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP lifted its holdings in shares of DowDuPont by 38.4% during the 1st quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 8,458,290 shares of the company’s stock valued at $538,878,000 after purchasing an additional 2,344,766 shares in the last quarter. Mackenzie Financial Corp bought a new position in shares of DowDuPont during the 4th quarter valued at about $118,025,000. Epoch Investment Partners Inc. lifted its holdings in shares of DowDuPont by 23.1% during the 1st quarter. Epoch Investment Partners Inc. now owns 8,638,870 shares of the company’s stock valued at $550,383,000 after purchasing an additional 1,621,876 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Amundi Pioneer Asset Management Inc. lifted its stake in DowDuPont by 110.8% in the 4th quarter. Amundi Pioneer Asset Management Inc. now owns 2,281,347 shares of the company’s stock valued at $162,478,000 after acquiring an additional 1,198,892 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 69.57% of the company’s stock.
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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