HL Financial Services LLC decreased its stake in E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (NYSE:DD) by 0.5% during the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 43,478 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after selling 211 shares during the period. HL Financial Services LLC’s holdings in E.I. du Pont de Nemours and were worth $3,493,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently modified their holdings of the company. Moloney Securities Asset Management LLC bought a new stake in E.I. du Pont de Nemours and during the fourth quarter valued at $430,000. Freestone Capital Holdings LLC boosted its stake in shares of E.I. du Pont de Nemours and by 0.9% in the fourth quarter. Freestone Capital Holdings LLC now owns 9,786 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $718,000 after buying an additional 86 shares during the period. Pacific Global Investment Management CO boosted its stake in shares of E.I. du Pont de Nemours and by 1.0% in the fourth quarter. Pacific Global Investment Management CO now owns 33,668 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $2,471,000 after buying an additional 343 shares during the period. GLG LLC boosted its stake in shares of E.I. du Pont de Nemours and by 136.6% in the fourth quarter. GLG LLC now owns 48,663 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $3,572,000 after buying an additional 28,094 shares during the period. Finally, Ancora Advisors LLC boosted its stake in shares of E.I. du Pont de Nemours and by 19.3% in the fourth quarter. Ancora Advisors LLC now owns 49,302 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $3,618,000 after buying an additional 7,989 shares during the period. 71.23% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (NYSE:DD) traded down 0.27% on Monday, reaching $81.79. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 1,652,190 shares. The company has a market capitalization of $70.98 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 31.95 and a beta of 1.76. E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company has a 12-month low of $66.02 and a 12-month high of $86.36. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $82.93 and a 200 day moving average of $79.88.

E.I. du Pont de Nemours and (NYSE:DD) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, July 25th. The basic materials company reported $1.38 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.29 by $0.09. E.I. du Pont de Nemours and had a return on equity of 31.23% and a net margin of 8.86%. The business had revenue of $7.42 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $7.28 billion. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $1.24 earnings per share. The business’s revenue was up 5.1% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities research analysts anticipate that E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company will post $3.91 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently announced 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. This represents a $1.52 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.86%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, July 27th. E.I. du Pont de Nemours and’s payout ratio is currently 59.38%.

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A number of analysts have recently commented on the stock. BidaskClub cut shares of E.I. du Pont de Nemours and from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, July 27th. Zacks Investment Research lowered E.I. du Pont de Nemours and from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, July 24th. Royal Bank Of Canada reissued a “sector perform” rating and issued a $86.00 target price (up previously from $78.00) on shares of E.I. du Pont de Nemours and in a research report on Wednesday, April 26th. Finally, Deutsche Bank AG reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $95.00 target price (up previously from $90.00) on shares of E.I. du Pont de Nemours and in a research report on Saturday, April 29th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently 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.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for E.I. du Pont de Nemours and (NYSE:DD)

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