First Allied Advisory Services Inc. lessened its holdings in DowDuPont Inc (NYSE:DWDP) by 1.1% during the 2nd quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The institutional investor owned 69,805 shares of the company’s stock after selling 786 shares during the period. First Allied Advisory Services Inc.’s holdings in DowDuPont were worth $4,603,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

A number of other institutional investors have also made changes to their positions in DWDP. Ascension Asset Management LLC lifted its position in DowDuPont by 2.0% during the 2nd quarter. Ascension Asset Management LLC now owns 38,303 shares of the company’s stock worth $2,525,000 after buying an additional 766 shares in the last quarter. Barrett Asset Management LLC lifted its position in DowDuPont by 1.0% during the 2nd quarter. Barrett Asset Management LLC now owns 81,677 shares of the company’s stock worth $5,384,000 after buying an additional 771 shares in the last quarter. Trust Co. of Vermont lifted its position in DowDuPont by 1.7% during the 1st quarter. Trust Co. of Vermont now owns 45,723 shares of the company’s stock worth $2,913,000 after buying an additional 778 shares in the last quarter. Wellington Shields & Co. LLC lifted its position in DowDuPont by 5.4% during the 2nd quarter. Wellington Shields & Co. LLC now owns 15,607 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,029,000 after buying an additional 800 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Bristlecone Advisors LLC lifted its position in DowDuPont by 10.8% during the 2nd quarter. Bristlecone Advisors LLC now owns 8,231 shares of the company’s stock worth $543,000 after buying an additional 801 shares in the last quarter. 69.48% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Several research analysts recently issued reports on the stock. ValuEngine upgraded shares of DowDuPont from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday. MED reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $90.00 price target on shares of DowDuPont in a research report on Thursday, May 17th. Barclays reduced their price target on shares of DowDuPont from $77.00 to $75.00 and set an “equal weight” rating on the stock in a research report on Monday, August 6th. UBS Group upped their price target on shares of DowDuPont from $86.00 to $88.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 2nd. Finally, Credit Suisse Group reduced their price target on shares of DowDuPont from $82.00 to $78.00 and set an “outperform” rating on the stock in a research report on Friday, May 4th. Six investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and twenty-two have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. DowDuPont presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $81.09.

DowDuPont stock opened at $70.74 on Wednesday. The stock has a market cap of $161.19 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 17.88, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.65 and a beta of 1.26. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.27, a quick ratio of 1.15 and a current ratio of 1.70. DowDuPont Inc has a 1 year low of $61.27 and a 1 year high of $77.08.

DowDuPont (NYSE:DWDP) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, August 2nd. The company reported $1.37 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.29 by $0.08. The business had revenue of $24.25 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $23.71 billion. DowDuPont had a net margin of 2.62% and a return on equity of 8.46%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 75.3% compared to the same quarter last year. analysts forecast that DowDuPont Inc will post 4.2 earnings per share for the current year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 14th. Investors of record on Friday, August 31st will be given a $0.38 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, August 30th. This represents a $1.52 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.15%. DowDuPont’s dividend payout ratio is 44.71%.

In related news, insider Andrew N. Liveris sold 100,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, June 12th. The shares were sold at an average price of $69.57, for a total value of $6,957,000.00. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. Also, insider Andrew N. Liveris sold 268,406 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, June 7th. The shares were sold at an average price of $68.94, for a total transaction of $18,503,909.64. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 388,247 shares of company stock worth $26,818,034 over the last quarter. 0.42% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

DowDuPont Profile

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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