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Dow Component E.I. Du Pont De Nemours & Company (DD) To Go Ex-dividend Tomorrow

Editor's Note: TheStreet ratings do not represent the views of TheStreet's staff or its contributors. Ratings are established by computer based on metrics for performance (which includes growth, stock performance, efficiency and valuation) and risk (volatility and solvency). Companies with poor cash flow or high debt levels tend to earn lower ratings in our model.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) is trading down 11.0 points at 12,804 as of Monday, Nov 12, 2012, 10:35 a.m. ET. During this time, 95.6 million shares of the 30 Dow components have changed hands vs. an average daily trading volume of 589 million. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,408 issues advancing vs. 1,383 declining with 139 unchanged.

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Tuesday, November 13, 2012 is the ex-dividend date for Dow component E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company (NYSE: DD). Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 43 cents per share. At a price of $43.24 as of 10:35 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 4% compared to the average Dow component yield of 2.9%.

The average volume for E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company has been 5.5 million shares per day over the past 30 days. E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company has a market cap of $40.34 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and chemicals industry. Shares are down 5.5% year to date as of Friday's close.

E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company operates as a science and technology based company worldwide. Its Agriculture segment provides hybrid corn and soybean seeds, and grains under the Pioneer brand name; and herbicides, fungicides, and insecticides. The company has a P/E ratio of 13.2, below the average chemicals industry P/E ratio of 13.4.

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TheStreet Ratings rates E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company as a buy. Among the primary strengths of the company is its respectable return on equity which we feel is likely to continue. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income.

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