NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- DuPont (DD - Get Report) shares are down -0.5% to $65.22 in early-market trading on Tuesday following the release of the company's second quarter earnings results.
The chemical company reported earnings of $1.17 per diluted share, in-line with analysts expectations for the quarter.
Revenue was down 1.4% during the period however, coming in at $9.71 billion and missing analysts consensus estimates of $10.02 billion.
"We rate DU PONT (E I) DE NEMOURS (DD) a BUY. This is based on the convergence of positive investment measures, which should help this stock outperform the majority of stocks that we rate. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, attractive valuation levels, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income."