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

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The Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) is trading down 17.0 points (-0.1%) at 15,065 as of Friday, May 10, 2013, 10:35 a.m. ET. During this time, 106 million shares of the 30 Dow components have changed hands vs. an average daily trading volume of 600.7 million. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,528 issues advancing vs. 1,264 declining with 141 unchanged.
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Monday, May 13, 2013 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 45 cents per share. At a price of $55.30 as of 10:36 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 3.3% compared to the average Dow component yield of 2.6%.

The average volume for E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company has been 6.4 million shares per day over the past 30 days. E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company has a market cap of $50.27 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and chemicals industry. Shares are up 23.1% year to date as of Thursday's close.

E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company operates as a science and technology based company worldwide. Its Agriculture segment provides corn hybrid, soybean, canola, sunflower, sorghum, inoculants, wheat, and rice seed products under the Pioneer brand; and herbicides, fungicides, and insecticides. The company has a P/E ratio of 21, above the average chemicals industry P/E ratio of 11.1.
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TheStreet Ratings rates E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, compelling growth in net income and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow.

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