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

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The Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) is trading down 4.0 points at 15,779 as of Tuesday, Nov 12, 2013, 10:30 a.m. ET. During this time, 74.7 million shares of the 30 Dow components have changed hands vs. an average daily trading volume of 376.6 million. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,043 issues advancing vs. 1,767 declining with 142 unchanged.
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Wednesday, November 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 $62.34 as of 10:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 2.9% compared to the average Dow component yield of 2.5%.

The average volume for E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company has been 3.9 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Shares are up 37.8% year to date as of Monday'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 21.5, above the average chemicals industry P/E ratio of 12.2.
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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 solid stock price performance, compelling growth in net income, revenue growth and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins.

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