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 18.0 points (-0.1%) at 16,551 as of Tuesday, Aug 12, 2014, 10:36 a.m. ET. During this time, 50 million shares of the 30 Dow components have changed hands vs. an average daily trading volume of 306.4 million. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,404 issues advancing vs. 1,425 declining with 230 unchanged.
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Wednesday, August 13, 2014 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 47 cents per share. At a price of $65.21 as of 10:36 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 2.9% compared to the average Dow component yield of 2.6%.

The average volume for E I du Pont de Nemours & Company has been 3.8 million shares per day over the past 30 days. E I du Pont de Nemours & Company has a market cap of $59.53 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and chemicals industry. Shares are up 0.1% 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 20.6, above the average chemicals industry P/E ratio of 20.4.

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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 increase in stock price during the past year, increase in net income, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, reasonable valuation levels and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity.

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