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 up 16 points at 17,629 as of Tuesday, Nov 11, 2014, 10:36 a.m. ET. During this time, 53.3 million shares of the 30 Dow components have changed hands vs. an average daily trading volume of 324.2 million. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,337 issues advancing vs. 1,532 declining with 215 unchanged.
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Wednesday, November 12, 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 $70.81 as of 10:36 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 2.7% compared to the average Dow component yield of 2.6%.

The average volume for E I du Pont de Nemours & Company has been 5.1 million shares per day over the past 30 days. E I du Pont de Nemours & Company has a market cap of $63.79 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and chemicals industry. Shares are up 8.9% 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, equal to the average chemicals industry P/E ratio.
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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, impressive record of earnings per share growth, increase in net income, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and reasonable valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow.

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