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 40.0 points (-0.2%) at 18,065 as of Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 10:36 a.m. ET. During this time, 87.2 million shares of the 30 Dow components have changed hands vs. an average daily trading volume of 368.4 million. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 750 issues advancing vs. 2,169 declining with 163 unchanged.
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Wednesday, May 13, 2015 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 49 cents per share. At a price of $74.38 as of 10:36 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 2.6% compared to the average Dow component yield of 2.7%.

The average volume for E I du Pont de Nemours & Company has been five million shares per day over the past 30 days. E I du Pont de Nemours & Company has a market cap of $68.15 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and chemicals industry. Shares are up 1.8% 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. The company's Agriculture segment offers corn hybrid, soybean, canola, sunflower, sorghum, inoculants, seed products, wheat, rice, herbicides, fungicides, and insecticides. The company has a P/E ratio of 21.6, 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 largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, reasonable valuation levels, good cash flow from operations, notable return on equity and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income.

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