Dow Jones (DJIA) Today: E I Du Pont De Nemours & Company (DD) Lower

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The Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) is trading down 19.0 points (-0.1%) at 18,021 as of Tuesday, Jun 2, 2015, 10:36 a.m. ET. During this time, 75.4 million shares of the 30 Dow components have changed hands vs. an average daily trading volume of 359.8 million. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,474 issues advancing vs. 1,426 declining with 185 unchanged.
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Holding back the Dow today is E I du Pont de Nemours & Company (NYSE: DD), which is lagging the broader Dow index with a 45-cent decline (-0.6%) bringing the stock to $71.19. This single loss is lowering the Dow Jones Industrial Average by 3.41 points or roughly accounting for 17.9% of the Dow's overall loss. Volume for E I du Pont de Nemours & Company currently sits at 3.7 million shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 6.1 million shares.

E I du Pont de Nemours & Company has a market cap of $64.28 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and chemicals industry. Shares are down 3.1% year-to-date as of Monday's close. The stock's dividend yield sits at 2.8%.

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.

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 expanding profit margins. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income.

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