E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co (DD)

DD (NYSE:Chemicals) EQUITY
pos +0.20
Today's Range: 68.63 - 69.68 | DD Avg Daily Volume: 2,549,600
Last Update: 10/21/16 - 2:55 PM EDT
Volume: 1,223,691
YTD Performance: 4.29%
Open: $68.74
Previous Close: $69.46
52 Week Range: $50.71 - $75.72
Oustanding Shares: 874,325,000
Market Cap: 60,765,587,500
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TheStreet Ratings Grade for DD
Buy Hold Sell
A+ A A- B+ B B- C+ C C- D+ D D- E+ E E- F
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Analysts Ratings
Historical Rec Current 1 Mo. Ago 2 Mo. Ago 3 Mo. Ago
Strong Buy 5 4 3 4
Moderate Buy 0 0 0 0
Hold 6 5 5 6
Moderate Sell 1 1 1 1
Strong Sell 0 0 1 0
Mean Rec. 2.25 2.30 2.70 2.36
Latest Dividend: 0.38
Latest Dividend Yield: 2.19%
Dividend Ex-Date: 08/11/16
Price Earnings Ratio: 28.15
Price Earnings Comparisons:
DD Sector Avg. S&P 500
28.15 32.20 29.40
Price Performance History (%Change):
3 Mo 1 Yr 3 Y
2.63% 21.45% 16.50%
Revenue -28.60 -0.30 -0.10
Net Income -46.10 -0.20 -0.09
EPS -44.90 -0.30 -0.10
Earnings for DD:
Revenue 25.65B
Average Earnings Estimates
Qtr (09/16) Qtr (12/16) FY (12/16) FY (12/17)
Average Estimate $0.21 $0.49 $3.20 $3.62
Number of Analysts 9 8 10 10
High Estimate $0.25 $0.54 $3.30 $4.20
Low Estimate $0.19 $0.46 $3.15 $3.40
Prior Year $0.13 $0.27 $2.77 $3.20
Growth Rate (Year over Year) 61.54% 81.48% 15.45% 13.32%
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For starters, trouble for banks, drugs, energy and M&A.

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Real Money Pro($)

The market was up from the get-go. (T)FANG is the world's fair. High beta was generally at the market forefront today, e.g. Priceline (PCLN)  . Bonds continue to get bid for. Yesterday I made the case why the big decline in bond prices and rise in bond yields might a
In our Comments Section there are typically numerous posts every day on JC Penney (JCP)  , a speculative retail stock I have been accumu…

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Real Money Pro($)

The S&P Index. Banks, insurance companies (I reduced "Trade of the Week" Hartford Financial Services Group (HIG) after a nearly 5% gain) and brokerages. Ag -- M
The U.S. currency strengthened. The price of crude oil rose by $0.57. Gold fell by $3 to $1,314. In numerous "Takeaways" I have argued that $1,300 to $1,310 support could be penetrated to the downside. I suspect we might be close to it now. Agricultural commodities: wheat, down $0.06; corn, up $0.10; soybeans, up $0.19; and oats, up $0.05. (Watch these "fert" fans!) Lumber, down $2. Bonds weakened in price and rose in yield. The 10-year note rose by one basis point to 1.619%. The 2s/10s spread fell by one basis point to 82 basis points -- still near a multi-month low (more on this in my opener tomorrow). Municipals and junk bond prices got hit. However, Blackstone/GSO Strategic Credit Fund (BGB) was up a penny. Closed end muni bond funds suffered from profit taking. Banks were slightly lower as Wells Fargo (WFC) made another multi-week low. I would still avoid the financial sector, and especially Warren's bank. (More on this on Tuesday morning). Insurance stocks were mixed. I added to Hartford Financial (HIG) . Still short Metlife (MET) and Lincoln National (LNC) (but small). Autos were higher, led by General Motors (GM) even though there were negatives signs in the monthly sales data. More evidence of "peak autos." Old tech hit. IBM (IBM) led to the downside. Energy stocks uneven despite higher oil prices. Retail was a downside market feature as discussed in my JCPenney post. August retail sales were poor and the inclement (warm) weather hurts the group's top line. Biotech was down by 1%. Valeant Pharmaceuticals (VRX) rolling over (again). Staples hit on a stronger dollar. No Coke, Pepsi! New low for Coca-Cola (KO)
Tesla shares rise after the company reports a record number of quarterly deliveries.

From The Street of Dreams Real Money Pro($)

Citigroup (C) raised DuPont (DD) to Buy from Neutral and increases the share price target to $76 from $72.

EU News Should Goose DuPont Real Money Pro($)

I suspect DuPont (DD) shares will trade a bit better in the near term after news that a timetable has been established in the restart of the European Union review of its planned merger with Dow Chemical(DOW) .

My Takeaways and Observations Real Money Pro($)

The U.S. dollar retreated. The price of crude oil got schmeissed for the second day in a row, down by $1.22 to $43.68. Gold was up$2.20. I still look for a technical break under current support of $1,300 to $1,310. Agricultural commodities: wheat +2, corn +2 and soybeans flat after this week's schmeissing. No change for lumber. Bonds rallied a bit after recent weakness. I wouldn't be surprised if the small rally continues, but I stand on my "generational bottom in yIelds" thesis, as 1.60% on the 10-year remains support now The 10-year U.S. note yield (1.70%) dropped by four basis points and the long bond by two basis points. The 2s/10s spread dropped by one basis points to 93 basis points. Municipals and junk bonds moved little. Banks continued to weaken as the Wells Fargo (WFC) news worsens. I covered my Financial Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLF) short yesterday. Insurance and brokerages showed little in either direction. REITS continue to trade poorly -- a fractional gain after being manhandled over the last week. iShares U.S. Real Estate ETF (IYR) has broken down. Energy stocks fell for the second day in a row -- good for my U.S. Oil Fund (USO) , Exxon Mobil (XOM) and Schlumberger (SLB) shorts. I'm sticking with them.  Biotech strengthened on the heels of Allergan (AGN) . A former member of my Biotech Basket, Aerie Pharmaceuticals (AERI) , is up nearly 64% after hours on positive drug news. Paradise lost! Autos stalled. Retail rallied small. Dead-cat bounces in Dollar Tree (DLTR) , Dollar General (DG) and Home Depot (HD) , me thinkst. Agricultural equipment was mixed. My short, Caterpillar (CAT) , rose. Deere (DE) "Prudence" fell. Entertainment was slightly lower. Popular Disney (DIS) continues to be a great short. Staples were lower. My core short, Coca-Cola (KO) , made a new 2016 low. (T)FANG traded as flat as my Grandma Koufax's potato pancakes. In individual stocks, Radian Group (RDN) and DuPont (DD) were catching their collective breath. Twitter was better on some new product news. Here are some great value-added contributions on our site today: Jim "El Capitan" Cramer says demand is down but not out.  Divine Ms M made another great call.  "Cousin" Gary Morrow doesn't like Ford's (F) technicals. And i don't like the company's fundamentals! Rev hates the macro monkeys.  Tim "Not Judy or Phil" Collins on a balanced view.   

My Takeaways and Observations Real Money Pro($)

The U.S. dollar strengthened. The price of crude oil fell by $1.28 to $45.01 a barrel. Gold fell by $4 to $1,321 an ounce. I will stick with my expectation that we break $1,300-$1,310 support -- a guess based on obvious technicals. So my view on the asset class is semi useless! As I mentioned in my fertilizer post, agricultural commodities got hit again. Wheat down 7, corn down 9 and soybeans down 19. Lumber was off $2.70. Bonds fell in price and yields rallied. The 2s/10s spread rose to 94 basis points. Municipals fell, and I continue to avoid closed-end muni bond funds. (Look at closed-end muni fund BlackRock Municipal Target Term Trust (BTT) today -- there is no liquidity on the way out in these ETFs!). Junk bonds hit again, but Blackstone/GSO Strategic Credit Fund (BGB) remains vulnerable. Avoid like syphilis. Banks foundered despite higher interest rates and a steepening yield curve, dispelling the notion at least for this week that financials thrive when rates rise. To me, it depends why rates are rising. Insurance stocks down, but only modestly. Hartford Financial Services (HIG) rallied off its lows, and I added this week. Brokerages taken to the woodshed. I remain short Goldman Sachs (GS) and Morgan Stanley (MS) (albeit small). Bond surrogates, like real estate investment trusts (such as the iShares Dow Jones US Real Estate ETF (IYR) on my Best Ideas List) got clocked. Retail was on discount with market leader Home Depot (HD) again a downside feature. Autos and energy stocks weaker. Ag equipment lower on poor August dealer stats at Deere (DE) . I should be adding to my Caterpillar (CAT) short. Staples fell. Coca-Cola (KO) remains my favorite conservative large-cap short. It's doing its job lately on the downside. (T)FANG hit. Netflix (NFLX) downgraded. Tesla (TSLA) , ever the controversial stock, lower. Alphabet (GOOG) and Amazon (AMZN) down double digits. In individual names, Twitter (TWTR) , Radian Group (RDN) and DuPont (DD) were subject to profit taking. Oaktree Capital (OAK) higher most of the day until the last hour. Trade of the Week CMC Metals (CMC) suffered. Apple (AAPL) prospered. I was extraordinarily active in my Diary today and we had numerous value-added propositions from our great contributors: Jim "El Capitan" Cramer is going crazy about something. Mark "Nashville Cats" Sebastian on junk bonds.  Tim "Not Judy or Phil" Collins on how to trade the S&P 500 Index. Tom Graff on the Fed's fault -- or is it? Divine Ms. M has some gripes about the rally.

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