DuPont de Nemours Inc. (DD)

64.80
0.36 0.55
NYSE : Process Industries
Prev Close 65.16
Open 64.75
Day Low/High 64.52 / 65.37
52 Wk Low/High 62.87 / 196.49
Volume 2.25M
Avg Volume 3.65M
Exchange NYSE
Shares Outstanding 745.48M
Market Cap 47.07B
EPS 5.00
P/E Ratio 18.14
Div & Yield 1.20 (4.63%)
Four Materials ETFs Set for a Strong Second Half

Four Materials ETFs Set for a Strong Second Half

The materials sector has been one of the S&P's leaders so far in 2016 with returns trailing only utilities and energy.

A Look at My 4 Individual Longs

I'm currently long on just four individual stocks: DuPont (DD), Hartford Financial (HIG), Oaktree Capital (OAK) and Twitter (TWTR). All four are on my "Best Long Ideas" list even though three of them have charts that look somewhere between "putrid" ...

Today's Takeaways and Observations

I started the day with Apple (AAPL) as JPMorgan reduced the share price target from $125 to $105.    Then a sports metaphor and an interesting two-part opening missive on the markets -- here and here.  I got lucky and covered a bunch into the mornin...

My Takeaways and Observations

Secular stagnation looms. This opener is an important one and I like the way it came out. Please read it if you haven't previously.  I have been getting shorter on every rally over the last one-and-a-half weeks. Today was no different.  Brexit odds ...

My Takeaways and Observations

Sad weekend. Sad day.  The big business news item -- Microsoft (MSFT) acquiring LinkedIn (LNKD), but I don't view this as a meaningful positive.  I added to my Nasdaq short today at attractive prices. "Trade of the Week" -- long Twitter (TWTR).  Odd...

Gevo Gets to Fly Another Day on Alaska Air Deal

The renewable-fuel maker was on the brink a month ago, but there may be hope despite its debt challenges.

My Takeaways and Observations

Our markets have gone to the central bankers, dogs, bulls, machines and algos. From my perch the irrational has been rationalized,setting the stage for a meaningful drop in the averages -- a condition that few feel possible, ergo the Bull Market in ...

Here’s Short-Seller Andrew Left’s Latest Target

Here’s Short-Seller Andrew Left’s Latest Target

Shares of Chemours plunged on Friday on the heels of a bearish report written by short-seller Andrew Left of Citron Research.

My Takeaways and Observations

Chart gazing.  The disappointing jobs report could be a precursor to stagflation and a garden-variety recession in late 2016/early 2017.   I sold my SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) puts near the intraday low as time was running out (expiration in two weeks) ...

Short-Seller Cites 'Evil' of DuPont Spinoff Chemours

Andrew Left says he feels 'guilty' bringing up the stock issue when the humanitarian issue is much bigger.

My Takeaways and Observations

I mused.  I fantasized.  I shorted more.  I questioned.  Late-day buying "stampede" on cue -- market closed at highs. The U.S. dollar strengthened. The price of crude oil rose by a couple of pennies. Gold fell by $1.30 to $1,213 -- still looking wea...

Trade of the Week: Short XLB

The Materials Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLB) has had a huge run-up since late January, rising from about $37 a share to around $47 at last check today. However, this ETF looks vulnerable over the short term to me given my expectations for a firming U....

My Takeaways and Observations

Peak Housing? No follow-through from the homebuilders today. Peak Bank Stocks?  Ali Blah Blah -- aka Alibaba (BABA) -- is a downside highlight today. See my post.  Small short adds and small long adds.  I remain manifestly bearish -- but, as I have ...

My Takeaways and Observations

The day started with the challenges in the sneaker field.  Bloomberg on Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley analysts' Tesla (TSLA) price target hikes -- I believe (and am quoted) that these moves go against the spirit of the law.    I remember CNBC's M...

Wall Street Still Dubious Over Bayer's $62 Billion Bid for Monsanto

Bayer spells out the logic behind its bid for the agricultural giant, citing the creation of an 'innovation powerhouse.'

Cool Pair Trade: Long DuPont, Short Coca-Cola

Let me repeat for emphasis that: DuPont (DD) is my favorite large-cap long. DD is making a new 2016 high today. Coca-Cola (KO) is my favorite large-cap short. What an ideal pair trade these two would make!

Coca-Cola: The Fizz Is Fading

Recently, Coca-Cola (KO) has been highlighted by a number of technical analysts as breaking out of a long-term channel. Nevertheless, I believe Coca-Cola is about to fizz out. The company, a fav of The Oracle, exemplifies the "old economy" and, give...

There's a Big Harvest of Agribusiness Mergers

Monsanto started the agribusiness/chemical merger trend with its pursuit of Syngenta. A year later, consolidation is rampant. 

Jim Cramer Is Concerned About Monsanto’s Earnings

Jim Cramer Is Concerned About Monsanto’s Earnings

Investors should have concerns about Monsanto's earnings and should be wary about jumping into the stock due to merger reports in the media, says Jim Cramer.

Monsanto Sprouts on Takeover Chatter as Seed Giants Look to Consolidate

World's largest seed producer could be part of the latest industry megadeal.

My Takeaways and Observations

My explanation for today's market advance (it's as good as anyone's!): Markets were oversold. The S&P 500 held the 50-day moving average. The put/call ratio popped back up.  From here, the key might be to watch what other asset classes rally with eq...

My Takeaways and Observations

Nyquist can now win The Triple Crown. Effortless win. I had a fun interview with Boston Red Sox fan Thomas Keene on Bloomberg "Market Surveillance."  I mused at the get go.  And one more muse.  I am a disbeliever on the China story and I'm shorting ...

My Outlook for the Market's Major Sectors

This is the fourth installment of my views on the market's individual sectors, in which I periodically offer my short-term outlook (three to four months out) for each of Wall Street's major segments. My core sector views stem from the following assu...

My Takeaways and Observations

Mo' Apple (AAPL).  Apple, are you Sirius (SIRI)?  Food for thought from a leading economic voice, Larry Lindsey.  Makes me want to buy gold on weakness! Staying short Tesla (TSLA) and bearish on Elon "P.T. Barnum" Musk.  Thanks for the big response ...

My Takeaways and Observations

I started the day with an updated and still ursine market update: "Hey, Let's Be Careful Out There."   A new investment short -- England, via iShares MSCI United Kingdom (EWU).  EWU as a short went on my Best Ideas List. Jim Chanos and I are thinkin...

My Takeaways and Observations

My reaction to the Apple (AAPL) interview by Jim "El Capitan" Cramer.  It is amusing to me when many Apple holders and traders in the business media -- previously seeking short-term performance - now seem to rationalize the holding as a long-term in...

My Takeaways and Observations

I have a routine doctor's appointment at 3 p.m. ET, so "Takeaways" is early today. Why I quit the SDS -- aka ProShares UltraShort S&P 500 ETF (SDS).    My take on the Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.B) shindig.  My diagnosis of Valeant Pharmaceuticals (VRX)...

Jim Cramer Says There's Risk Dow Chemical/DuPont Deal Gets Blocked

Jim Cramer Says There's Risk Dow Chemical/DuPont Deal Gets Blocked

Jim Cramer says there is a risk that the Dow Chemical and DuPont deal gets blocked on antitrust concerns.

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