DuPont de Nemours Inc. (DD)

66.24
1.40 2.10
NYSE : Process Industries
Prev Close 67.67
Open 66.93
Day Low/High 66.12 / 67.74
52 Wk Low/High 64.47 / 196.49
Volume 1.08M
Avg Volume 5.12M
Exchange NYSE
Shares Outstanding 745.48M
Market Cap 50.51B
EPS 5.00
P/E Ratio 19.47
Div & Yield 1.20 (4.47%)
BP Reports Unexpected Profit, DuPont Releases Earnings Early

BP Reports Unexpected Profit, DuPont Releases Earnings Early

BP reported a surprise first quarter profit on Tuesday and DuPont raised its outlook amid strength in its agriculture business.

My Takeaways and Observations

Dougie "Debbie Downer" started with ursine comments about Starbucks (SBUX) and China.  China's data is fake, like Elaine told Seinfeld. Hence, my short Trade of the Week, iShares China Large-Cap (FXI). I remain committed to the view that the price o...

My Takeaways and Observations

I started the day and ended the day at my highest net short exposure in over one-and-a-half years. I had my head in two research projects today rather than in the markets. It's just as well, given the action. Remember bulls/buyers live higher and be...

My Takeaways and Observations

Bulls 10-Bears 0. At 3:00 p.m. ET we were at the highs of the day. Nary a downtick from the market lows. Short covering, programs and long buyers. Even junk is rising -- e.g., Sears Holdings (SHLD) was up nearly 9%. Boca Biff turns bullish.  Keep an...

Washing My Hands of Procter & Gamble

Another one bites the dust! I'm taking Procter & Gamble (PG) off of my "Best Long Ideas" list and selling my shares in the consumer-products giant for a small profit (about 5%). I'm making these moves based on the following: My overall negative mark...

My Takeaways and Observations

I started the day asking the meaning of our investment life and ended the day closing a chapter on the life of Seth Glickenhaus.  Some divergences and concerns emerged today, though at 3:30 p.m. ET the markets were seeing the glass, again, half full...

My Takeaways and Observations

Doh!  A new featured column makes its debut in my Diary.  Apple (AAPL) is crapple.  Speaking of crap -- my long ProShares UltraShort S&P 500 ETF (SDS) -- my Trade of the Week -- was crapple, too. However, the prior week's Facebook (FB) short worked ...

My Takeaways and Observations

Another win today for the bulls.  Started weak, ended flat. I started the day yelling.  I ended the day explaining regarding the sale of a portion of my Blackstone/GSO Strategic Credit Fund (BGB) holdings.  In the middle of the day I cautioned about...

My Takeaways and Observations

Lessons from Byron Wien and Cole Porter.  But Hussman is even more bearish than me! I "defriended" Facebook (FB) again.  I did little trading today as I was focused on my taxes! High of the days with about seventy minutes to go. What's bad is new an...

Dow Chemical Gains from Natural Gas Liquids if DuPont Deal Fails

If Dow's proposed merger with DuPont fails, the company could still benefit from its early investments in ethylene production.

That Was the Week That Was

That Was the Week That Was

Let's review.

My Takeaways and Observations

I started the day with an opening missive that outlined my negative market thesis in The Bizarro Investment World.  I followed up with a statement that I am long so much ProShares UltraShort S&P 500 ETF (SDS) that I feel like an anarchist.  Today wa...

Copy-Cat Action Points to Path Downward

Copy-Cat Action Points to Path Downward

Every small wave between last summer's pullback and subsequent rise is similar to action this year.

Jim Cramer Says Buy Stock of Yahoo if Rick Hill Joins the Board

Jim Cramer Says Buy Stock of Yahoo if Rick Hill Joins the Board

TheStreet's Jim Cramer says if Rick Hill gets added to Yahoo's board, it's time to buy the stock.

My Takeaways and Observations

Take this, bulls!  This, too!  I ended the day with my highest net short exposure in more than 12 months. Committed in view, or to be committed? You decide. The U.S. dollar declined in value today. This seems to be a key element of the bulls' argume...

Jim Cramer Says Watch What Edward Breen Does for DuPont & Dow Chemical

Jim Cramer Says Watch What Edward Breen Does for DuPont & Dow Chemical

TheStreet's Jim Cramer says Edward Breen is up to the task of splitting-up a combined Dow Chemical-DuPont company after they merge.

Jim Cramer Says Skip AT&T And Amazon, Biotech Rally May Be Developing

Jim Cramer Says Skip AT&T And Amazon, Biotech Rally May Be Developing

TheStreet's Action Alerts PLUS Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer said that shares of Dow Chemical (DOW) would be higher if it were not for an agreed-upon merger with DuPont (DD).

Jim Cramer Says Deal With DuPont Is Holding Dow Chemical Down

Jim Cramer Says Deal With DuPont Is Holding Dow Chemical Down

Jim Cramer says Dow Chemical shares could be higher if it were not for an agreed-upon merger with DuPont DD.

My Current 'Best Ideas' List

With the changes made over the last week or so, I'm now down to only five longs on my "Best Ideas" list vs. 21 at the peak. I'm also up to 21 shorts (a new peak). My current "Best Long Ideas": DuPont (DD), Hartford Financial (HIG), Macy's (M), Oaktr...

Complacency Sets In, and a Top May Be Near

Complacency Sets In, and a Top May Be Near

A low VIX and other signals indicate the next substantial move will be to the downside.

Looking to Buy More DuPont

I'm a buyer of DuPont (DD) between $60 to $61. I put DD -- my favorite large-cap stock of 2016 -- on my "Best Long Ideas" list in late January at $52.87. My view of BASF's (BASFY) possible overture to counter DuPont's planned merger with Dow Chemica...

My Takeaways and Observations

What a weekend at the First Annual RealMoneyPro Golf Tournament and Conference! Unprecedented fun!!  Here is why I am "all in" short.  I made some important portfolio changes today, selling six core long investments.  I am at my largest net short po...

Dow Chemical-DuPont Merger Unlikely to Face Hurdles, Analysts Say

Dow investors should rest easy, analysts say, as its proposed merger with DuPont faces no meaningful obstacles.

Trending Tickers: AAPL, SWN, CHK, DD

Rising oil prices are helping U.S. indices start the week off on a good note. 

Midday Report: Apple to Pay $450M in E-Book Case; U.S. Stocks Mixed

Midday Report: Apple to Pay $450M in E-Book Case; U.S. Stocks Mixed

U.S. stocks turned mixed by the middle of the session on Monday, but higher crude prices lifted the energy sector.

Ransomware Hackers are Targeting Mac Users, Seagate Hacked

Ransomware Hackers are Targeting Mac Users, Seagate Hacked

Cybersecurity is front and center this morning after two developments over the weekend.

From The Street of Dreams

Sanford Bernstein Research is saying this morning that the agricultural cycle might have bottomed. If you agree, my favorite longs with fertilizer/agricultural exposure are Potash Corp. (POT) and DuPont (DD). DD is one of my favorite stocks for 2016...

My Takeaways and Observations

I started the day giving my bona fide and unadulterated and honest view of Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.B) in a two-part opening missive, which is here and here.  Today, for a change, an inside day bereft of much volatility. Oops, wait. Not so much now i...

My Favorite Longs and Shorts of 2016

Here are my favorite longs and shorts so far in 2016: Longs DuPont (DD). This is my absolute favorite long for 2016 -- in fact, I recently bought back the small portion of my DD long that I previously sold. I think that under the reign of CEO Ed Bre...

My Takeaways and Observations

At 3:00 p.m. ET stocks were at the low of the day and S&P futures were more than 20 handles below pre-market trading highs, where I shorted. I started the day with an opening missive, "Donald Trump and the U.S. Stock Market," in which I outlined the...