Somewhat Favorable News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact DowDuPont (NYSE:DWDP) Share Price

Headlines about DowDuPont (NYSE:DWDP) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group scores the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. DowDuPont earned a coverage optimism score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the company an impact score of 47.0545553853693 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern’s analysis:

Shares of DowDuPont stock opened at $67.43 on Thursday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.29, a quick ratio of 1.26 and a current ratio of 1.91. DowDuPont has a 52-week low of $59.29 and a 52-week high of $77.08. The stock has a market capitalization of $154,623.83, a P/E ratio of 42.95, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.69 and a beta of 1.24.

DowDuPont (NYSE:DWDP) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, February 1st. The company reported $0.83 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.67 by $0.16. DowDuPont had a return on equity of 8.21% and a net margin of 2.34%. The firm had revenue of $20.07 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $19.46 billion. DowDuPont’s revenue was up 54.1% on a year-over-year basis. equities research analysts predict that DowDuPont will post 4.13 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, March 15th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, February 28th were issued a $0.38 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Tuesday, February 27th. This represents a $1.52 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.25%. DowDuPont’s payout ratio is 96.82%.

A number of equities research analysts recently commented on DWDP shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded DowDuPont from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $85.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, January 30th. ValuEngine upgraded DowDuPont from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Sunday, December 31st. Morgan Stanley set a $80.00 target price on DowDuPont and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday. Barclays decreased their target price on DowDuPont from $80.00 to $79.00 and set an “equal weight” rating on the stock in a research report on Friday, February 2nd. Finally, Stephens started coverage on DowDuPont in a research report on Monday, December 4th. They issued an “overweight” rating and a $83.00 target price on the stock. Six analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and twenty have given a buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $80.71.

In related news, insider Ronald C. Edmonds sold 15,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, March 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $71.83, for a total value of $1,077,450.00. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Also, General Counsel Charles J. Kalil sold 69,400 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, February 23rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $72.66, for a total value of $5,042,604.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Corporate insiders own 0.89% of the company’s stock.

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DowDuPont Company Profile

DowDuPont Inc is a holding company formed through the merger of equals between The Dow Chemical Company and E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (DuPont). The Company’s business divisions include Agriculture division, Material Science division, and a Specialty Products division. The Agriculture Division offers a complete portfolio of products and technologies, traits and crop protection.

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