DowDuPont (DWDP) Hits New 12-Month Low on Analyst Downgrade

Shares of DowDuPont Inc (NYSE:DWDP) reached a new 52-week low on Monday after BMO Capital Markets lowered their price target on the stock from $44.00 to $43.00. BMO Capital Markets currently has an outperform rating on the stock. DowDuPont traded as low as $30.11 and last traded at $30.16, with a volume of 706303 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $31.48.

A number of other analysts also recently weighed in on DWDP. Barclays reissued a “hold” rating and set a $62.00 target price on shares of DowDuPont in a research report on Tuesday, January 15th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. downgraded shares of DowDuPont from an “overweight” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Friday, February 1st. Credit Suisse Group reaffirmed an “outperform” rating and set a $68.00 price objective (down previously from $79.00) on shares of DowDuPont in a research report on Friday, February 1st. Bank of America set a $70.00 price objective on shares of DowDuPont and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Saturday, February 2nd. Finally, SunTrust Banks reduced their price objective on shares of DowDuPont to $57.00 and set a “hold” rating for the company in a research report on Monday, February 4th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have given a hold rating and nine have issued a buy rating to the company. DowDuPont presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $56.00.

Several hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in DWDP. PRW Wealth Management LLC acquired a new stake in DowDuPont in the 4th quarter valued at $26,000. Bogart Wealth LLC grew its position in DowDuPont by 46.5% in the 4th quarter. Bogart Wealth LLC now owns 630 shares of the company’s stock valued at $33,000 after purchasing an additional 200 shares during the period. G&S Capital LLC lifted its stake in DowDuPont by 116.8% during the 4th quarter. G&S Capital LLC now owns 657 shares of the company’s stock valued at $35,000 after acquiring an additional 354 shares in the last quarter. Capital Financial Planning LLC bought a new position in DowDuPont during the 4th quarter valued at $36,000. Finally, Evolution Wealth Advisors LLC bought a new position in DowDuPont during the 4th quarter valued at $38,000. 69.18% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

The company has a quick ratio of 1.14, a current ratio of 1.72 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.37. The company has a market cap of $70.43 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 7.48, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.35 and a beta of 1.29.

DowDuPont (NYSE:DWDP) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, May 2nd. The company reported $0.84 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.70 by $0.14. DowDuPont had a return on equity of 9.05% and a net margin of 3.88%. The business had revenue of $19.65 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $19.47 billion. During the same period last year, the business earned $1.12 EPS. The business’s revenue was down 8.7% on a year-over-year basis. Equities analysts forecast that DowDuPont Inc will post 2.29 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently disclosed a dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, May 28th. Shareholders of record on Friday, April 26th will be paid a dividend of $0.14 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, May 2nd. DowDuPont’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 13.63%.

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DowDuPont Company Profile (NYSE:DWDP)

DowDuPont Inc, through its subsidiaries, engages in agriculture, materials science, and specialty products businesses in the United States, Canada, the Asia Pacific, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. The company's Agriculture segment produces, and sells hybrid corn seed and soybean seed varieties; sunflowers, wheat, alfalfa, canola, cotton, rice, and sorghum; silage inoculants; and crop protection products that include weed control, disease control, and insect control.

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