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E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company Message Board

  • notthatblind notthatblind May 23, 2013 7:26 AM Flag

    MON investment really IS a laggard when compared to DD

    Note in funfundvierzig's rant from yesterday comparing DD's history to MON, he fails to tell the whole story. MON has split one time (in 2006) so if you had 100 shares then and now have 200, they would be worth $20,808.00 today (not counting the .37 per share dividend per quarter which would add $296 per year if you were holding.) Now, lets compare DD which has split 3:1 in 1979, 3:1 in 1989 and 2:1 in 1997. So 100 shares then would be 1800 shares today, and they would be worth $100,026.00 today (not counting the .43 per share dividend which would add $3096 per year if you were holding!!!) Not even close, funfundvierzig!!!
    Here's his feeble attempt to explain MON's stock "superiority!" from yesterday, you'll have to go back and read it for a good laugh...:

    Stupid DuPont Representatives Smear MONSANTO As a Laggard?!

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    • ntb,

      It is also important to remember that in ~1997, Monsanto spun off their specialty chemical business into Solutia. Solutia was assigned legal responsibility (read "liability") for any/all legal action associated with former Monsanto Chemical problem children (sic, PCB's, et al).

      In one fell swoop, Monsanto had moved from being a chemical company into an agricultural life science and technology company (sounding a little familiar here?). By the way, in my opinion, this was a very sound business move, in spite of the fact that Monsanto fiercely and callously screwed over former employees and customers of the "olde" Monsanto Chemical Company.

      A more accurate comparison of return would be to evaluate both companies from a baseline starting in ~2000, when both Monsanto and DuPont were both entrenched in their new business paths.


      The MIESTER

    • Folks, (we will try to contain our laughter), this muddled PR hack assigned to the net from DuPont AG truly is ineducable, remarkably unintelligent. Is this the kind Ms. Kullman wants representing DuPont to the public, to investors?

      For most of the comparison period she chose inexplicably, all the way back to 1979. Monsanto the seed company was not even in existence! What is an undeniable fact over the past 15 years is DD shareholders would have a capital LOSS on their shares purchased circa 80 plus change in May 1998. Even with the dividend, the total cumulative return was 16%, about 1% a year. And DuPont's simpleminded employees cheer over such minimal performance. How LOW is the bar set at DuPont these days?

      In Fortress Wilmington,

      "Things Are Never What They Seem,
      Skim Milk Masquerades As Cream."

      Gilbert & Sullivan

      Not only is the DuPont Company a serious Laggard, DuPont PR employees are serious Laggards.


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