Ag Competitors, Syngenta & Monsanto, Outstrip DuPont By A Country Mile!
Stocks of Intensely Focussed DuPont Rivals Surge
Good Evening, Bonsoir, Guten Abend, Buenas Noches,
Folks, if you own DuPont tonight, your stock, DD, closed down 33 cents to 47.50 trading about where it has been for the past 13 years. If you wisely own shares in DuPont's superior-managed rivals, you are a happy camper.
Shares of Syngenta (SYT) closed @ 85.51 only 13 cents below its all-time record peak price of 85.64. Syngenta is the world's largest producer and seller of agricultural chemicals.
Shares of Monsanto (MON) closed at 103.08 after touching another fresh 52-week high of 103.50 intra-day. Monsanto is the largest and most innovative seed enterprise in the world.
It's all rather comical because DuPont Chieftess Ellen Kullman and her financial sidekick DuPont CFO Nicholas FairlyRidikulis waxed big on their crown jewel, namely DuPont AG, in yesterday's unhelpful Earning Conference Call for Q4, 2012. DuPont is so conspicuously an also-ran in both ag chemicals and seeds. Investors put a total price tag on Monsanto at $55 billion. Why that's $11 billion greater than they value the entire sprawling DuPont conglomerate, chemicals, materials and ordinary seeds and food additives and bio-stuff like corn cob "gasoline". The market cap of the much larger DuPont is only $44 billion.
Merely the evening remarks of one SYT, MON, & DD shareholder (with both short and long positions in DD)...funfun..