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funfundvierzig 166 posts  |  Last Activity: 9 hours ago Member since: Sep 6, 2002
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  • funfundvierzig funfundvierzig 9 hours ago Flag

    Folks, the reality is DuPont bankrolls the American Chemical Society in a major way along with other big chemical corporations. So these trophies are essentially self-awarded prises!

    The American Chemical Society are lobbyists and PR agents for DuPont and the chemical industry, not some unconnected, objective group.

    ...funfun..

  • Reply to

    how secure is your job

    by sputnick_again 14 hours ago
    funfundvierzig funfundvierzig 9 hours ago Flag

    Looks like DuPont Chieftess, Ms. Cull-Men, will be culling some thousands of men (and some women) from her confusion-conflated conglomerate, intensifying the bad morale and tension in Fortress Wilmington under siege! ...funfun..

  • funfundvierzig funfundvierzig Jul 23, 2014 6:56 AM Flag

    What farmer or property owner would trust the dopes of DuPont after three multi-$billion product disasters: DuPont BENLATE, DuPont OptimumGAP, and tree-killing DuPont Imprelis? What a premier line-up of failure, brought to you by the outstandingly mediocre Management of DuPont and the bumbling bosses of DuPont AG!

    ...funfun..

  • Reply to

    Should Investors Follow Nelson Peltz?

    by funfundvierzig Jul 22, 2014 9:56 AM
    funfundvierzig funfundvierzig Jul 22, 2014 1:12 PM Flag

    Folks, as you can see from the truly stupid and abusive ad hominem attacks fired off by the uneducated trash in the DuPont Management camp, you can quickly get a good idea of why this floundering conglomerate is in such big trouble, Many of these vindictive hecklers have personal ties with DuPont or worked for DuPont at some point. ...funfun..

  • Q2 2014 Results Show Continuing and Pervasive Weakness at the Shrinking DuPont

    Good Morning, Bonjour, Guten Tag,

    Readers, Follow Nelson Peltz? At this point, most individual investors do not know what this savvy activist investor will do with his significant position in DuPont. Peltz has disclosed his "conversations" with DuPont Management will wrap up in the middle to end of the summer. He may reduce or eliminate his position in DD, or increase it, or leave it static.

    Recall Ms. Kullman's first response last summer upon learning of the Peltz stake was to summon her Directors whom she dominates as "Chair". The obedient Board popped a poison pill into the gut of DuPont making it repulsive to would-be acquirers. Ms. Kullman also larded herself with a $50 million platinum parachute in the event she loses control!

    Investors should not be misled by the two cents hike in the quarterly dividend to 47 cents. After spinning off its chemicals unit in 2015, DuPont will lose $7 billion in revenue or 20% of total revenues of circa $36 billion a year. Gone will be a substantial cash flow, and a contribution to DuPont's obese overhead. It is possible the 47 cents a share dividend cannot be maintained.

    Today's announced quarterly results continue to demonstrate pervasive weakness in this struggling conglomerate, which amazingly was the largest and leading chemical enterprise on the globe for practically all of the last century. Shoddy direction and mismanagement have laid DuPont low in the 21st century.

    Merely the morning commentary of one individual investor and long-time student of the shrinking, sinking DuPont...funfun..

    …funfun..

  • Reply to

    Buying?

    by larryt22 Jul 21, 2014 2:39 PM
    funfundvierzig funfundvierzig Jul 21, 2014 2:59 PM Flag

    Fellow Investors, look for all manner of public relations gloss tomorrow to cosmeticise the continuing weaknesses of this Management-shrunk conglomerate with unyielding overfat overhead. ...funfun..

  • Activist Investor Wants To Simplify Complex Conglomerate Lumbering with Obese Overhead!

    Good Morning, Bonjour, Guten Tag,

    Fellow Investors, on July 16, 2014 at a CNBC investment pow-wow at the Pierre Hotel in New York City, activist investor, Nelson Peltz, disclosed he was having "conversations with DuPont", which will wrap up at "the middle to end of summer."

    Peltz announced his strategy for what he called the DuPont "complex conglomerate", with reference to DuPont's obese overhead in the sale of its auto paints to Carlyle. Peltz believes DuPont should be simplified. Peltz said his "conversations" "will have an end one way or another", which suggests to us he may be meeting truculence and arrogance in Fortress Wilmington under siege. If Peltz feels stymied by DuPont "leaders", he may decide to reduce or eliminate his holdings in DuPont's now price softening shares, in our opinion.

    Recall the first avaricious action on the part of Ellen J. Kullman, DuPont Chieftess on learning last summer that Peltz had acquired a significant stake in DuPont was to summon her submissive DuPont Directors she dominates as "Chair". Her rubber-stamping Directors proceeded to pop a poison pill into the belly of DuPont making the conglomerate repulsive to would-be acquirers. The obedient Board also larded Ms. Kullman a personal platinum parachute of $50 million in the event she "suffers" a loss of control.

    Our take: Peltz has been disappointed after three years in a row of missed guidance, and the bumbling bureaucracy of DuPont. He may well liquidate and move on.

    Merely the morning commentary and opinion of one individual investor and long-time student of DuPont in de
    cline...funfun..

  • Reply to

    What does DuPont do?

    by tricknixon7 Jul 17, 2014 11:14 PM
    funfundvierzig funfundvierzig Jul 18, 2014 8:42 AM Flag

    Paints have already been dumped along with fibres such as nylon. Next year, Teflon, TIO2, refrigerants and acids are to be ditched via a spin-off. What is left? A second-rate player in seeds and ag chemicals, along with DuPont's absurd DuPont Corn Cob "Gasoline" and carpets and clothes made out of corn! Not a bright future, indeed.

    No doubt about it, DuPont is undergoing a Sears-style liquidation by its simple-minded leadership TEAM, whose polestar business model is SHRINKAGE equals GROWTH. Never has, never will.

    ...funfun..

  • Reply to

    Nelson Peltz in Conversations with DuPont

    by funfundvierzig Jul 17, 2014 7:18 AM
    funfundvierzig funfundvierzig Jul 17, 2014 8:21 PM Flag

    Fan of Fun, Four months ago, we put forth this recommendation to the new public relations leader of DuPont. It appears she may have listened and taken action to clean up the internet, removing viciously vindictive PR operatives shilling for DuPont Management:

    "Ms. Annamaria DeSalva, Curb Your Lying & Stalking DuPont Employees Over the Net!

    "These Abusive & Sub-Educated Avowed DuPont Employees Are Making DuPont and its People Look Bad, Real Bad,

    Good Evening, Bonsoir, Guten Abend,

    "Fellow Investors & Readers, Frankly and personally, we had high hopes that when Annamaria DeSalva came over from highly reputable Pfizer to head up the public relations function of DuPont on March 1, 2014, she would begin to clean up the unethical trash employed by DuPont operating over the internet. Take for example, the proudly self-disclosed DuPont representative with the I.D. "notthatblind" who never misses a chance to tell us she loves her career in DuPont AG. This zealous DuPont employee spends her working hours launching smears and lies against DuPont's superior-managed competitors, mostly Monsanto, as well as waging a constant campaign of LIES & LIBEL and harassment against independently-speaking investors and commentators over the internet on many boards, including GM, BASF, Dow Chemical, and Syngenta.

    "Any corporation, whose avowed employees and Management surrogates have to resort to this foul misconduct to stomp out dissension and suppress embarrassing factual information, is one sick unethical organisation. For the sake of DuPont and its leadership, Ms. DeSalva you need to put out the word, down the line to those representing DuPont on the internet to behave themselves and stop the sleaze. Like it or not, these hostile DuPont hecklers with their unprofessional misconduct are creating a very shabby public IMAGE of DuPont for all to see, particularly younger women and men whose primary source of information and knowledge is the
    internet." ...funfun..

  • Activist Investor Wants To Simplify Complex Conglomerate Lumbering with Obese Overhead!

    Good Morning, Bonjour, Guten Tag, Buon Giorno,

    Fellow Investors, yesterday, July 16, 2014 at a CNBC investment pow-wow at the Pierre Hotel in New York City, activist investor, Nelson Peltz, disclosed he was having "conversations with DuPont", which will wrap up at "the middle to end of summer."

    Peltz announced his strategy for what he called the DuPont "complex conglomerate", with reference to DuPont's obese overhead in the sale of its auto paints to Carlyle. Peltz believes DuPont should be simplified. Peltz said his "conversations" "will have an end one way or another", which suggests to us he may be meeting truculence and arrogance in Fortress Wilmington under siege. If Peltz feels stymied by DuPont "leaders", he may decide to reduce or eliminate his holdings in DuPont's now price softening shares, in our opinion.

    Recall the first avaricious action on the part of Ellen J. Kullman, DuPont Chieftess on learning last summer that Peltz had acquired a significant stake in DuPont was to summon her submissive DuPont Directors she dominates as "Chair". Her rubber-stamping Directors proceeded to pop a poison pill into the belly of DuPont making the conglomerate repulsive to would-be acquirers. The obedient Board also larded Ms. Kullman a personal platinum parachute of $50 million in the event she "suffers" a loss of control.

    Our take: Peltz has been disappointed after three years in a row of missed guidance, and dismayed at the bumbling bureaucracy of DuPont. He may well liquidate and move on.

    Merely the morning commentary and opinion of one individual investor and long-time student of DuPont in de
    cline...funfun.

  • Activist Investor Wants To Simplify Complex Conglomerate Lumbering with Obese Overhead!

    Good Morning, Bonjour, Guten Tag,

    Fellow Investors, yesterday, July 16, 2014 at a CNBC investment pow-wow at the Pierre Hotel in New York City, activist investor, Nelson Peltz, disclosed he was having "conversations with DuPont", which will wrap up at "the middle to end of summer."

    Peltz announced his strategy for what he called the DuPont "complex conglomerate", with reference to DuPont's obese overhead in the sale of its auto paints to Carlyle. Peltz believes DuPont should be simplified. Peltz said his "conversations" "will have an end one way or another", which suggests to us he may be meeting truculence and arrogance in Fortress Wilmington under siege. If Peltz feels stymied by DuPont "leaders", he may decide to reduce or eliminate his holdings in DuPont's now price softening shares, in our opinion.

    Recall the first avaricious action on the part of Ellen J. Kullman, DuPont Chieftess on learning last summer that Peltz had acquired a significant stake in DuPont was to summon her submissive DuPont Directors she dominates as "Chair". Her rubber-stamping Directors proceeded to pop a poison pill into the belly of DuPont making the conglomerate repulsive to would-be acquirers. The obedient Board also larded Ms. Kullman a personal platinum parachute of $50 million in the event she "suffers" a loss of control.

    Our take: Peltz has been disappointed after three years in a row of missed guidance, and dismayed at the bumbling bureaucracy of DuPont. He may well liquidate and move on.

    Merely the morning commentary and opinion of one individual investor and long-time student of DuPont in decline...funfun..

  • Diminished & Demoralised DuPont Too Little To Succeed

    Good Morning, Bonjour, Guten Tag,

    Folks, while the big money centre banks are too big too fail, the much shrunken and shrinking DuPont Company is now too little to succeed. For years, DuPont's muddled Management has taken a machete to the this conglomerate, and chopped off vital businesses and people. To compound the weakness, DuPont ditched the hiring of graduates from first-tier schools, and opted instead to save money by hiring graduates on the cheap from third and fourth tier schools. Moreover the depressing Diversity Model mandates hiring and advancement as a function of political games and political correctness with defined preferences by gender and colour.

    Now, DuPont no longer has the critical mass of incentivised high-level talent to innovate and compete against a slew of superior-managed rivals. And it shows. Belatedly, some analysts and many investors are seeing the intractable weaknesses in this long mismanaged materials and ag conglomerate. DD has started to roll over.

    Merely the morning opinion of one individual investor and long-time student of the deteriorating DuPont in decline...funfun..

  • Activist Investor Wants To Simplify Complex Conglomerate Lumbering with Obese Overhead!

    Good Morning, Bonjour, Guten Tag,

    Fellow Investors, yesterday, July 16, 2014 at a CNBC investment pow-wow at the Pierre Hotel in New York City, activist investor, Nelson Peltz, disclosed he was having "conversations with DuPont", which will wrap up at "the middle to end of summer."

    Peltz announced his strategy for what he called the DuPont "complex conglomerate", with reference to DuPont's obese overhead in the sale of its auto paints to Carlyle. Peltz believes DuPont should be simplified. Peltz said his "conversations" "will have an end one way or another", which suggests to us he may be meeting truculence and arrogance in Fortress Wilmington under siege. If Peltz feels stymied by DuPont "leaders", he may decide to reduce or eliminate his holdings in DuPont's now price softening shares, in our opinion.

    Recall the first avaricious action on the part of Ellen J. Kullman, DuPont Chieftess on learning last summer that Peltz had acquired a significant stake in DuPont was to summon her submissive DuPont Directors she dominates as "Chair". Her rubber-stamping Directors proceeded to pop a poison pill into the belly of DuPont making the conglomerate repulsive to would-be acquirers. The obedient Board also larded Ms. Kullman a personal platinum parachute of $50 million in the event she "suffers" a loss of control.

    Our take: Peltz has been disappointed after three years in a row of missed guidance, and the bumbling bureaucracy of DuPont. He may well liquidate and move on.

    Merely the morning commentary and opinion of one individual investor and long-time student of DuPont in decline...funfun..

  • Reply to

    Dow Rival, DuPont: Too Little To Succeed!

    by funfundvierzig Jul 16, 2014 10:57 AM
    funfundvierzig funfundvierzig Jul 17, 2014 6:05 AM Flag

    Our observations must be bitterly embarrassing to the unethical trash in the DuPont Management camp, folks. All they can is launch distracting and vindictive personal attacks to divert your attention! Speaks volumes on how low this one-time great global chemical enterprise has sunk!

    funfundvierzig...funfun..

  • funfundvierzig funfundvierzig Jul 17, 2014 6:02 AM Flag

    Must be embarrassing for the unethical trash in the DuPont Management camp, folks. All they can do is try desperately to draw your attention away from the messes in Fortress Wilmington by initiating sleazy personal attacks and rubbish.

    funfundvierzig...funfun..

  • funfundvierzig funfundvierzig Jul 16, 2014 7:52 PM Flag

    For years, we have written and warned investors about the obese overhead dragging down results in this sprawling French-style bureaucracy in the dwarf state of Delaware. It takes a huge amount of money to house and feed some 100 DuPont Presidents, DuPont Vice Presidents and the like. The only thing no shrinking in this much shrunken and shrinking conglomerate is the number and outsized pay of the ruling elite.

    ...funfun..

  • Diminished & Demoralised DuPont Too Little To Succeed

    Good Morning, Bonjour, Guten Tag,

    Folks, while the big money centre banks are too big too fail, the much shrunken and shrinking DuPont Company is now too little to succeed. For years, DuPont's muddled Management has taken a machete to the this conglomerate, and chopped off vital businesses and people. To compound the weakness, DuPont ditched the hiring of graduates from first-tier schools, and opted instead to save money by hiring graduates on the cheap from third and fourth tier schools. Moreover the depressing Diversity Model mandates hiring and advancement as a function of political games and political correctness with defined preferences by gender and colour.

    Now, DuPont no longer has the critical mass of incentivised high-level talent to innovate and compete against a slew of superior-managed rivals. And it shows. DuPont Imprelis, tell us! Belatedly, some analysts and many investors are seeing the intractable weaknesses in this long mismanaged materials and ag conglomerate. DD has started to roll over.

    Merely the morning opinion of one individual investor and long-time student of the deteriorating DuPont in de
    cline...funfun.. Less

  • Reply to

    Kullman's Dynamite Drizzle

    by handsomeyouthful Jul 14, 2014 11:05 AM
    funfundvierzig funfundvierzig Jul 15, 2014 8:09 PM Flag

    Folks, looks like cancer-brained hecklers keep putting out vicious personal LIES & LIBEL because we dare to speak out on critical issues, which makes the imperious leaders of this faltering conglomerate uncomfortable!

    Gotta laugh...funfun..

  • funfundvierzig funfundvierzig Jul 15, 2014 11:54 AM Flag

    Such an acquisition of Albermarle by DuPont might make a lot of business sense, but Ellen J. Kullman,
    DuPont Chieftess has been demonstrative in her disdain for chemicals, even specialty chemicals. Given the fact Ms. Kullman is dumping her chemicals unit next year, 2015 and chopping off $7 billion of revenues, or 20% of DuPont's yearly revenues of $36 billion, she and the submissive DuPont Directors she dominates as "Chair" are unlikely to go for a chemicals acquisition.

    Ms. Kullman continues to embrace the illogical and absurd Shrinkage Strategy of her predecessor, the bumbling Chad O. Holliday, Jr, namely,

    SHRINKAGE equals GROWTH,

    and envisions DuPont as a global AG powerhouse, which in commercial reality means a lacklustre second-string player.

    ...funfun..

  • funfundvierzig by funfundvierzig Jul 15, 2014 10:59 AM Flag

    Diminished & Demoralised DuPont Too Little To Succeed

    Good Morning, Bonjour, Guten Tag,

    Folks, while the big money centre banks are too big too fail, the much shrunken and shrinking DuPont Company is now too little to succeed. For years, DuPont's muddled Management has taken a machete to the this conglomerate, and chopped off vital businesses and people. To compound the weakness, DuPont ditched the hiring of graduates from first-tier schools, and opted instead to save money by hiring graduates on the cheap from third and fourth tier schools. Moreover the depressing Diversity Model mandates hiring and advancement as a function of political games and political correctness with defined preferences by gender and colour.

    Now, DuPont no longer has the critical mass of incentivised high-level talent to innovate and compete against a slew of superior-managed rivals. And it shows. Belatedly, some analysts and many investors are seeing the intractable weaknesses in this long mismanaged materials and ag conglomerate. DD has started to roll over.

    Merely the morning opinion of one individual investor and long-time student of the deteriorating DuPont in decline...funfun..

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