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Corteva Agriscience CEO Jim Collins joins Yahoo Finance's Adam Shapiro, Julie Hyman, and Brian Sozzi to discuss the company's official separation from DowDuPont and the state of the global agriculture market.
The weather has turned for the worse and crop prices are up. That means it is time to invest in farming stocks, according to Wall Street.
The complicated thing about Dow (NYSE:DOW) is that keeping track of the business can be a little difficult. Understanding how its vast interests work together to drive Dow stock is even a little trickier. It might be best to begin with a brief history. Source: Roy Luck via Flickr (modified)Once upon a time, the Bronfmans, a wealthy Canadian family, owned 24% of Dupont. They got that stake as a result of its failed takeover of Conoco Oil in 1981. At the time, the Bronfman's most significant investment was its ownership of 36% of Seagram, the liquor company Sam Bronfman founded in 1928. The Dupont dividends generated by the 24% stake in the chemical company accounted for around 70% of Seagram's earnings. In a much-disputed decision, Seagram sold the DuPont stake in 2003, setting off a chain of events that would cost the Bronfmans billions.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips * 10 Stocks to Buy That Wall Street Expects to Soar for the Rest of 2019 The Final PictureFast forward to June 3. Corteva (NYSE:CTVA), the agricultural segment of the old DowDupont was separated from DuPont (NYSE:DD), a global specialty chemicals company, while the material science unit was spun-off from DowDuPont on April 1 as DOW. I mention the Bronfmans because if they still had the 24% stake in DuPont, the past two years would have presented them with a lot of decisions.First, the August 31, 2017, a merger between the old Dow and DuPont saw shareholders receive 1.282 shares of DowDuPont per share held in DuPont. Throwing aside history, if the Bronfmans held on to the 24% stake, they would have received 267 million shares (867.8 million shares outstanding multiplied by 24% multiplied by 1.282) in the merged entity. If they chose to retain their 24% stake, they would have 89 million shares in DOW stock, 89 million shares in Corteeva, and 89 million shares in Dupont. Together, the trio of holdings has a market value of $13.4 billion with DuPont the largest holding valued at $6.6 billion followed by Dow at $4.6 billion and Corteva at $2.2 billion. They would pay annual dividends very close to $500 million. Which Would They Choose?In hindsight, I believe the family would choose to hang on to all three. Just the other day I was talking to a friend about the fact that four companies control the world seed market with Corteva being one of them. In 2018, it had $2.7 billion in adjusted EBITDA from $14.3 billion in annual revenue. Of the $14.3 billion in sales, approximately 56% was from its seeds and traits business with the rest from crop protection and pesticides. As the world continues to experience climate change, companies like Corteva will be vital to ensuring ongoing food supply. So, despite not paying a dividend, as an agricultural pureplay, Corteva is very attractive over the long haul. As for Dow and DuPont, they currently yield 5.4% and 2.3% respectively, making them very attractive dividend-paying stocks to also hold for the long haul.My InvestorPlace colleague Josh Enomoto recently suggested that DOW is still too complicated a company to understand despite being separated from DuPont and Corteva. He's not wrong. Dow's got a lot of moving parts operating in several different industries with seemingly little overlap and efficiencies. The Bottom Line on DOW StockI don't own any of the three stocks and I'm not sure I ever would. Not because I think any of them are bad businesses. It's just that I like to own easily understandable companies. Dow, DuPont, and Corteva aren't. That said, if the Bronfmans still were in the picture, I'd bet they would hang on to all three of them. I guess we'll never know. At the time of this writing Will Ashworth did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. More From InvestorPlace * 4 Top American Penny Pot Stocks (Buy Before June 21) * 10 Stocks to Buy That Wall Street Expects to Soar for the Rest of 2019 * 7 Value Stocks That Are Flying Under the Radar * 6 Mouth-Watering Fast Food Stocks for Growth Investors Compare Brokers The post If You Can Get a Handle on the Business, Dow Stock Is Worth Owning appeared first on InvestorPlace.
Dan Barber, co-founder of Row 7 Seed Company and chef and co-owner of the Blue Hill and Blue Hill at Stone Barns restaurants, highlights how consolidation in the agriculture space, in which four companies control the seed market, will pose a problem for the future of food.
It wasn't a big surprise at all when chemical manufacturer Dow Inc (NYSE:DOW) split off from the organization formerly known as DowDuPont. Announced last year, the massive conglomerate would form three separate entities: DOW, DuPont (NYSE:DD) and Corteva (NYSE:CTVA). Moreover, the general consensus was that DOW stock, along with the other two names, would perform better individually.Source: Roy Luck via Flickr (modified)The principle idea behind this strategy is simple for anyone to appreciate. As a combined entity, DowDuPont was incredibly confusing and convoluted, similar to General Electric (NYSE:GE). And as you can tell from GE's technical chart, very few people today value large, aimless companies. The emphasis now is on agility, something that Dow Inc stock lacked when tethered to unrelated businesses like Corteva's agriculture.So far, though, that "untethering" thesis is on shaky ground. Sure, DOW stock is up nearly 8% in June. However, shares have crumbled since mid-April. Despite the strong start to the month, DOW is still about 14% shy of returning to its closing high.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips * 7 Stocks to Buy As They Hit 52-Week Lows However, optimists might note that Dow Inc stock suffered from the same pressures as everyone else; namely, geopolitical tensions with China. Of course, the situation currently looks terrible, with both sides not willing to concede an inch.That said, the smart money would eventually go toward a resolution between the No. 1 and No. 2 economies. After all, prolonged tensions do neither side any good.Additionally, the Trump administration's hard-nosed act could be just that, an act. It wouldn't be the first time that the President said one thing and did another. And if we did get that resolution, DOW stock would presumably jump higher.Still, I wouldn't get too excited about Dow Inc stock yet. DOW Stock Is a Complicated InvestmentA cute peculiarity of the DowDuPont breakup is that DOW stock replaced the former in the Dow Jones index. Thus, we have DOW in the Dow.Its inclusion also made sense because the venerable index maintains exposure to the materials sector. Fair enough. But increasingly, it's becoming clear that the markets don't favor big, complicated organizations with broad and disparate reach.We just need to look at the Dow Jones' recent history to confirm this sentiment. Dow Inc stock being listed into the index was the first shakeup since General Electric was kicked out. And what is General Electric but the mother of all complicated organizations?Sure, GE has slimmed down with its own divestments and spinoffs, but it's still confusing relative to modern organizations. I believe that's still the key risk associated with DOW stock.Because let's not overlook what's right in front of our face. Despite the much-covered DowDuPont breakup, Dow Inc stock doesn't provide a clean, linear path. Instead, the underlying company is stretched wide, featuring businesses in consumer products, packaging, industrial materials, large-scale infrastructures and technology.From a topical perspective, the separation into three entities streamlined operations for the individual cogs. Somewhat left out in the equation was that the individual cogs also have non-intuitive structures.Rather than a DOW in the Dow being a positive, it seems like an omen. That's because the Dow Jones has repeatedly kicked out or obstructed these yesteryear organizations. The ones that are still holding on are likely on their last leg.For instance, I thought a jack-of-all-trades company like 3M (NYSE:MMM) offered a contrarian play for its broad industry coverage. I was dead wrong. And I'm concerned the same fate awaits DOW stock: the markets just don't like these types of investments anymore. Don't Hold Your Breath on China or Even MexicoIn order to really see positive sentiment drive Dow Inc stock, speculators must hope for a big news item. A resolution to the U.S.-China trade war, along with normalizing relations with Mexico would do the trick.However, I wouldn't hold my breath on either event. First, I don't think the Chinese are really interested in a trade resolution. From day one, China sought to leapfrog the U.S. as the undisputed technological leader. That's why the Chinese committed brazen acts of corporate espionage. It's the quickest and dirtiest way to accomplish their goals. * 7 Dark Horse Stocks Winning the Race in 2019 Look at it this way: what would a trade deal imply for the Chinese? At the very least, it would mean that they must play by the rules. Ultimately, they'll never go for that because it necessarily means that China plays second fiddle to the U.S.As far as Mexico goes, a truce currently exists: Mexico agreed to impose tighter migrant controls in exchange for a tariff-free relationship with the U.S. But it's a very unsettling one, with Trump able to pull the plug if he doesn't like what he sees. My bet is that he doesn't. That also means we may not have a decisive catalyst for Dow stock for quite some time.As of this writing, Josh Enomoto did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. More From InvestorPlace * 4 Top American Penny Pot Stocks (Buy Before June 21) * 7 Stocks to Buy As They Hit 52-Week Lows * 4 Antitrust Tech Stocks to Keep an Eye On * 5 Gold and Silver Stocks Touching Intraday Highs Compare Brokers The post With or Without DuPont, DOW Stock Is Almost Too Complicated appeared first on InvestorPlace.
Two years ago, Dupont and Dow Chemical merged to form Dow Dupont. Managements meant the union to be temporary so the recent split was not a surprise. But the transition did not go as smoothly for the new three stock entities. Today's writeup is to evaluate the Dow Inc (NYSE:DOW) prospects.Source: Shutterstock DOW stock corrected sharply in May, but that month was also rough for all equities -- it's not a sign of sustainable trouble ahead. So I don't take this drop as an omen for the company's future. The geopolitical and economic unrest, especially between the U.S. and China, put a few wrenches in everyone's plans.In its short new public independent life, DOW stock could be an opportunity. In theory, I would consider this as a speculative trade but with a twist.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips Looking Deeper Into DOW StockDOW is still a mature set of businesses, just with a different umbrella. The future is not as unproven as, say, Beyond Meat (NYSE:BYND) or Tilray (NASDAQ:TLRY). Betting on DOW does not carry the same uncertainties as with other typical new stocks.Consensus is that the three spin-offs from Dow-DuPont will each be better on its own. Ultimately this was an elaborate bit of financial engineering.Now, Dow Inc. makes for a good bet for those investors who are looking for a fresh stock to invest in. The recent dip was a good opportunity to start but it still not too late. It doesn't carry the usual intrinsic risks that come with IPOs. * 7 Stocks to Buy As They Hit 52-Week Lows For the long term, there is no reason to wait for the perfect entry point. In the long run Dow Inc stock will be a winner along with the stock market. There will always be demand for its chemical products and services.For those who prefer to trade shorter term, there are important levels to watch for the next few weeks.$50 per share was important for the bulls to overtake. This was a pivot point that now serves as support for the more bullish action. Next, it is important for the DOW bulls to overcome the next challenge zone. The area around $52 per share has been pivotal since inception. Onus is on the bulls to retake it so they can use it as another base for the next leg higher.Specifically, above $51.70 DOW stock can target $54, which is another pivot point. The technical price pattern is unfolding in a predictable manner so it will be easy to track short term success. With the help of proper stops, active traders should do well with it.Conversely, there is an open gap below at $48 per share. Not every gap on stock charts closes, but nevertheless this is a concern -- especially if the negative geopolitical rhetoric deteriorates. If the corrective efforts restart, I expect supports at $49.50 per share.The bulls are breaking through descending trend line of lower highs. To that there is another opportunity to break another one around $53 per share. This is a moving target that changes with the price action but it's a lower high trend that will break and fuel more upside potential.Fundamentally DOW stock sells at 10 price to earnings ratio. This is cheap in relative and absolute terms. So owning Dow Inc. shares here is not likely to be a financial catastrophe, especially in the long run.Furthermore, the macroeconomic conditions still favor the bullish thesis for all stocks. As soon as this geopolitical unrest abates, the equities will set new all-time highs and DOW will benefit from it.Nicolas Chahine is the managing director of SellSpreads.com. As of this writing, he did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. Join his live chat room free here. More From InvestorPlace * 4 Top American Penny Pot Stocks (Buy Before June 21) * 7 Stocks to Buy As They Hit 52-Week Lows * 4 Antitrust Tech Stocks to Keep an Eye On * 5 Gold and Silver Stocks Touching Intraday Highs Compare Brokers The post Dow Inc. Stock Is The Best Bet of the Post-Split Bunch appeared first on InvestorPlace.
The largest Insider Buys this week were for FirstEnergy Corp. (FE), American Airlines Group Inc. (AAL), The Hershey Co. (HSY) and Corteva Inc. (NYSE:CTVA). Director Christopher D. Pappas bought 3,000 shares of FE stock on May 30 at the average price of $41.14. Warning! GuruFocus has detected 8 Warning Signs with FE.
When it comes to the new Dow Inc. (NYSE:DOW), you'll hear it's complicated. And it is. That is until investors look at DD stock where the long and short of it merge into a downtrend and a playable bearish position. Let me explain.Source: Shutterstock This past month, DowDupont, one of the world's largest industrial chemical companies, completed some complex financial engineering with a spin-off into three separate publicly traded vehicles. That follows the former company's own existence as the spawn of a tax-saving arrangement a few years ago.Now DowDupont has split into conglomerate-style DuPont (NYSE:DD), agriculture-focused Corteva (NYSE:CTVA) and commodities chemical producer Dow Inc. But management's bright idea to deliver increased shareholder value to its investors -- and likely enrich themselves -- hasn't gone exactly as planned.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsFor its part DD stock has enjoyed Wall Street's backing. Shares exploded higher this week following an "overweight" initiation by Morgan Stanley. The firm sees value in DuPont regardless of whether it becomes a "true multi-industry" company or keeps its businesses separated.Meanwhile, shares of CTVA have found less enthusiastic support. Among analysts weighing in, eight of 11 rate Corteva with a hold recommendation and $30 price target. Shares of CTVA were recently trading at $27.50. * 10 Stocks to Buy That Could Be Takeover Targets Okay, but what about DOW stock? On the price chart, shares continue to formulate a downtrend despite decrees that the sum of all those parts should be worth more. They're also looking ready for traders to short DOW sooner rather than later. DOW Stock Daily ChartSince being spun off, DOW stock has worked its way into a downtrend within a simple price channel. Last week's new trading low in shares could ultimately resolve itself as a lower-low or undercut double-bottom pattern relative to Dow's March low. For now, though, DOW remains in control of bears. And currently, shares are in the process of setting up for a lower risk short.This week's rally has pushed DOW stock into an area of resistance. The zone is backed by Dow's channel line, the 38% retracement level and Dow's less-than-receptive debut when trading in DOW stock first commenced, and making shares likely top-heavy with anxious bulls looking to sell.For traders agreeable that a bearish trend in motion can stay in motion in DOW stock, I'd recommend waiting on this week's high to be confirmed as a daily pivot within the existing downtrend. From there, placing a stop above the pattern and taking profits as fresh lows develop looks like a winning strategy off and on the price chart with no complex financial engineering required.Investment accounts under Christopher Tyler's management do not currently own positions in any securities mentioned in this article. The information offered is based upon Christopher Tyler's observations and strictly intended for educational purposes only; the use of which is the responsibility of the individual. . For additional market insights and related musings, follow Chris on Twitter @Options_CAT and StockTwits. More From InvestorPlace * 4 Top American Penny Pot Stocks (Buy Before June 21) * The 4 FANG Stocks Won't Be Bitten By Regulation Threats * 10 Stocks to Buy That Could Be Takeover Targets * 4 Big Bank Stocks Rebounding Compare Brokers The post Why and Where Dow Inc. Stock Is a Bearish Short appeared first on InvestorPlace.
Wall Street is weighing in on Corteva stock, now that it is a stand alone publicly traded company. The overwhelming opinion of Wall Street is “meh,” with the bears worried about the weather.
WILMINGTON, Del., June 3, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Corteva, Inc. (NYSE: CTVA) successfully completed its separation from DowDuPont, becoming a leading, global pure-play agriculture company that offers the complete solutions farmers need to maximize yield and profitability. Corteva Agriscience launches today with global scale and a balanced offering across seed and crop protection, underpinned by expanding digital capabilities and powered by the broadest and most productive innovation pipeline in the industry.
WILMINGTON, Deleware, June 3, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Corteva, Inc. (NYSE: CTVA) successfully completed its separation from DowDuPont, becoming a leading, global pure-play agriculture company that offers the complete solutions farmers need to maximize yield and profitability. Corteva Agriscience launches today with global scale and a balanced offering across seed and crop protection, underpinned by expanding digital capabilities and powered by the broadest and most productive innovation pipeline in the industry.