|Bid||53.95 x 1200|
|Ask||54.24 x 900|
|Day's Range||53.13 - 54.29|
|52 Week Range||48.89 - 74.12|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||1.05|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||32.91|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||1.52 (2.89%)|
|1y Target Est||67.65|
DowDuPont™ (DWDP) has declared a dividend of 38 cents per share, payable March 15, 2019, to shareholders of record on February 28, 2019. Prior to merger close, Dow and DuPont had paid shareholders cash dividends every quarter since 1912 and 1904, respectively. DowDuPont (DWDP) is a holding company comprised of The Dow Chemical Company and DuPont with the intent to form strong, independent, publicly traded companies in agriculture, materials science and specialty products sectors that will lead their respective industries through productive, science-based innovation to meet the needs of customers and help solve global challenges.
WILMINGTON, Del. , Feb. 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- DuPont's board of directors declared regular quarterly dividends of $1.12 -1/2 per share on the $4.50 series preferred stock and $0.87 - 1/2 cents per share ...
Celanese Completes Acquisition of Linde's Synthesis Gas UnitCelanese completes acquisition of Linde’s synthesis gas production unitIn a press release on February 13, Celanese (CE) announced that it had completed the acquisition of a synthesis gas
Deere's Q1 Earnings: What Can Investors Expect?(Continued from Prior Part)Deere’s adjusted EPS expectations Deere (DE) is expected to post an adjusted EPS of $1.76 for the first quarter of fiscal 2019—an increase of 34.3% on a YoY basis. In the
G.research will host its Specialty Chemicals Conference on March 13th, 2019 in New York City. This research meeting will feature presentations and one-on-one meetings with senior management of several leading specialty chemicals companies.
It's been a good year for the Dow Jones Industrial Average. The Dow as of this writing closed at 25,053.11, up 7.4% so far this year. The DJI already has erased a 3.5% decline in 2018 and perhaps could challenge all-time highs near 27,000.But a good year for the DJI actually has been a better year for most other major indices. The S&P 500 has risen 8.1%. The NASDAQ Composite has gained more than 10%. And the Russell 2000 has increased over 12%, its best year since 1987.As I've written in the past, the Dow Jones Industrial Average gets too much attention. With only 30 mega-cap stocks in the index, the DJI doesn't reflect the broader market or the broader economy the way many observers (including the president) seem to believe.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips * 9 U.S. Stocks That Are Coming to Life Again Even that aside, the Dow's underperformance this year isn't new. Returns in the S&P 500 have been stronger in five of the last seven years. The NASDAQ Composite, thanks at least in part to a more tech-heavy nature, has been the better bet every year in that stretch save for 2016.That trend could continue going forward. Component changes in the DJI may not be favorable. The index still favors old-line industrials, which have risks from both the macro cycle and tariffs. Given the fact that the Dow Jones today still dominates the headlines, that may not be a good thing for U.S. stocks as a whole. The DJI so Far This YearWhat's interesting about the lower gains in the Dow this year is that the index seemingly should be doing better. Oddly, the index is price-weighted: the individual contribution of each of the 30 stocks is based not on their respective market caps, but their stock prices. And the higher-priced stocks have been among the strongest performers.Most notably, Boeing (NYSE:BA) continues to gain, rising over 25% in 2019 alone. That is the highest-priced stock in the index - meaning it makes the biggest contribution. Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) has the fourth-highest price and is up almost 15%.And it's not like there's any dead weight, at least so far. Only five stocks in the DJI are in the red for the year. The worst stock in the index, Pfizer (NYSE:PFE), is down just 4.5%.Still, Dow stocks on the whole are lagging. And in a bull market, the larger stocks in the index are likely to underperform. Somewhat ironically, the stock kicked out of the index last year, General Electric (NYSE:GE), has had a huge start to the year. GE stock is up 32%; Walgreens Boots Alliance (NASDAQ:WBA), which replaced it, has gained just 0.5%. Today's Dow Is Not the Dow of 2020More changes are coming. United Technologies (NYSE:UTX) and DowDuPont (NYSE:DWDP) both are breaking up. Those splits likely will lead to their removal from the Dow Jones.The list of their potential replacements, however, somewhat highlights the longer-term problem with the DJI. The most obvious candidates are Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) and Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOG,GOOGL). But both stocks have share prices that are too high; AMZN, for instance, would have nearly 40 times the impact on the index of PFE.And so the DJI basically can't include the third and fourth most valuable companies in the U.S., solely because of its structure. Though it should be mentioned that that could change if either company decides to split its stock.The Dow also can't add to its tech exposure: the most likely candidate on that front would be Oracle (NYSE:ORCL), but that low-growth company hardly gives exposure to the sector's potential.In this time of indexing, the Dow Jones simply doesn't look up to the task. And with still-substantial exposure to older, slowing-growing mega-caps, it's unlikely to capture the economy's strongest sectors, most notably technology. Will the Dow Fade?Given the price-weighted nature of the index and the small number of constituents, it's surprising the DJIA has maintained its status for as long as it has. Simply put, there are many better indices out there.For that reason, investors to measure their returns should look beyond the Dow Jones Industrial Average. Investors looking to grow those returns perhaps should look elsewhere as well.As of this writing, Vince Martin has no positions in any securities mentioned. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * The 7 Best Video Game Stocks to Power Up Your Portfolio! * 7 Forever Stocks to Buy for Long-Term Gains * 5 Self-Driving Car Stocks to Buy Compare Brokers The post Why the Dow Jones Almost Certainly Will Continue to Underperform appeared first on InvestorPlace.
Prosecutors said Pangang Group, a Chinese state-owned enterprise, is seeking patent protection for chloride-route titanium dioxide production using the very secrets stolen by an ex-DuPont engineer and a California-based consultant who were both convicted and sent to prison. “The government is especially sensitive to restrict access to these documents, which if obtained by the Pangang defendants (through inadvertence or even by state-sponsored hacking similar to that alleged against them) would do tremendous economic damage to the victim in this case,” the U.S. said Tuesday in a court filing. Prosecutors said Pangang’s attorneys can see the exhibits in a government office, but the company itself can’t view them.
WINNIPEG, Manitoba/CHICAGO, Feb 12 (Reuters) - A Philippines regulator poses an unexpected obstacle to DowDuPont's launch of a new line of genetically engineered soybeans in the United States as the company challenges Bayer AG's decades-long dominance of the U.S. seed market. China's January approval for imports of DowDuPont's Enlist E3 soybeans - amid the U.S.-China trade war - had raised hopes that the seeds would be broadly available for the U.S. spring planting season. It took more than five years for the company to win China's approval.
WINNIPEG, Manitoba/CHICAGO (Reuters) - A Philippines regulator poses an unexpected obstacle to DowDuPont's launch of a new line of genetically engineered soybeans in the United States as the company challenges Bayer AG's decades-long dominance of the U.S. seed market. China's January approval for imports of DowDuPont's Enlist E3 soybeans - amid the U.S.-China trade war - had raised hopes that the seeds would be broadly available for the U.S. spring planting season. It took more than five years for the company to win China's approval.
Given how Iran’s economy has fared in the 40 years since the Islamic Revolution, it’s reasonable for Iranians to wonder whether they might be more prosperous had the revolution never taken place. Iran’s average annual growth in gross domestic product for the years 1961-78 was 8.86 percent, or more than three times higher than the 2.44-percent average for 1980-2017.
The 82-pointgain in futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average is being fueled by premarket gains in 25 of 30 Dow components, led by Boeing Co. shares. Boeing's stock was up 0.9% ahead of the open, after J.P. Morgan raised its price target. Among other early leaders, shares of United Technologies Corp. tacked on 0.7%, DowDuPont Inc. rose 0.7% and Goldman Sachs Group Inc. gained 0.6%. The most active stock was Apple Inc.'s , which rose 0.3%, while the biggest decliner was UnitedHealth Group Inc.'s stock , which slipped 0.4%.
A favorite strategy of mine is to buy Dow "Underdogs," the stocks in the Dow Jones Industrial that have performed poorly over the last 12 months but are (hopefully) poised for rebounds in the New Year, explains Chuck Carlson, dividend expert and editor of DRIP Investor.
The chemical compounds are all around you. There's growing evidence that long-term exposure to the perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl compounds, or PFAS, can be dangerous, even in tiny amounts. The Environmental Protection Agency is looking at how to respond to a public push for stricter regulation of the chemicals, in production since the 1940s.
Stocks trimmed losses into the close but remained sharply lower, with the Dow today plunging as much as 390 points to test key support.
The president of Greenfield Manufacturing spent $2.5 million building a larger plant in Saratoga Springs, New York, in 2016. Eighteen months later, he decided to expand again, investing another $2.5 million.
Last May, Loeb’s Third Point hedge fund said in a letter to investors that the pending split could propel DowDuPont to $92 a share, closing a “value gap” of almost 50 percent. Third Point now sees $80 as a more realistic 12-month target on a sum-of-its-parts basis, according to a person familiar with matter. A representative for Third Point declined to comment.
Shares of DowDuPont Inc. fell 0.7% in morning trade Wednesday, after Cowen downgraded the chemical company and the industry, citing weakening macro conditions. Analyst Charles Neivert cut his rating on DowDuPont to market perform from outperform, and reduced his industry outlook to cautious. "Our industry view has become more circumspect in light of multiple risk factors which may constrain earnings, with a particular focus on the expanding supply/demand imbalance, strained feedstock supply and logistics, low oil prices and slowing GDP growth especially in regions important to U.S. chemical trade," Neivert wrote in a note to clients. "It has been 11-to-12 years since we were so universally ambivalent about owning chemical shares." DowDuPont's stock has shed 25% over the past 12 months, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average has gained 1.9%. Neivert also downgraded Celanese Corp. , Eastman Chemical Co. , Methanex Corp. and AdvanSix Inc. , all to market perform from outperform.
Two innovative technologies from Dow, the world’s leading materials science company, as well as the company’s Coating Materials research division have won BIG Innovation Awards presented by the Business Intelligence Group.