E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company

  • How This Company Plans to Solve World Hunger

    By Adrian Campos - August 19, 2013 | Tickers: MO, DD, SYT

    Shares of multinational agricultural biotechnology corporation Monsanto Company (NYSE: MO) are down 8% this month, after the company announced it will drop all of its European Union requests for the approval of new genetically modified crops. Meanwhile, in the U.S., the federal government has started to search inside Monsanto's business looking for antitrust violations.

    These factors may be playing against Monsanto's shares, causing market sentiment to be more »

  • This Chemicals Company May Be Small but It's Got Potential

    By Rupert Hargreaves - August 16, 2013 | Tickers: AXLL, DD, DOW

    Axiall (NYSE: AXLL) is relatively small in the world of integrated-chemical companies. Worth only $3.1 billion at its current stock price, Axiall is 6% of the size of peer Dow Chemical (NYSE: DOW), but I believe the company is an undiscovered diamond.

    Previously known as Georgia Gulf, the merger with PPG's chemicals business earlier this year created the new entity Axiall. However, despite almost doubling in size, Axiall more »

  • 3 Material Dividend Stocks to Consider

    By Chris Johnson - August 15, 2013 | Tickers: APD, DD, PX

    Following a weak second half of the year in 2012, the industrial materials sector has shown some signs of picking up the pace recently. Even though QE tapering concerns dampened demand across the U.S. economy the last few days and the industry had a less than stellar 2012, better days for the industrial materials sector are likely in the quarters ahead. The risks to the downside persist, but the more »

  • Which Chemical Stock Is the Best Bet for Your Portfolio?

    By Marina Avilkina - August 14, 2013 | Tickers: DD, FF, DOW

    Chemical giants DuPont (NYSE: DD) and Dow Chemical (NYSE: DOW) are shifting their production mix toward agriculture in order to fuel growth. At the same time, FutureFuel (NYSE: FF) has a good opportunity to gain market share with its biofuel products. So, which of these chemical companies are best positioned for growth keeping their strategies in mind? 

    Business updates

    FutureFuel is a leading manufacturer of premium biofuels and organic more »

  • Investing In Agriculture Gives ‘Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is’ A Whole New Meaning

    By Awais Malik - August 13, 2013 | Tickers: DD, MON, DOW

    Unlike last year, 2013 is bringing much needed good news for the agriculture sector. After enduring a drought ridden summer of 2012, crop production looks healthier this year. Corn production is forecasted to be at 13.8 billion bushels, up 28% in 2012 while Soybean follows in close behind at 8%. A steady climb in U.S. farm income has increased demand for biotech seeds and pesticides which has triggered more »

  • This Company Loves You! Should You Love It Back?

    By AnnaLisa Kraft - August 12, 2013 | Tickers: DD, MON, SYT

    In response to a CNBC Squawk Box question about billionaire investor Nelson Peltz's new big stake in the company, DuPont (NYSE: DD) CEO Ellen Kullman riposted, "We love all our investors!"

    Although Peltz hasn't confirmed his stake in the company CNBC's Andrew Ross Sorkin said he had confirmed with sources that Peltz was continuing to buy a large stake in the chemicals giant. Peltz, head of Trian more »

  • Which Chemical Stock is the Best Bet for Your Porfolio?

    By Marina Avilkina - August 7, 2013 | Tickers: DD, FF, DOW

    Chemical giants DuPont (NYSE: DD) and Dow Chemical (NYSE: DOW) are shifting their production mixes toward agriculture in order to fuel their billion-dollar companies.  At the same time, FutureFuel (NYSE: FF)  has a good opportunity to gain market share with its biofuel products.   In this article, I aim to deliver a clearer picture on where these three chemicals  indeed stand. My argument makes a largely statistical case for suggesting which more »

  • Should We Follow Nelson Peltz Into This Stock

    By Anh HOANG - August 5, 2013 | Tickers: BASFY.PK, DD, DOW

    Since the beginning of the year, DuPont (NYSE: DD) has experienced a nice gain of as much as 33%, beating the S&P 500’s gain of nearly 20%. Recently, famous activist investor Nelson Peltz revealed at the Delivering Alpha conference that he has purchased a lot of the company’s shares. Let’s take a closer look to determine whether or not we should follow Nelson Peltz into DuPont more »

  • Focusing on Daily Bread for Farmers and Investors

    By Michael Ugulini - August 1, 2013 | Tickers: DD, MON, MOS

    Global concerns about sustainable agriculture that can consistently feed a hungry world show no signs of abating. The need for more productive farming to meet increasing worldwide demand is evident. What major companies are addressing these issues?  

    DuPont's (NYSE: DD) agriculture division is focusing on products that promote higher crop yields and more nourishing foods.

    Reading the signs of the times 

    Becoming more of a high-tech science-based organization, DuPont more »

  • Diversifying: The chemicals sector

    By Vanina Egea - July 30, 2013 | Tickers: APD, BASFY.PK, DD

    Some say that specializing on one product is the path to success. Others argue that diversifying is a very important characteristic during economic recessions. Neither is wrong, and an analyst has very well addressed the issue in his blog. Here, are three very important chemicals companies that started with one product company and today span over many industries, they are: DuPont (NYSE: DD), Air Products & Chemicals (NYSE: APD), and BASF more »

  • A Paradigm Shift From Chemicals to Agriculture

    By Zain Raza - July 26, 2013 | Tickers: DD, FMC, DOW

    Weak market conditions coupled with sluggish sales growth has led DuPont (NYSE: DD), Dow Chemical Co. (NYSE: DOW) and FMC Corporation (NYSE: FMC) to focus more on growth markets and shift towards agricultural products. Amid this transition we will scrutinize how DuPont is in a better position to contain market declines and provide its investors with the desired returns.

    Recent Events:

    DuPont has made news by announcing a spin off more »

  • Billionaire Nelson Peltz Hopes for Soft Drink Alpha

    By Marshall Hargrave - July 24, 2013 | Tickers: DD, MDLZ, PEP

    Billionaire Nelson Peltz appeared at CNBC's Delivering Alpha conference to further tout his idea of a PepsiCo (NYSE: PEP) and Mondelez International (NASDAQ: MDLZ) merger. Peltz is the founder of Trian Fund Management. This is not new news, Peltz has been hinting at a PepsiCo-Mondelez deal for several months now and even took noticeable stakes in both companies during the first quarter. 

    Moderator, Andrew Ross Sorkin, notes that PepsiCo more »
  • Does Billionaire Nelson Peltz See Something In DuPont?

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - July 21, 2013 | Tickers: APD, DD, DOW

    The New York Times’s Andrew Ross Sorkin mentioned in an interview with billionaire Nelson Peltz of Trian Partners at the Delivering Alpha conference that Sorkin has sources indicating that Trian has been buying shares of DuPont (NYSE: DD). Peltz refused to comment before the interview moved on to his plan to combine Mondelez and Pepsi. DuPont’s stock popped on the news, and even after retreating a bit was more »

  • Check Out These Companies Reporting July 23rd

    By Damon Churchwell - July 16, 2013 | Tickers: ALGT, DD, PLCM, R

    Here are previews of several of the companies scheduled to release June-quarter earnings on July 23rd. I will provide an idea of what earnings might have looked like and the factors impacting results, as well as a look at each company's valuation. Finally, I will discuss the best stock among the group for different investor categories.

    Chemical giant poised for a recovery

    DuPont's (NYSE: DD) challenged Performance Chemical more »

  • Buy FutureFuel and Enjoy Your Profitable Future

    By Marina Avilkina - July 8, 2013 | Tickers: DD, FF, DOW

    Is FutureFuel (NYSE: FF) the right stock to invest in? Can this company provide you with the return that you desire? Can their performance transform your investment into a profitable one? The following article scrutinizes the recent occurring in the industry as well as the above mentioned companies for you to make a prudent choice.

    Recent events

    With a dividend, zero debt and $196 million in cash, FutureFuel focuses on more »

  • Interesting Investing Opportunity in These Chemical Companies

    By Madhukar Dubey - July 8, 2013 | Tickers: DD, PX, DOW

    The global chemical industry, which is valued at nearly $3 trillion, has grown at a steady pace in the last decade. Global chemical production rose 2.6% in 2012 whereas it increased 3.8% in 2011. The reason for this slowdown was the European debt crisis and the subsequent weak demand for chemical products in the global market. However, this industry is in recovery mode, with the after-effects of the more »

  • Which Chemical Giant Can Make You Really Rich?

    By Marina Avilkina - July 2, 2013 | Tickers: DD, MON, DOW

    Chemical giants DuPont (NYSE: DD) and Dow Chemical (NYSE: DOW) are witnessing a transition in the sources of their revenue. That is why DuPont and Dow Chemical bet on agriculture to fuel their billion-dollar companies. While assessing their entry into the agricultural sector, I will also be keeping Monsanto (NYSE: MON) in the picture to provide a benchmark for the standings of both peers in the agricultural industry. With production more »

  • Could New Product Launches Boost This Company’s Competitive Edge?

    By Awais Iqbal - June 30, 2013 | Tickers: DD, LYB, POL, DOW

    The fate of the chemical industry is fundamentally tied to the financial strength of the U.S. economy. The chemical processing industry is projected to witness healthy growth backed by a noteworthy increase in the number of projects that are likely to start construction in the United States. Industrial information has recognized 231 projects worth a total investment value of more than $11 billion that have been granted the funding more »

  • 3 Fertilizer Companies Favoring Expansion

    By Shweta Dubey - June 27, 2013 | Tickers: DD, MON, POT, MOS

    Editor's Note: This article has been amended to more accurately reflect the details of Potash Corp's dividend and future plans. Motley Fool apologizes for the errors.

    The world population is expected to increase from 7 billion in 2012 to about 7.2 billion in 2014. With the increase in population, the global demand for agricultural products is on the rise. To increase the quantity of the agricultural produce more »

  • Three Stocks To Short

    By Jayson Derrick - June 25, 2013 | Tickers: AGN, ABX, DD, DOW

    After a strong bull run in 2013, it appears that the markets are set to reverse and enter bear territory. Investors can still profit by shorting stocks that are operating in an environment that is detrimental to their business.

    Global macro environment is not favorable

    Dow Chemical Co (NYSE: DOW) is seeing greater Q2 headwinds than many had assumed at the beginning of the quarter, due to a global macro more »

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