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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, DD

E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, DD is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Agricultural Chemicals in the sector of Basic Materials. Based in USA, E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, DD  has a market cap of 61368.41. Since its IPO date on the 1/2/1962, E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, DD performance year to date is 6.38%. Today E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, DD has gained -0.91%, with a current price of 69.6.

Ownership of the company is 0.10% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 71.90%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 60.00%. Return of assets are at 5.40%, with return on investment at 8.40%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, DD is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.8. While Total debt/equity is 1.03. With a profit margin of 8.90%, this is combined with a gross margin of 40.60%, and operating margin of 10.50%. E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 2.2, while the quick ratio is 1.6.

For the last year E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, DD has seen a EPS growth of -38.40%. A performance for the year of 42.46%. The 52-week high is -6.43%, and the 52-week low is 51.26%. The average volume for E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, DD is 2125800.

With a target price of 72.86, can E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, DD reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, DD. E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company has a P/E of 28.56 and a forward P/E of 18.85. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 3.5. E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company also has a P/S and a P/B of 2.48 and 6.03 respectively. For P/cash, E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company has a value of 11.91, while it is 191.78 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 69.6, E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company has a dividend yield of 2.18%. We see a return on equity of 21.80%.

Looking more long-term E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 8.15%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 15.59% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of -38.40% for this year and for the last five years a -1.10% growth has been seen.

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