Media coverage about DowDuPont (NYSE:DWDP) has trended somewhat positive on Wednesday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. DowDuPont earned a daily sentiment score of 0.22 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the company an impact score of 47.016656603407 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern’s scoring:

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DowDuPont (NYSE:DWDP) opened at $70.57 on Wednesday. DowDuPont has a 1 year low of $59.29 and a 1 year high of $77.08. The company has a market cap of $166,152.48, a PE ratio of 44.95, a P/E/G ratio of 1.81 and a beta of 1.24. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.29, a quick ratio of 1.26 and a current ratio of 1.91.

DowDuPont (NYSE:DWDP) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, February 1st. The company reported $0.83 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.67 by $0.16. DowDuPont had a net margin of 2.34% and a return on equity of 8.21%. The business had revenue of $20.07 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $19.46 billion. DowDuPont’s quarterly revenue was up 54.1% on a year-over-year basis. analysts anticipate that DowDuPont will post 4.14 EPS for the current year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, March 15th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, February 28th will be issued a $0.38 dividend. This represents a $1.52 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.15%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, February 27th. DowDuPont’s dividend payout ratio is currently 96.82%.

A number of research firms have recently issued reports on DWDP. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of DowDuPont from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, February 2nd. Jefferies Group restated a “buy” rating and set a $85.00 target price on shares of DowDuPont in a research note on Friday, February 2nd. ValuEngine upgraded shares of DowDuPont from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, March 7th. Barclays cut their target price on shares of DowDuPont from $80.00 to $79.00 and set an “equal weight” rating for the company in a research note on Friday, February 2nd. Finally, Nomura raised their target price on shares of DowDuPont from $83.00 to $84.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, February 2nd. Six investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and twenty have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $80.71.

In other DowDuPont news, insider Andrew N. Liveris sold 9,664 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, December 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $70.10, for a total value of $677,446.40. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. Also, General Counsel Charles J. Kalil sold 69,400 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, February 23rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $72.66, for a total transaction of $5,042,604.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last three months, insiders sold 94,064 shares of company stock worth $6,797,500. Insiders own 0.89% of the company’s stock.

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DowDuPont Company Profile

DowDuPont Inc is a holding company formed through the merger of equals between The Dow Chemical Company and E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (DuPont). The Company’s business divisions include Agriculture division, Material Science division, and a Specialty Products division. The Agriculture Division offers a complete portfolio of products and technologies, traits and crop protection.

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