Ostrum Asset Management acquired a new stake in shares of DowDuPont Inc (NYSE:DWDP) in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor acquired 22,216 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,415,000.

Other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Signaturefd LLC raised its stake in shares of DowDuPont by 21.2% during the 4th quarter. Signaturefd LLC now owns 10,861 shares of the company’s stock worth $774,000 after buying an additional 1,897 shares in the last quarter. HBK Sorce Advisory LLC raised its stake in shares of DowDuPont by 22.8% during the 4th quarter. HBK Sorce Advisory LLC now owns 33,852 shares of the company’s stock worth $2,411,000 after buying an additional 6,286 shares in the last quarter. Clearbridge Investments LLC raised its stake in shares of DowDuPont by 6.4% during the 4th quarter. Clearbridge Investments LLC now owns 8,223,515 shares of the company’s stock worth $585,679,000 after buying an additional 494,412 shares in the last quarter. Rovida Advisors Inc. purchased a new position in shares of DowDuPont during the 4th quarter worth approximately $35,660,000. Finally, Avestar Capital LLC purchased a new position in shares of DowDuPont during the 4th quarter worth approximately $138,000. 69.21% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

DWDP stock opened at $67.79 on Tuesday. DowDuPont Inc has a 52-week low of $61.27 and a 52-week high of $77.08. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.29, a quick ratio of 1.21 and a current ratio of 1.87. The firm has a market cap of $157.79 billion, a PE ratio of 19.94, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.70 and a beta of 1.30.

DowDuPont (NYSE:DWDP) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, May 3rd. The company reported $1.12 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.08 by $0.04. The business had revenue of $21.51 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $21.31 billion. DowDuPont had a return on equity of 8.01% and a net margin of 2.37%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 62.6% compared to the same quarter last year. equities research analysts predict that DowDuPont Inc will post 4.19 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, June 15th. Investors of record on Thursday, May 31st were given a $0.38 dividend. This represents a $1.52 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.24%. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, May 30th. DowDuPont’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 44.71%.

In related news, General Counsel Charles J. Kalil sold 19,841 shares of the stock in a transaction on Tuesday, June 5th. The stock was sold at an average price of $68.40, for a total value of $1,357,124.40. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, insider Andrew N. Liveris sold 100,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Tuesday, June 12th. The stock was sold at an average price of $69.57, for a total value of $6,957,000.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 518,095 shares of company stock worth $35,702,234 over the last ninety days. Corporate insiders own 0.42% of the company’s stock.

Several equities analysts recently weighed in on DWDP shares. ValuEngine raised DowDuPont from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, March 7th. Morgan Stanley set a $80.00 price objective on DowDuPont and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, March 21st. BMO Capital Markets started coverage on DowDuPont in a research note on Tuesday, March 27th. They issued an “outperform” rating and a $82.00 price objective for the company. HSBC raised DowDuPont from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, April 4th. Finally, Citigroup dropped their price objective on DowDuPont from $83.00 to $82.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research note on Tuesday, April 10th. Six investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and twenty-three have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $81.13.

DowDuPont Company Profile

DowDuPont Inc, through its subsidiaries, engages in agriculture, materials science, and specialty products businesses worldwide. The company's Agriculture segment develops and sells hybrid corn seed and soybean seed varieties; canola, cotton, sunflower, sorghum, wheat, and rice seeds; silage inoculants; and weed control, disease control, and insect control products.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for DowDuPont (NYSE:DWDP)

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